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2015 Zero S - Coolness Factor = 61.8%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:42 pm

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Revolutionary technology meets innovative motorcycle design....

2015 Zero S at http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com

The Road Ahead

Imagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Then, imagine never needing to stop at a gas station or being burdened with any scheduled powertrain maintenance. Pure. Powerful. Electric… and available now.

Developed to aggressively take on urban environments while encouraging occasional detours to your favorite stretch of backcountry twisties, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. The result is a motorcycle with breathtaking performance and a sophisticated appearance.

Featuring Zero Motorcycles’ Z-Force® motor and power pack, the Zero S pulls hard to speeds above 90 mph and offers a city range of up to 185 miles with the optional Power Tank accessory.

Whether stealthily accelerating onto the highway or out of the turns, the Zero S is uniquely designed to deliver a thrilling sensation unlike any other on the road today. Are you ready?




New for 2015

Adding to Exceptional.


The Zero S and Zero SR have always offered breathtaking power, seamless acceleration and the purity of a ride that enhances the most enjoyable elements of the traditional motorcycle experience. The 2015 models will all but disappear beneath you as you fly down the road with new Showa suspension, Bosch Anti Lock Brakes (ABS) and high performance Pirelli tires. Already the longest-range electric motorcycles in production today, the Zero S and Zero SR now offer riders 10% greater range by way of a newly optimized battery cell configuration. That’s up to 185 miles of exhilaration.


Zero worked in close collaboration with Showa to develop suspension for the Zero S line that provides excellent small bump compliance, predictable control of bigger impacts and exceptionally smooth action under all conditions. Torsional rigidity of the front end was increased for improved handling, and a hollow front axle was used to reduce unsprung weight. Suspension settings are now completely customizable to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders.

Designed to make the twisties even more enjoyable, the contemporary new wheels, Pirelli tires and ABS work together with the highly tuned suspension to provide confidence and control. Riders will also enjoy the stylish new mirrors that provide excellent visibility of the vehicles they just passed.


2015 Zero S - http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: ZERO S zf9.4 $13,345; ZERO S zf12.5 $15,345; ZF12.5 +Power Tank $17,840 USD



range ZERO S zf9.4
City 113 miles (182 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 70 miles (113 km)
» Combined 87 miles (140 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 58 miles (93 km)
» Combined 76 miles (122 km)
Motor
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max) 95 mph (153 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 80 mph (129 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.8 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 254,000 miles (409,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent
Max capacity 9.4 kWh
Nominal capacity 8.3 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 6.6 hours (100% charged) / 6.1 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger 3.9 hours (100% charged) / 3.4 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 1.9 hours (100% charged) / 1.4 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel 6.35 in (161 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Sport Demon 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Sport Demon 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00 x 17
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheel base 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0°
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 376 lb (171 kg)
Carrying capacity 399 lb (181 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 462 MPGe (0.51 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 236 MPGe (1.00 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.05
Pricing
MSRP $13,345
(Does not include local shipping, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, applicable taxes, PDI, or road registration fees.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/100,000 miles




range ZERO S zf12.5
City 151 miles (243 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 94 miles (151 km)
» Combined 115 miles (185 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 77 miles (124 km)
» Combined 102 miles (164 km)
Motor
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max) 95 mph (153 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 80 mph (129 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 5.2 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 339,000 miles (546,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent
Max capacity 12.5 kWh
Nominal capacity 11.0 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 8.6 hours (100% charged) / 8.1 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger 5.0 hours (100% charged) / 4.5 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 2.4 hours (100% charged) / 1.9 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel 6.35 in (161 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Sport Demon 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Sport Demon 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00 x 17
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheel base 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0°
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 408 lb (185 kg)
Carrying capacity 367 lb (166 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 462 MPGe (0.51 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 236 MPGe (1.00 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.40
Pricing
MSRP $15,345
(Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, or road registration fees.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/100,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles






range ZERO S ZF12.5 +Power Tank
City 185 miles (298 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 115 miles (185 km)
» Combined 141 miles (227 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 94 miles (151 km)
» Combined 125 miles (201 km)
Motor
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max) 95 mph (153 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 80 mph (129 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 5.8 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 420 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 415,000 miles (668,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent
Max capacity 15.3 kWh
Nominal capacity 13.5 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 10.5 hours (100% charged) / 10.0 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger 6.0 hours (100% charged) / 5.5 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 28T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel 6.35 in (161 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Sport Demon 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Sport Demon 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00 x 17
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheel base 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0°
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 452 lb (205 kg)
Carrying capacity 323 lb (147 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 461 MPGe (0.51 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 235 MPGe (1.00 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.72
Pricing
MSRP $17,840
(Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, http://www.TotalMotorcycle.com, or road registration fees.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years 2 years 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/100,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles





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2015 Zero S - Coolness Factor = 61.8%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:43 pm

New for 2015 and requested by Faded Sun in our suggestion box!

We did have the 2010 Zero S up on the Cool Wall but the new 2015 is a whole new beast.

Enjoy!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by Flipper » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:04 pm

I gave it a Cool.
I would have given it an Awesome if not for the prohibitive price tag.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:27 pm

They are really starting to get this little bugger dialed in!!!! I'd like to see range increase but I hear the times they are a changin!!!!
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:35 pm

This might give you an idea of performance of the Zero S vs other bikes/cars:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/download ... harts1.htm

An interesting history fact: Please excuse the dust... This page was created in 2002 (and maybe updated in '05) and is from the looks of it is based on the original page layout of Total Motorcycle. LOL. Wow, time flies!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:00 pm

A Saudi prince, when asked about the shortage of oil, once remarked that the Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stones.

Not that I think the infernal combustion engine is having its last gasp just yet. But I have to admit I think this is the look of things to come.
When they work out the long distance thing they will become increasingly popular (and cheaper).

For me the lack of noise is not a selling point; part of the experience is hearing and feeling the power of your engine humming along the highway.

But I have to admit they have certainly done a great job of it. I voted awesome just for pulling it off. I'd love to test one. I'll never have one in my garage but just the same, it would be a gas. (pun intended)
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by pchast » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:49 pm

It almost fits into my use now with its new range estimates.
I'd buy one with my first million dollar lotto win!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:36 am

We STILL need that rating between Cool and Uncool! This technology is definitely heading in the right direction, and I can see in a few more years they might have the range up to where I could pragmatically use this for commuting. My employer needs to get serious about providing some charging stations though.

No vote. Not ready to give it a Cool, but Uncool is too harsh. It's promising, just needs to keep developing.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:21 am

I'd have one as my commuter bike. The range is now acceptable, top speed is highway capable and the charging times work, even at 8 hours, you could get to work near on empty, plug it in and at the end of the day have a full charge. Plus the cost to charge is fairly cheap especially compared to buy petrol. It is a bit pricey, but I figure that cost would be greatly off set by fuel and maintenance cost savings. I give it a solid cool....now if it was a hydrogen fuel-cell beastie with the same performance, then it would a solid sub zero awesome.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:04 am

It's cool. Given that I can only afford to keep one motorcycle...this would not work for me. The distance range is too short for the types of daytripping we like to do.

It would be a good commuter though.

Still too expensive.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by Hanson » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:32 am

I like this moto but it only rates a cool... and that is only because of the pioneering efforts to bring an electric motorcycle to the market. Even if we are to ignore the issue with range, and accept that this bike would be a specialized commuter, which is not a trivial niche, it just does not make economic sense.

Consider that it costs 2x a Honda CB500F, a bike with similar looks and similar performance.

Lets say that is $7500 more to ride the Zero. How long before you break even on fuel costs?

If you have a fairly long daily commute, perhaps 75 miles each way, with charging the Zero at work, then the Zero is going to cost about $2 a day in electrons, and the CB500F will cost about $6.25 a day in gas assuming 60 mpg and $2.5 a gallon. That is saving of $4.25 a day or about $1100 a year for commuting. It is going to take almost 7 years just to break even on the difference in price and that is if you commute 150 miles round trip 5 days a week all year round for the duration. For myself, I have a 9 mile commute by motorcycle, it is only about 5 by cage, so that is about 18 miles a day. I will likely die of old age before I save $7500 on fuel for my commute.

In order for the Zero S to make sense, it needs to be about half the price, and then I would be willing to overlook the enormous disadvantage of the limited range. If the Zero was price competitive, then I think a lot of people would put one in the garage for commuting, but until then it is likely to be a bike with sales limited to those who have a lot of money to spend on toys or those for whom riding a Zero S will be an environmental religious experience.

For those living in jurisdictions where most of the price of a gallon of gas are costs imposed by the government, evading those draconian fuel taxes is going to make the Zero a lot more economically competitive.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:40 pm

I wonder why most of the pioneering companies when it comes to zero emissions motorcycles are in the US. I expected a bigger number of companies from Europe, with its higher cost of fuel, as well as higher percentage of "non-lifestyle" (commute/transportation) motorcycle use.

Anyway, I admire and respect the fact that Zero is leading the charge (ahem), and give it a cool vote for that. But I still wouldn't get one for the price, range, and limited use issues that have already been mentioned.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:40 pm

Consider the following:

2014 Zero S + Power Tank

City : 171 miles
55mph: 106 miles
75mph: 88 miles

Estimated battery life to 80%: 385,000 miles


2015 Zero S + Power Tank

City : 185 miles
55mph: 115 miles
70mph: 94 miles

Estimated battery life to 80%: 415,000 miles

So in ONE MODEL YEAR, Zero improved their efficiencies by:

City: 8%
55mph: 15%
70mph: 25%

Battery Life: 8%

Now, my 2001 Kawasaki VN800 gets between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how you ride.
The 2015 Vulcan 900 Classic gets...between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how you ride.
Which means that Kawasaki has improved their efficiency 00.00% in FOURTEEN EFFIN YEARS!!

Electricity is the fuel of the future, oil is on it's way out. If you don't believe that, visit a train museum.

The Zero is far too expensive for what it does and can do, but that's the market. Give them the leeway to standardize their production process and let them get a little volume under their belts, and they could offer this bike for less than a one year old Honda Rebel with a dented tank and busted turn signals on the left side.

Show me one other manufacturer that's improved their efficiency this much in a single year, and I'll give them an AWESOME too.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by Hanson » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:31 pm

Electricity is already in widespread use in those applications where the use of electricity has economic advantages, but as electricity is not a fuel, it can not possible be the fuel of the future.

Currently, in the United States, about 66.5% of all electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, primarily coal and natural gas. World wide, the number is about the same, although some countries, such as France, produce most of their electricity in nuclear power plants. It is going to be a long time before we are done with fossil fuels and the transition is likely to be gradual instead of sudden.

If the cost of battery technology is reduced, products like the Zero S will gain market share as they will be more economically competitive. If a new Zero S can be sold at a price point far below a similar new bike, a CB500F, or at the same price as a used Honda Rebel with a dented tank and busted turn signals, there are going to be a lot of Zero products in a lot of garages including mine.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:22 pm

One thing I notice no one (including my blushing self) has commented on is how it looks. Not a fan of yellow, myself, but I think the black looks ok. I'm still waiting for someone to actually redesign the whole thing so it is its own form, not a bike shape with a lump of a battery where the cylinders used to be. I know this is just part of the whole evolutionary path - Motorcycles used to be bicycles with motors where the pedals used to be - but I'm hoping to see some one actually re-imagine the whole concept of personal transport and see what they come up with.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Zero S - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:37 pm

Hanson wrote:Electricity is already in widespread use in those applications where the use of electricity has economic advantages, but as electricity is not a fuel, it can not possible be the fuel of the future.

Currently, in the United States, about 66.5% of all electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, primarily coal and natural gas. World wide, the number is about the same, although some countries, such as France, produce most of their electricity in nuclear power plants. It is going to be a long time before we are done with fossil fuels and the transition is likely to be gradual instead of sudden.


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Re: 2015 Zero S - Voted

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:43 pm

2015 Zero S - Coolness Factor = 61.8%
Featured: December 5th, 2014 - December 12th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=50435
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... Zero-S.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Zero S is:

Awesome (3 points) 26% [ 9 ]
Cool (2 points) 47% [ 16 ]
Uncool (1 point) 12% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 15% [ 5 ]

Total votes: 34


= a Coolwall Factor of 61.8%

NOTES: Innovative but at a cost. Zero keeps making their models better and more efficient but the cost is still a hard swallow for the majority of motorcyclists. As technology improves, Zero should be able to keep lowering the model cost. But the double edged sword here is technology always gets superseded and few want "old tech", thus a 10 year old Zero could be a "throw-away" technology similar to a 1MP digital camera.

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!
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