Game Changing Z-Force™ Power Pack
The world’s first truly modular system
The Zero XU features the world’s first truly modular power pack system. With slots for two power packs, you can operate the Zero XU with either one or both slots filled. Giving you the ability to charge without a street-level outlet, the modules can be charged either on the motorcycle or elsewhere using an optional accessory. The modules also work with optional CHAdeMO and quick-charge accessories to reduce charge times from 0-95% down to one hour.
The Zero XU can be purchased with either one module (ZF2.8) or two modules (ZF5.7). Compatible with the Zero FX and Zero MX, the modules can be swapped between any one of the three motorcycles.
Revolutionary Z-Force™ Motor
Quick, remarkably efficient and carefree
The Zero XU leverages the same advanced Z-Force™ technology as the fastest motorcycles in the 2013 lineup. Compact, efficient and powerful the motor provides exhilarating acceleration and is remarkably efficient. 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.
Plug in at any standard outlet
The Zero XU charging system is integrated into the motorcycle and can be plugged in at any standard outlet. No additional equipment is required for standard charging. This allows you to conveniently charge in your garage, at the office or when you stop at one of your favorite places while enjoying a day out. Plug the Zero XU in during the evening, or while at the office, and it is ready to go when you are. Those interested in fast charging can reduce charge times from 0-95% to as little as one hour using the CHAdeMO accessory.
The Zero XU power pack modules can be removed from the motorcycle and charged separately using an optional accessory. This makes it possible to charge the modules anywhere you take them and thereby eliminates the necessity of a street-level outlet.
Frame and Bodywork
Lightweight and Stealthy
The Zero XU is built around an incredibly robust dirt bike frame that has been refined for the city. Aircraft grade aluminum is exclusively used in the construction of the lightweight and rigid frame. The result is a fun motorcycle that is ideal for withstanding the rigors of urban streets.
Wheels and Brakes
The wheels and tires on the Zero XU are built to last. With rugged construction and tires that steadfastly hold the pavement, you can feel confident while maneuvering through urban obstacles. For maximum stopping power, the Zero S features robust and easy to modulate brakes with a new Nissin system.
- Standard sizes for aftermarket tire options
- Straight-pull spokes for long term durability
- Nissin brakes are precise, easy to modulate and require little effort
Suspension and handling
The Zero XU uses a highly tuned suspension system to absorb rough surfaces in the city. Taking advantage of the motorcycle’s low weight, the inverted front fork is robust, light and responsive. On the rear, a rigid double diamond swing arm keeps the wheel planted using an adjustable shock.
- Optimized fork and shock internals
- Aluminum stanchions for reduced weight and superior control
- Front adjustments: Compression and rebound damping
- Rear adjustments: Spring preload and rebound damping
- Comfortable riding position and optional on-board storage:
- Low seat height for improved rider confidence and better handling via a lower center of gravity
- Tall handlebars for increased control and better responsiveness (with adjustable risers to allow for rider customization)
- Optional storage for greater around town utility
Dash and Controls
The dash is designed by Zero to quickly and accurately provide essential information on speed, charge and motor temperature. The Zero XU allows you to set the motorcycle’s performance to either Sport or Eco. Want more information about the motorcycle while riding or at home? Try the new Zero Motorcycles app.
- Sport / Eco switch to allow you to select motorcycle performance
- Exceptionally accurate charge indicator
- Ergonomic and durable switch gear (for operation of lights, turn signals, etc.)
- Keyed ignition switch and steering lock for improved security and peace of mind
- Soft and more comfortable seat to accommodate longer rides
Zero Motorcycles App
Get your Motorcycle Dialed
Using the new 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 custom 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.
For more information, see the App User Guide.
Direct Drive Gearing
Great to own. Even better to ride.
With silent operation and no shifting, you can simply focus on enjoying the ride. Featuring a clutchless direct drive, the Zero XU is geared for city riding and increased efficiency. Using a maintenance-free belt system, the Zero XU is able to achieve minimal frictional losses. This increases its overall range and channels power more efficiently into speed. The result is a motorcycle that is great to ride and requires no routine powertrain maintenance.