Zero S

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Zero S (ZF 7.2)
ManufacturerZero Motorcycles
Production2009–present
ClassSupermoto, Streetfighter
EngineZ-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
Top speedMax 98 mph (158 km/h) Sustained
Power46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm ZF7.2 (claimed)
Torque106 N⋅m (78 lbf⋅ft) ZF7.2(claimed)
TransmissionClutchless Direct Drive 1-Speed Automatic
SuspensionFront: Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Rear: Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
BrakesBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan Dual-Piston 320 x 5 mm disc & Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan Single-Piston 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Tires110/70-17 / 140/70-17
Wheelbase55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height31.8 in (810 mm)
Weight313 lb (142 kg) (dry)
Range89 miles (143 km)

The Zero S is an electric motorcycle made by Zero Motorcycles.

On 23 April 2009 the company announced it would establish a distribution network in the Canadian market while getting regulatory approval for selling the motorcycle in Canada.[1] It expects to start selling in Canada by early July 2009.[1]

The 2009 Zero S had an expected range of 81-kilometre (50 mi) on a full charge, with a top speed of 112 km/h (70 mph),[1] a speed it can reach in under four seconds from a standing start. The motor is rated at 22 kilowatts (30 hp).[2] The battery can be recharged using standard 110 V or 220 V plugs. A replacement battery will cost approximately $3,000.[1]

The 2014 range of Zero S have brought various improvements and the option for a powertank accessory which increases the energy by 2.8 kWh. The 2015 model added ABS brakes and 2016 brought a further increase to the battery capacity.

The 2020 Zero S is the current iteration of the bike, featuring a blue and black color scheme, and a base price of $10,995. An optional Power Tank and Charge Tank can be added to either increase range or decrease charge time for under $3,000 a piece, however only one or the other can be installed on the motorcycle at the same time. The bike is also sold with an optional quick charger. The current model of Zero S can get to 95% charge in about 1 hour with max accessory chargers.

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  1. ^ a b c d Hamilton, Tyler (24 April 2009). "Electric motorbike set to roll out". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Zero S Specification".

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