Zero Motorcycles of Santa Cruz, California has announced the sale and deployment of 100 of its police model motorcycles to the Bogota, Colombia Police Department. The transaction was handled through Northbound Technologies S.A. (NBT S.A.), which will also serve as Zero’s exclusive distributor, service and support provider for all Zero Motorcycles sales in Colombia.
All 100 of the motorcycles are based on Zero’s highly popular 2012 MY Zero DS electric motorcycle. The Zero DS gets about 112 miles from a single charge with top speeds of 80 mph. With an air-cooled brushless motor and belt driven system the bikes have instant torque, no shifting, no noise, no exhaust, minimal heat production and a low weight allows enforcement agencies to stealthly patrol in areas that would otherwise be highly impractical or impossible on a regular motorcycle. The motorcycles also feature a maintenance-free powertrain that regenerates the battery while braking. Of course the police motorcycles were fitted with a series of law enforcement components, like sirens and LED lights.
This sale comes about a month after Zero’s sale of 59 police motorcycles to the government of Hong Kong. Other law enforcement authorities that have shown interest in Zero’s electric police motorcycles include the Monterey Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department, San Jose State University Police Department, Scotts Valley Police Department and the London Metropolitan Police.
Source and images: Zero Motorcycles
Posted by Sam Kanish