Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Zero Motorcycles announces 2013 line up

With more of 2012 behind than in front of us, Zero Motorcycles has provided a look at what to expect of its model line up in 2013. Along with the traditional annual increase in performance, Zero has ditched the Zero X, which makes way for a new FX “Stealth Fighter” model. Current models also receive some cosmetic changes, while a new optional CHAdeMO charging accessory will charge all models up to 95 percent of battery capacity in under an hour.

The five-strong 2013 lineup includes the Zero S “Streetfighter,” Zero DS “Dual Sport,” Zero FX “Stealth Fighter,” Zero XU “Urban Crosser,” and Zero MX “Motocross.” All models will pack a new Z-Force motor that Zero claims delivers up to 125 percent more power than its predecessor. The Zero MX, XU and FX offer the choice of 2.8 kWh or 5.7 kWh battery packs, while the Zero S and DS come with either 8.5 kWh or 11.4 kWh packs. Zero also provides a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices with which owners can customize the performance of their bike.

The range is designed to provide an option for all users, with the Zero S packing the 11.4 kWh battery pack offering the greatest range – up to 137 miles (220 km) in the city, 70 miles (113 km) highway and 93 miles (150 km) combined – significantly bettering the 2012 model's 114 miles city (183 km), 63 miles (101 km) highway and 78 miles (125 km) combined range.

Meanwhile the new FX, with its 95 Nm (70 ft-lb) of torque, boasts the fastest acceleration of any Zero motorcycle to date. And like the 2012 model, the 2013 XU features a removable battery pack.

The new models are due to arrive in dealerships during January and February with prices ranging from US$7,995 for the Zero XU with a 2.8 kWh battery pack up to $15,995 for the Zero S and Zero DS models with 11.4 kWh battery packs.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Become A Blogger With This Simple Advice

It seems blogs are everywhere these days. It seems as though everybody has something they want people on the Internet to know. Creating a successful blog can be tricky because people blog for many different reasons. Use what you've learned in this article to make your blog the kind of success you would like it to be.

It's easy to get around writer's block if you don't do written content some days. Choosing to do video or audio content instead will help. By incorporating different types of content and media, you will keep your blog interesting. You will find it less challenging to produce new, gripping content that keeps you interested and engaged.

When you first start your blog, start out with a few high quality posts that effectively introduce you and your topic. Share the basics first. Upload some images that help people understand basic information about your niche, as well as your attitude about it. You do not need to put up a personal picture, but you do want to include visuals that are relevant to your subject and are reflective of your own personal vision for the site.

Make your blog stand out from the competition. Having content that is different will make more people want to read your blog. You should also include information that is not easily found anywhere else. Talk about unusual and interesting events and experiences. Give details of how widgets are made. You need to give readers a reason to visit your blog if they are searching for information.

Don't let your posts become long and rambly. Get right to the point. Long wordy blogs will turn off readers. People who read blogs look for clear and concise information rather than complicated details. People want content, not fluff.

Let people know about your blog through social media sites. Let your followers know that it's there, ready for them to check out, and that you'd love it if they shared it with their followers. Using your personal social media accounts on your blog will give your readers an intimate connection with who you are.

Blog about something readers want to know. Everyone has to do regular day-to-day chores like washing dishes and vacuuming. Unless your blogs are unique when writing about common topics, people won't read it. Look for a topic that will engage readers. The main goal of blogging is to get readers to your site.

It is okay to use social media to get your blog known, but just be sure that you are not overdoing it. If every one of your Twitter tweets has your blog links, this can actually turn some people off. The main content should be interesting and informative on its own. The links can then reinforce this content.

As previously mentioned, blogging has become rampant on the Internet. There are so many different types of blogs and so many varied reasons for blogging. Fortunately, any blogger can find their niche on the Internet. Take the tips in this piece and make your blog really stand apart from the crowd.