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2018 Zero s

The original Zero S took to the streets in 2009 as the first of its kind in the motorcycle industry. Packed with cutting-edge technology, the 2018 Zero S travels up to 359 km; more range than any other production electric motorcycle. Perfect for A to B transportation and thrilling on twisty backroads, this naked streetfighter’s instant torque, ease of use and low cost of ownership continues to revolutionize rider views on electric motorcycles.

Available in three configurations:

  • Zero S ZF7.2 11 kW – A compact 7.2 kWh battery frees up space for a convenient storage compartment and reduces weight by 43 kg, delivering nimble handling. Restricted to 11 kW.
  • Zero S ZF14.4 11 kW – Step up to the larger 14.4 kWh power pack, and you’ll see double the range. Add a Power Tank to ride even farther. Restricted to 11 kW.
  • Zero S ZF14.4 – Features the larger 14.4 kWh power pack and unrestricted power for higher sustained top speeds.

About 11 kW models: In many areas, motorcycles limited to 11 kilowatts of continuous power have less stringent (A1 or B) licencing requirements. Details vary by country.

What’s New for 2018

  • Charge at up to 166 kilometers per hour using the 6 kW Charge Tank at Level 2 charging stations, 6x faster than when using standard, Level 1, 220 V outlets.
  • Travel 10% farther, up to 359 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 compact and lighter weight Zero S ZF7.2 11 kW now offers 11% more rear wheel torque to slingshot ahead of fellow motorists, without giving up any top speed.
  • The Zero S ZF14.4 powertrain is fine tuned to deliver up to 30% more power and torque at highway speeds to make high-speed passes that much more fun.
  • Owners can easily realize the benefits of continuous performance advancements by updating their firmware via the latest Zero Motorcycles mobile app.
  • Sophisticated and bold Silicon Silver Metallic colored paint.
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Key Features of the Zero S

  • Longest range production electric motorcycle in the world with up to 359 km city and 180 km on the highway
  • Battery packs covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometer warranty
  • Instant torque and abundant, seamless power
  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • About a 0,01 €/km in electricity to ride and no routine powertrain maintenance
  • 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 S ZF14.4 features the Z-Force® 75-7 motor producing 60 hp and 110 Nm of torque
  • Zero S ZF7.2 11 kW features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 31 hp and 108 Nm of torque
  • “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
  • With the optional Power Tank accessory, the 102 V power pack’s multiple configurations enable customers to select the battery capacity that best meets their range needs: 7.2 kWh, 14.4 kWh or 18.0 kWh
  • Life-of-motorcycle cell technology ensures outstanding battery longevity
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires deliver maximum grip and improved road feel
  • User-adjustable regenerative braking levels
  • 1.3 kW on-board charger can be plugged into any household outlet and used together with the optional Quick Charger accessory and/or Charge Tank option for reduced charge times
  • Refined twin-spar aircraft-grade aluminum chassis is lightweight and torsionally stiff for precise handling and exceptional durability
  • 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
  • Aerodynamic chin fairing aids powertrain cooling
  • High-contrast backlit LCD screen displays state of charge, performance profile, and key riding stats
  • Integrated, lockable, weather resistant compartments and tank trunk provide convenient storage
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Pricing and Warranty

For pricing on the Zero S, 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 S ZF7.2 11 kWZERO S ZF14.4 11 kWZERO S ZF14.4 11 kW +Power TankZERO S ZF14.4ZERO S ZF14.4 +Power Tank
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.
143 km288 km359 km288 km359 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.
87 km175 km219 km175 km219 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.
109 km217 km272 km217 km272 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.
72 km145 km180 km145 km180 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.
97 km193 km241 km193 km241 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.
107 km200 km244 km174 km224 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.
108 Nm109 Nm109 Nm110 Nm110 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.
31 hp (23 kW) @ 4.150 rpm59 hp (44 kW) @ 5.800 rpm59 hp (44 kW) @ 5.800 rpm60 hp (45 kW) @ 5.300 rpm60 hp (45 kW) @ 5.300 rpm
Continuous power
The amount of power the motor is capable of sustaining continuously for 30-minutes, according to UNECE regulation No 85.
15 hp (11 kW) @ 3.700 rpm15 hp (11 kW) @ 3.800 rpm15 hp (11 kW) @ 3.800 rpm28 hp (21 kW) @ 4.300 rpm28 hp (21 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.

A1/B Licence**A1/B Licence**A1/B Licence**A2 LicenceA2 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.
139 km/h139 km/h139 km/h153 km/h153 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.
129 km/h129 km/h129 km/h137 km/h137 km/h
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force® 75-7 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 decelerationHigh efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative decelerationHigh 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 integratedZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integratedZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integratedZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integratedZ-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 kWh14,4 kWh18,0 kWh14,4 kWh18,0 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 kWh12,6 kWh15,8 kWh12,6 kWh15,8 kWh
Charger type 1,3 kW, integrated1,3 kW, integrated1,3 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.

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.

5,2 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)9,8 hours (100% charged) / 9,3 hours (95% charged)12,1 hours (100% charged) / 11,6 hours (95% charged)
 » With Charge Tank option
The Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero DSR can charge up to 6x faster than when using standard, Level 1, 110 V outlets. This breakthrough comes your way courtesy of a game changing 6 kW Charge Tank option. The technology makes it possible to power up a Zero S or Zero DS ZF7.2 in about one hour, or larger batteries in about two hours using Level 2 charge stations.
1,5 hours (100% charged) / 1,0 hour (95% charged)2,5 hours (100% charged) / 2,0 hours (95% charged)N/A2,5 hours (100% charged) / 2,0 hours (95% charged)N/A
 » 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.

3,1 hours (100% charged) / 2,6 hours (95% charged)5,7 hours (100% charged) / 5,2 hours (95% charged)7,0 hours (100% charged) / 6,5 hours (95% charged)5,7 hours (100% charged) / 5,2 hours (95% charged)7,0 hours (100% charged) / 6,5 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 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.

1,6 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)2,8 hours (100% charged) / 2,3 hours (95% charged)3,3 hours (100% charged) / 2,8 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct driveClutchless direct driveClutchless direct driveClutchless direct driveClutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt90T / 20T, 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 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 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 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.
159 mm159 mm159 mm159 mm159 mm
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
161 mm161 mm161 mm161 mm161 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 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 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 Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17
Front wheel 3,00 x 173,00 x 173,00 x 173,00 x 173,00 x 17
Rear wheel 3,50 x 173,50 x 173,50 x 173,50 x 173,50 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).
1.410 mm1.410 mm1.410 mm1.410 mm1.410 mm
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
807 mm807 mm807 mm807 mm807 mm
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
24,0°24,0°24,0°24,0°24,0°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
80 mm80 mm80 mm80 mm80 mm
Weight
Curb weight 142 kg185 kg205 kg185 kg205 kg
Carrying capacity 183 kg166 kg147 kg166 kg147 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)

0,50 l/100 km0,50 l/100 km0,50 l/100 km0,50 l/100 km0,50 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)

0,99 l/100 km0,99 l/100 km0,99 l/100 km0,99 l/100 km0,99 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 €2,96 €3,70 €2,96 €3,70 €
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km
* For additional details about powerpack or standard warranty: Click Here
** In many areas, motorcycles limited to 11 kilowatts (about 15 hp) of continuous power have less stringent licencing requirements. Consult your Zero Motorcycles dealer or local agency for more information.
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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