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2016 Zero DS Electric Motorcycle
Stealthily pass from the
wild to the civilized

Bypass the Ordinary

The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom.

Blast down a gravel road or a dusty trail. When you’re ready, stealthily pass from the wild to the civilized as you arrive at your destination. The Zero DS is tough when you demand it and distinguished when required. Choose from the Power Tank or Charge Tank accessories to extend your range or take advantage of three times faster charging.

Propelled by the most advanced technology in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you throw at it. Overcoming obstacles and maintaining control is effortless due to its direct-drive powertrain and fully adjustable suspension. Under technical riding conditions, Zero’s revolutionary Z-Force® motor delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist. As with Zero’s entire model line, the Zero DS offers a liberating ownership experience with its maintenance-free powertrain, penny-per-mile “fuel” cost and powerful acceleration.

“You go from nothing to full torque in the slow blink of an eye. The acceleration is extremely rapid.”
– Cycle News
“Zero has dramatically advanced the state of the art in electric motorcycles.”
– Motorcyclist
“It’s a go-anywhere moto perfect for exploring…maintenance plan consists of keeping air in the tires.”
– Wired
“If the perfect motorcycle transmits all the experience of the ride without imposing
anything between the rider and the road, electric propulsion is the clear answer.”
2016 Zero DS Upper View

New for 2016

Farther and Faster

Years of refinement have made Zero’s versatile dual sport motorcycles even more dynamic. Smooth and stylish in the city—yet capable and robust off-road—owning a Zero DS is like having two bikes in one. And, for 2016, technological advancements will have you rolling faster and riding farther.

For the dual sport rider demanding more, we created the Zero DSR. A 660 amp controller adds 56% more torque and 25% more power to the Zero DS, the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. The resulting acceleration is smooth and stunning.

At the heart of each Zero DS ZF13.0 and Zero DSR is an all-new Z-Force® motor. Its innovative interior permanent magnet (IPM) design cools more rapidly and has greater thermal capabilities. Performance is substantially improved in demanding conditions, both on- and off-road, and higher sustained top speeds are achieved.

To expand riding opportunities and provide access to the growing public charging infrastructure, Zero has effectively tripled charging speed with the new Charge Tank accessory. Leveraging the popular J1772 standard, the Charge Tank is designed to work with Level 2 charging stations. ZF9.8 power packs can now be charged to 95% in about two hours, while the new higher capacity ZF13.0 takes about three hours.

New cell chemistry within the Z-Force® power pack stores more energy and operates more efficiently, resulting in a system that boasts the highest energy density in the electric vehicle industry. The power pack requires no routine maintenance and is backed by a 5-year/100,000 mile warranty.

As Zero continues to raise the bar on its highest performance models, proven technology makes electric motorcycles even easier to own. With its impressive power-to-weight ratio, the 2016 Zero DS ZF9.8 delivers the thrill and convenience of electric at a new lower price.

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