SS1000 on an Electric Bike?

GarminDave

Ex-Arkwright
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#1
I have a Zero motorcycle on test for a few days so I thought, "Could a SS1000 on an Electric Bike be possible?"

I think it can do 200 miles and then 20 minutes to get 80% charge back but I'm guessing the range gets less and less as the day goes on.

Has it been done yet?

I'll see if Zero would like to support an attempt?

Any input from anyone?

Love, light, and kindness,

Dave
 

GarminDave

Ex-Arkwright
Premier Member
#3
No idea, but I would be interested to find out, can you supply a picture or the model of this Zero, please.
I did not take much notice of the model he has that I can use but MCN have just returned it after testing and it has alloy bags and top box, really looks the part.

I'm guessing I'll need to get to know the bike first before planning an SS1000 as advertised distances are probably a bit ambitious and I don't know the protocol for running out of electric as you can't go and get a Kw or two to top up!
 

Kim Leeson

Premier Member
#4
That's for sure...looks like there are four models on offer...same design but with a different character.
Range 156km highway! An additional battery power pack is available...I assume a power bank type thingy. This is the Zero DS/DSR

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Traxx

Premier Member
#5
I don't think a SS1000 is quite possible yet due to charge time. When the tech improves and there are more charging options in more areas then that is an awesome option. I think the range is heavily dependent on speed and weight. On the US web site 70 is the speed to get 90 miles of range with no mention of rider weight. I have been eyeballing the FXS 7.2 for a in town bike. The police model has me very interested, with small panniers and windscreen on the FX model. Please post up some pictures when you get it. I would like to see one kitted up.
 

Aitch

Well-Known Member
#8
Are there enough charging stations? and what if you got to one and all the points were being used? Is 20min charging time from a domestic supply or a specialist charging station?
If you were to attempt it - What about a network of IBA member charging stations in suitable locations across the country - might even accommodate you with a brew and biccy whilst you were waiting for the thing to charge :)
 

saphena

IBAUK Webmaster
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IBA Member
#9
If a battery's good for 100 miles all we need is a few batteries and some strategically placed helpers. I bet Zero motorcycles would cooperate, think of the profile raising.
 

GarminDave

Ex-Arkwright
Premier Member
#11
I’ll keep you all posted. I’m due to talk to Zero next week and will see what’s possible.

Thanks for all the interest.

Love, light, and kindness,

Dave
 

Traxx

Premier Member
#12
Are there enough charging stations? and what if you got to one and all the points were being used? Is 20min charging time from a domestic supply or a specialist charging station?
If you were to attempt it - What about a network of IBA member charging stations in suitable locations across the country - might even accommodate you with a brew and biccy whilst you were waiting for the thing to charge :)
For a Stock Zero, the normal charge time is about 9 hours and with the accessory high speed charger 1.8 hours. That is from the Zero web site.
 
#16
So almost 3 hours for every 100 miles. That isn't going to work, as mentioned, if you get Zero's support, spare batteries which are PRICEY and helpers every 100 miles then it may be possible. Of course if you have the spares in a support van following with an ac inverter it MAY be possible, but I am not sure if all the batteries are replaceable in each model.
 

kwthom

Rider
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IBA Member
#18
So almost 3 hours for every 100 miles. That isn't going to work, as mentioned, if you get Zero's support, spare batteries which are PRICEY and helpers every 100 miles then it may be possible. Of course if you have the spares in a support van following with an ac inverter it MAY be possible, but I am not sure if all the batteries are replaceable in each model.
https://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/09...n-iron-butt-award-aboard-electric-motorcycle/

Note how faired the bike is...and who did the fairing work - none other than Craig Vetter.



...and in that fairing is even more battery capacity than stock, from what I've read elsewhere.


Doing it on a stock Zero would be epic, though.
 

GSears

Premier Member
#20
Special ride on the M25....

or

TT1000

Oh no, 'We strongly discourage, and in some cases may reject, routes which are repetitive in nature.'

over to El Presidente.

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men - Douglas Bader