In the latest years the electric bikes have started to become more popular than ever and there is no wonder why as they are efficient, reliable and pretty strong.
Zero is one of the most important manufacturers of electric motorcycles and with every year that passes its products become more advanced. Its 2014 lineup has been entirely revised and the FX model makes no exception.
In terms of style, the 2014 model year comes with a revised front end, new passenger pegs, a fresh dashboard and a reshaped seat.
The stopping power is now handled by larger 240 mm rotors and new calipers. Other changes were made to the swingarm and the battery packs.
The bike sports a Z-Force 75-5 passively air-cooled, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which puts out a maximum torque of 70 Ft-Lb (95 Nm) and 44 Hp (33 KW) at 3,700 RPM. The electric motor delivers a maximum speed of 85 Mph (137 Km/H) and can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
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The 2014 Zero DS comes with a set of improvements which help it deliver better performances. The motorcycle has a pretty versatile character and feels similarly comfortable both on the street and on the dirt. It is built on a twin spar frame which sits on a set of fully adjustable suspensions.
Power comes from a Z force, 75-7 passively air cooled, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which puts out a maximum torque of 68 Ft-Lb (92 Nm) and 54 Hp (40 KW) at 4,300 rpm.
The unit can propel you to a maximum speed of 80 Mph (129 Km/H) and can reach 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds. As far as batteries are concerned you can choose between three capacities - 8.5 KWh, 11.4 KWh and 14.2 KWh.
The motorcycle is offered with a base price of $12,995
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Zero decided to upgrade its S model for 2014. The new model year features a long list of improvements which help it deliver better performances in terms of power, ride and handling.
Among the modifications made for the 2014 model year you’ll find larger 43 mm forks, a redesigned chin fairing, new triple clamps and a new dashboard. Moreover, the bike’s ground clearance has been raised by an inch and the suspension is now oriented more towards comfort.
The 2014 Zero S is propelled by a Z-Force, 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which delivers a maximum power of 54 Hp (40 KW) @ 4,300 rpm and 68 Ft-Lb (92 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a clutchless, one-speed transmission and can propel you to a maximum speed of 95 mph.
As far as battery packs are concerned, the Zero S gives you the possibility to choose between three versions (8.5 kWh, 11.4 kWh and 12.5 kWh).
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Zero revamped its entire lineup of electric motorcycles for 2014 and the SR makes no exception.
The 2014 Zero SR continues to impress us with its versatility and strong torque available from 0 rpm, a feature that can be found only at electric vehicles.
The bike’s backbone is represented by a twin spar frame that offers a perfect compromise between lightness and rigidity.
In its off road adventures the 2014 Zero SR is assisted by a new fully adjustable suspension system and a pair of rugged tires.
The 2014 Zero SR sports a Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, radial flux, permanent high-temp magnet, brushless electric motor which delivers a maximum output of 67 Hp (50 KW) at 4,000 rpm and 106 Ft-Lb (144 Nm) of torque. The motor is paired with a clutchless, single speed transmission and is able to propel the bike to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds.
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Compact, agile and strong, the 2013 version of the Zero DS is especially developed to reward you with a thrilling ride whenever you jump on its saddle.
The Zero DS is built on the platform of the new 2013 Zero S and is equipped with a completely new electric motor. The engine is powered by a modular power pack system which is available in two configurations: ZF 8.5 (one module) and ZF 11.4 (two modules).
Compared to the previous unit the new motor is 93% more powerful, generates 62% more torque and yields 13% greater city range offering an autonomy of 100 km for the ZF8.5 and 132 km for the ZF11.4.
As far as the charge is concerned the Zero DS can be charged to 95% at charging stations in an hour or less.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.