Zero Motorcycles, makers of electric off-road motorcycles, is planning to release its first street-legal machine next month. Speaking on Fox Car Report Live, company founder Neal Saiki let out a few intriguing details about the company's new Zero S electric supermoto bike, including the fact that it will sport 3kWhs of battery capacity. That's a whopping 50 percent more than the lithium ion unit that the firm uses in its Zero X dirtbike. Of course, batteries are heavy, so it's not surprising to hear that the S model will outweigh its off-road sibling by about 50 pounds.

Performance should be impressive, with Saiki quoting a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds and a top speed of around 70 miles per hour. Those figures, along with the bike's added mass, should make the new Zero S fully highway capable. Expect a starting price of $9,950 before any federal incentives are applied.

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