With every year that passes the segment of the electric motorcycles becomes stronger and these bikes are starting to be considered a viable option for those who put efficiency on the first place.
The Zero company is considered by many the best in the business when it comes to electric bikes and its FX model is one of the toughest models out there. It is a rugged, agile and efficient bike designed to deal effortless with a wide range of terrains.
The 2013 Zero FX weighs only 106 kg and is propelled by a 70 ft-lbs, 44 hp motor. The engine is powered by a modular power pack system which is available in two configurations: ZF2.8 (one module), ZF5.7 (two modules).
The 2013 ZF2.8 can be yours for $9,495.00, while the ZF5.7 is priced at $11,990.00.
Hit the jump for more information on the Zero FX ZF2.8 and Zero FX ZF5.7.
The Zero XU has received a pretty significant upgrade for 2013 as is fitted with an all new powertrain. The new Z-Force motor offers 91% more torque and twice the power. The motorcycle’s range has been also improved, with 81% to be more exact to a total of 76 miles.
Another important fact is that the Zero XU is now available with the world’s first modular power pack system. There are two configurations available namely the ZF2.8 (one module) and ZF5.7 (two modules). The Zero XU can be charged to 95% at CHAdeMO charging stations in an hour or less using an optional accessory. The electric motor can propel the motorcycle to a maximum speed of 77 mph.
Other notable features include Nissin brakes, a new swingarm and wider triple clamps, optimized fork and shock internals and a module locking system.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Zero XU.
Zero has become famous thanks to its electric motorcycles which are considered among the best in the business.
Given the fact that the concern for efficiency and environment is growing bigger and bigger with every year that passes the future of Zero seems to be pretty bright. Also, the electric technologies become more and more advanced and these bikes are starting to be able to compete with success against their petrol powered siblings.
The 2013 Zero MX models are equipped with a new Z-Force motor, which is up to 125% more powerful and offers 51% more torque. With 68 ft-lbs available at 0 rpm and 54 hp on tap the motorcycle rewards you with a sharp acceleration. The electric motor is powered by a modular power pack system which is available in two configurations: ZF2.8 (one module), ZF5.7 (two modules).
The performance characteristics of the Zero MX can be adjusted via Bluetooth and a compatible mobile device.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Zero MX.
The Zero S is a sporty model developed for those who are searching for a fast yet efficient bike. The motorcycle has received a set of pretty significant upgrades for 2013 and the most important is the new electric motor.
The new unit is 93% more powerful, generates 62% more torque and yields 20% greater city range compared to the old one. As far as the autonomy is concerned the Zero S is able to travel 137 mi (city), or 85 mi (highway), on a single charge which makes it the most capable motorcycle in its class.
You won’t complain about the bike’s acceleration either, while the maximum speed is also pretty good being rated at 95 Mph.
Other notable features include Nissin brakes, passenger pegs and a customizable dashboard.
The Zero S is available at a starting price of $13,995.00.
Hit the jump for more information on the Zero S ZF8.5 / Zero S ZF11.4.
Zero Motorcycle announced a series of upgrades for its S models. The company declared that after the new upgrades, both the S ZF6 and S ZF9 come with a longer life, increased top speed (142 km/h) and an improved range (up to 160 km).
The Zero S motorcycles are now packed with a new set of batteries which are rated to 3,000 complete charge cycles before hitting 80% capacity and have a life expectancy of up to 308,000 miles.
The Zero S is offered in toe versions namely in 6 and 9 kWh configurations.
Recharging time for the Zero S 6 kwh takes approximately 6 hours (100% charged) and 5.3 hours (95% charged) through a standard outlet, while the 9 kwh model takes 9 hours (100% charged) or 8 hours (95% charged).
There are also quick-charge options that can shorten the recharge times by up to 75 percent.
Developed with efficiency and sportiness in mind, the new Zero XU is one of the most capable electric motorcycles in its class. The motorcycle is lightweight and is packed with a series of innovative technologies which help it offer superior performances.
Thanks to its low seat height, the optional onboard storage and the ergonomic handle bar, the Zero XU is fairly comfortable and practical for both short and long journeys. Moreover, for maximum versatility, the Zero XU offers five different models so it can adjust to your favorite riding style in no time.
Like its predecessor, the 2012 Zero XU is built on a lightweight aircraft grade aluminum frame. Though, the new model has received a few tweaks which improved its power and range. The result is a more powerful motorcycle that goes 75% farther on a charge, is 25% faster, utilizes regenerative deceleration and offers an extended lifetime.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Zero XU.
It is light, efficient, agile and pretty powerful as well. Moreover it also has a pretty rugged character, since it was designed as an electric dirt bike. Judging by these specs the new Zero X certainly sounds like a lot of fun. Not to mention about its capacity to hit maximum torque from the instant you start the motor.
Talking about the motor, the new Zero X is equipped with the same power train as the Zero MX. Unlike its sibling, the Zero X is also capable de deal decently with public roads and regular city streets, so is much practical. The company says that thanks to the direct drive gearing and weight-optimized components the motorcycle is able to aggressively race up hills, fly over jumps and cut through streams.
The electric motor is powered by a Z-Force lithium ion power pack which is mounted on the aircraft grade aluminum Zero X frame. Zero says that the battery cells will last for 3,000 charge-discharge cycles before hitting 80% capacity.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Zero X.
With every year that passes the electric motorcycles gain more and more terrain and in the latest years they managed to be more successful than ever.
The motorcycle is propelled by a highly efficient air-cooled, DC Axial Flux Permanent Magnet motor which is powered by a set of Lithium-Ion Intelligent Power Pack batteries with a life expectancy of from 34,000 to 70,000 miles. The normal recharge time is ranging from two to four hours, but there are also available optional quick charge units which can cut the required recharge time approximately in half. The battery charging may be accomplished via either standard 110V or 220V outlets and the costs of recharging are ranging from $0.21 up to $0.48.
The motorcycle’s suspension was especially developed for off road riding, so it can deal with any type of terrain without any problems.
Among the features offered by the motorcycle you’ll find a locking front fork assembly, ignition key and high performance compound brake pads.
Hit the jump for more information on the Zero DS ZF6.
On its own, the Zero MX is already one of the most fascinating bikes you’ll come across. But thanks to a number of additional features, the MX has become quite a catch in its own right. One of the extra features provided is the new Z-Force air induction system power pack that is rated for a maximum 2.0 kWH from the lithium-ion battery. These Z-Force batteries carry a quick-charge option that can cut the recharge time up to half.
In addition, the bike’s overall design exudes a picture of refinement, none more evident than in the front end, which has been equipped with a speed sensor that is available on the motor shaft. The graphics layout on the bike also gives the MX a renewed freshness, particularly the combination of the red and white color scheme. If there’s one thing that’s going to need some getting used to, it’s the bike’s riding position and rigid seat. It’s not inconvenient by any stretch; it just needs a little breaking in.
Add in a new set of Birdgestone motocross tires, a dual-piston hydraulic front caliper with 220mm wave-style disc, and a state-of-the-art suspension system that features a remote reservoir feeding the rear shock via a steel-braided line, and you have a motocross bike that’s unique by its own merits.
Take a look at the world’s cleanest dirt bike! How does that sound anyway? But it’s true; the thing is called the Zero X and it is the only trail bike in the 2010 Zero Motorcycles product lineup . Derived from the 2010 Zero MX , the X gets 23 electric horses and 50 ft-lbs of torque, which is more than ok considering the 161 pounds curb weight.
Like its motocross sibling, the Zero X comes in two versions, the X Sport and X Extreme, the difference between the two being made by engine grunt and different suspension. Hit the jump for more details.