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Zero FXS Stealthy Supermoto

2018 Zero fxs

The Zero FXS is ready to tackle the most technical sections of the racetrack or dice through virtually any urban obstacle. Powerful and agile, the Zero FXS combines a lightweight aluminum chassis and generous suspension travel to deliver outstanding supermoto-inspired capabilities.

What’s New for 2018

  • Travel 10% farther, up to 161 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 FXS 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.
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Key Features of the Zero FXS

  • 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 FXS ZF7.2 features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 44 hp and 106 Nm
  • “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 Diablo Rosso II tires provide excellent grip and handling
  • 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

For pricing on the Zero FXS, please visit our online catalog and select your country.

The 2017 model line will begin arriving in European dealerships in December 2016. Motorcycles come with a two-year standard warranty and a five-year/unlimited-kilometer warranty on the power pack.

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Specs

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range ZERO FXS 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.
161 km
Highway, 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 89 km/h according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
97 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 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.
121 km
Highway, 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 113 km/h according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
64 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 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.
92 km
Range (based on EU standard)
Actual range will vary with riding conditions. This EU-mandated test (EU Regulation 134/2014, Annex VII) is specified at higher sustained speeds and rolling resistance vs. the SAE J2982 standard. The SAE standard remains in use in other regions.
106 km
Motor
Net torque
The amount of torque the motor is capable of sustaining following a three-minute run at 80% of maximum power, according to UNECE Regulation No 85. Peak torque values are higher.
106 Nm
Net power
The amount of power the motor is capable of sustaining following a three-minute run at 80% of maximum power, according to UNECE Regulation No 85. Peak power values are higher.
44 hp (33 kW) @ 4.500 rpm
Continuous power
The amount of power the motor is capable of sustaining continuously for 30-minutes, according to UNECE regulation No 85.
21 hp (15 kW) @ 4.300 rpm
Licensing Requirement
Licensing requirements for petrol motorcycles are based on max power and displacement, according to EU Directive 2012/36/EU. Corresponding requirements for electric motorcycles are based on continuous power and a related power-to-vehicle-weight ratio.

If an electric motorcycle's continuous power is below 35 kW (and power to weight ratio does not exceed .2kW/kg), then it can be ridden with an A2 licence.

Zero’s 11 kW models comply with A1 licensing by being restricted to 11 kW of continuous power, measured according to the required test procedures in IEC 60034-1, and resulting in <0.1 kW/kg. Regulations may vary. See dealer or local licensing authority for details.

A2 Licence
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.
132 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.
121 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 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)

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 650 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.

9,7 hours (100% charged) / 9,2 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 230V/16A, which can only support two chargers. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quick-charge accessories, you must plug additional chargers into a separate 230V/16A circuit. If connecting to any other, higher-rated household circuit, first ensure that it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1.300W input chargers.

4,1 hours (100% charged) / 3,6 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 2018 motorcycles, the max number of accessory chargers is:
Zero SR, Zero S, Zero DS, Zero DSR = 4
Zero FX 7.2, Zero FXS 7.2 = 4

Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 230V/16A, which can only support two chargers. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quick-charge accessories, you must plug additional chargers into a separate 230V/16A circuit. If connecting to any other, higher-rated household circuit, first ensure that it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1.300W input chargers.

1,8 hours (100% charged) / 1,3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt
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.
178 mm
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
227 mm
Front brakes 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 disc
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17
Front wheel 3,00 x 17
Rear wheel 3,50 x 17
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).
1.422 mm
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
836 mm
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
24,4°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
71 mm
Weight
Curb weight 133 kg
Carrying capacity 153 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 (3,78 l) of gasoline)

Equivalent Fuel Economy, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon (3,78 l) of gasoline)

0,44 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 (3,78 l) of gasoline)

Equivalent Fuel Economy, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon (3,78 l) of gasoline)

1,10 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.

1,48 €
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 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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