The original Zero S took to the streets in 2009 as the first its of kind in the motorcycle industry. Packed with cutting-edge technology, the Zero S travels up to 202 miles; more range than any other production electric motorcycle. Perfect for A to B transportation and thrilling on twisty backroads, this naked streetfighter’s instant torque, ease of use and low cost of ownership continues to revolutionize rider views on electric motorcycles.

Available in two configurations:

Zero S 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 S 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.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017

  • Upgraded Z-Force® powertrain delivers more torque, more power and smoother throttle response
  • 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
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires deliver maximum grip and improved road feel
  • 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

KEY FEATURES OF THE ZERO S

  • Longest range production electric motorcycle in the world with up to 202 miles city and 101 miles on the highway
  • Instant torque and abundant, seamless power
  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • About a penny-per-mile in electricity to ride and no routine powertrain maintenance
  • 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 S ZF13.0 features the Z-Force® 75-7 motor producing 60 hp and 81 ft-lb of torque
  • Zero S 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
  • 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

Range

  • City: 130 km (1)
  • Highway à 89 km/h: 79 km (2)
  • Combined: 98 km (3)
  • Highway 113 km/h: 66 km (4)
  • Combined: 87 km (5)

Motor

  • Peak torque: 78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
  • Peak power: 34 hp (25 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
  • Top speed (max): 91 mph (146 km/h)
  • Top speed (sustained): 80 mph (129 km/h)
  • Type: Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
  • Controller: High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration

Power system

Est. pack life to 80% (city): 181,000 miles (291,000 km)es (732,000 km)
Power pack: Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity: 6.5 kWh
Nominal capacity: 5.7 kWh
Charger type: 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard): 4.7 hours (100% charged) / 4.2 hours (95% charged)
» With Charge Tank accessory: 1.9 hours (100% charged) / 1.4 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger: 2.9 hours (100% charged) / 2.4 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers: 1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)
Input: Standard 110 V or 220 V

Drivetrain

Transmission: Clutchless direct drive
Final drive: 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt

Chassis / suspension / brakes

Front suspension: Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel: 6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel: 6.35 in (161 mm)
Front brakes: Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes: Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17
Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17
Front wheel: 3.00 x 17
Rear wheel: 3.50 x 17

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height: 31.8 in (807 mm)

Weight

Frame: 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Carrying capacity: 329 lb (149 kg)

(1) City
A “City” range test is specified to determine riding range during “stop-and-go” operation typically found in urban areas. This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure for On-Highway Electric Motorcycles to provide a reasonable and consistent basis for manufacturers to inform prospective owners of the riding range that can be expected under specified operating conditions. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.

(2) Highway 89 km/h
This is meant to provide a range value that riders can expect to achieve when riding their motorcycle on a highway at a steady speed of 55 mph (89 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.

(3) The combined or “Highway Commuting” range calculation procedure is specified to determine riding range in urban areas when operation consists of 50% stop-and-go operation and 50% operation on urban freeways under levels of congestion that allow for quasi-steady speeds of 55 mph (89 km/h). This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.

(4) Highway 113 km/h
This is meant to provide a range value that riders can expect to achieve when riding their motorcycle on a highway at a steady speed of 70 mph (113 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.

(5) The combined or “Highway Commuting” range calculation procedure is specified to determine riding range in urban areas when operation consists of 50% stop-and-go operation and 50% operation on urban freeways under levels of congestion that allow for quasi-steady speeds of 70 mph (113 km/h). This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.

Source & pictures: www.zeromotorcycles.com

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.