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Cypher Operating System

Zero’s proprietary operating system acts as a hub to integrate all motorcycle systems.

The Cypher Operating System is Zero’s proprietary OS and acts as a conductor to direct and integrate all subordinate motorcycle systems. It delivers precise performance seamlessly for a consistently superior riding experience. Cypher gives the rider a wide variety of customization and tracking through the Zero Apps and it tracks and delivers critical data from the motorcycle right to your fingertips. Cypher II and Cypher III are 13+ years in the making and are the central technology that deliver the ultimate riding experience.

Predictably operating the world’s most advanced electric powertrain requires the world’s most advanced central nervous system. Cypher III is exactly that. Cypher III is the pinnacle version of Zero systems and is only available on SR/F and SR/S motorcycles. Cypher III connects the following systems: Zero Motorcycles NextGen App, Full Color Dash, 14.4 kWh Power Pack & Battery Management System, Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), ZF75-10 Motor & Motor Controller, Charging Systems, Advanced Telemetric Recording, Bluetooth & Cellular Connectivity Modules, and so much more. This operating system allows for dramatic customization of the riding experience like no other vehicle. With the ability to download firmware you’re confident to always have the latest and best technology available controlling your motorcycle.


Instant Torque. Impressive Power. Incredible Efficiency.

The Z-Force® motor was developed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be optimized for efficiency, power and size. The Z-Force® motor features an interior permanent magnet (IPM) design that significantly improves performance during hard riding and allows higher sustained top speeds. Even more impressive, the compact brushless motor requires no liquid or forced-air cooling and requires no routine maintenance.

When combined with a Z-Force® Power Pack, the remarkably compact and light motor delivers amazing 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.


Install Any Time. Go Farther.

The Z-Force® Power Tank adds an additional 3.6 kWh of battery storage capacity to any 2014 or later Zero SR/F, Zero SR/S, Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS or Zero DSR model*. An optional accessory, the Power Tank can be added at any time-during or after motorcycle purchase. For example, if you purchase a Zero SR ZF14.4, you could upgrade your motorcycle to 18 kWh of battery capacity if additional range is needed. With that much energy, you can travel up to 223 miles in the city or 112 miles on the highway.

The Power Tank is a dealer-installed accessory which comes complete with a Z-Force® Power Pack module and all necessary hardware. On Zero S, SR, DS and DSR, the Power Tank completely replaces the tank bodywork and tank storage area. The Zero SR/F and SR/S retain a small lockable storage area with the Power Tank installed.

*Please note that the Power Tank is not compatible with motorcycles equipped with the Charge Tank or with the an additional 6 kW Rapid Charge module installed.

Zero Motorcycles App

Get your ride dialed.

  • Bluetooth enabled connectivity for both iPhone and Android mobile devices
  • Adjustable motorcycle performance to enable sportier or more economical riding
  • Customizable display reports precise state of charge and real-time power usage while riding
  • Owners of 2017-2020 models can use the Zero Motorcycles app to update their motorcycle’s firmware, saving time, money and service trips.

Z-Force® Power Pack

More Energy. Less Space.

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 over 200,000 miles with the batteries retaining 80% of their original maximum capacity. To meet the demands of Zero's most advanced platform, the Zero SR/F Power Pack features an aluminum heat-sink housing and thermal transfer interface which ensures consistent cell cooling and maximum long-term powertrain performance no matter how hard you ride.

An industry first, a Zero will automatically put itself into Long Term Storage Mode after prolonged periods of inactivity to optimize the battery’s state of charge and further improve long term battery health. In addition to longevity, the Z-Force® battery 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.

100% Modular

Swap in. Swap out.

Zero Motorcycles is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to feature available hot-swappable modules. This optional system allows the Zero FX and Zero FXS to be ridden using either one or two Z-Force® modules. A module can be added or removed in less than a minute. Charging can be done via the motorcycle’s standard on-board charger or by using optional off-board charging accessories.

Fully Recyclable

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 a diverse range of 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.