Zero Motorcycles delivers 100 units to Colombian police

Publish Date: 
Jun 25, 2013

BOGOTA, Colombia - Zero Motorcycles has announced the sale and deployment of 100 police model motorcycles to authorities in Bogota, Colombia.

The transaction, Zero’s largest "authority" sale to date, was in coordination with Zero’s new exclusive Colombian distributor, Northbound Technologies S.A., also in Bogota.

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro has presented the new fleet of police motorcycles as part of his commitment to environmentally and socially responsible transportation for the city’s law enforcement agencies.

The Bogota Police Department will be using the specially painted and marked Zero Police Motorcycles for patrols, traffic enforcement and all daily policing actions.

“Zero’s international authority and fleet programs continue to grow quickly,” said John Lloyd, vice president of global sales for Zero Motorcycles. “Through our new relationship with Northbound Technologies S.A. and this initial deployment of 100 police motorcycles to the Bogota Police, we have made a significant impact within the South American market.”

Carlos Andres Vaca Jiménez is general manager for Northbound Technologies S.A. “We are now facilitating additional consumer, authority and fleet demands for the entire Zero Motorcycles lineup, including the popular S, DS, FX, XU and MX models, in addition to the successful introduction of Zero’s police motorcycles, here in Colombia,” he said.

All 100 police motorcycles are based on Zero’s 2012 Zero DS, which has a range of about 112 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 80 mph. The police motorcycles have been up fitted with a series of components developed exclusively for law enforcement, including sirens and LED lights.

Zero’s Colombia sale comes four weeks after the company delivered 59 police motorcycles to the Hong Kong government. In the past year, Zero also has worked with city and university police departments in California as well as with large law enforcement agencies, including the London Metropolitan Police.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photo courtesy Zero Motorcycles