2015 Zero DS Electric Motorcycle
torque: 92 Nm
top speed: 158 km/h
Range: 274 km
cost: $0.01 per km
range ZERO DS zf9.4ZERO DS zf12.5ZERO DS ZF12.5 +Power Tank
City
The city range is derived from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Universal Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) which is a standardized test that is used to provide emissions and fuel efficiency data to consumers. The resulting labeling is posted on most ‘for sale’ gasoline vehicles and allows consumers to judge the fuel efficiency of competitive vehicles on an equal plane. Now adopted by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), and named “City Driving Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles", Zero Motorcycles uses this newly adopted standard with the hope that other manufacturers will follow suit. For electric motorcycles, this provides interested buyers with standardized information to compare the range of one motorcycle against another.
104 miles (167 km)139 miles (224 km)170 miles (274 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h)
This is meant to provide a range value that riders can expect to achieve when riding their motorcycle on a highway at a steady speed of 55 mph.
63 miles (101 km)84 miles (135 km)102 miles (164 km)
 » Combined

In order to give our customers additional range information, Zero collaborated diligently with the Motorcycle Industry Council on the development of a new "Highway range" test and reporting standard for electric motorcycles. This new standard is meant to provide a range value riders can expect to achieve when using the motorcycle for highway commuting. It is based on an extensive 3rd party research which concluded that, when coupled with the distance traveled on city roads getting to and from the highway, as well as the distance spent in highway congestion, the average "highway commute" is made up of 50% steady-state high speed riding and 50% city-like riding. The steady-state high speed used in this test and reporting standard is 55 mph.

The Formula:
Highway Commuting Range = 1 / [0.5/(55 mph steady-state range) + 0.5/(EPA UDDS range)]

78 miles (126 km)104 miles (167 km)128 miles (206 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h)
This is meant to provide a range value that riders can expect to achieve when riding their motorcycle on a highway at a steady speed of 70 mph.
50 miles (80 km)67 miles (108 km)82 miles (132 km)
 » Combined

In order to give our customers additional range information, Zero collaborated diligently with the Motorcycle Industry Council on the development of a new "Highway range" test and reporting standard for electric motorcycles. This new standard is meant to provide a range value riders can expect to achieve when using the motorcycle for highway commuting. It is based on an extensive 3rd party research which concluded that, when coupled with the distance traveled on city roads getting to and from the highway, as well as the distance spent in highway congestion, the average "highway commute" is made up of 50% steady-state high speed riding and 50% city-like riding. The steady-state high speed used in this test and reporting standard is 70 mph.

The Formula:
Highway Commuting Range = 1 / [0.5/(70 mph steady-state range) + 0.5/(EPA UDDS range)]

68 miles (109 km)90 miles (145 km)111 miles (179 km)
Motor
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)68 ft-lb (92 Nm)68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)
The top speed is based on the results of government regulated standardized testing known as homologation. Actual top speed may vary according to riding conditions and the battery's state-of-charge.
98 mph (158 km/h)98 mph (158 km/h)98 mph (158 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)
The sustained top speed is that which the motorcycle can be expected to hold for an extended period of time. This sustained top speed may vary according to riding conditions.
80 mph (129 km/h)80 mph (129 km/h)80 mph (129 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time measured by Zero Motorcycles. Actual times may vary based upon riding and loading conditions.
5.2 seconds5.7 seconds6.4 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller
An electric motorcycle's controller is akin to a gas bike's fuel injection system. It precisely "meters" the flow of electricity from the battery to the motor according to the action of the rider's throttle and surrounding conditions, via a sophisticated map algorithm.
High efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative decelerationHigh efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative decelerationHigh efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city)

This represents the expected life of the power pack, to 80% of its original capacity, when the motorcycle is ridden according to the EPA's "city" UDDS duty cycle. An electric motorcycle can continue to function perfectly normal with a power pack that has lost over 20% of its original capacity. The only certain change will be a reduction in maximum range.

The Formula:
Estimated pack life (miles / km) = (EPA UDDS range) * (cycle-life rating of the battery) * (90%, to account for 20% linear capacity loss over this rated life)

234,000 miles (377,000 km)312,000 miles (502,000 km)382,000 miles (615,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligentZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligentZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent
Max capacity

Maximum capacity tends to be the electric vehicle industry’s choice for reporting the maximum amount of energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack.

About kWh : Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity.

The Formula:
Maximum kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell max voltage rating)

9.4 kWh12.5 kWh15.3 kWh
Nominal capacity

Nominal capacity is the most accurate measure of the amount of usable energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack. It differs from maximum capacity because it is calculated using an average voltage that is more often ‘the norm’ rather than a maximum which is rarely seen.

About kWh: Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity.

The Formula:
Nominal kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell nominal voltage rating)

8.3 kWh11.0 kWh13.5 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated1.3 kW, integrated1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard)
Typical charge time using the motorcycle's on-board charger and a standard 110 V or 220 V outlet.
6.6 hours (100% charged) / 6.1 hours (95% charged)8.6 hours (100% charged) / 8.1 hours (95% charged)10.5 hours (100% charged) / 10.0 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger

Zero's scalable charging accessory allow customers to add multiple standalone chargers (in addition to the existing on-board unit) for up to a ~75% reduction in charge time, depending on the model and year.

Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 110V/15A, which can only support a single charger. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quick-charge accessories, each charger must be plugged into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higher-rated household circuit, first ensure that it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1200W input chargers.

3.9 hours (100% charged) / 3.4 hours (95% charged)5.0 hours (100% charged) / 4.5 hours (95% charged)6.0 hours (100% charged) / 5.5 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers

Zero's scalable charging accessory allow customers to add multiple standalone chargers (in addition to the existing on-board unit) for up to a ~75% reduction in charge time, depending on the model and year.

For 2015 motorcycles, the max number of accessory chargers is:
Zero SR, Zero S, Zero DS = 4
Zero FX 5.7 = 3
Zero FX 2.8 = 1

Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 110V/15A, which can only support a single charger. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quick-charge accessories, each charger must be plugged into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higher-rated household circuit, first ensure that it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1200W input chargers.

1.9 hours (100% charged) / 1.4 hours (95% charged)2.4 hours (100% charged) / 1.9 hours (95% charged)2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct driveClutchless direct driveClutchless direct drive
Final drive 130T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt130T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt130T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingShowa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingShowa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingShowa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingShowa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
7.00 in (178 mm)7.00 in (178 mm)7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
7.03 in (179 mm)7.03 in (179 mm)7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm discBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm discBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 192.50 x 192.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 173.50 x 173.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheel base
The distance from where the front tire contacts the ground to where the back tire contacts the ground without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
56.2 in (1,427 mm)56.2 in (1,427 mm)56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
33.2 in (843 mm)33.2 in (843 mm)33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
26.5°26.5°26.5°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
4.6 in (117 mm)4.6 in (117 mm)4.6 in (117 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)23 lb (10.4 kg)23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 381 lb (173 kg)413 lb (187 kg)457 lb (207 kg)
Carrying capacity 394 lb (179 kg)362 lb (164 kg)318 lb (144 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city)

Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe) which indicates, via an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribed formula, how far an electric vehicle can go using the same amount of energy as is contained in one gallon of gasoline. Electric vehicles are much more efficient than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. An electric vehicle powertrain can turn above 90% of the energy supplied to it into usable motive power. An ICE powertrain can only turn about 25-30% of its supplied energy into motive power. The result is that an electric vehicle powertrain can operate at over three times the efficiency of its ICE counterparts.

The Formula:
Equivalent Fuel Economy, City = (EPA UDDS range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)

Equivalent Fuel Economy, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)

425 MPGe (0.55 l/100 km)425 MPGe (0.55 l/100 km)424 MPGe (0.55 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)

Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe) which indicates, via an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribed formula, how far an electric vehicle can go using the same amount of energy as is contained in one gallon of gasoline. Electric vehicles are much more efficient than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. An electric vehicle powertrain can turn above 90% of the energy supplied to it into usable motive power. An ICE powertrain can only turn about 25-30% of its supplied energy into motive power. The result is that an electric vehicle powertrain can operate at over three times the efficiency of its ICE counterparts.

The Formula:
Equivalent Fuel Economy, City = (EPA UDDS range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)

Equivalent Fuel Economy, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)

206 MPGe (1.14 l/100 km)206 MPGe (1.14 l/100 km)205 MPGe (1.15 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge

This indicates the average cost to recharge a fully drained power pack. More often, riders will be charging a partially drained power pack and will have a lower cost of recharge. The actual cost of recharging will always be dictated by the amount of charge put into the power pack and the cost of electricity flowing from the particular outlet.

The Formula:
Typical cost to recharge = (Average consumer cost per KWh) X (Power Pack nominal capacity) / (charging efficiency).
Charging efficiency is 0.94 for all 2013-later models.

$1.05$1.40$1.72
Pricing
Ride Away Price $20,490 AUD$23,490 AUD$27,180 AUD
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years2 years2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/160,000 km5 years/160,000 km5 years/160,000 km
* For additional details about powerpack or standard warranty: Click Here
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Imagery may not reflect most current product specifications. Zero Motorcycles reserves the right to make improvements and/or design changes without any obligation to previously sold, assembled or fabricated equipment.