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2013 Zero MMX Military
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2013 Zero MMX Military
2013 Zero MMX Military (Specialized military dashboard)

2013 Zero MMX Military
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2013 Zero MMX Military Review

2013 Zero MMX Military

A New Tactical Advantage

No exhaust and exceptionally stealthy, the Zero MMX holds unique tactical advantages over traditional internal combustion alternatives. The 100% electric powertrain offers personnel the ability to rapidly move over technical terrain while making virtually no noise and emitting no smell. Perhaps the most covert form of two-wheeled transportation, when stopped the motorcycle is completely silent and can accelerate instantly from 0 rpm. Using Zero Motorcycles industry-leading Z-Force™ powertrain the Zero
MMX features quick swappable power packs, direct drive gearing and an air cooled motor. With no transmission, powertrain fluids or gas the Zero MMX is also easy to transport and maintain.

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. The MMX was developed exclusively for military use in the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and provides Special Operations riders with unique tactical advantages over traditional combustion motorcycles, as the electric powertrain allows for rapid movement over hostile terrain in near silence and minimal heat signature. Zero Motorcycles’ engineering team worked under military contract to develop the motorcycle. The MMX has met the most stringent standards set forth by the U.S. military, as an undisclosed number of MMX motorcycles are currently undergoing full operational testing.

“It was a very rewarding experience for the Zero team to go through such an exacting development process. The military needed a very specific set of core features on the MMX, and we were incredibly thankful to work side-by-side with them to deliver such a unique product,” said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles. “The great news for our civilian customers is that we made the decision to incorporate into our 2013 MX, FX and XU retail motorcycles virtually all of the powertrain enhancements associated with satisfying this project’s stringent military requirements. Our 2013 product is truly ‘military grade’!”

 


2013 Zero MMX Military Key Features

– Specialized military dash for quick and centralized mainline controls

– Keyless ignition engaged with dash toggle for quicker departure

– Modular and quick-swappable power packs

– Field-tested water submersion capabilities. Wet operational abilities in up to one meter submersion

– Switchable headlight for night-time stealth

– Integrated wiring to accommodate quick installation of front and rear infrared systems

– Safety override and reserve power capabilities to extend range during extreme situations

– Aggressive foot pegs and hand guards for optimal control

– Tie down eyelets with integrated tow cable and rear seat strap

– Removable Z-Force™ power pack modules

 

 

2013 Zero MMX Military Features and Benefits

The 2013 MMX Military Motorcycles are built off the 2013 MX platform, which is incredibly tough and lightweight, and uses a finely tuned and fully adjustable suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain. Combined with state of the art Z-Force™ technology and an ultra-light frame design, the Zero MMX is agile and fast where it counts.

The 2013 Zero MMX features the all new Z-Force™ motor. With 54 hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque, the Zero MMX accelerates hard, with incredibly smooth throttle control, to allow riders to tackle bigger obstacles and corner faster. When rolling off the throttle, riders can take advantage of regenerative braking to both modulate speed and extend ride times. The performance characteristics of the Zero MMX are also adjustable via Bluetooth and a compatible smart phone mobile device when using the Zero Motorcycles mobile app.

The 2013 Zero MMX integrates the world’s first truly modular power pack system and is available in two configurations: ZF2.8 (one module) and ZF5.7 (two modules). The lockable modules can be individually added or removed, regardless of state of charge, in less than a minute. Charge times can be cut down to around an hour using a scalable quick-charge accessory system or with the CHAdeMO accessory (CHAdeMO charging requires a supporting charge station). Owing a Zero has never been easier as the sealed Z-Force™ motor virtually eliminates all routine powertrain maintenance and drives the rear wheel by way of a beefier 520 chain.




 


 

2013 Zero MMX Military – North American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: NA USD
Canadian MSRP Price: NA CDN

RANGE* ZF2.8
City (EPA UDDS) 31mi (50 km)
Recon riding 30-70 min
Aggressive tactical riding 20-60 min

Powertrain
Motor Type Z-Force 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Peak Motor Torque 68 ft-lb (92 N-m)
Peak Motor Horsepower 27 hp (20 kW)
Peak Motor Horsepower RPM 4,300 RPM
Controller Type High Efficiency, 420 Amp, 3-Phase Brushless
Controller with Re-generative Deceleration
Top Speed (Max) 85 mph (137 kph)
Top Speed (Sustained) 70 mph (113 kph)

Power system
Type Z-Force Li-Ion intelligent modular
Maximum Energy Capacity 2.8 kWh
Nominal Energy Capacity 2.5 kWh
Rated Life to 80% Capacity, Full Charge/Discharge Cycles 2,500
Nominal Voltage 102.2 V
Pack Estimated Life, Average Trail 1,870 hrs
Pack Estimated Life, Average MX Track 1,500 hrs
Charger Type 1 kW, standalone
Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 95%) 2.2 hrs
Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 100%) 2.7 hrs
Quick Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 95%) (Accessory) 1.1 hrs
Quick Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 100%) (Accessory) 1.6 hrs
CHAdeMO Charge Time (0 to 95%) (Accessory) 1 hr
CHAdeMO Charge Time (0 to 100%) (Accessory) 1.5 hrs

Drivetrain ZF2.8
Transmission Clutchless Direct Drive
Final Drive 520 Chain
Motor Sprocket Size 12 teeth
Wheel Sprocket Size 65 teeth

Chassis, Suspension, Brakes
Front Suspension 38mm inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension Remote reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front Suspension Travel, Wheel, Along Fork Line 9.44 in (240 mm)
Rear Suspension Travel, Wheel, Vertical 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front Brakes Nissin 2 piston hydraulic, 221×4.5mm disc
Rear Brakes Nissin 1 piston hydraulic, 221×4.5mm disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Front Wheel 1.60×21
Rear Wheel 2.15×18

Dimensions
Seat Height, Unladen 35.9 in ( 912 mm)
Seat Height, Opt. Low Seat, Unladen 33.9 in ( 861 mm)
Rake (Steering Head Angle) at Ride Height (1/3 Suspension Sag) 26.2°
Trail at Ride Height (1/3 Suspension Sag) 4.4 in ( 111 mm)
Wheelbase, Unladen 55.9 in ( 1,420 mm)

Weights
Frame Weight 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Curb Weight 234 lbs (106 kg)
Carrying Capacity 347 lbs (158 kg)

Economy
Typical Cost to Fully Charge $0.30 (€0.43)


 

 

RANGE* ZF5.7
City (EPA UDDS) 62 mi (100 km)
Recon riding 50-140 min
Aggressive tactical riding 35-120 min

Powertrain
Motor Type Z-Force 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor
Peak Motor Torque 68 ft-lb (92 N-m)
Peak Motor Horsepower 54 hp (40kW)
Peak Motor Horsepower 4,300 RPM
Controller Type High Efficiency, 420 Amp, 3-Phase Brushless
Controller with Re-generative Deceleration
Top Speed (Max) 85 mph (137 kph)
Top Speed (Sustained) 70 mph (113 kph)

Power system
Type Z-Force Li-Ion intelligent modular
Maximum Energy Capacity 5.7 kWh
Nominal Energy Capacityh 5 kWh
Rated Life to 80% Capacity, Full Charge/Discharge Cycles 2,500
Nominal Voltage 102.2 V
Pack Estimated Life, Average Trail 3,560 hrs
Pack Estimated Life, Average MX Track 2,910 hrs
Charger Type 1 kW, standalone
Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 95%) 4.4 hrs
Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 100%) 4.9 hrs
Quick Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 95%) (Accessory) 2.2 hrs
Quick Charge Time @110/220 V (0 to 100%) (Accessory) 2.7 hrs
CHAdeMO Charge Time (0 to 95%) (Accessory) 1 hr
CHAdeMO Charge Time (0 to 100%) (Accessory) 1.5 hrs

Drivetrain ZF5.7
Transmission Clutchless Direct Drive
Final Drive 520 Chain
Motor Sprocket Size 12 teeth
Wheel Sprocket Size 65 teeth

Chassis, Suspension, Brakes
Front Suspension 38mm inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension Remote reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front Suspension Travel, Wheel, Along Fork Line 9.44 in (240 mm)
Rear Suspension Travel, Wheel, Vertical 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front Brakes Nissin 2 piston hydraulic, 221×4.5mm disc
Rear Brakes Nissin 1 piston hydraulic, 221×4.5mm disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Front Wheel 1.60×21
Rear Wheel 2.15×18

Dimensions
Seat Height, Unladen 35.9 in ( 912 mm)
Seat Height, Opt. Low Seat, Unladen 33.9 in ( 861 mm)
Rake (Steering Head Angle) at Ride Height (1/3 Suspension Sag) 26.2°
Trail at Ride Height (1/3 Suspension Sag) 4.4 in ( 111 mm)
Wheelbase, Unladen 55.9 in ( 1,420 mm)

Weights
Frame Weight 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Curb Weight 276 lbs (125 kg)
Carrying Capacity 305 lbs (138 kg)

Economy
Typical Cost to Fully Charge $0.60 (€0.85)

 


 


 

2013 Zero MMX Military – Press Release

ZERO MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES All-NEW 2013 ZERO MMX MILITARY MOTORCYCLE

— U.S. Special Operations Forces Currently Using Zero MMX —

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (May 7, 2013) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. The MMX was developed exclusively for military use in the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and provides Special Operations riders with unique tactical advantages over traditional combustion motorcycles, as the electric powertrain allows for rapid movement over hostile terrain in near silence and minimal heat signature. Zero Motorcycles’ engineering team worked under military contract to develop the motorcycle. The MMX has met the most stringent standards set forth by the U.S. military, as an undisclosed number of MMX motorcycles are currently undergoing full operational testing.

“It was a very rewarding experience for the Zero team to go through such an exacting development process. The military needed a very specific set of core features on the MMX, and we were incredibly thankful to work side-by-side with them to deliver such a unique product,” said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles. “The great news for our civilian customers is that we made the decision to incorporate into our 2013 MX, FX and XU retail motorcycles virtually all of the powertrain enhancements associated with satisfying this project’s stringent military requirements. Our 2013 product is truly ‘military grade’!”

2013 Zero MMX Military Motorcycle – Key Features

Specialized military dash for quick and centralized mainline controls
Keyless ignition engaged with dash toggle for quicker departure
Modular and quick-swappable power packs
Wet operational abilities in up to one meter submersion
Switchable headlight for night-time stealth
Integrated wiring to accommodate quick installation of front and rear infrared systems
Safety override and reserve power capabilities to extend range during extreme situations
Aggressive foot pegs and hand guards for optimal control
Tie down eyelets with integrated tow cable and rear seat strap
The 2013 MMX Military Motorcycles are built off the 2013 MX platform, which is incredibly tough and lightweight, and uses a finely tuned and fully adjustable suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain. Combined with state of the art Z-Force™ technology and an ultra-light frame design, the Zero MMX is agile and fast where it counts.

The 2013 Zero MMX features the all new Z-Force™ motor. With 54 hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque, the Zero MMX accelerates hard, with incredibly smooth throttle control, to allow riders to tackle bigger obstacles and corner faster. When rolling off the throttle, riders can take advantage of regenerative braking to both modulate speed and extend ride times. The performance characteristics of the Zero MMX are also adjustable via Bluetooth and a compatible smart phone mobile device when using the Zero Motorcycles mobile app.

The 2013 Zero MMX integrates the world’s first truly modular power pack system and is available in two configurations: ZF2.8 (one module) and ZF5.7 (two modules). The lockable modules can be individually added or removed, regardless of state of charge, in less than a minute. Charge times can be cut down to around an hour using a scalable quick-charge accessory system or with the CHAdeMO accessory (CHAdeMO charging requires a supporting charge station). Owing a Zero has never been easier as the sealed Z-Force™ motor virtually eliminates all routine powertrain maintenance and drives the rear wheel by way of a beefier 520 chain.

CHAdeMO Charging Standard
The CHAdeMO fast charging standard is the most widely adopted DC Fast Charging standard and has over 2000 installed stations worldwide, with an additional 1000 in Europe expected before the end of 2013. According to Nissan estimates, 2000 fast chargers will be installed in the United States by the end of 2014, with at least 400 in California alone, supported by government electric vehicle infrastructure spending. Based on Pikes Research estimates, 115,000 of these chargers will be installed by 2017.

About Zero Motorcycles
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