Cool Wall Week #347: 2018 Zero SR

2018 Zero SR

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2018 Zero SR

OUT ACCELERATES A PORSCHE 911.

2018 Zero SR Review on Total Motorcycle:

 

What street riding is meant to be. Stunning acceleration at any RPM, sharp lines and sporty ergonomics transform your daily ride into a thrill. With an aerodynamically efficient riding posture that helps deliver up to 223 miles in the city and 112 miles on the highway, the Zero S offers the highest range in the Zero lineup.

2018 Zero SR ZF14.4 Power Plant

Maximum torque, performance and range.

Upgrade to Zero’s fiercest power plant, the Zero SR is quick enough to out-accelerate a Porsche 911. It produces 116 ft-lb of torque and can run at higher sustained top speeds using an enhanced motor and higher amperage motor controller.

Range (mi): 179 city / 90 highway

Color: Pearlescent Sierra White

 

 

2018 Zero SR Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

New for 2018

Zero Motorcycles designs and builds the most technologically advanced electric motorcycles on the planet at its California headquarters. Zero continues to lead the industry in electric motorcycle innovation with its 2018 model line by delivering up to 6x faster charging and 10% more range with the ZF7.2 and ZF14.4 power packs.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new.

Charge 6x faster at up to 166 km/h*

2018 Zero SR Electric Motorcycle:

The Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero DSR can now charge up to 6x faster than when using standard, Level 1, 110 V outlets. This breakthrough comes your way courtesy of a game changing 6 kW Charge Tank accessory. The technology makes it possible to power up a Zero S or Zero DS ZF7.2 in about one hour, or larger batteries in about two hours using Level 2 charge stations. The result is up to 166 kilometers of riding range for each hour of charging time (based on city range).

Go 10% Farther with a Range of up to 359 km*

2018 Zero SR Electric Motorcycle: Power Pack

Travel to even more distant locales on your Zero with the ZF7.2 and ZF14.4 power packs, all thanks to new chemistry. That’s right – improved battery chemistry delivers higher capacity to the already ingenious and compact Z-Force® power pack. It’s the highest power and energy density battery in today’s transportation industry and for its size takes you farther than any other electric vehicle on the planet.

Zero Motorcycles App

Updates Made Easy

Zero continuously improves firmware to deliver maximum powertrain performance and enhance the ownership experience. Now owners can easily realize the benefits of these advancements by updating their firmware via the latest Zero Motorcycles mobile app.

Android app on Google Play

Increased Acceleration and Off-the-Line Performance

All motorcycles with the compact and lighter weight ZF7.2 power pack offer 11% more rear wheel torque to slingshot ahead of cars and fellow motorcyclists. New gearing and a higher maximum motor rpm deliver the improved performance without any reductions in top speed.

In addition, Zero fine tuned the powertrains of the ZF13.0 Zero S and Zero DS to deliver up to 30% more power and torque to amp up acceleration at highway speeds.

 

 

 

2018 Zero SR – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16,495 to $19,390 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $21,595 to $25,290 CDN

 

Range ZERO SR ZF14.4 ZERO SR ZF14.4 +Power Tank
City 179 miles (288 km) 223 miles (359 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 109 miles (175 km) 136 miles (219 km)
Combined 135 miles (217 km) 169 miles (272 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 90 miles (145 km) 112 miles (180 km)
Combined 120 miles (193 km) 150 miles (241 km)
Motor
Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm) 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 95 mph (153 km/h) 95 mph (153 km/h)
Type Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor
Controller High efficiency, 775 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 775 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 14.4 kWh 18.0 kWh
Nominal capacity 12.6 kWh 15.8 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 9.8 hours (100% charged) / 9.3 hours (95% charged) 12.1 hours (100% charged) / 11.6 hours (95% charged)
With Charge Tank accessory 2.5 hours (100% charged) / 2.0 hours (95% charged) N/A
With one accessory charger 5.7 hours (100% charged) / 5.2 hours (95% charged) 7.0 hours (100% charged) / 6.5 hours (95% charged)
With max accessory chargers 2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged) 3.3 hours (100% charged) / 2.8 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping 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 Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 6.25 in (159 mm) 6.25 in (159 mm)
Rear suspension travel 6.35 in (161 mm) 6.35 in (161 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc 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 Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70-17
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 140/70-17
Front wheel 3.00 x 17 3.00 x 17
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheelbase 55.5 in (1,410 mm) 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat height 31.8 in (807 mm) 31.8 in (807 mm)
Rake 24.0° 24.0°
Trail 3.2 in (80 mm) 3.2 in (80 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 414 lb (188 kg) 458 lb (208 kg)
Carrying capacity 361 lb (164 kg) 317 lb (144 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 474 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km) 474 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 238 MPGe (0.99 l/100 km) 238 MPGe (0.99 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.61 $2.02
Pricing
MSRP $16,495 $19,390
Does not include government incentives. 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/unlimited miles 5 years/unlimited miles

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Wall Week #347 RESULTS:

2018 Zero SR – Coolness Factor = 64.3%
Featured: October 20th, 2017 – October 27th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Zero SR

Awesome 3
Cool 9
Uncool 0
Fail 2

Total votes: 14

= a Coolwall Factor of 64.3%

Total Motorcycle’s Take-a-Way: The End or The Beginning? We live in a world where things change and today change rapid. We want change. We want to know we are doing the right thing. We want it not tomorrow but today. The question to ask is what do we lose with rapid change? Motorcycle’s have been slow to evolve, it took decades for most bikes to get disc-brakes, another 10-20 years before fuel injection, another 10 years for ABS, 10 more for traction control, riding modes and today, 7 speed automatic transmissions and Apple CarPlay. Electric bikes just 20 years ago were more a “garage build/pipe-dream”, today they are here. They offer simplification, low running costs, faster acceleration, but without the sound, noise, shake or dare I say, offer the personality/character of the ancient calculator or iPhone X?

Will we see a hybrid gas/electric motorcycle? Will gas motorcycles die off? How will change affect a sport that is very much built on senses? All good questions.

Cool Wall Comment of the Week: “Like it or not and all pro/con arguments aside, this IS the future. ” – Gummiente

 

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