Zero S

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Zero S ZF9.8 / ZF13
Zero Motorcycles, Detail Motor und Lithium-Ionen-Batterie.jpg
ManufacturerZero Motorcycles
Production2009-present
ClassSupermoto, Streetfighter
EngineElectric air-cooled, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Top speedMax 95 mph (153 km/h) Sustained 80 mph (130 km/h) (claimed)
Power34 hp (25 kW) @ 4,300 rpm ZF7.2 (claimed) 60 hp (45 kW) @ 4,300 rpm ZF13.0 (claimed)
Torque106 N⋅m (78 lbf⋅ft) ZF7.2(claimed) 110 N⋅m (81 lbf⋅ft) ZF13.0(claimed)
TransmissionClutchless one speed
SuspensionFront: 43 mm inverted, aluminum slider forks, Piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload. Compression and rebound damping
BrakesNissin 2 piston hydraulic, 313x4 mm floating disc. J-Juan 1 piston hydraulic, 240x4.5 mm disc
Tires110/70-17 / 140/70-17
Wheelbase55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height31.8 in (810 mm)
Weight367 lb (166 kg) / 399 lb (181 kg) (dry)
Range74 miles (119 km) / 98 miles (158 km) Battery Capacity: 9.8 kW·h / 13 kW·

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 range by 2.8kWh. The 2015 model added ABS brakes and 2016 brought a further increase to the battery size.

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

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