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To 15 Kw Continuous Output, 30 Kw peak


Its all about the range! We wanted to build the world's longest range electric bike with full fairing weather protection for our commuter customer base.  "ZEV's LRC15 remains the e-scoot distance and speed champion" (NEWATLAS Jan, 2017)


 Range at
 55 mph

 at 70 


 Power Output

 Peak Power
 Output and
 Motor Rating


 300 km 
 185 m

 161 km
 100 m

 93 mph
 16.6 Kw
 30 Kw peak
 40 Kw rated

 12.9 Kwh
For Europe, the LRC-X is delivered without the 30 Kw power mode enabled to create a long range bike with the standard LRC power.  For competition, contact ZEV for programming to engage the power mode.


 Range at 55 mph

 Range  at 70  mph

Top Speed

 Continuous  Power Output

Peak Power Output Motor Rating



 225 km/ 140 miles

 129 km/ 80 miles

83 mph

 11 Kw-15 Kw

 40 Kw

 10 Kwh


LRC 15 - STANDARD CONFIGURATION --MAXIMUM POWER OPTION - 15 kw output for mountainous terrain and higher acceleration.  

40 kw rated motor, 36 MOSFET count controller  Same range as the 11 kw motor if driven at the same speeds (but its hard to resist twisting the throttle to feel that torque roll on). 

LRC 11 Kw - EEC LEGAL LIMIT OPTION -  For Europe -This option allows the ZEV to fit within the EEC 11 kw class limit for lower rated riders.

LRC 6 -  COST SAVER OPTION -  For the customer who wants a large touring style scooter, but who does not need the range of the 10 Kwh pack.  This is the same motor package as the 11 kw bike, but with a smaller 6 Kwh lithium battery package instead of the larger 10 Kwh pack.  The range drops to 80 m at 55 mph and 50 m at 70 mph.  

                                         LRC 6             MSRP  $9100

Dual 260 mm front brakes with rear brake size single 240 mm.  The photo below shows the brakes. This bike also has the optional dark tint front windshield.

The Interstate
is where this bike excels. Tested on long mountain down grades to push beyond normal operation, the bike was tested at speeds of +95 mph where it tracks flawlessly. The big full fairing and windshield make the bike track well at high speeds without buffeting.  

The LRC is not just fast, it is has strong torque with the ability to climb steep inclines such as in the videos below where the slope ranges to +40 degrees in sections of the hill.
and the video below.

The LRC is a big bike with a 69.75 inch wheelbase.  This is 6 inches longer than a Harley Davidson Super Glide wheelbase. The goal was a big roomy bike for large people and to make the bike comfortable for that long run.  It only has a 28 inch high seat height making it easy to manage for for all size riders.  The bike also has a reverse function to aid riders. 

The ZEV is in a class by its own.  No other electric bike compares to the value of the ZEV



NEWATLAS magazine said "--consider BMW's C-Evolution, more or less the only "mainstream" e-scoot since the death of Vectrix -- but only claims 100 miles' worth of max range. The ZEV smashes it. "

  • The ZEV has 1.8 times the range of the BMW. 
  • The ZEV has more than 3 times more storage space than the BMW.
  • The ZEV costs less than the BMW.

  • The ZEV is faster than the advertised speed of the BMW by 21 kmh / 13 mph.
  • The ZEV does not have the belt and sprocket drive wear and maintenance points of the BMW.
  • The ZEV has 150% faster charging rate than the BMW.
  • The seat height of the ZEV is only 28 inches / 711 mm compared to the 30 inches/ 780 mm of the BMW.
  • The ZEV has a much larger, more weather protection windscreen and front fairing protection.
  • The BMW is an incredibly heavy bike at 265 kg /  583 lbs.  Over 45 kg/100 lbs more heavy than the ZEV.    

In short -The ZEV is lighter, faster, longer range, more storage, more weather proof, lower seat, less maintenance points, and twice the range of the BMW at a lower cost.


  • ZERO estimates its range from dyno test runs.  ZEV determines its range from actual on the highway driving on USA east coast highway driving.  

  • The ZEV LRC-X has 68% more highway range over the ZERO DSR with the power tank at  the same speed 55 mph.

  • The ZEV motor has 2.5 X the torque of the ZERO motor.  

  • The ZEV has a bigger battery charger in kw by 38% for a faster charge.

  • The ZERO lacks the vast storage space of the ZEV and he hauling ability.

  • The ZEV has a 3 inch lower seat height than the ZERO.  

  • The ZEV seat is a big roomy seat with room for two people to ride comfortably.

  • The ZERO lacks the full fairing weatherproofing of the ZEV.  

  • Documented by owner/rider in Russia, the ZEV with 25% less battery capacity than a 12 kw ZERO, ran 35% more distance.

  • In the 2016 Vetter Challenge, the ZEV LRC ran less watts per mile power consumption than either of the two ZERO based streamliners in the competition and completed the 130 mile run as did the streamliners which each had larger battery packages.


Automatic display ambient light compensation.  The lights are brighter in the day when glare makes your panel more difficult to read.  On the right is a trip timer which resets at the start of each trip.  The odometer is at the bottom right.

High power, high visibility, brilliant LED tail light and turn signals that are visible for 45 degrees off center for enhanced safety at night.  These photos are tail light and turn signal on (left photo) , tail light only, right photo -- and the brake is not on! 


Brilliant LED daylight driving lights for maximum recognition.

Huge under-seat storage. Deeper in the back, the box goes under the seat latch and can handle full face helmets.


Big enough to load for a trip. (Note the small side compartments in this large box)  62 liter capacity.

More storage in the front under the handlebars. Two  compartments in total in the front, plus under seat storage.

The battery pack on the LRC is an industry leading 10 kwh and 12.4 in the LRC-X.  This photo of a customer LRC-15 in construction shows the size of the battery pack. 28 battery cells with each cell having 100 ah.

Unique in the world of motor scooters, the LRC uses a double rail chassis of large OD tubing to form the chassis.  The rest of the world generally uses a single tube to form the side rails of the chassis, or even just one single backbone tube.  The LRC then further makes the chassis rigid by making the battery box a stressed member of the chassis in effect boxing and gusseting the already very strong tube chassis.   This is the secret of the ZEV handling qualities.  Many assume a motor scooter cannot get down in the twisties and run with the motorcycles.  It can if it is built for that ability like a ZEV. 

Designed for easy service and trouble shooting, the LRC has all of its electronics, power cables, power converters, and main connections in one easy to access area at the front of the seat.  A gas lift strut keeps the seat up for hands free access.

Reverse / back up control is built into the throttle control body.  The round, red button pushes in and locks for reverse to help you handle the bike if needed.

The LRC hub motor is mounted in a very long swing arm with the pivot point right under the rider's seat plus gas shocks for the smoothest and most controllable ride possible.

  • Optional charging ports for charging phones, laptops, or running heated riding clothing in the under seat or main front compartment.

  • 94 mph design speed rated tires, 150 mph test speed. (P Type) for maximum safety.  Load capacity index of 60, 531 lbs (241 kg) each.

  • Take a walk around the new LRC. Check out the video below.

If your still not convinced, check out these customer testimonials

"Fun to ride bike. It's faster than my Harley Sportster off the line.  It's a great ride, no noise, a lot of acceleration, better in traffic than the Harley, and you don't have to take it to the gas station." 

Walter P

"Loving the bike--.  Just came back from a 60 mile round trip down the coast, 50-60 mph most of the way (dropping from) 96 -(to)  94 v. That second push of the shift button is a lot of fun."


"First of all still having a blast. I don’t know if it’s because it’s my first motorcycle, first electric vehicle or what, but I just come up with excuses to go out and ride"

"My typical use of the scooter is for a 80 miles round trip commute in heavy Atlanta traffic. Mainly stop and go traffic with a few stretches going up to 80+mph. Range is enormous on this bike and I have zero 'range inhibition' when using it. That was one of my main concerns when sourcing an electric bike. I don't have to baby it either. I run at full throttle when the conditions permit and just use the 3 levels of 'gearing' to save energy when stuck in slower traffic"


Hi ZEV team. Just wanted to share - I recently decided to go to another city (in Russia) and back in one day on my ZEV LRC, and I managed to do that without issues.  This is my longest one day distance covered by bike all in one day.  There and back is 250 km (155 m), -- I had to charge once during the day.  I've put the charger and a 20 m cable into the rear top box, and I had a second helmet, a large scooter cover, and a back pack in the underseat compartment -had no issues finding space for that stuff.  On my way there I was riding alone, but on my way back I had a passenger and 2 bags of various stuff in the underseat.


"I have been riding as much as possible in the fast lane around town. A lot of people around here still think scooters belong hugging the bike lanes. It blows their minds when they see you passing them in the fast lane. Yesterday a driver pulled along side of me and asked what I had in that bike - a Hemi? I just smiled and told him - just a lot of electricity; you should have seen the shock in his face - priceless".


"First of all, let me say that I absolutely love the bike. It is
fantastic. I have already had it up to eighty on the interstate."

-M Mills

"The scooter is awesome and drives very well. Maintenance is minimal, price per charge also minimal. These were really great trips I had."  I have been getting 187 km range in daily driving. (115 miles) I calculate that if ran until near empty--200 km (124 miles).


I have to tell you today at the grocery store with the LRC was hilarious. It should've been an advertisement for ZEV! People in the parking lot were asking can you fit that in there? I just smiled and loaded it all in And had room to spare! Totally awesome!

D Ho

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