The zec00 is an electric powered motorcycle from Japan. The futuristic-looking
machine will only be built in limited numbers - just 49 in fact -
and each one is handmade to order.
Powering the zec00 is an 11.4 kWh lithium ion battery, which drives
a 50kW, 144 Nm electric motor sourced from rival electric bike manufacturer
Zero Motorcycles. The performance of the zec00 is respectable for
an electric motorcycle, offering a 100 mph (160 km/h) top speed, and
a range of 100 miles on a full charge. Speaking of which, a full charge
takes around 8 hours.
In terms of styling, the zec00 is quite radical. It looks like something
out of a Japanese Manga cartoon. The long wheelbase, and large body
of the bike gives it a unique appearance. The relaxed seating position
and large windscreen help improve rider comfort.
Other engineering highlights of the motorcycle, aside from the electric
drive system, include single-sided hub-center steering and bespoke
polished aluminium swingarms.
The exclusivity afforded by the limited production run and dramatic
design doesn't come cheap however. The price is $72,500.