SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Zero Motorcycles has released a free mobile application for Apple iOS and Android devices that lets the user control the performance characteristics of its motorcycles.
Connected via Bluetooth, the motorcycle pushes live or archived information from the motorcycle to the app on the rider's mobile device.
With two basic modes, the app displays either a customizable riding dashboard or statistical data about the motorcycle.
Riders can customize the riding dashboard with options like percentage state of charge, torque, drivetrain component temperatures, battery amps and more. When parked, owners can view a lifetime of information about the motorcycle and have access to statistics like how much gas money they have saved.
"The Zero Motorcycles app marks the first time in history that a production motorcycle's top speed, torque and regenerative braking can be easily adjusted by an owner in seconds. Not only is it fun, it also results in a riding experience that is truly customized to meet the unique needs of every individual," said Scot Harden, vice president of marketing.
Once paired to a motorcycle, owners can customize settings including fields to enter the owner's cost of electricity, cost of a gallon of gas and the miles per gallon of their alternative vehicle. The app uses this information to calculate statistics, such as how much money has been saved on gas, the cost of energy consumed per mile and how much CO2 has been prevented from being released into the atmosphere.
The entire 2013 Zero Motorcycles lineup features the ability to connect to each motorcycle's Z-Force powertrain. The app also allows owners to send their motorcycle's diagnostic information to a technician so it can be quickly and easily reviewed.
The Zero Motorcycles app and related data are free. More information, a user guide and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Zero Motorcycles mobile app webpage. The app can be downloaded at:
Posted by Holly Wagner