“Is this thing broken?…”

I went out to run an errand this morning.

The Zero DSR that I’ve been riding for the last month was picked up yesterday.

I had a UPS package that needed to go to the depot, so I snapped some bags on the Slash 5, strapped the parcel up top, and thumbed the old boxer to life.

Heading out of town I gave her some throttle, and immediately felt that something was wrong.

“Is my clutch slipping? Is this thing broken?

Testing! TESTING!  Is this thing onnnnnn?…….”

Nothing was broken. Everything was fine.

It’s just that the old Toaster Tank’s power delivery now suddenly seems like a gentle caress, when compared with the Zero E-bike’s Punch Right In Your Face.

This is going to take some re-adjustment. I hope I’m going to be OK.

There will be a full test that will appear in the November/December issue of Motorcycle Times.

 

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