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2014 Zero SR - Coolness Factor = 61.7%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:26 pm

2014 Zero SR on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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More power. Higher top speed. Greater acceleration..

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.


2014 Zero SR Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Interested in torque and acceleration? Meet the Zero SR. With 106 ft-lbs of torque and capable of 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, the Zero SR is the fastest electric motorcycle that we have ever released.

2014 Zero SR Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Game Changing Z-Force® Power Pack: 130+ Mi Range / 300,000+ Mi Lifetime

The 2014 Zero S leverages an advanced battery cell chemistry and configuration. Not only does the ZF11.4 power pack enable you to go beyond 130 miles, it is also designed to last the life of the motorcycle. The result of cutting edge research and development, each cell in the power pack is individually controlled and monitored at all times to ensure maximum health. The highly efficient onboard charger minimizes charge time and can work in parallel with Zero’s quick charge systems. What’s this all mean? Simply put, the Zero S is the leader for production electric motorcycles in acceleration, range, recharge time and longevity.


2014 Zero SR - Totalmotorcycle.com North America Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16,995 - $19,490 USD
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN



ZERO SR zf11.4 Totalmotorcycle.com
City 137 miles (220 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 85 miles (137 km)
» Combined 105 miles (169 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 70 miles (113 km)
» Combined 93 miles (149 km)
Max torque 106 ft-lb (144 Nm)
Max power 67 hp (50 kW) @ 4,000 RPM
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.3 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, permanent high-temp magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 660 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 308,000 miles (496,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent Totalmotorcycle.com
Max capacity 11.4 kWh
Nominal capacity 10.0 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 7.9 hours (100% charged) / 7.4 hours (95% charged)
CHAdeMO charge time (accessory) 1.5 hours (100% charged) / 1 hour (95% charged)
Quick 2x charger time (accessory) 4.6 hours (100% charged) / 4.1 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 30T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Front suspension 43 mm inverted, aluminum slider forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension 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 Nissin 2 piston hydraulic, 313x4 mm floating disc
Rear brakes J-Juan 1 piston hydraulic, 240x4.5 mm disc
Front tire 110/70-17
Rear tire 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00x17
Rear wheel 3.50x17
Wheel base 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0 ° Totalmotorcycle.com
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm)
Frame 22 lb (10 kg)
Curb weight 407 lb (185 kg)
Carrying capacity 358 lb (162 kg)
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 $1.28
MSRP $16,995.00
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years / 100,000 miles Totalmotorcycle.com




ZERO SR ZF11.4 +Power Tank Totalmotorcycle.com
City 171 miles (276 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 106 miles (171 km)
» Combined 131 miles (211 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 88 miles (141 km)
» Combined 116 miles (186 km)
Max torque 106 ft-lb (144 Nm)
Max power 67 hp (50 kW) @ 4,000 RPM
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.9 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, permanent high-temp magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 660 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration. Totalmotorcycle.com
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 385,000 miles (620,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent
Max capacity 14.2 kWh
Nominal capacity 12.5 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 9.9 hours (100% charged) / 9.3 hours (95% charged)
CHAdeMO charge time (accessory) 1.5 hours (100% charged) / 1 hour (95% charged)
Quick 2x charger time (accessory) 5.8 hours (100% charged) / 5.1 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 30T, Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt
Front suspension 43 mm inverted, aluminum slider forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension 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 Nissin 2 piston hydraulic, 313x4 mm floating disc
Rear brakes J-Juan 1 piston hydraulic, 240x4.5 mm disc
Front tire 110/70-17
Rear tire 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00x17
Rear wheel 3.50x17
Wheel base 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0 °
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm)
Frame 22 lb (10 kg)
Curb weight 452 lb (205 kg)
Carrying capacity 313 lb (142 kg), Totalmotorcycle.com
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 $1.60
MSRP $19,490.00
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years / 100,000 miles, Totalmotorcycle.com




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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:27 pm

Sorry for the day late on putting this up. I have to blame the American Thanksgiving and Black Friday! DOH!!

Thanks to blues2cruise for the PM to remind me!

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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:50 pm

I know someone will criticize this bike on account of it's range, but 130 miles is all I'm used to getting between fuel stops anyway. Granted the charge time is sure to be longer than to top up a tank at the corner station, but then we have to compare $12.00 to fill my tank versus ~$1.80 to charge the Zero's battery. With that sort of operational cost, Zero is bringing entirely new strata to the 'motorcycle as economy buster' field. Granted, THIS bike isn't the embodiment of that business model, but seeing these sort of performance numbers lined up alongside the economic numbers, it boggles the mind. And there's no clutching or shifting, so a beginner may very well glom onto a Zero and never look back. Once the pricing comes down, it'll be tough selling a typical standard to a bikecurious shopper alongside these dream machines.

Now, to be fair, THIS Zero has all the same problems for me that the KTM had -- just not the bike for my riding preference. So let me apologize in advance, because this vote is purely political...

Awesome.

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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:46 am

I think they are very cool. The leg position, price and range prevent it from being awesome. It would be a good commuter, but that limited range would prevent any day tripping with it.
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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:30 am

Awesome. Electric motorcycles have come a long ways in the last decade and Zero is right at the forefront of the progression. The technology and features on this bike are amazing and the warranty is better than most offered on gas powered bikes. The price is finally coming down to a more affordable range, which IMO has been the main reason why they've never been a strong seller, so maybe now they'll get more interest.

I would love to have one of these to commute with, especially if it could handle a sidecar.
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Unread post by BobK » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:51 pm

I'd really like to take a test ride on one of those.

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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:42 pm

I voted cool I really like where the E machines are going and it is a great looking platform. I can't give it an awesome cause it has no exhaust tune and I need a tune :mrgreen: . Seriously though in hindsight I could have voted awesome the machine is pretty cool.
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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:56 pm

BRUMBEAR wrote:I can't give it an awesome cause it has no exhaust tune and I need a tune.
Very good point. Part of the whole motorcycling experience is the sound of your bike, that glorious noise that emanates from within the machine's heart. I love the sound of my Road Glide's exhaust (and before anyone throws out a comment from the peanut gallery, my bike has the stock mufflers) and the all the whirring and clicking from the motor, it feeds my soul and brings a smile to my face.

But what does one listen to on a Zero? Is there at least even a little bit of mechanical noise to let one know that the heart of the beast is pumping? It must be an eerie experience to wick up the throttle to pass a car and hear only the wind rushing past your ears. I'll bet none of the "loud pipes" crowd could handle riding one of these. :laughing:
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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:46 pm

I voted Cool, for the looks and the benefit to the environment.

What a neat looking bike. And not just neat as in "neat-o" but it's so neat and clean too!

Zero's are looking better and better each year, and the mileage is getting better as well. The price is just a little too high still though.

Anyone else notice the hole in the middle of the bike???

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:16 pm

The lack of any exhaust note is an interesting viewpoint. I'm a 'loud pipe' guy myself.

Somewhere here on TMW is a long-standing thread about folk who ride with earplugs in, I remember reading through it with interest a few months ago. I may even have commented. So perhaps the earplug people would welcome a dead-silent ride beneath them, then, it's just wind noise to compete with.

The auto industry had this debate with electric cars a few years ago, and IIRC there was actually a regulation passed that requires a minimum decibel level for all vehicles. I remember an episode of the CNET CarTech podcast where they discussed multiple possible sounds for one in particular - I forget which - to make, utilizing an amplified speaker concealed somewhere on the car. They ranged from electronic hums to the raspberry 'Jetsons' sound to an oscillating wave form, all of which increased in amplitude or pitch under harder acceleration. I also think the sound shut off above a certain MPH, maybe 20? It was mainly to prevent parking lot pedestrians and such from mistaking a moving vehicle for a stopped one. Quite an interesting episode, and I wonder when that debate will fall on Zero's doorstep. Having to run a speaker during low-speed maneuvers is going to put a damper on their battery life.

And Andrea, I hadn't noticed the hole there in the middle. That'd be a great place to stash your registration...

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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:26 pm

JackoftheGreen wrote:The lack of any exhaust note is an interesting viewpoint. I'm a 'loud pipe' guy myself.

Somewhere here on TMW is a long-standing thread about folk who ride with earplugs in, I remember reading through it with interest a few months ago. I may even have commented. So perhaps the earplug people would welcome a dead-silent ride beneath them, then, it's just wind noise to compete with.
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As one of the die-hard ear-plug people I have to say that the sound of an engine is one of the key things that sells me a bike. The ear plugs are there for wind noise alone and let me hear the engine better - believe it or not.....

This said I recently went to a high-performance indoor electric go-cart track and similar to my outlook on electric bikes, I was expecting to be disappointed. But the electric carts had awesome performance and the sound from the electric engine was somewhat reminiscent of the sound of a formula 1 car at a distance. This makes me want to try one all the more, and I appreciate that there are companies out there like Zero who continue to move electric bikes closer to the mark. It can't be too much longer until they are a true viable alternative to a regular bike. For that reason - awesome.

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Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Doesn't do it for me. A meh bike. Uncool.
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Unread post by pchast » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 pm

I want one. Too bad its still so costly.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:28 pm

I voted: Uncool.

Well, it's not really a solid uncool, more like a "hmmm, not sure if I'd want one, uncool". As many have suggested, the noise of a motorcycle is part of the motorcycling experience, I'm just not sure if I'd want a bike that doesn't sound like anything other than a chain rattle, wind noise and tire noise, that just doesn't sound all that sexy to me. :|

But I agree, electric motorcycles have come a far distance since I've first put them up on Total Motorcycle several years ago. More range, faster changing, more power. Unfortunately this sounds all very "Throw away technology" to me as who wants an iPhone 1 when iPhone 6 is now out? Kinda worried this will happen to electric motorcycles as well... in fact, it's happened to Film camera gear. I just sold some of my film camera gear as it's harder and harder to find film and processing, even though the technology isn't outdated it's I can't use it like I could before, now I'm forced into digital cameras, and which they are convenient, I doubt I'll keep a digital camera for 20+ years and it will be better in 50+ years!

Could this be what's destined for gas engines then? Sure, your 750cc bike is great today, but what happens when you can't buy gas as easily or it's hard to find? This isn't too far fetched as my neighbor has a 1940's Jaguar that must have leaded gas and he has to go to another state just to buy leaded fuel to run it!

So, good for the industry, but maybe worse for the consumer?

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Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:48 pm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 Zero SR is:

Awesome (3 points) 25% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 45% [ 9 ]
Uncool (1 point) 20% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 10% [ 2 ]

Total votes : 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 61.7%

NOTES: Like the song goes: "The times are a cha-changing" so too is the motorcycle industry with the introduction of Zero's newest bike, the SR. Will electric bikes replace gas ones? Is the future bright for iBike technology or could that technology end up in a landfill in 10 years as no-one wants it as vastly superior models are out today? Time will tell.

Next bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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