2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle Review

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle Review
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Those who are looking for athletic, resourceful and electric adventure bike should turn their attention towards the new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle. This motorcycle has the ability to ride anywhere. Its long travel suspension ensures to have the smooth ride and rugged dirt-ready tires give an impressive grip over all kinds of surfaces. Due to an efficient motor, it does not make any kind of noise and is environmentally friendly as well. Its full review with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle – Features

Torque Beast

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle delivers an impressive amount of silent stump-pulling torque of 116 ft-lb. This torque is considered more than the fuel-burning production liter bikes. The rider just has to twist the throttle to start his ride. There is no need for any shifting, no vibration, and no fumes as well. The class-leading Z-Force powertrain effortlessly drives the adventure bike to make the ride memorable.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Always Dialed

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle gives an outstanding performance and rider has the option to change the performance profiles with just a push of a button. The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle is pre-programmed with Eco or Sports modes and they are fully customized using the Zero Motorcycle app. The rider can also see the details of ride stats for future analysis.

Charge 6x Faster

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle has the ability to charge faster. It gives 94 miles of a ride with one hour of charging like in 2018 Zero DS. The Charge Tank option is fully compatible with the Level 2 charge stations and it delivers roughly 6x faster charging than a standard wall outlet. The typical recharge time is about an hour and it depends on the battery.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Charging

There is no special equipment required for charging. The standard household outlet can be used as a fueling station of this adventure bike. The cost of this fuel station is the fraction of the cost of gasoline. The rider has to plug in at night and then he can start the next day with full charging.

Pull the Plug on Maintenance

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle has the ability to turn the ordinary ride into adventurous one but at the end of every ride, the rider has to plug it in for charging. There is no need to replace any clogged filters or any dirty oil. The new Z-Force powertrain eliminates all the fossil burner mess, spark plugs, filters and clutches with its single moving part of the motor. Its power is being delivered with the help of carbon fiber belt. This belt is directly connected to the motor and its rear wheel. So, there is no need for any maintenance of chain, it’s a past thing now.  The latest Zero’s Z-Force powertrains are constantly advancing with the code updates that have the ability to deliver performance improvement. These updates are then delivered through the Zero Motorcycle App, which downloads directly to the rider’s smartphone to his bike.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Long Range Battery Tech

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the highest power and energy density battery in the entire EV industry. The Zero brand has used its entire 10-years of experience to manufacture the best battery of all times.  The DSR is available in ZF14.0 size only which is much powerful. The rider also has the option to add Power Tank accessory to expand the battery capacity by 3.6 kWh. Every Zero bike battery is backed by the five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Motor

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the powerful Z-Force motor, which has the ability to provide the smooth power and torque of 116 ft-lb. The motor design is so efficient that it only required a passive air-cooling. The rider has to roll on the throttle for massive acceleration. The rider can also roll off the throttle to progressively channel energy back into its battery. There is no need for any heavy, expensive and complicated liquid cooling system certainly there is no need for any routine maintenance like in 2017 Zero DSR. This is one of the most efficient, compact and powerful brushless motors.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Chassis

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the stylish twin-spar aircraft-grade aluminum chassis. The frame is optimized to provide the superior torsional rigidity. This adventure bike is available in Graphene Black Metallic color.

Suspension

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the latest Showa suspension featuring an amazing plush travel. It ensures to have an impressively smooth ride on all kinds of surfaces. The entire suspension system is fully and easily adjustable for city traffic and off-road adventure.

Dash

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the minimalist, efficient and modern dashboard. It provides all the necessary information that rider needs i.e. Speed, Power Output, Riding Profile, State of Charging etc. It has a cool blue LCD display to ensure the better look. The rider can also sync his smartphone to add a secondary customizable dash.

Onboard Charger

There is no need for any additional charging equipment. The standard 1.3 kW onboard charger can easily plug into any household outlet. There is an option for off-board Quick Charger accessory as well. This unbarred can be used in conjunction with it and Charge Tank option to accelerate the charge times.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Tank

The standard tank is being equipped with an enough lockable storage, which is an ideal place to store gloves, cell phones or wallets as well. The rider can also use this standard tank for Charge Tank option to enable the faster charging or with the Power Tank accessory that can add another 3.6 kWh of battery.

Brakes

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle features the latest Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS) that adds another level of confidence to the riders mind. This system has been carefully tested for all kinds of situations and it provides an optimum braking performance. Its braking is actuated via levers and these levers are carefully designed for an improved ergonomics. The ABS can be switched on or off by the rider.

Direct Drive

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle uses the direct drive system. There is no need for any clutch, gears, and chain. The rider has to twist the throttle to start his amazing journey. The direct drive is an impressive state-of-the-art motor, which has been directly connected with the rear wheel with the help of carbon fiber belt.

Wheels and Tires

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle comes with the best Pirelli MT-60 tires offering the superior traction with an excellent durability and road feel. These tires are fixed with the durable cast alloy wheels and a hollow front axle, which shaved unsprung weight for better handling.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle – Price

The new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle is available with the price of $16,495.

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Specs ZERO DSR ZF14.4 ZERO DSR ZF14.4 +Power Tank

Mileage

City 163 miles (262 km) 204 miles (328 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 78 miles (126 km) 97 miles (156 km)
Combined 105 miles (169 km) 132 miles (212 km)

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Motor

Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Max capacity 14.4 kWh 18.0 kWh

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Battery

Typical cost to recharge $1.61 $2.02
Charge time (standard) 9.8 hours (100% charged) / 9.3 hours (95% charged) 12.1 hours (100% charged) / 11.6 hours (95% charged)
With Charge Tank option 2.5 hours (100% charged) / 2.0 hours (95% charged) N/A
With max accessory chargers 2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged) 3.3 hours (100% charged) / 2.8 hours (95% charged)

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Dimension

Curb weight 419 lb (190 kg) 463 lb (210 kg)
Seat height 33.2 inches (843 mm) 33.2 inches (843 mm)

Warranty

Power pack warranty 5 years/unlimited miles 5 years/unlimited miles

2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Conclusion

This article is the review of new 2018 DSR Zero Electric Adventure Motorcycle and it shows that this is an ideal adventure bike for those who want an adventurous ride with a clean environment. The motor performance is mind-blowing and it provides an incredible amount of power and performance in all conditions. The chassis is attractive and compact provides an easy maneuvering experience. The wheel and rim color is very attractive and delivers the best traction of all times.

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