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2013 Zero FX Electric Motorcycle
torque: 70 ft-lb
top speed: 85 mph
Range: 70 miles
cost: $0.01 per mile
range ZERO FX zf2.8ZERO FX zf5.7
City
The city range is derived from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Universal Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) which 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.
35 miles (56 km)70 miles (113 km)
Highway, 55mph (88 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.
22 miles (35 km)44 miles (71 km)
 » Combined

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% steady-state high speed riding and 50% city-like riding. The steady-state high speed used in this test and reporting standard is 55 mph.

The Formula:
Highway Commuting Range = 1 / [0.5/(55 mph steady-state range) + 0.5/(EPA UDDS range)]

27 miles (43 km)54 miles (87 km)
Highway, 70mph (112 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.
15 miles (24 km)31 miles (50 km)
 » Combined

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% steady-state high speed riding and 50% city-like riding. The steady-state high speed used in this test and reporting standard is 70 mph.

The Formula:
Highway Commuting Range = 1 / [0.5/(70 mph steady-state range) + 0.5/(EPA UDDS range)]

21 miles (34 km)43 miles (69 km)
Motor
Max torque 70 ft-lb (95 Nm)70 ft-lb (95 Nm)
Max power 27 hp (20 kW) @ 3,700 rpm44 hp (33 kW) @ 3,700 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.
85 mph (137 km/h)85 mph (137 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.
70 mph (113 km/h)70 mph (113 km/h)
Type Z-Force™ 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motorZ-Force™ 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux 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, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with re-generative decelerationHigh efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with re-generative deceleration
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city)

This represents the expected life of the power pack, to 80% of its original capacity, when the motorcycle is ridden according to the EPA's "city" UDDS duty cycle. An electric motorcycle can continue to function perfectly normal with a power pack that has lost over 20% of its original capacity. The only certain change will be a reduction in maximum range.

The Formula:
Estimated pack life (miles / km) = (EPA UDDS range) * (cycle-life rating of the battery) * (90%, to account for 20% linear capacity loss over this rated life)

78,000 miles (126,000 km)156,000 miles (252,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force™ Li-Ion intelligent modularZ-Force™ Li-Ion intelligent modular
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)

2.8 kWh5.7 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)

2.5 kWh5.0 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.7 hours (95% charged)7.8 hours (100% charged) / 7.4 hours (95% charged)
Quick 2x charger time (accessory)

Zero's scalable "quick charge" accessory offerings allow customers to acquire as many as three 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.

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 quick-charge accessories, you must plug each charger into a separate 110V/15A circuit. If connecting to any other, higher-rated household circuit, you must make sure it can safely support the load of each of Zero's 1,200W input chargers.

1.9 hours (100% charged) / 1.4 hours (95% charged)3.3 hours (100% charged) / 2.8 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 VStandard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct driveClutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 25T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt132T / 25T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension 38mm inverted, forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping38mm inverted, forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Remote reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingRemote reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
9.44 in (240 mm)9.44 in (240 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
8.94 in (227 mm)8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Nissin 2 piston hydraulic, 221 x 4.5 mm discNissin 2 piston hydraulic, 221 x 4.5 mm disc
Rear brakes Nissin 1 piston hydraulic, 221 x 4.5 mm discNissin 1 piston hydraulic, 221 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire 3.00-213.00-21
Rear tire 4.10-184.10-18
Front wheel 1.60 x 211.60 x 21
Rear wheel 2.15 x 182.15 x 18
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).
56.6 in (1,438 mm)56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
35.4 in (899 mm)35.4 in (899 mm)
Low seat height (accessory)
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
33.4 in (848 mm)33.4 in (848 mm)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
26.1°26.1°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
4.4 in (112 mm)4.4 in (112 mm)
Weight
Frame 17.0 lb (7.7 kg)17.0 lb (7.7 kg)
Curb weight 233 lb (106 kg)275 lb (125 kg)
Carrying capacity 347 lb (157 kg)305 lb (138 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)

470 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)470 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)

207 MPGe (1.14 l/100 km)212 MPGe (1.11 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 = (US average consumer cost per KWh) X (Power Pack nominal capacity)

$0.30$0.60
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.