ZF6  ZF9  
Range  
City (EPA UDDS) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Universal Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) is a standardized test that is used to provide emissions and fuel efficiency data to consumers. The resulting labeling is posted on most ‘for sale’ gasoline vehicles and allows consumers to judge the fuel efficiency of competitive vehicles on an equal plane. Now adopted by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), and named “City Driving Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles", Zero Motorcycles uses this newly adopted standard with the hope that other manufacturers will follow suit. For electric motorcycles, this provides interested buyers with standardized information to compare the range of one motorcycle against another.  122 km  183 km 
Highway (commuting, 70mph) For 2012, in order to give our customers additional range information, Zero collaborated diligently with the Motorcycle Industry Council on the development of a new "Highway range" test and reporting standard for electric motorcycles. This new standard is meant to provide a range value riders can expect to achieve when using the motorcycle for highway commuting. It is based on an extensive 3rd party research which concluded that, when coupled with the distance traveled on city roads getting to and from the highway, as well as the distance spent in highway congestion, the average "highway commute" is made up of 50% steadystate high speed riding and 50% citylike riding. For Zero's higher topspeed S and DS models, the steadystate high speed used in this test and reporting standard is 70 mph. For Zero's lower topspeed XU, this speed is 55 mph. The Formula:  69 km  101 km 
Motor  
Type  High efficiency, doublestator axial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor with integrated forced air cooling  
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, 420 amp, 3phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration  
Top speed (max) The max top speed is based on the results of government regulated standardized testing known as homologation. Actual max top speed may vary according to riding conditions and the battery's stateofcharge, and can be sustained for a limited duration.  142 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  
Power System  
Type  ZForce™ patented LiIon intelligent power pack  
Maximum 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:  6,0 kWh  9,0 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:  5,3 kWh  7,9 kWh 
Charger type  1kW, integrated  
Charge time (standard)  6,0 hours (100% charged) / 5,3 hours (95% charged)  9,0 hours (100% charged) / 8,0 hours (95% charged) 
Quick 2x charger time (accessory) Zero's scalable "quick charge" accessory offerings for 2012 allow Zero S and Zero DS customers to acquire as many as three standalone chargers (in addition to the existing onboard unit) for up to a ~75% reduction in charge time. Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX customers can choose to add one more standalone charger for a ~50% chargetime reduction. In technical terms, the Zero S and Zero DS have two charge circuits, whereas the Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX have one, and up to two chargers are allowed in each circuit. For the Zero S and Zero DS, the first "2x" quickcharge accessory adds a charger that plugs into its second charge circuit (the onboard charger is plugged into the first). Additional Zero S and Zero DS charge accessory options (3x and 4x), as well as the single Zero X/Zero MX option, use a “Y” adaptor that allows up to two chargers to plug into a single circuit. Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 110V/15A, which can only support a single charger. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quickcharge accessories, you must plug each charger into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higherrated household circuit, you must make sure it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1,200W input chargers.  3,0 hours (100% charged) / 2,7 hours (95% charged)  4,9 hours (100% charged) / 4,0 hours (95% charged) 
Quick 3x charger time (accessory) Zero's scalable "quick charge" accessory offerings for 2012 allow Zero S and Zero DS customers to acquire as many as three standalone chargers (in addition to the existing onboard unit) for up to a ~75% reduction in charge time. Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX customers can choose to add one more standalone charger for a ~50% chargetime reduction. In technical terms, the Zero S and Zero DS have two charge circuits, whereas the Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX have one, and up to two chargers are allowed in each circuit. For the Zero S and Zero DS, the first "2x" quickcharge accessory adds a charger that plugs into its second charge circuit (the onboard charger is plugged into the first). Additional Zero S and Zero DS charge accessory options (3x and 4x), as well as the single Zero X/Zero MX option, use a “Y” adaptor that allows up to two chargers to plug into a single circuit. Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 110V/15A, which can only support a single charger. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quickcharge accessories, you must plug each charger into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higherrated household circuit, you must make sure it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1,200W input chargers.  2,2 hours (100% charged) / 1,8 hours (95% charged)  3,1 hours (100% charged) / 2,7 hours (95% charged) 
Quick 4x charger time (accessory) Zero's scalable "quick charge" accessory offerings for 2012 allow Zero S and Zero DS customers to acquire as many as three standalone chargers (in addition to the existing onboard unit) for up to a ~75% reduction in charge time. Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX customers can choose to add one more standalone charger for a ~50% chargetime reduction. In technical terms, the Zero S and Zero DS have two charge circuits, whereas the Zero XU, Zero X and Zero MX have one, and up to two chargers are allowed in each circuit. For the Zero S and Zero DS, the first "2x" quickcharge accessory adds a charger that plugs into its second charge circuit (the onboard charger is plugged into the first). Additional Zero S and Zero DS charge accessory options (3x and 4x), as well as the single Zero X/Zero MX option, use a “Y” adaptor that allows up to two chargers to plug into a single circuit. Please keep in mind that most household electricity circuits are rated to 110V/15A, which can only support a single charger. As a result, in order to make use of Zero's quickcharge accessories, you must plug each charger into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higherrated household circuit, you must make sure it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1,200W input chargers.  1,8 hours (100% charged) / 1,3 hours (95% charged)  2,4 hours (100% charged) / 2,0 hours (95% charged) 
Input  Standard 110V or 220V  
Drivetrain  
Transmission  Clutchless one speed  
Final drive  132T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt  
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes  
Front suspension  38mm inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping  
Rear suspension  Directlink shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping  
Front suspension travel Wheel travel, measured along forkline.  140 mm  
Rear suspension travel Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.  149 mm  
Front brakes  2 piston hydraulic, 310x4 mm floating disc  
Rear brakes  1 piston hydraulic, 220x4 mm disc  
Front tire  110/7017  
Rear tire  130/7017  
Front wheel  3,00x17  
Rear wheel  3,50x17  
Dimensions  
Wheel base 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).  1438 mm  
Seat height (standard) The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).  841 mm  832 mm 
Low seat height (accessory) The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).  790 mm  781 mm 
Rake At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)  23,1 degrees  
Trail At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)  76 mm  
Weight  
Frame  10 kg  
Curb weight  135 kg  155 kg 
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable total weight of the motorcycle while fully loaded (motorcycle + rider + luggage + miscellaneous)  309 kg  
Carrying capacity  174 kg  154 kg 
Economy  
Typical cost to charge 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:  $0.63  $0.95 
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 2530% 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, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)  0.48 liters/100km  
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 2530% 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, Highway = (Highway range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)  0.86 liters/100km  
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.
