The new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle is another incredible masterpiece by Zero Motorcycles. This bike offers the massive torque, excellent acceleration with instantaneous response. The performance of this urban bike is mind blowing providing the higher output and high-temperature motor magnets. This combination provides the torque of 116 feet-pound, which is more than 1000 cc sports bike. It provides much more power than the gas-powered bikes. The rider can easily ride a comfortable ride due to its excellent frame geometry and well-calculated handlebar position. Following are the full review of new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle with its specification and price.
Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle – Features
Game Changing Z-Force® Power Pack
The new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle features the latest cell chemistry and battery management system, which provides the greater capacity and range. It comes with the ZF13.0 power pack which enables the rider to ride up to 202 miles. This power pack is the result of cutting-edge research and development. Each cell in this power pack is individually controlled and monitored to guarantees the maximum health and optimal performance.
Power Tank Technology
The Z-Force power Tank adds 3.3 kWh of power pack storage capacity as compared to 2016 Zero SR bike. There is an optional accessory, the Power Tank can be added to this bike. It results in bringing the maximum battery capacity of 16.3 kWh. This power is enough to travel up to 202 miles in a city or 101 miles on the highway with the speed of 70 mph.
Revolutionary Z-Force® Motor
The Zero Motorcycles designed the compact, efficient and powerful Z-Force motor. It provides the best acceleration to the top speed of 102 mph. This motor is air-cooled and it provides an excellent riding experience plus it needs less regular maintenance. When time bike slows down, its motor generates electricity that is channeled back into the power pack to give extended ride time.
Frame and Bodywork
This new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle features the twin spar frame, which is constructed from aircraft-graded aluminum. This frame is very light in weight and strong providing an excellent handling experience. The overall body is designed with low center of gravity offers the best response and maneuverability. The frame contains the sleek bodywork with the contemporary, aggressive and naked look. The tank section contains an integrated storage compartment, which is both lockable and removable. Its tank section can also be replaced with the Power Tank accessory with the greater range of the Charge Tank accessory for faster charging.
The suspension system is developed in the close collaboration with the Showa to provide the smooth ride over large bumps. The torsional rigidity of its front section enhances the handling while the hollow front axle reduces the unsprung weight. The suspension settings are completely customizable to meet the demands of different riders.
Bosch Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle and 2017 Zero S features the latest Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS). It improves the control in all conditions plus guarantees the best braking performance. This bike comes with the large 320 mm diameter carrier-less rotor for improved stopping power.
Wheels and Tires
The Pirelli tires come as a standard providing an ultimate greater traction, excellent durability and smoother road feel. These tires are attached with the stylish and durable cast alloy wheels.
Dash and Controls
The dashboard is totally designed by Zero engineers and it provides the useful information about the bike. The information includes the state of charge, power output and the rider selected riding profile. The rider can choose three different riding profiles using the right-hand switch gear. These profiles are Sport, Eco, and Custom. The dashboard features the cool blue backlit LCD display providing an incredible look. The rider has an option to obtain more information by using the official Zero Motorcycle App.
Zero Motorcycles App
The Zero Motorcycle App provides the detailed information about this bike such as time until charged, total charge cycles and much more. This app allows the rider to set the custom riding mode during parking. The rider can also connect his smartphone using Bluetooth and his phone will transform into the customized dash.
Direct Drive Gearing
The new Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle features the clutchless direct drive, which provides the rapid acceleration and better efficiency. The higher output motor delivers the top speed of 100 mph. This model provides the controlled and powerful acceleration until the rider can reach his desired speed. The use of carbon fiber belt enables the minimum friction losses for increased overall range. It makes the powertrain quiet and maintenance-free.
Charge Easily. Charge Anywhere.
The charging options are designed to fit the lifestyle of every rider. This Zero bike features the standard simple and the lightweight cable, which can easily plugs into the household outlet. The Zero Motorcycle offers the Charge Tank accessory, which triples the charging speed. It enables the riders to recharge their power pack within 2-3 hours. It gives the 53 miles of riding range for each hour of charging time. There is Quick Charge as well for home and office use. This system reduces the charging time and it used up to four stand-alone off-board 1kW chargers, which work in conjunction with the bike’s standard onboard charger.
Zero SR 2017 Electric Urban Motorcycle – Specs and Price
|Range||ZERO SR ZF13.0||ZERO SR ZF13.0 +Power Tank|
|City||161 miles (259 km)||202 miles (325 km)|
|Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h)||98 miles (158 km)||123 miles (198 km)|
|Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)||81 miles (130 km)||101 miles (163 km)|
|Peak torque||116 ft-lb (157 Nm)||116 ft-lb (157 Nm)|
|Peak power||70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm||70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm|
|Top speed (max)||102 mph (164 km/h)||102 mph (164 km/h)|
|Top speed (sustained)||95 mph (153 km/h)||95 mph (153 km/h)|
|Type||Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor||Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor|
|Controller||High efficiency, 775 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration||High efficiency, 775 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with the regenerative deceleration|
|Est. pack life to 80% (city)||362,000 miles (583,000 km)||455,000 miles (732,000 km)|
|Power pack||Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated||Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated|
|Max capacity||13.0 kWh||16.3 kWh|
|Nominal capacity||11.4 kWh||14.3 kWh|
|Charger type||1.3 kW, integrated||1.3 kW, integrated|
|Charge time (standard)||8.9 hours (100% charged) & 8.4 hours (95% charged)||11.0 hours (100% charged) & 10.5 hours (95% charged)|
|Input||Standard 110 V or 220 V||Standard 110 V or 220 V|
|Transmission||Clutch-less direct drive||Clutch-less direct drive|
|Final drive||90T / 20T, Poly Chain HTD Carbon™ belt||90T / 20T, Poly Chain HTD Carbon™ belt|
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
|Front suspension||Showa inverted cartridge forks of 41 mm, with an adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping||Showa inverted cartridge forks of 41 mm, with an adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping|
|Rear suspension||Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping||Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with an adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping|
|Front suspension travel||6.25 inches (159 mm)||6.25 inches (159 mm)|
|Rear suspension travel||6.35 inches (161 mm)||6.35 inches (161 mm)|
|Front brakes||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual-piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual-piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc|
|Rear brakes||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan solo piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan solo piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc|
|Front tire||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17|
|Rear tire||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17|
|Front wheel||3.00 x 17||3.00 x 17|
|Rear wheel||3.50 x 17||3.50 x 17|
|Wheelbase||55.5 inches (1,410 mm)||55.5 inches (1,410 mm)|
|Seat height||31.8 inches (807 mm)||31.8 inches (807 mm)|
|Trail||3.2 inches (80 mm)||3.2 inches (80 mm)|
|Frame||23 lb (10.4 kg)||23 lb (10.4 kg)|
|Curb weight||414 lb (188 kg)||458 lb (208 kg)|
|Carrying capacity||361 lb (164 kg)||317 lb (144 kg)|
|Equivalent fuel economy (city)||475 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)||475 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)|
|Equivalent fuel economy (highway)||240 MPGe (0.98 l/100 km)||240 MPGe (0.98 l/100 km)|
|Typical cost to recharge||$1.46||$1.83|
|Standard motorcycle warranty||2 years||2 years|
|Power pack warranty||5 years/unlimited miles||5 years/unlimited miles|