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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


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


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