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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 206 miles. 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 two configurations:

  • Zero S ZF7.2 – A compact 7.2 kWh battery frees up space for a convenient storage compartment and reduces weight by 95 lbs, delivering nimble handling.
  • Zero S ZF13.0 – Step up to the larger 13.0 kWh power pack, and you’ll see double the range. Add a Power Tank to ride even farther.

What’s New for 2018

  • Charge at up to 103 miles per hour using the 6 kW Charge Tank at Level 2 charging stations, 6x faster than when using standard, Level 1, 110 V outlets.
  • The Zero S ZF7.2 travels up to 89 miles per charge, courtesy of improved chemistry in the Z-Force® power pack, the highest power and 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 now offers 11% more rear wheel torque to slingshot ahead of fellow motorists, without giving up any top speed.
  • The Zero S ZF13.0 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

  • Battery packs covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty
  • Instant torque and abundant, seamless power
  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • About a penny-per-mile 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 ZF13.0 features the Z-Force® 75-7 motor producing 60 hp and 81 ft-lb of torque
  • Zero S ZF7.2 features the Z-Force® 75-5 motor producing 34 hp and 78 ft-lb 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, 13.0 kWh or 16.6 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

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1)
2018ZF7.2ZF13.0Power Tank2Charge Tank2Quick Charger
Zero S$10,995$13,995$2,895$2,295$600

1. MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation. Zero Motorcycles are available exclusively through authorized dealers. Dealer sets actual price. Government incentives may apply. Financing may be available to qualifying customers at participating dealers.

2. As they occupy the same space, a Power Tank and Charge Tank may not be installed on the same motorcycle.

The 2017 model line arrives at North American dealerships in November 2016. Motorcycles come with a two-year standard warranty and a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty on the power pack.

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Specs

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range ZERO S ZF7.2ZERO S ZF13.0ZERO S ZF13.0 +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.
89 miles (143 km)161 miles (259 km)206 miles (332 km)
Highway, 55 mph (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 55 mph (89 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
54 miles (87 km)98 miles (158 km)125 miles (201 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 55 mph (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.
68 miles (109 km)122 miles (196 km)156 miles (251 km)
Highway, 70 mph (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 70 mph (113 km/h) according to the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
45 miles (72 km)81 miles (130 km)103 miles (166 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 70 mph (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.
60 miles (97 km)108 miles (174 km)138 miles (222 km)
Motor
Peak torque 78 ft-lb (106 Nm)81 ft-lb (110 Nm)81 ft-lb (110 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.
34 hp (25 kW) @ 4,300 rpm60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 rpm60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 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.
91 mph (146 km/h)98 mph (158 km/h)98 mph (158 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.
80 mph (129 km/h)85 mph (137 km/h)85 mph (137 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 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 deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-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 kWh13.0 kWh16.6 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 kWh11.4 kWh14.6 kWh
Charger type 1.3 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)8.9 hours (100% charged) / 8.4 hours (95% charged)11.3 hours (100% charged) / 10.8 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)2.3 hours (100% charged) / 1.8 hours (95% charged)N/A
 » With one accessory charger

Zero's scalable charging accessories 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.

Zero Motorcycles generally recommends that only one charger be plugged into one circuit, including the motorcycle's on-board charger. Plugging multiple chargers into a single circuit risks drawing too much power, thereby activating the source's circuit breaker.

Some household circuits—including many in Europe—operate at high enough capacities to power multiple chargers. It is the customer's responsibility to first verify that any given power source is rated at high enough output to safely support the load of a charger or chargers.

Zero motorcycles' on-board chargers draw up to 1500W (Zero S, SR, DS, DSR) or 800W (Zero FX, FXS). Off-board accessory chargers draw up to 1200W.

3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)6.6 hours (100% charged) / 6.1 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers

Zero's scalable charging accessories 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.

Zero Motorcycles generally recommends that only one charger be plugged into one circuit, including the motorcycle's on-board charger. Plugging multiple chargers into a single circuit risks drawing too much power, thereby activating the source's circuit breaker.

Some household circuits—including many in Europe—operate at high enough capacities to power multiple chargers. It is the customer's responsibility to first verify that any given power source is rated at high enough output to safely support the load of a charger or chargers.

Zero motorcycles' on-board chargers draw up to 1500W (Zero S, SR, DS, DSR) or 800W (Zero FX, FXS). Off-board accessory chargers draw up to 1200W.

For 2018 motorcycles, the max number of accessory chargers is:
Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, Zero DSR = 4
Zero FX, Zero FXS 7.2 = 4
Zero FX, Zero FXS 3.6 = 2

1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)2.6 hours (100% charged) / 2.1 hours (95% charged)3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless 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™ 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 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 damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
6.25 in (159 mm)6.25 in (159 mm)6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
6.35 in (161 mm)6.35 in (161 mm)6.35 in (161 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
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 disc
Front tire Pirelli 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 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00 x 173.00 x 173.00 x 17
Rear wheel 3.50 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).
55.5 in (1,410 mm)55.5 in (1,410 mm)55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
31.8 in (807 mm)31.8 in (807 mm)31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
24.0°24.0°24.0°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
3.2 in (80 mm)3.2 in (80 mm)3.2 in (80 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 313 lb (142 kg)408 lb (185 kg)452 lb (205 kg)
Carrying capacity 404 lb (183 kg)367 lb (166 kg)323 lb (147 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)

474 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)474 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)474 MPGe (0.50 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 of gasoline)

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

238 MPGe (0.99 l/100 km)238 MPGe (0.99 l/100 km)238 MPGe (0.99 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.

$0.81$1.46$1.86
Pricing
MSRP
(Does not include government incentives. Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, or road registration fees.)
$10,995$13,995$16,890
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years2 years2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited miles5 years/unlimited miles5 years/unlimited miles
* 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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