Breaking all the stereotypes, Remo Klawitter, a German rider has set a new record of covering the longest distance on an electric motorcycle in 24 hours. He used a Zero DSR electric motorcycle to get the job done. He covered a distance of 1,134.3 km.
Last week Remo Klawitter rode a Zero electric motorcycle and covered 691.8 miles (that’s the same as riding from London to John O’Groats) on a looped ride between Berlin and the Land Centre for Renewable Energies in Neustrelitz.
Klawitter began his mission at midday and rode in 93 miles stints at an average of between 55 and 60 mph. After each stint he stopped and fully recharged the bike– a 2018 Zero DSR ZF14.4 with Zero’s optional Charge Tank (which increases charge speed by up to six times) – in just one hour at Level Two public charging stations.
Following the record, the Berlin bicycle shop owner and e-bike enthusiast commented: “I have been thinking about a 24-hour ride since the middle of 2017. Primarily I wanted to have fun, while drawing people’s attention to the practicality of electric motorcycles. Everything we have used is readily available from Zero and the route was on public roads.”
“In total, we spent nine and a half hours charging and during this time, as well as resting and eating, I was able to speak to many people who were interested in the bike and the journey.
“The technology worked great and in total the cost of the electricity we used was just € 28.50 and the average speed was 46.4kph (28.8mph) including the breaks.” His average speed during riding segments was between 55 and 60 mph.
With motorcycle riders heading further afield on electric motorcycles, Zero has launched its new Zero DSR ZF14.4 equipped with Zero’s optional Charge Tank (a $2,895 accessory), which cuts charging time from eight hours to about an hour. For 6x fast charging at home or on the go, the new for 2018 6 kW Charge Tank option is compatible with increasingly common J1772 charging stations (Level 2), and trims charge times to as little as 1-2 hours. The Charge Tank and onboard charger can be operated together to deliver 7.3 kW of charging that provides up to 103 miles of riding per hour. Zero also offers a scalable “Quick Charge” system for rapid charging at home or office.