Zero adds a new entry-level e-bike
The 125cc spec machine will now do 163 miles on electric powerby Sagar, on
With just a decade of experience in the industry, ZERO Motorcycles has been at the epitome of electrically powered machines on two wheels. Showing the world how to do it right all this while, the folks have upped their game for 2018.
Offering higher performances this year, the California firm already has four models for 2018 including the Zero S, SR, FXS (street), DS, DSR, and FX (dual-sport). Now, they have added another e-bike to that lineup to cater to the learner group of customers: the DS ZF14.4.
Time and again it has been proved that electric/hybrid vehicles have an overwhelming advantage especially to ride within the town and this evolution has been a gradual process for some – and an exciting start for others.
To get new riders hooked onto the electric revolution, Zero brings in the DS ZF14.4 beginner-friendly e-model for Europe. This new bike is capable of tossing the 125cc gas powered pollution making machines down the drain with a higher capacity ZF14.4 battery pack compared to the ZF7.2 that was available until now.
The ZF14.4 battery pack has twice the battery capacity which translates to a claimed 163 miles of city riding or 78 miles of freeway cruising on a single charge. Of course, you can also opt for the Zero’s "Power Tank" that will take increase the total range to 203 and 97 miles respectively.
They come covered with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and will be free of any maintenance. It can travel over 200,000 miles with the batteries retaining 80% of their original maximum capacity. They can also be charged up using any standard 110 V or 220 V wall outlets making use of the onboard charger unit.
Similar to all other Zero’s, this bike is also offered with a 6kW optional Charge Tank that gives a full charge in 2.5 hours. It will be compatible with over 14,000 Level 2 EV charging stations around the world and with the home charging stations installed at your place.
The new Zero DS ZF14.4 costs £13,690 ($18,500), or £12,190 ($16,500) with a £1,500 ($2,000) government grant for low-emission vehicles. This bike is specifically made for the European markets since Europe’s tiered licensing system restricts learners and riders under 19 years old to 125cc machines.