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About Zero Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution. By combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today’s most advanced technology, Zero produces high performance electric motorcycles that are lightweight, efficient, fast off the line and fun to ride. Each motorcycle is optimized from the ground up to leverage the revolutionary Z-Force® electric powertrain and uses a specially designed rigid, aircraft-grade aluminum frame to minimize weight.

Once a burning idea conceived inside a Santa Cruz, California, garage, Zero has rapidly grown into an internationally known motorcycle company. The result is groundbreaking motorcycle innovation that is available for customers to own today. Since 2006, when the first prototypes were produced, Zero has invited motorcyclists to go for a ride. Some things are better experienced than explained.

Zero Motorcycles creates a superior riding experience with its transformational line of electric-powered motorcycles. Our people are driven by innovation, charged by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results.

With an unwavering focus on quality, we are committed to delivering exceptional value, performance and fun for our customers and partners worldwide.

Fleet Motorcycles
Police, Authority, Military

Zero electric motorcycles make great law enforcement tools due to their stealth, dynamic performance and high efficiency. Zero offers a range of models customized for police, security, military and first responders. Over 100 agencies around the world use Zero motorcycles for emergency services, private patrol and special applications.

Advantages include:

  • Stealth. A silent approach provides the tactical advantage of surprise. In park settings and public events, Zeros don’t disturb people or wildlife.
  • Hassle-free. The Z-Force® powertrain requires no gas, oil changes, coolant, valve adjustments or spark plugs.
  • Economical. Zeros cost about a penny per mile in electricity to operate. Combined with no routine powertrain maintenance, the total cost of ownership is a fraction of that for traditional gas motorcycles.
  • Community relations. Enforcement organizations report that Zero motorcycles enhance their community standing. People are impressed with the environmental benefits and eager to talk to officers about the bikes.

Please see the media center fleet section for details about individual models.

Powertrain Division

Zero Motorcycles offers the Z-Force® powertrain as an attractive option to companies and organizations looking to integrate industry leading technology into their products without having to invest years of time and money into developing a powertrain of their own. The components of the powertrain are available in several different packages designed to meet the needs of differing types of applications.

The revolutionary Z-Force® powertrain is high power, high efficiency and extremely compact. Designed by Zero Motorcycles in California, it is the product of years of research, development and testing. A modular design, the powertrain components can be used in a wide variety of applications where an electric power pack, motor or complete powertrain offer advantages. Using robust systems originally designed to endure demanding motorcycle applications, the Z-Force® powertrain offers a cost effective and rapid path to deploying top-of-the-line technology into a new concept, product or lineup.

Three main Z-Force® powertrain kits are available: battery pack, motor/controller and complete powertrain.

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