The Z-Force® motor was developed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be highly optimized for efficiency, power and size. With nearly the same weight and volume as competitive brushless motors used in similar applications, the revolutionary Z-Force® motor produces up to 130% more power and 150% more torque. Even more impressive, the compact brushless motor requires no liquid or forced-air cooling. By placing the heat-producing elements towards the outside, where the heat radiates away via aluminum cooling fins, the motor is completely sealed and requires no routine maintenance.
When combined with a Z-Force® power pack, the motor delivers incredible horsepower and breathtaking acceleration. Providing a unique ride quality, the motor produces 100% torque from a standstill for instantaneous throttle response and incredible off-the-line performance.
While sophisticated, the Z-Force® motor is designed to make the ownership experience simple and exhilarating. All extra parts, maintenance concerns and weight have been eliminated to help riders focus on the best part of owning a motorcycle – the ride.
The Z-Force® Power Tank adds an additional 2.8 kWh of power pack storage capacity to any 2014 Zero S or Zero DS model. An optional accessory, the Power Tank can be added at any time during or after the motorcycle is purchased. For example, if you purchase a 2014 Zero S ZF8.5 you could actually upgrade your motorcycle to have 11.4 kWh of power pack capacity years after you purchase your motorcycle. Alternatively, if you purchase a 2014 Zero S ZF11.4 you could upgrade your motorcycle to have 14.2 kWh of power pack capacity if you had a need for additional range. With that much energy storage capacity you can expect to travel up to 171 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway.
The Power Tank comes complete with a Z-Force® power pack module as well as additional bodywork. It is recommended that you take your motorcycle to an authorized Zero Motorcycles dealer for installation. Once installed, the new bodywork includes a completely new tank section of the motorcycle with a newly designed plastic cover. The plastic cover and additional module occupy the area where the integrated tank bag would normally sit.
Customizing performance takes on new meaning with the Zero Motorcycles app. Not only does the app allow riders to view a real-time customizable dashboard, it also allows riders to actually change the performance characteristics of their motorcycle. Using Bluetooth-enabled iPhone and Android mobile devices, riders can adjust acceleration, top speed and regenerative braking to their exact specifications.
The app provides two fundamental interfaces. The riding interface can be customized to show real-time data and acts as a secondary, more detailed motorcycle dashboard. When parked, it provides riding statistics, motorcycle data, helps with any diagnostics and allows the rider to customize both the motorcycle performance and the riding dashboard.
For more information, see the App User Guide.
Z-Force® power pack technology has been revolutionizing the electric motorcycle industry since 2007 when the first Zeros started rolling out of the Santa Cruz factory. The goal: pack more energy into less space. Using state-of-the-art Lithium Ion cell chemistry and advanced battery management systems each motorcycle is able to travel farther, faster and last longer. A typical Zero S or Zero DS can travel well over 200,000 miles before hitting 80% capacity.
In addition to longevity, the Z-Force® power pack technology requires no active cooling or routine maintenance. The result is a complete electric motorcycle line that offers an exhilarating ride while saving on gas and virtually eliminating all routine powertrain maintenance.
Zero Motorcycles is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to feature hot-swappable modules. The Zero FX can be ridden using either one or two Z-Force® modules. A module can be added or removed in less than a minute.
Zero Motorcycles uses the best practices in the EV industry to make sure all of our Lithium-Ion power packs are recycled. Each one uses a chemistry that allows us to take advantage of continuously improving battery-recycling programs.
Zero power packs are fully air cooled and designed to handle the most extreme conditions. Our latest generation of Z-Force® power pack technology uses new and more precise cell monitoring to ensure greater range, more power and better acceleration off the line.