You Can Wheelie Indoors on the Electric Motorcycle of the Future

Gizmodo just took delivery of a Zero SR electric motorcycle for our Home of the Future. It's fast. It's beautiful. And with no exhaust fumes to worry about, you can even ride it indoors. In the future, you can pop sweet wheelies anywhere you want.

No kidding: when Zach Schieffelin from Brooklyn's Carbon Negative delivered this bike, he literally rode it through the doors of our Home of the Future and did a lap around the venue space. We don't recommend you try this yourself, but unlike gasoline-powered bikes, if you do happen to accidentally take a shortcut through your grocery store on a Zero electric motorcycle, you won't asphyxiate yourself.

You Can Wheelie Indoors on the Electric Motorcycle of the Future

Puttering around at city (or gymnasium) speeds, the Zero is whisper quiet, but don't let that fool you. With 106 ft-lbs of torque and no gear shifting to worry about, the SR rips from zero to 60 MPH in 3.3 seconds. And at the end of the day, it only costs about $1 to fully charge the battery. You just plug it into a standard wall outlet with the same type of power cord that's probably plugged into your desktop computer or gaming system right now.

The Zero SR is just one of the badass bikes, boards, and other transportation concepts we'll be showing off at our Home of the Future. Come check it out—in the future, even commuting will be awesome.

You Can Wheelie Indoors on the Electric Motorcycle of the Future

The Basics

Dates: 05/17/2014–05/21/2014

Location: 268 Mulberry Street, near Houston Street in SoHo. Nearest subway: Broadway-Lafayette.

Hours: 11:00 am to late. The Gizmodo gang will be working on-site all week—with super-fast wifi, on snazzy furniture—and we'll be hosting events every night. Check back for more information on how to RSVP.

Cost: Free!


For all media inquiries regarding the Gizmodo Home of the Future, please contact Patrick Kowalczyk at patrick@pkpr.com.