There are many types of electric motors circulating nowadays, but there is nothing better and more sophisticated than the electric motorbike made by Zero Motorcycles. The automotive manufacturer based in the United States is indeed known as the best manufacturer of electric motors in the world.
Zero S has advantages such as the main power that conventional motorcycles do not have in the form of electric power which will certainly be more economical and have some excellent features such as ABS brakes, Showa shock, and many more.
Even though it has more or less the same features as its predecessor, Zero S has a new feature that makes this electric motorbike becomes better. Improvements to the Zero electric motorcycle model this year started with the new 6 KW Charge Tank accessory and can be utilized for Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS and Zero DSR batteries.
This new accessory allows Zero S and DS ZF7.2 to be charged approximately one hour when connected to a 110V level 1 outlet. While larger batteries found in the SR and DSR can be charged for about two hours using a level 2 charger.
“The Zero S is our farthest traveling model (and the longest-range production electric motorcycle on earth). At its core is the highest power and energy density battery in the EV industry. The higher the battery capacity, the more range.” – Zero Motorcycles
As for vehicle mileage, the electric motorbike model equipped with ZF7.2 and ZF14.4 power packages can now run 10 percent further thanks to improved battery chemistry. This motorbike can be driven for 223 miles which are quite long for an EV.
This motorbike is also a model of a new electric motor that has a high speed which will become the pattern technology for the future release. Zero S with ZF7.2 power packs provides 11 percent more rear wheel torque while the powertrains from ZF13.0 Zero S and Zero DS are well tuned to offer up to 30 percent more power and torque.
|ZERO S ZF7.2||ZERO S ZF14.4||ZERO S ZF14.4 +POWER TANK|
|City||89 miles (143 km)||179 miles (288 km)||223 miles (359 km)|
|Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)||45 miles (72 km)||90 miles (145 km)||112 miles (180 km)|
|Combined||60 miles (97 km)||120 miles (193 km)||150 miles (241 km)|
|Peak torque||78 ft-lb (106 Nm)||81 ft-lb (110 Nm)||81 ft-lb (110 Nm)|
|Peak power||46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm||60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 rpm||60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 rpm|
|Top Speed||98 mph (158 km/h)||98 mph (158 km/h)||98 mph (158 km/h)|
|Max capacity||7.2 kWh||14.4 kWh||18.0 kWh|
|Typical cost to recharge||$0.81||$1.61||$2.02|
|Charge time (standard)||5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)||9.8 hours (100% charged) / 9.3 hours (95% charged)||12.1 hours (100% charged) / 11.6 hours (95% charged)|
|With Charge Tank option||1.5 hours (100% charged) / 1.0 hour (95% charged)||2.5 hours (100% charged) / 2.0 hours (95% charged)||N/A|
|With max accessory chargers||1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)||2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged)||3.3 hours (100% charged) / 2.8 hours (95% charged)|
|Curb weight||313 lb (142 kg)||408 lb (185 kg)||452 lb (205 kg)|
|Seat height||31.8 in (807 mm)||31.8 in (807 mm)||31.8 in (807 mm)|
|Power pack warranty*||5 years/unlimited miles||5 years/unlimited miles||5 years/unlimited miles|