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2013 Zero FX Electric Motorcycle
Instant torque
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Game Changing Z-Force™ Power Pack

The world’s first truly modular system

The Zero FX features the world’s first truly modular power pack system. With slots for two power packs, you can operate the Zero FX with either one or both slots filled. Giving you the ability to charge without a street-level outlet, the modules can be charged either on the motorcycle or elsewhere using an optional accessory. The modules also work with optional CHAdeMO and quick-charge accessories to reduce charge times from 0-95% down to one hour.

The Zero FX can be purchased with either one module (ZF2.8) or two modules (ZF5.7). Compatible with the Zero XU and Zero MX, the modules can be swapped between any one of the three motorcycles.

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  • World’s first fully modular Z-Force™ quick-swap technology allows you to easily upgrade from 2.8 kWh (max) to 5.7kWh (max) in seconds
  • State of the art new power pack configuration and cell chemistry
    • Cells last 2,500 full charge-discharge cycles before hitting 80% capacity, yielding as much as 156,000 miles on the original power pack
  • Isolated power systems and 12 volt system for running accessories
  • Modules can be fully removed from the motorcycle and transported to charge anywhere (this requires the purchase of the stand-alone charger in the quick-charge option)
  • Modules can be used interchangeably with the Zero XU and Zero MX
  • Module locking system for increased security and peace of mind
  • Charge from 0-95% at CHAdeMO charging stations in 1 hour or less using an optional accessory
  • Onboard charger that uses a specially developed and optimized charge profile
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Power Pack

Revolutionary Z-Force™ Motor

Thrilling acceleration with 70 ft-lbs. torque

The motor of the Zero FX is configured to produce more torque than any other motorcycle in the lineup. The result is thrilling acceleration. Zero Motorcycles designed the Z-Force™ motor from the ground up to be compact, efficient and powerful. Completely air cooled, the motor is designed to provide a fantastic riding experience minus the need for any regular maintenance. When slowing down, the motor generates electricity that is channeled back into the power pack to help extend ride times.

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  • Designed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be the world’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed air-cooled motor
  • Produces 44 hp and 70 ft-lbs of torque
  • Requires no routine maintenance
  • Operates with such high efficiency that it does not require any complex cooling system
  • Increased torque and broad power band for much stronger acceleration
  • Quad-level regenerative system recharges the power pack when decelerating
    • Re-gen level is increased during brake application vs. “neutral” deceleration
    • Both braking and “neutral” re-gen levels are set higher in Eco vs. Sport mode
    • Eco mode re-gen levels can be customized using the Zero Motorcycles App
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Motor
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Charging System

Charge Anywhere

Plug in at any standard outlet

The Zero FX charging system is integrated into the motorcycle and can be plugged in at any standard outlet. No additional equipment is required for standard charging. This allows you to conveniently charge in your garage, at the office or when you stop at one of your favorite places while enjoying a day out. Plug the Zero FX in during the evening, or while at the office, and it is ready to go when you are. Those interested in fast charging can reduce charge times from 0-95% to as little as one hour using the CHAdeMO accessory.

The Zero FX power pack modules can be removed from the motorcycle and charged separately using an optional accessory. This makes it possible to charge the modules anywhere you take them and thereby eliminates the necessity of a street-level outlet.

Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Frame

Frame and Bodywork

Light Aircraft Grade Aluminum

At the core of the Zero FX lies the ultimate dirt bike frame that Zero has engineered from the ground up and hand crafted using aircraft grade aluminum. The resulting combination of lower weight and higher strength means more responsiveness. In the corners and off the line this translates into greater acceleration. To make the frame even more durable each one is shot-peened and anodized.

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  • Rigid, robust and lightweight frame
  • Hydroformed top tube for increased strength and reduced weight
  • Large cylindrical swingarm cross tube for increased stiffness and suspension response
  • Entire frame is shot-peened and anodized for resistance to corrosion and abrasion
  • Bodywork is highlighted with new graphics
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Front Fork

Suspension and handling

Smooth Control

Whether in the city or enjoying an off-road exploit, the Zero FX uses a refined suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain. Taking advantage of the motorcycle’s low weight, the inverted front fork is robust, light and responsive. Riders can quickly dial it in using the externally adjustable compression and rebound damping. On the rear, a rigid double diamond swing arm keeps the wheel planted using a specially developed rear shock with a fully adjustable spring preload and easily tuned damping.

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  • Carefully tuned, balanced and improved suspension system:
    • Specially tuned for urban riding and occasional off-road use
    • Robust triple-clamps for improved bearing pre-loading and durability
    • Steel stanchions for increased strength, rigidity and control
    • Front adjustments: Compression and rebound damping
    • Rear adjustments: Spring preload, compression and rebound damping
  • Refined contact points:
    • Aggressive saw tooth profile footpegs to maintain foot position and control
    • Standardized footpeg clevis for greater aftermarket options
    • Handlebars with adjustable risers
    • Ergonomic riding position for better control
    • Comfortable seat to accommodate longer rides
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle brakes

Brakes

Robust Stopping Power with Nissin

Because you’ll be going faster in the corners and riding harder with instant torque at any RPM, the Zero FX features robust stopping power and a precise brake feel.

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  • Nissin brakes are precise, easy to modulate and require little effort
  • Powerful and high performance braking system
  • Increased fade resistance
  • Steel braided lines for improved lever feel and precise brake modulation
  • Greater commonality using standard-size mount patterns
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Wheels

Wheels and Tires

Hook Up in the Turns

The Zero FX alloy wheels are designed to reduce unsprung weight while not compromising on strength. During acceleration instant torque is efficiently channeled into motion through a beefy rear tire and directed using an equally aggressive front.

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  • 21” front and 18” rear tires for improved off-road handling and more tire options
  • Aggressive dual sport tires (front and rear)
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Drivetrain

Direct Drive Gearing

Instant torque with a twist

Featuring a clutchless direct drive, the Zero FX is geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency. Without ever needing to shift, the Zero FX provides controlled and powerful acceleration from any speed between 0-95mph. The carbon fiber belt allows the Zero FX to achieve minimal frictional losses for increased overall range and is integral to making the powertrain maintenance-free.

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  • Sophisticatedly simple “just ride” direct-drive system means no clutch, no shifting and no need to carry a heavy and complex transmission
  • Maintenance-free and virtually silent belt drive system
  • Clutchless single speed that simplifies operation
  • Geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency
  • Adjustable rear axle to modify belt tension

Dash and Controls

What you need. Where you need it.

The dash is designed by Zero to quickly and accurately provide essential information on speed, charge and motor temperature. The Zero FX allows you to set the motorcycle’s performance to either Sport or Eco. Want more information about the motorcycle while riding or at home? Try the new Zero Motorcycles app.

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  • Sport / Eco switch to allow you to select motorcycle performance
  • Exceptionally accurate charge indicator
  • Ergonomic and durable switch gear (for operation of lights, turn signals, etc.)
  • Keyed ignition switch and steering lock for improved security and peace of mind
  • Soft and more comfortable seat to accommodate longer rides
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Dashboard
Zero FX Electric Motorcycle App

Zero Motorcycles App

Get your Motorcycle Dialed

Using the new Zero Motorcycles app you can see detailed information about your motorcycle such as the time until charged, average watts per mile, total charge cycles and much more. When parked the app allows you to set custom parameters for top speed, maximum torque and maximum regenerative braking. While riding, your phone transforms into a customized dash that provides detailed real-time motorcycle information. Synced using Bluetooth, the app works on iPhone and Android mobile devices.

For more information, see the App User Guide.

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  • Bluetooth enabled connectivity for both iPhone and Android mobile devices
  • Adjustable motorcycle performance to enable sportier or more economical riding (customized setting is available through the ‘eco’ mode setting on the Zero FX)
  • Customizable display reports precise state of charge and real-time power usage while riding
Test Ride the Zero FX
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