Pioneering electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero globally unveiled its complete lineup of 2016 models at AIMExpo. Highlighting the introduction was the addition of two new motorcycles — the supermoto-inspired FXS and dual sport DSR — which gives Zero six distinct models for virtually any application.
The FXS, based off the FX model, features massive 70 ft-lb of torque and weighs less than 300 pounds, with components tailored to provide exceptional control and responsiveness. The DSR, based off the DS model, is ideal for adventure riders, with 106 lb-ft of torque (56 percent more than the DS) that is quick on the street and even better off-road with 25 percent more power than the DS.
Zero’s signature Z-Force powertrain has pushed electric motorcycles technology even further for 2016 as the new Z-Force IPM (interior permanent magnet) motor produces power more efficiently, cools more rapidly and has higher thermal capability. These advancements mean significantly improved performance and allows for higher sustained top speeds. Power comes from Z-Force power packs with optimized lithium-ion cell technology and the gains in both capacity and efficiency have pushed battery range up to 197 miles in the city and 98 miles on the highway (at 70mph) with the optional Power Tank accessory. Additionally, a new Charge Tank accessory allows for three times faster charging, completely recharging in two to three hours.
Zero has also made purchasing an electric motorcycle more affordable than ever with price reductions on two high performance models — the S ZF9.8 streetfighter and DS ZF9.8 dual sport — with each starting at $10,995.