The Zero DS is the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Easy to control in the dirt and nimble on the streets, the Zero DS’s generous suspension travel and dual-purpose tires allow riders to traverse just about anything. Smooth power delivery and upright ergonomics ensure you’ll get wherever you’re going, quickly and comfortably.

Available in two configurations:

Zero DS ZF6.5

A compact 6.5 kWh battery frees up space for a convenient storage compartment and reduces weight by 95 lbs, delivering nimble handling.

Zero DS ZF13.0

Step up to the larger 13.0 kWh power pack, and you’ll see double the range. Add a Power Tank to ride even farther.


  • Upgraded Z-Force® powertrain delivers more torque, more power and smoother throttle response
  • Power increase is handled by a wider, more robust belt
  • Battery packs are now covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty
  • Lockable, weather-resistant tank trunk provides convenient storage
  • New painted bodywork offers premium appearance and durability
  • Z-Force® power packs utilize upgraded components and construction for greater performance, reliability and longevity
  • Zero Motorcycles mobile app now enables remote motorcycle firmware updates on 2017 models


The new Zero DS ZF6.5 is the perfect urban motorcycle with rugged versatility: nimble, practical and carefree to own. With advanced battery technology at an accessible price, now is the best time to own a Zero.

  • Compact battery saves 95 pounds and creates space for additional storage
  • Dual locking storage compartments are convenient, secure and weather-resistant


  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force® motor is the industry’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed air-cooled motor
  • Z-Force® IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor is more efficient and cools more rapidly for improved performance during hard riding and higher sustained top speeds
  • Zero DS ZF13.0 features the Z-Force® 75-7 motor producing 60 hp and 81 ft-lb of torque
  • Zero DS ZF6.5 features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 34 hp and 78 ft-lb of torque
  • “Just ride” direct-drive system operates elegantly and simply: no clutch, no shifting, and no need to carry a heavy and complex transmission
  • In addition to standard “sport” and “eco” riding modes, the Zero Motorcycles app offers “custom” mode allowing riders to set their own performance profile and view detailed energy usage statistics
  • Charge Tank accessory is compatible with public charging stations and slashes charge times to 2-3 hours
  • With the optional Power Tank accessory, the 102 V power pack’s multiple configurations enable customers to select the battery capacity that best meets their range needs: 6.5 kWh, 13.0 kWh or 16.3 kWh
  • Life-of-motorcycle cell technology ensures outstanding battery longevity
  • User-adjustable regenerative braking levels
  • 1.3 kW on-board charger can be plugged into any household outlet and used together with the optional Quick Charger and/or Charge Tank accessories for reduced charge times
  • Refined twin-spar aircraft-grade aluminum chassis is lightweight and torsionally stiff for precise handling and exceptional durability
  • Fully adjustable, custom-tuned Showa suspension optimizes comfort and control
  • Bosch anti-lock braking system ensures optimal stopping performance under a wide variety of conditions
  • Versatile Pirelli MT-60 tires offer excellent traction in both on- and off-road conditions, superb cornering and straight line stability and wet weather performance
  • Aerodynamic chin fairing aids powertrain cooling
  • High-contrast backlit LCD screen displays state of charge, performance profile, and key riding stats
  • Integrated and lockable compartments provide convenient storage
  • LED tail light is lightweight, energy efficient, and bright

Specifications Zero DS

Source & pictures: Zero Motorcycles


Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.