The Zephyr - Generation One

The Zephyr is Team Zeus' first ever racing bike. With Tim Johnson as the pilot, it raced in August, 2014, at the eMotoRacing competition in Tooele, Utah.


Recorded Top Speed

130.7 km/h




Modified 2004 Suzuki GSX-R 600


420 lbs (190.5 kg)


40 HP (30 kW)

Recorded Range

30 km at race speeds

Battery Type

Lithium Ion + Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide

Battery Voltage

98.4 V

Battery Capacity

6.1 kWh


The Build:

We started building the Zephyr in early 2013 with the purchase of our motorcycle frame. The Zephyr began life as a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R 600 which had a a fast and furious past as a gasoline powered racing bike with Calgary's Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA).  We removed all the gasoline components and were left with a lightweight aluminum frame, complete with race quality suspension.