Follow ex-international motorcycle racer, Curt Langan, on his epic 18-day adventure around the UK on a Zero S!

If you’re sitting here thinking you’ve heard that name before, then you’d be right. In the late 70s’ and early 80’s you’d have seen Curt Langan on the motorcycle racetrack and probably heard of him because of his aggressive riding style.

Now, in 2021, he’s ditched the track and is instead tackling an epic 18-day adventure taking him around the UK mainland from the comfort of a *checks notes* Zero S. Yes, you read that right, Curt will be tackling around 5,000 miles on Zero’s electric naked bike – the S. That may surprise you, but it doesn’t surprise us as Zero motorcycles are a much-loved electric motorcycle brand that is rising to fame over in here in the UK and becoming more and more common on our streets.  

Anyway, on his Zero S and, after a soggy start, Curt kicked off his tour in Doncaster on Thursday the 9th of September and has since hastily started to tick a few destinations off his list including Clacton-on-Sea, Skegness and Kings Lynn.

As I already mentioned, he’ll be doing the rounds across the UK so if you see him, make sure to give him a wave or, even better, offer him a quick cuppa!

To stay updated and follow his journey make sure you’re following Zero Motorcycles on social media.

‎Zero S

For his expedition, Curt’s chosen steed is a Zero S. If you haven’t heard of Zero or have but don’t know too much, then they are a Californian-based electric motorcycle manufacturer who has made their way into the UK market by producing quality and premium electric powered machines.

The model in question, the S, is an electric roadster that’s powered by an air-cooled, brushless motor that has a 59 hp power output and a top speed of 86 mph.  

Our friends from across the pond are serving a serious contender with this one as it will not only cut your carbon footprint but also cut the cost of your commute. As with all electric bikes though, it does come with a higher price tag, £14,410, but with its low running and virtually no maintenance costs, it will save you money in the long run.

‎Are you thinking of making the switch?

It’s clear that electric motorcycles are on the rise and with the UK Government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, you may want to consider if now is the time to ditch petrol and make the switch to electric. If this is you and you want to know more be sure to read our guide on why it might be time for you to invest in an electric two-wheeler.

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