I thought the same thing about gears/clutch, but it was less of an issue than I expected; I was used to it within an hour or so. After that it was only when I had to slow down really quickly that I occasionally instinctively went to grab for a clutch to downshift, but that was only for a few weeks I think. Who needs gears when you have all the torque?The whole engine braking thing never even occurred to me with electric bikes, interesting to see how they handle it. No gears or clutch would do my head in too at first id say. Still won't be buying ev bike anytime soon though.
One thing I appreciate about when Zero posts their bike stats is the range they include is typical, not idealistic the way others do
FALSE ADVERTISING!This is the biggest obstacle to EV adoption - manufacturers that post fantastical range claims that are not even remotely based in reality for typical riders/drivers, and owners that expect that number (even if it's a "realistic" vs "pipe dream" figure) to be a firm guarantee.
You don't buy a vehicle that says it will go "500KM" on a tank of gas (for example) because we all know that can vary all over the map, yet people buy an EV that says it will go 350km on a charge and expect that, without fail, it will go 350km on a charge. In many circumstances, it will not - sometimes not even close. The same as how a gas car that claims 40mpg might struggle to get 30 sometimes. But people don't understand that yet.