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Richard230

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Electric touring in the American Motorcyclist magazine
« on: January 22, 2016, 05:24:07 PM »
The February issue of American Motorcyclist, the monthly magazine of the American Motorcycle Association, contains a great 4-page illustrated article, written by Ben Rich (AKA benswing), describing his tour on a 2014 Zero traveling from Washington, D.C. to Mexico, through the U.S., to Canada and back home. He averaged 310 miles per day, with his longest day ride being 475-miles. He spent only $249 on lodging (apparently it is a good idea to have friends all around the country) and $53 for charging fees. If you are a member of the AMA I recommend checking out his article before tossing the magazine into the dumpster.  ;)
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Re: Electric touring in the American Motorcyclist magazine
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 08:52:21 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Richard. Do you happen to know if it's available online?
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Re: Electric touring in the American Motorcyclist magazine
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 10:26:16 AM »
The magazine says that "members" can read both versions (the road and competition versions of the magazine) on line for free at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/magazine
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Re: Electric touring in the American Motorcyclist magazine
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 06:31:31 PM »
Ben has made a few comments regarding his article and posted a picture of the front of the AMA magazine here:

http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=5434.0
current bikes: 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2007 BMW R1200R, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.