esque electric chariot and was wide-eyed with envy wishing he
instead had a Zero to ride.
Kevin Hartman, director of sales at Zero, says that there are
currently 55 law enforcement departments throughout America
that are now using Zero motorcycles as part of their fleet. Law
enforcement agencies are increasingly finding that electric
bikes are a great way to cover areas that cruisers, traditional
motorcycles and bicycle patrols either can’t do at all or, at
least, nowhere near as efficiently.
The added benefit of both increasing public interest and
engagement is definitely helping officers provide greater safety
and security, as well as being environmentally-friendly. As the
world of electric bicycles and motorcycles continues to evolve,
it will be interesting to see what the future impact of e-bikes
will have on law enforcement. ■
Deputy Alex Zapata demonstrates how well the FXP handles
off-road cornering. Zapata is a motocross racer and is currently looking to put together a program to race an electric motorcycle in a 24-hour endurance race.
When we arrived at the Victoria Gardens mall,
the security guard immediately rolled up and
started drooling over the FXPs. They are a bit
more intimidating than his electric chariot.
The bikes are easily quiet and nimble enough to
quickly and safely move through a public park.
The FXP has plenty of power and torque to handle any hill
they encounter in the foothills and on the trails.