HARDRIDER MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE

It’s been about three years since tests were reported of Zero Motorcycles’ electric bikes, and in that time, the company has been very busy. Compared to the 2011 Zero S, the 2014 Zero SR has between 200-400 percent more everything – riding this bike was absolutely shocking. The SR represents a unique moment in motorcycling. We may look back in years to come and see this as the first time an electric motorcycle stood shoulder to shoulder with petrol powered bikes, and made them feel like yesterday’s heroes. On last report of the Zero S about three years ago, we came away thinking “what a nice little commuter, shame about the battery range.” Things have changed, and in a big way. The graphs below tell the story. Zero motorcycles have been on a steady diet of protein shakes, creatine and anabolic steroids in the last few years, and boy has the gym work paid off. Every single dyed-in- the-wool, petrolhead biker that took this thing around the block said a different version of the same thing: WOW, that’s awesome, I want one. Imagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Now, imagine never needing to stop at a gas station or being burdened with any scheduled powertrain maintenance. Pure. Powerful. Electric…and available now. MORE POWER... HIGHER TOP SPEED The “R” configuration of the Zero S is designed for riders who simply want to go faster and accelerate harder. Aptly named on account of its performance and ability to dominate, the Zero SR features a larger 660 amp motor controller that provides 24% more power and 56% higher torque, delivering 106 ft-lbs. To accommodate the increased power, the Zero SR motor uses higher temperature magnets to ensure better performance during extended durations at higher speeds. Capable of doing 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and of hitting over 100 mph using direct drive, the Zero SR offers spirited riders an edge in competitive riding. The only motorcycle in the lineup available in red, the tank section of the motorcycle is highlighted with a sophisticated “Zero SR” emblem and the tail section features the motor controller with a bold and elegantly designed heat sink. REVOLUTIONARY Z-FORCE® MOTOR UP TO 67 HP, 106 FT-LBS Zero Motorcycles designed the Z- Force® motor from the ground up to be compact, efficient and powerful. It provides you with exhilarating acceleration to a top speed of 102 mph as configured in the Zero SR. Completely air cooled, the motor is designed to provide a fantastic riding experience minus the need for any regular maintenance. When slowing down, the motor generates electricity that is channeled back into the power pack to help extend ride times. There are some clear advantages to going electric, including: no need to visit the gas station, no oil, no exhaust, etc. Zero Motorcycles uses direct drive in every model, and the street models have an entirely maintenance-free powertrain. An incredibly efficient system, direct drive channels power directly from the motor to the rear wheel; on the street models via a strong and silent, constant tension belt. Not only does direct drive minimize friction loss by eliminating clutches and gears, but it also helps eliminate the need for routine powertrain maintenance.The Z-Force® powertrain uses revolutionary technology to maximize efficiency and eliminate the need for complex cooling mechanisms. The resulting system produces so little heat under typical operation, that everything from the power pack to the motor itself is entirely air-cooled. The result is fewer possible mechanical problems and increased range. When it comes to maintenance, parts, fluids, transmissions and heat, less is more. Zero Powertrain 2014 Zero DS The Zero DS comes ready to ride with its integrated Z-Force® lithium ion power pack and on- board charger. MSRP does not include local shipping,...$12,995.00. 2014 Zero FX Electric Motorcycle The Zero FX comes ready to ride with its modular Z-Force® lithium ion power pack and on-board charger. MSRP does not include local shipping,...$9,495.00 Zero Retailers in Canada: All Season Motorsports 1510 10th Avenue, SW Calgary, Canada (403) 204-1771 Daytona Motorsports 13479 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC, Canada (604) 588-4988 Triumph of Seattle 5615 188th Street Southwest Lynnwood, WA, USA (425) 774-3538 Univers Traction Sports 8380 boul. Ste-Anne Chateau Richer, QC, Canada (418) 972-3334. End E L E C T R I C

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