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Zero MMX military

2018 Zero mmx

In almost every way, an electric motorcycle is well suited for military applications. They are quiet, have low heat profiles, emit no exhaust, are simple to operate and incredibly fast. With this in mind, Zero Motorcycles developed a program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of military applications. Working alongside military personnel, Zero Motorcycles is able to deliver a motorcycle that includes the options and accessories required for a successful deployment and mission.

Perhaps the most covert form of two-wheeled transportation, the motorcycle is completely silent when stopped and can accelerate instantly from 0 rpm. Using Zero Motorcycles’ industry leading Z-Force® powertrain, the Zero MMX features quick swappable power packs, direct drive gearing and an air-cooled motor. With no transmission, powertrain fluids or gas, the Zero MMX is also easy to transport and maintain.

What’s New for 2018

  • Travel 10% farther, up to 127 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 MMX 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.
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Key Features of the Zero MMX

  • 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 MMX 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
  • User-adjustable regenerative braking levels
  • Fully adjustable, custom-tuned Showa suspension optimizes comfort and control
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Standard Features

  • Fully modular Z-Force® quick-swap technology allows power packs to be swapped in seconds
  • Ability to operate in wet or rainy conditions with a one meter submersion capability
  • Chain-drive is durable in mud or sand; reliable on rough terrain
  • Pirelli Scorpion MT-21 Rallycross tires deliver exceptional off-road performance
  • Off-board charger reduces weight
  • Off-road dash with indicators
  • Kickstand
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Available Features

  • Military switchgear kit includes: military switches (keyless ignition, headlight, safety override, reserve, and infrared front & rear), headlight, fly screen, IR pigtails.
  • Aggressive foot pegs
  • Tie down eyelets with integrated tow cable and rear seat strap
  • On-board charger
  • Belt drive
  • Dual-sport tires
  • Hand guards
  • Passenger foot pegs
  • Road/street dash instrumentation
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Specs

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range ZERO MMX 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.
79 miles (127 km)
Recon riding 65-175 minutes
Aggressive tactical riding 45-155 minutes
Motor
Peak torque 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.
46 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)
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)
Type Z-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 deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular
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)

7.2 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)

6.3 kWh
Charger type 1 kW, standalone
Charge time (standard) 6.0 hours (100% charged) / 6.5 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger 3.5 hours (100% charged) / 3.0 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers 2.0 hours (100% charged) / 1.5 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 65T / 12T, 520 chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 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 damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Rear brakes J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli MT-21 Rallycross 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli MT-21 Rallycross 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 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)
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)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
25.4°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Carrying capacity 355 lb (161 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)

420 MPGe (0.56 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.

$0.81
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