2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle Review

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2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

The Zero Motorcycle is manufacturing electric bikes, which are not only incredibly powerful but they are eco-friendly as well. The new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle are its amazing bikes. The new 2017 Zero DS Electric Bike is an excellent combination of innovation and power in the single bike. It is designed for agile in the dirt surfaces and quick on the street and city roads. It features the power Zero’s revolutionary Z-Force motor that delivers excellent riding experience. It contains excellent features that meets the demands of thousands of customers. The rider can also choose the power tank and charge tank accessories to extend his riding range or can charge his bike three times faster. The new 2017 Zero DSR Electric Motorcycle features 116 foot per pounds of torque, and it can deliver the superb amount of torque and acceleration. Both of these bikes are excellent for dual purpose riding. It has delivered 43 percent more torque and 17 percent more power than other Zero Motorcycles. Both of these bikes, 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle, features specially tuned Showa suspension and Bosch ABS for smooth riding. Both of these bikes offers maximum adventure with excellent travel experience. Following are the review of 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle along with the price and specification.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle – Features

A Refined Powertrain Integrated With an Off-Road Heritage

The all-new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycles, both of these bikes uses new technologies that make them ideally suited for broad range of conditions. These bikes feature Pirelli dual sports tires that can maintain the tight grip on any kinds of surfaces. These tires are specially engineered with Showa suspension system that can absorb all bumps. This combination results in dual sports motorcycle in all kind of surfaces.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Game Changing

The all-new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle contains the advanced cell chemistry and the new battery management systems that offer greater capacity and range. Both of these bikes use ZF13.0 power pack, which enable to ride beyond 140 miles and it is specially designed to last the life of the motorcycle. It results in cutting-edge research and development. Each cell of this power pack is individually controlled and is monitored to ensure the maximum health.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Power Tank Technology

The new Z-Force Power Tank is used, it adds 3.3 kWh of power pack storage capacity. There is an optional accessory; the Power Tank can also be added at any time depending on the need of rider to extend the maximum battery capacity to 16.3 kWh. This power is enough to travel up to 184 miles in the city and 88 miles on the highway.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Revolutionary Z-Force Motor

The all-new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle features new Z-Force motor. It is the compact, efficient and powerful motor. This motor delivers excellent acceleration to the top speed of 98 mph, and it is full air-cooled like the one used in 2017 Zero FX Electric Motorcycle. This motor provides the fantastic riding experience, and it does not need any regular maintenance. When the bike slows down, it generates electricity that is channelled back into the power pack in helping to extend the rider times.

Frame and Bodywork

The new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle features an aircraft-grade aluminium which is exclusively used in the construction of twin spar frame. It is very light in weight, compact and reliable, which is one of the reasons why this bike is easy to handle on dirt and street. These bikes are designed to achieve the low centre of gravity for great manoeuvring and excellent response. It features the sleek bodywork with an aggressive and naked look. The tank section of the body contains an integrated storage compartment that is lockable and removable. The tank section can be replaced with the Power Tank accessory for greater range or the Charge Tank accessory for better and faster charging.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Showa Suspension

The all-new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle contains the Showa suspension system. The Zero Motorcycles worked in close collaboration with the Showa to develop this new suspension system that provides excellent small bump conditions. The torsional rigidity of the front end of these bikes improve the handling experiences, and the hollow front axle reduces the unsprung weight. The new suspension settings are completely customizable to meet the demands of some riders.

Bosch Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

These new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycles feature an advanced and latest Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) that not only improves control in the broad array of conditions but it also guarantees the best braking performance. It features the large 320 mm diameter carrier-less rotor for more stopping power.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Wheels and Tires

The newly launched 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle features Pirelli tires as a standard offers the greater traction on a variety of surfaces. These tires offer superb grip like the one used on 2017 Zero FXS Electric Bike. They offer excellent durability and road feel. The tires are mounted with stylish and durable cast allow wheels.

Dash and Controls

The all-new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle featured the new dash, which is specially designed by Zero engineers for quick and accurate information about the state of charge, power output and selected riding profile. The rider can easily toggle between three riding profiles using ergonomic right-hand switch gear. There are three available riding profiles i.e. Sport, Eco and Custom. The new dash screen has cool blue backlit LCD light, and it integrates seamlessly into the front of the bike.

Zero Motorcycles App

By using the Zero Motorcycles App, the rider can see the detail information about the bike such as a time until charged, total charge cycles and average watts per mile and much more. When it is parked, this app allows the rider to set the custom riding mode’s performance profile by adjusting the parameter for max torque, top speed and max regenerative braking. During the ride, the phone can be transformed into the customised dash that offers the detailed real-time information about the bike. This app perfectly works on iPhone and Android mobile device and can easily be synced using Bluetooth.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Direct Drive Gearing

The new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle features the clutchless direct drive for rapid acceleration and max efficiency. Without any need to shift, the acceleration is controlled and powerful at any speed from 0-98 mph. The carbon fibre belt features minimum frictional losses for better overall range, and it is integral to making the powertrain quiet and maintenance-free.

Charge Easily. Charge Anywhere

The new 2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle features an excellent charging system. The charging options of these bikes are designed to fit the lifestyle of every rider. These Zero Bikes comes as a standard with the straightforward and lightweight cable that just plugs into any household outlet. There is also a charge tank accessory for faster charging. It effectively triples the onboard charging speed. It allows the rider to recharge their power pack within 2-3 hours at level 2 charging stations. It will result in up to 49 miles of riding range for each hour of charging time. The “Quick Charger” system of Zero Motorcycle reduces the charging time. This system uses the four stand-alone 1 kW offboard chargers. It works in conjunction with the bike’s standard onboard charger.

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle – Specs and Pricing

Range ZERO DS ZF6.5 ZERO DS ZF13.0 ZERO DS ZF13.0 +POWER TANK ZERO DSR ZF13.0 ZERO DSR ZF13.0 +POWER TANK
City 74 miles (119 km) 147 miles (237 km) 184 miles (296 km) 147 miles (237 km) 184 miles (296 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 44 miles (71 km) 88 miles (142 km) 110 miles (177 km) 88 miles (142 km) 110 miles (177 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 35 miles (56 km) 70 miles (113 km) 88 miles (142 km) 70 miles (113 km) 88 miles (142 km)

Motor

Peak torque 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) 81 ft-lb (110 Nm) 81 ft-lb (110 Nm) 116 ft-lb (157 Nm) 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 34 hp (25 kW) @ 4,300 rpm 60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 rpm 60 hp (45 kW) @ 5,300 rpm 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 91 mph (146 km/h) 98 mph (158 km/h) 98 mph (158 km/h) 102 mph (164 km/h) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 80 mph (129 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h) 90 mph (145 km/h) 90 mph (145 km/h)
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, interior permanent magnet, radial flux, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, interior permanent magnet, radial flux, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, interior permanent magnet, radial flux, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, radial flux, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, radial flux, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 Amp & a 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 Amp & a 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 775 Amp & a 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 775 Amp & a 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle

Power System

Est. Pack life to 80% (city) 165,000 miles (266,000 km) 331,000 miles (533,000 km) 414,000 miles (666,000 km) 331,000 miles (533,000 km) 414,000 miles (666,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 6.5 kWh 13.0 kWh 16.3 kWh 13.0 kWh 16.3 kWh
Nominal capacity 5.7 kWh 11.4 kWh 14.3 kWh 11.4 kWh 14.3 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated 1.3 kW, integrated 1.3 kW, integrated 1.3 kW, integrated 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 4.7 hours (100% charged 8.9 hours (100% charged) 11.0 hours (100% charged) 8.9 hours (100% charged) 11.0 hours (100% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle Specs

Drivetrain

Transmission Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes

Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with an adjustable spring preload, compression and a rebound damping
Rear suspension New Showa 40 mm piston & piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping New Showa 40 mm piston & piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping New Showa 40 mm piston & piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping New Showa 40 mm piston & piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping New Showa 40 mm piston & piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 7.00 inches (178 mm) 7.00 inches (178 mm) 7.00 inches (178 mm) 7.00 inches (178 mm) 7.00 inches (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel 7.03 inches (179 mm) 7.03 inches (179 mm) 7.03 inches (179 mm) 7.03 inches (179 mm) 7.03 inches (179 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating calliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating calliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating calliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating calliper, 320 x 5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating calliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan single piston floating calliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan single piston floating calliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan single piston floating calliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan single piston floating calliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9ABS, J-Juan single piston floating calliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19 Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19 Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19 Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19 Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17 Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17 Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17 Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17 Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 19 2.50 x 19 2.50 x 19 2.50 x 19 2.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17 3.50 x 17 3.50 x 17 3.50 x 17 3.50 x 17

Dimensions

Wheelbase 56.2 inches (1,427 mm) 56.2 inches (1,427 mm) 56.2 inches (1,427 mm) 56.2 inches (1,427 mm) 56.2 inches (1,427 mm)
Seat height 33.2 inches (843 mm) 33.2 inches (843 mm) 33.2 inches (843 mm) 33.2 inches (843 mm) 33.2 inches (843 mm)
Rake 26.5° 26.5° 26.5° 26.5° 26.5°
Trail 4.6 inches (117 mm) 4.6 inches (117 mm) 4.6 inches (117 mm) 4.6 inches (117 mm) 4.6 inches (117 mm)

Weight

Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg) 23 lb (10.4 kg) 23 lb (10.4 kg) 23 lb (10.4 kg) 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 317 lb (144 kg) 413 lb (187 kg) 457 lb (207 kg) 419 lb (190 kg) 463 lb (210 kg)
Carrying capacity 417 lb (189 kg) 362 lb (164 kg) 318 lb (144 kg) 356 lb (161 kg) 312 lb (142 kg)

Economy

Equivalent fuel economy (city) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $0.73 $1.46 $1.83 $1.46 $1.83

2017 Zero DS and DSR Electric Motorcycle Specs

Pricing

MSRP $10,995 $13,995 $16,690 $15,995 $18,690

Warranty

Standard motorcycle warranty 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Power pack warranty Five years/unlimited miles Five years/unlimited miles Five years/unlimited miles Five years/unlimited miles Five years/unlimited miles