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2017 Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle
Instant torque
from 0 RPM

Game Changing Z-Force® Power Pack

Modular or fully integrated

The Zero FXS is available in two configurations:

Zero FXS ZF3.3 – “Refuel” in seconds with removable power packs. The Zero FXS ZF3.3’s hot-swappable system allows riders to purchase multiple batteries that can be charged on or off the bike using optional accessories. Add a second module to match the performance of the ZF6.5.

Zero FXS ZF6.5 – Equipped with an integrated, higher capacity 6.5 kWh battery, this option is simpler and more cost effective while delivering more power “out of the box.”

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  • Z-Force® power packs are backed by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty
  • Worry-free, zero maintenance batteries are designed to last the life of the motorcycle
  • Fully modular Z-Force® quick-swap technology allows you to swap power packs on the Zero FXS ZF3.3 in seconds. You can also upgrade your motorcycle’s max capacity from 3.3 kWh to 6.5 kWh
    • Note: Adding a second power pack may require an update of the vehicle’s registration documents. Please check with your local vehicle approval authority for details
  • State-of-the-art power pack configuration and cell chemistry
    • Cells last 2,500 full charge-discharge cycles before hitting 80% capacity, yielding as much as 203,000 miles on the original power pack
    • Highest energy density in the electric vehicle industry
  • Isolated power systems and 12 V system for running accessories
  • Modules can be fully removed from the motorcycle and transported to charge anywhere (this requires the purchase of a stand-alone Quick Charger and the Power Pack Module Charging Adapter)
  • Module locking system for increased security and peace of mind
  • Scalable off-board charging options available to reduce recharge times (see specs for details)
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Power Pack

Revolutionary Z-Force® Motor

Thrilling acceleration with 78 ft-lb of torque

The motor in the Zero FXS is configured to produce incredible torque and sits inside the lightest 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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  • Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force® motor is the industry’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed air-cooled motor
  • Z-Force® IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor is more efficient and cools more rapidly for improved performance during hard riding and higher sustained top speeds
  • Produces 46 hp and 78 ft-lb of torque (Zero FXS ZF6.5)
  • Requires no routine maintenance
  • Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
  • Instant torque and broad power band for impressive 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
    • “Custom” mode performance profile can be set using the Zero Motorcycles App
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Motor
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Charging System

Charge Easily.
Charge Anywhere.

Zero’s charging options are designed to fit your lifestyle. Every Zero comes standard with a simple and lightweight cable that plugs into any household outlet.

For home or office use, Zero’s scalable “Quick Charger” system can dramatically reduce charging times. The system uses up to four stand-alone (off-board) 1kW chargers that work in conjunction with the motorcycle’s standard (on-board) charger.

Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Frame

Frame and Bodywork

Light Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

At the core of the Zero FXS lies a handcrafted aircraft-grade aluminum frame that Zero engineered from the ground up. Its combination of lower weight and higher strength means more responsiveness. In the corners and off the line, this translates into greater acceleration. For added durability, each frame 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
  • Robust headtube and head bearings for increased torsional rigidity and improved control
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Front Fork

Showa Suspension

The Magic Ride

Zero worked in close collaboration with Showa to develop suspension systems that provide excellent small bump compliance, predictable control of bigger impacts and exceptionally smooth action under all conditions. Torsional rigidity of the front end improves handling, and a hollow front axle reduces unsprung weight. Suspension settings are completely customizable to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders.

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  • Exceptionally smooth action for improved comfort and control
  • Fully adjustable settings to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders
  • Hollow front axle reduces unsprung weight
  • Durable and highly protective fork guards
  • Developed in close collaboration with Showa
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle brakes

Bosch Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Powerful. Precise. Control.

The Zero FXS features an advanced Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) that improves control in a wide array of conditions and ensures the best braking performance.

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  • Advanced Bosch ABS is standard
  • ABS can be switched on or off depending on rider preference
  • Incredibly smooth actuation for improved control under extreme braking
  • Refined hydraulic ratios improve braking power and modulation
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Wheels

Wheels and Tires

Hold your line.

Pirelli tires are standard on the Zero FXS, providing improved traction in a wide variety of conditions and excellent road feel. The Zero FXS alloy wheels are designed to reduce unsprung weight while not compromising on strength.

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  • High performance Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires provide outstanding traction on paved surfaces
  • Stylish cast alloy wheels are equipped with a large carrier-less front rotor to reduce unsprung weight and increase stopping power
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Drivetrain

Direct Drive Gearing

Instant torque with a twist

Featuring a clutchless direct drive, the Zero FXS is geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency. Without ever needing to shift, the Zero FXS provides controlled and powerful acceleration at any speed between 0-85 mph. The carbon fiber belt achieves 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

Impressive information. Elegantly Displayed.

The dash is designed by Zero to quickly and accurately provide useful data on such information as state of charge, power output and your selected riding profile. You can toggle through three riding profiles using the ergonomic right-hand switch gear to better meet the needs of your ride: Sport, Eco, Custom. The dash screen features a cool blue backlit LCD display and integrates seamlessly into the front of the motorcycle. Want more information about the motorcycle while riding or at home? Try the Zero Motorcycles App.

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  • High-contrast blue backlit LCD screen features data that allows you to better understand your state of charge, see your current riding profile and view other useful riding information
  • Ergonomic right-hand switch assembly with integrated switch to toggle on the fly between Sport, Eco and Custom riding modes
  • Custom riding mode setting allows you to set your own performance profile (custom mode performance profile must be configured within the Zero Motorcycles App)
  • Projector beam headlights and integrated fly screen provide a refined and contemporary front profile
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle Dashboard
Zero FXS Electric Motorcycle App

Zero Motorcycles App

Get your Motorcycle Dialed

Using the 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 the custom riding mode’s performance profile by adjusting the 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.

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  • Bluetooth-enabled connectivity for both iPhone and Android mobile devices
  • Adjust your custom riding mode’s performance characteristics to meet your particular riding needs with a few swipes of your finger
  • Customizable display reports the information that interests you most
  • Zero Motorcycles mobile app now enables remote motorcycle firmware updates on 2017 models
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