We have long been critical of Zero Motorcycles and the motorcycles they produce, but you have to give the electric motorcycle manufacturer credit where it’s due: each year they improve their product, which is more than you can say about a lot of motorcycle OEMs.
Take the 2015 Zero Motorcycle lineup for example: for the upcoming model year, Zero’s bikes get proper motorcycle suspension from Showa, anti-locking brakes (ABS) from Bosch, tires from Pirelli, and a 10% battery increase from Moore’s Law.
For the 2015 Zero SR, this means a 185 mile range, when the optional Power Tank battery pack is installed. Similar gains can be seen with Zero’s other 2015 models, the Zero S & Zero DS.
While the added battery pack helps with the range anxiety, anyone who has ever ridden a Zero will welcome the addition of Showa suspension, as the company’s previous bikes have suffered from th forks and shocks that were used, which woefully were not up to the task of hard motorcycle riding.
The addition of Bosch’s ABS setup is a logical next step for Zero, and it helps the Californian company compete against comparable gas bikes in its segments, not to mention that it adds more safety and technology to the electric bikes. Don’t worry off-roaders, it can be disabled.
Available in Europe and the United States, base pricing for the Zero’s four models is as follows: Zero DS ($13,345), Zero S ($13,345), Zero SR ($17,345), & Zero FX ($9,845).
Source: Zero Motorcycles
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