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.
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