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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Electric Z125s and when are they coming?

After watching Andrew post his build and work through his custom electric Z, I can't help but wonder if the mini electrics are upon us and inevitable in the near future. Sooner than later? I hope so. I'm content with my Z125 for the most part but love the idea of going electric on these as they could be zippier plus dropping the gas altogether wouldn't be such a bad thing.

Do you think we'll see mini electrics from Kawasaki or Honda anytime in the next year or two or is it all still too soon? Feel like the mini platform could be the best starting point for them and while I'm unsure on what range could be (hoping 75-90 miles) but it would be awesome for someone (Honda, Kawasaki) to take advantage of going green with the minis.
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I used to work with a guy that had one of those Zero electric bikes. He said it cost him about 1c/mile to run.... but the up front cost just didn't make sense to me.


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Agreed. I've sat on a couple Zeros and thought "Yeah, this would be really cool!"

Then I inevitably look at the price tag and realize I could buy a brand new Ducati Monster for the same price and nearly die laughing.

But yeah, for an around town bike, commuter, or just short little fun rides, an electric scooter/minibike makes a lot of sense.

I do like being able to "recharge" 180 mi in 45 seconds though. =] Just in case I'm feeling crazy and want to do long distance on the Z.
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Kinda looks a grom,
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They always list those as not needing a license or registration... Not so sure about that. The big problem is that they may not give you an MSO so you can register it.

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I was checking out some alternative electric motorcycles and saw the CSC version on YouTube, sadly it only goes like 45mph and gets a rough 37-60 mile range depending on how you ride it I guess. Not really a Z replacement or equivalent. Someone electrified their Grom and it seems kind of cool but too early to tell just how well it'll hold up and didn't really mention specs in terms of max speed or range.


Agree that as cool as the Zeros are, they're just too ungodly expensive for what it is. Hopefully that'll change in a few years.


If one of these could get a consistent 80+ mile range with a top speed of 65-70 without breaking the bank, it would be golden!
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