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2017 - 2018 Zero Motorcycles S / SR

2017 - 2018 Zero Motorcycles S / SR
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  • Zero Motorcycles S / SR
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    2017- 2018
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    Z-Force
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    102 mph
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Big Boosts In Range and Charging Rates For 2018

Riding the tailwinds of waxing public interest and expanding infrastructure, Zero Motorcycles advanced ’The Cause’ with new improvements and adjustments to its street-centric “S” and “SR” models last year. Part of that was the addition of a more powerful motor that generates increased torque and horsepower as well as a smaller battery pack for short urban trips; all good stuff for increased fun and flexibility, necessary factors if the company wants to further its push into the mainstream. For 2018, Zero adds more range and quicker charging times.

Continue reading for my review of the Zero S and SR.

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2017 - 2018 Zero Motorcycles S / SR

2017 - 2018 Zero Motorcycles S / SR

Big Boosts In Range and Charging Rates For 2018

Riding the tailwinds of waxing public interest and expanding infrastructure, Zero Motorcycles advanced ’The Cause’ with new improvements and adjustments to its street-centric “S” and “SR” models last year. Part of that was the addition of a more powerful motor that generates increased torque and horsepower as well as a smaller battery pack for short urban trips; all good stuff for increased fun and flexibility, necessary factors if the company wants to further its push into the mainstream. For 2018, Zero adds more range and quicker charging times.

Continue reading for my review of the Zero S and SR.

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2018 ZERO Motorcycles pack 223 miles in just over 2 hours of charge!

2018 ZERO Motorcycles pack 223 miles in just over 2 hours of charge!

With a faster and more powerful battery motor combo, get on you bike faster and ride further than ever before.

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, the four models for 2018 will come in a set of modern colors and have battery packs that will provide for a ten percent extended range and six times faster-charging capabilities.

With this, the California Republic-based company is addressing the major issues faced by motorcycles running on ’non-liquified dinosaurs’.

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Zero Issues Recall On MY17 S, DS and FXS Models

Zero Issues Recall On MY17 S, DS and FXS Models

Zero has identified a problem with its 2017 S, DS and FXS models, and although the issue spans three different model ranges, the overall number of affected vehicles is relatively low at only 61 units total in North America. According to the report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Hydraulic Control Unit that works in conjunction with the ABS may have been programmed with the wrong vehicle information. This would cause potential loss of control if the HCU meters the level of ABS intervention based on erroneous info. In short, the ABS makes you more likely to have a wreck, not less. Ironic? I’ll not climb on my soapbox about rider crutches, but just point out that this is exactly what I mean when I talk about someone taking your crutch and beating you with it. ’Nuff said.

Continue reading for more information on the Zero recall.

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2016 Zero S / SR

2016 Zero S / SR

The race is on in the electric motorcycle market, and it’s heating up for 2016 with big names such as Harley and Energica enjoined in the fray with U.S. newcomer Victory and of course, Zero Motorcycles.

Some of these are even in their second- and third-generation of development. No longer a novelty, electric bikes are becoming more viable each year, and I expect they will start to put some serious pressure on the smoker bikes as the technology advances and public charging stations become more ubiquitous. That’s one unfortunate consequence of a new technology; infrastructure factors into public acceptance, and we need both product and infrastructure developed concurrently. Zero takes steps to minimize the pain by offering a number of charging and storage options for long ranges and quick recharges. Let’s look at Zero’s 2016 S “Streetfighter” and SR “Max Performance” and see what Zero is doing to push into this new, and increasingly important, category.

Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Zero S and SR.

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Hollywood Electrics To Defend Electric Bike Title At Pikes Peak

Hollywood Electrics To Defend Electric Bike Title At Pikes Peak

Hollywood Electrics, Zero Motorcyces, and rider Jeff Clark will be defending their electric production class title at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

It’s that time of the year again for the successful triumvirate as they seek to take home their third-straight title in one of the most eagerly anticipated class races in the Race to the Clouds on June 28, 2015. It’s especially important for Clark, who returns to the scene of his past two titles that he won while riding a 777 Zero FX bike.

This year, Hollywood Electrics has enlisted the help of two veteran riders - land speed record holder Brandon Nozaki Miller and Pikes Peak veteran Nathan Barker - to join Clark in his quest to give the team its third straight Electric Production class at Pikes Peak.

Clark will also try to improve on his record time of 11:59 around the course, which he set in 2014. He won’t get to do it on his trusty Zero FX bikes, but fortunately, Zero Motorcycles has prepared an entirely new electric motorcycle - a 2015 Zero SR - at the team’s disposal.

There are no assurances that the new bike would be able to replicate the success of its predecessor, but for the sake of the Clark, Miller, and Barker, Hollywood Electrics is hoping that the SR can live up to the enormous pressure of steering the team to a third straight Electric Production class title.

It promises to be a difficult task given the strength of the competition this year, but if the team comes in to the event with the same amount of passion and determination that it has displayed in the past two years, there’s no reason to believe that it can do it for a third straight year.

Continue reading to read more about Hollwood Electrics’ question to win a third-straight Electric Production class title at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Zero Motorcycles Boosts Presence In Europe With Dealerships In Italy

Zero Motorcycles Boosts Presence In Europe With Dealerships In Italy

Zero Motorcycles is in the process of bolstering its dealership network in Europe after announcing the establishment of its first official dealership in Italy. Entering the Italian market is a major development for the California-based company, which already counts Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands as markets where it already has a strong presence in.

With the possible exception of Germany, none of the other countries are in equal market footing as Italy. Zero knows that having a presence there would go a long way in expanding its brand profile. Its partnership with local dealer E-move.me is also crucial in that respect since the electric mobility retailer can service clients in Milan, considered as one of the most important cities for electric motorcycles. Interested customers also have a choice of buying Zero’s bikes straight-up, or rent them for a given period of time. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for Zero Motorcycles, which is planning on offering all four of its models from the get-go.

That includes the Zero S street bike and its 185-mile city range and 95-mph top speed and the more powerful SR model that boasts of a top speed of 102 mph. If neither bike is appealing to a specific customer, Zero is also offering the more versatile DS model and the motocross-inspired FX stealth fighter.

All four models should generate strong interest from a market that not only has a long history with motorcycles but more importantly, an open-armed acceptance of electric motorcycles. It all ties back into Zero Motorcycles’ goal of becoming a global brand.

Continue reading to read more about Zero Motorcycles’ entry into the Italian market.

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2014 Zero S

2014 Zero S

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).

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Zero S.

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2013 Zero S ZF8.5 / Zero S ZF11.4

2013 Zero S ZF8.5 / Zero S ZF11.4

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.

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2012 Zero S ZF6 and S ZF9

2012 Zero S ZF6 and S ZF9

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.

Hit the jump for more information.

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2010 Zero S

2010 Zero S

Zero Motorcycles recently presented their 2010 product lineup and because the Zero S is their first and most advanced street model yet, the plug-in bike demads a fair share of attention. While most will consider it the electric equivalent of a supermoto powered by a 250cc internal combustion engine, as we’ve come to find, this think is capable of offering an entirely different riding experience due to the lack of engine sound and a classic transmission, all despite it’s limited 67mph top speed.

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2010 Zero DS and Zero S priced under $7.5K in California

2010 Zero DS and Zero S priced under $7.5K in California

California residents with a soft spot for electric motorcycles are now offered the possibility to buy the Zero DS and Zero S bikes at the special price of $7,495. That’s $1,500 less than what residents in the other 49 states will pay for the same bikes and it is all made possible through the California Clean Vehicle Program rebate and ten percent federal tax credit.

Zero Motorcycles will start a "Discover the Experience Tour" in order to popularize their 2010 product lineup – which is actually made of four electric models – and the $1,500 rebate applicable for their two bikes with the most chances to sell. Read the full press release after the jump.

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2010 Zero Motorcycles Product Lineup

2010 Zero Motorcycles Product Lineup

Zero Motorcycles has come a short way from idea to the world’s main electric motorcycle manufacturer and their 2010 product lineup already counts four models suiting four different riding tastes: the Zero S, which is your daily electric commuting bike, the Zero DS, pretty much an S model with off-road abilities, the Zero MX, what you would call an electric dirt bike and, finally, the Zero X, the plug-in trail bike. Sounds cool already? Click past the break for the official press release and launch video.

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2009 Zero S, world's first road legal electric supermoto

2009 Zero S, world’s first road legal electric supermoto

It is now official! The world witnessed the unveiling of Zero’s S model, the first ever road legal supermoto powered by a lithium-ion battery. Like all early technologies, the electric bike doesn’t dethrone any traditionally powered supermoto, but the 31 horsepower and 84.6 Nm powerplant performance figures aren’t to be ignored either. Considering the bike’s 102kg, the top speed is of 96.6 km/h. Ok, so it isn’t that impressive, but the bike is expected to sell in a great number.

Instead of fuel capacity and mpg, now we’re talking about charging time (which in this case if of four hours) and range (also, a decent 97 km). From the very first glance, the Zero S doesn’t look quite like any regular supermoto two-wheeler because of the battery replacing the noisy four-stroke motor. That’s also most likely the reason why this bike features a fairing, apart from the basic one that the bodywork was needed in order to call the thing attractive.

The bike has a price tag of $9,950 and will start being delivered next month. We’re just waiting to see the most ostentatious of you out there on the supermoto tracks. But until then, here’s Zero’s official video for this bike precisely on a supermoto track.

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