Zero Motorcycles started the electric motorcycle revolution and outsells all other competitors combined.
Headquartered in California, Zero designs and builds the most technologically advanced electric motorcycles on the planet. For 2017 they have launched their strongest line-up yet.
From a new five-year, unlimited mileage battery warranty to an expanded dealer network and increased manufacturing capacity, Zero is capitalizing on a decade of continual advancement, making now the best time ever to own an electric motorcycle.
Here’s a rundown of what’s new for 2017…
More Torque. Increased Power. Smoother Delivery.
Zero’s 2017 line-up puts the proprietary Z-Force® interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor at the heart of every model. With increased temperature thresholds and greater efficiency, the IPM motor enables more aggressive riding and higher sustained top speeds. Combined with new higher amperage controllers, every IPM motor now delivers more torque, including an impressive 146 Nm on the Zero SR and Zero DSR. That’s more than any production 1,000cc sport bike.
Introducing the Zero S and Zero DS ZF6.5 11kW Models
The Zero S ZF6.5 and Zero DS ZF6.5 11kW are designed to be the world’s best motorcycles for navigating dense urban jungles. They provide all the benefits of electric at a lower price, thanks to new, compact power packs that save 43 kilograms and make the bikes more nimble and fun to ride. Another added benefit: the space freed up by the batteries serves as a convenient, locking storage compartment. As 11 kW motorcycles, licensing requirements are less stringent in the UK.
Upgraded Power Packs with a New Five-Year, Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Every 2017 Z-Force® power pack now features a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. More powerful processors and robust construction pair with advanced lithium-ion cells for even greater reliability. These worry-free, zero maintenance batteries are designed to last the life of the motorcycle.
Premium Paint with a More Durable Finish
Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS and Zero DSR models are now finished in premium paint, replacing the previous bodywork with moulded-in colour. This beautiful paint is meticulously applied and tested for scratch and fade resistance, so your bike will look great for years.
Update Your Motorcycle with the Zero’s Free Mobile App
Owners of 2017 models can use the Zero Motorcycles app (available for iOS and Android) to update their motorcycle’s firmware, saving time, money and service trips. The app also allows riders to customize performance and view detailed information about charge status, energy consumption, cost savings and more.
Wider, Stronger Drive Belt
Power is delivered to the rear wheel via an upgraded carbon-fibre-reinforced belt for smooth, quiet, and hassle-free operation. The wider, stronger belt accommodates increased torque and provides thousands of miles of maintenance-free riding*.
*2017 Zero S ZF13.0 motorcycles retain the 2016 belt system.
Locking Tank Trunk
An upgraded, locking, weather-resistant storage compartment is now included in the “tank” area on the Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS and Zero DSR. This secure trunk locks using the ignition key and stows riding essentials like gloves, sunglasses and cell phones.
Zero FX and Zero FXS Integrated Power Pack System
The 2017 Zero FX and Zero FXS feature a new, integrated battery that reduces weight and cost.