SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Nov 8, 2016) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle sales and technology, today announced its 2017 model line featuring as much as 19% more torque, up to 11% more power and the industry’s longest range production electric motorcycle. Advancements in Zero’s proprietary Z-Force® powertrain include interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors with increased temperature thresholds and higher amperage motor controllers. Combined, they produce greater acceleration throughout the rev range and up to 146 Nm of instant torque on Zero SR and Zero DSR models—more than any gasoline-burning production 1.000cc sport bike.
“Zero’s 2017 lineup offers riders more power, versatility and options than ever before,” said Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi. “For those interested in the most fun way of efficiently traversing their urban environment, we’ve released the new, lighter, Zero S and Zero DS ZF6.5 models. On the other end of the spectrum, our top of the line Zero SR and Zero DSR now deliver even more thrills with higher levels of asphalt-shredding torque, while still offering a fuel efficiency of about one cent per kilometer and no routine powertrain maintenance.”
From the streetfighter style of the Zero S to the dual sport Zero DSR and the hooligan-friendly Zero FX and Zero FXS, Zero offers an electric motorcycle for every two-wheeled lifestyle. The new Zero S ZF6.5 street bike and Zero DS ZF6.5 dual sport expand Zero’s options for those navigating dense urban areas. Both models are available in 11kW versions to reduce licensing requirements and make it easier for more riders to go electric. They feature a compact battery that sheds 43 kg, offering more nimble handling and additional space for convenient, locking storage. For those seeking longer range, models equipped with the ZF13.0 power pack and the new, higher capacity Power Tank now travel a combined city/highway range of 217 km.
Zero’s Z-Force® power packs are the most energy and power dense in the EV industry. For 2017, they feature more powerful processors and new engineering innovations in battery architecture that simplify cell interconnectivity, making the batteries even more robust and reliable. The advanced lithium-ion power packs are maintenance free, designed to exceed the life of the motorcycle, and are now backed by a five-year, unlimited kilometer warranty.
“Zero is pushing electric motorcycle technology forward with longer range, higher performance and greater value,” said Todd Andersen, Zero’s VP of Marketing, Sales and Aftersales. “Zero’s growing network of incredible dealers are seeing significant volume growth and are bringing a wide range of new riders to the sport.”
Beyond their latest functional advantages, the Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero DSR models look better than ever. A new high-quality paint application process replaces the previous molded-in color body panels. The paint underwent extensive scratch and fade resistance testing to ensure exceptional durability. Complementing the painted “tank” area is a new locking, weather-resistant storage compartment. The result is added convenience and a premium look and feel.
Zero also announced an exciting new feature to its app for 2017 models. The free mobile app will enable owners to remotely update their motorcycle’s firmware, saving them a trip to the dealer. It can also be used to customize the motorcycle’s performance characteristics, allowing them to set preferences for maximum torque, top speed and regenerative braking.
Detailed specifications and prices are available at www.zeromotorcycles.com/eu/. New models arrive at authorized European Zero Motorcycles dealers in November 2016.
About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is committed to transforming the motorcycling experience by bringing innovative electric motorcycles to market with exceptional value and performance. Zero is powered by innovation, driven by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results. Through extensive research, insight and experience, Zero combines the art and science of motorcycle development in the design and execution of products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty. Zero is determined to remain the preeminent global electric motorcycle company.
Every Zero motorcycle is designed and built in California.
For more information on Zero Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete motorcycle line, including the Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, Zero DSR, Zero FX, and Zero FXS motorcycles, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com/eu/
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