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2018 Zero fx

Don’t let the Zero FX’s slim profile fool you: with a stout 78 ft-lb of torque moving less than 300 pounds, this compact stealthfighter is punchy enough to pounce on technical trails or navigate the busiest urban jungle.

Available in two configurations:

  • Zero FX ZF3.6 – “Refuel” in seconds with removable power packs. The Zero FX ZF3.6’s hot-swappable system allows riders to purchase multiple batteries that can be charged on or off the bike using optional accessories. Add a second module to match the range and performance of the ZF7.2.
  • Zero FX ZF7.2 – Equipped with an integrated, higher capacity 7.2 kWh battery, this option is simpler and more cost effective while delivering more power “out of the box.”

What’s New for 2018

  • Travel 10% farther, up to 146 km per charge, courtesy of improved chemistry in the Z-Force® power pack, the highest energy density battery in today’s transportation industry.
  • Thanks to new gearing, and a higher maximum motor rpm, the Zero FX ZF7.2 now offers 11% more rear wheel torque to slingshot ahead of fellow motorists, without giving up any top speed.
  • Owners can easily realize the benefits of continuous performance advancements by updating their firmware via the latest Zero Motorcycles mobile app.
  • Dynamic Alcatraz White color profile
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Key Features of the Zero FX

  • The Zero FX ZF3.6’s fully modular Z-Force® quick-swap battery takes seconds to upgrade from 3.6 kWh (max) to 7.2 kWh (max)
  • The Zero FX ZF3.6 features a removable power pack module that can be charged on the motorcycle using the standard charger, off-board with optional accessories, and swapped regardless of individual state of charge
  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force® motor is the industry’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed air-cooled motor
  • Z-Force® IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor is highly efficient and rapidly air-cools for improved performance during hard riding and higher sustained top speeds
  • Zero FX ZF3.6 features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 27 hp and 78 ft-lb of torque
  • Zero FX ZF7.2 features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 46 hp and 78 ft-lb
  • “Just ride” direct-drive system operates elegantly and simply using a maintenance-free Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt: no clutch, no shifting, and no need to carry a heavy and complex transmission
  • In addition to standard “sport” and “eco” riding modes, the Zero Motorcycles app offers “custom” mode allowing riders to set their own performance profile and view detailed energy usage statistics
  • Life-of-motorcycle cell technology ensures outstanding battery longevity
  • Battery packs covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty
  • User-adjustable regenerative braking levels
  • 650 W onboard charger can be plugged into any household outlet and used together with the optional Quick Charger accessory for reduced charge times
  • Fully adjustable, custom-tuned Showa suspension optimizes comfort and control
  • Bosch anti-lock braking system ensures optimal stopping performance under a wide variety of conditions
  • Pirelli Scorpion MT-90 tires deliver exceptional on- and off-road performance
  • Dual projector beam headlights and integrated fly screen form a stylish front profile
  • High-contrast backlit LCD screen displays state of charge, performance profile, and key riding stats
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Pricing and Warranty

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1)
2018ZF3.6 ModularZF7.2Additional moduleQuick Charger
Zero FX$10,995 CAD$13,795 CAD$3,695 CAD$900 CAD

1. MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation. Zero Motorcycles are available exclusively through authorized dealers. Dealer sets actual price. Government incentives may apply. Financing may be available to qualifying customers at participating dealers.

The 2017 model line arrives at North American dealerships in November 2016. Motorcycles come with a two-year standard warranty and a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty on the power pack.

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Specs

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range ZERO FX ZF3.6 MODULARZERO FX ZF7.2
City
A “City” range test is specified to determine riding range during “stop-and-go” operation typically found in urban areas. This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure for On-Highway Electric Motorcycles to provide a reasonable and consistent basis for manufacturers to inform prospective owners of the riding range that can be expected under specified operating conditions. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
46 miles (74 km)91 miles (146 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 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 (89 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
28 miles (45 km)56 miles (90 km)
 » Combined
The combined or “Highway Commuting” range calculation procedure is specified to determine riding range in urban areas when operation consists of 50% stop-and-go operation and 50% operation on urban freeways under levels of congestion that allow for quasi-steady speeds of 55 mph (89 km/h). This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
34 miles (55 km)69 miles (111 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 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 (113 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
19 miles (31 km)39 miles (63 km)
 » Combined
The combined or “Highway Commuting” range calculation procedure is specified to determine riding range in urban areas when operation consists of 50% stop-and-go operation and 50% operation on urban freeways under levels of congestion that allow for quasi-steady speeds of 70 mph (113 km/h). This estimate is provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
27 miles (43 km)54 miles (87 km)
Motor
Peak torque 78 ft-lb (106 Nm)78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power
Peak power the motor can produce for a finite period of time. Actual power output may vary depending on a number of conditions, including operating temperature and state of charge.
27 hp (20 kW) @ 4,300 rpm46 hp (34 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.
85 mph (137 km/h)85 mph (137 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.
70 mph (113 km/h)70 mph (113 km/h)
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior 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, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative decelerationHigh efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modularZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
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)

3.6 kWh7.2 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)

3.2 kWh6.3 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard)

Typical charge time using the motorcycle's on-board charger and a standard 110 V or 220 V outlet.

Note that charge times to 95% are referenced for two reasons. First, with normal use, it’s rare that a power pack would be discharged to 0%. Second, "topping off" from 95% to 100% takes 30 minutes, regardless of charging method, in order to maximize battery capacity.

5.1 hours (100% charged) / 4.6 hours (95% charged)9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger

Zero's scalable charging accessories 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.

Zero Motorcycles generally recommends that only one charger be plugged into one circuit, including the motorcycle's on-board charger. Plugging multiple chargers into a single circuit risks drawing too much power, thereby activating the source's circuit breaker.

Some household circuits—including many in Europe—operate at high enough capacities to power multiple chargers. It is the customer's responsibility to first verify that any given power source is rated at high enough output to safely support the load of a charger or chargers.

Zero motorcycles' on-board chargers draw up to 1500W (Zero S, SR, DS, DSR) or 800W (Zero FX, FXS). Off-board accessory chargers draw up to 1200W.

2.3 hours (100% charged) / 1.8 hours (95% charged)4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.6 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers

Zero's scalable charging accessories 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.

Zero Motorcycles generally recommends that only one charger be plugged into one circuit, including the motorcycle's on-board charger. Plugging multiple chargers into a single circuit risks drawing too much power, thereby activating the source's circuit breaker.

Some household circuits—including many in Europe—operate at high enough capacities to power multiple chargers. It is the customer's responsibility to first verify that any given power source is rated at high enough output to safely support the load of a charger or chargers.

Zero motorcycles' on-board chargers draw up to 1500W (Zero S, SR, DS, DSR) or 800W (Zero FX, FXS). Off-board accessory chargers draw up to 1200W.

For 2018 motorcycles, the max number of accessory chargers is:
Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, Zero DSR = 4
Zero FX, Zero FXS 7.2 = 4
Zero FX, Zero FXS 3.6 = 2

1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct driveClutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® 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 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 damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
8.60 in (218 mm)8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
8.94 in (227 mm)8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 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 disc
Front tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 211.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 x 182.50 x 18
Dimensions
Wheelbase
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).
56.6 in (1,438 mm)56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
34.7 in (881 mm)34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
25.4°25.4°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
4.1 in (104 mm)4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 247 lb (112 kg)289 lb (131 kg)
Carrying capacity 383 lb (174 kg)341 lb (155 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)

486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km)486 MPGe (0.48 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)

207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km)207 MPGe (1.13 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.

$0.40$0.81
Pricing
MSRP
(MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation.)
$10,995 CAD$13,795 CAD
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited 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.
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