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2013 Zero MX Motocross
2013 Zero MX Motocross

2013 Zero MX Motocross
2013 Zero MX Motocross

2013 Zero MX Motocross
2013 Zero MX Motocross

2013 Zero MX Motocross
2013 Zero MX Motocross

2013 Zero MX Motocross
2013 Zero MX Motocross


2013 Zero MX Motocross Review

2013 Zero MX Motocross

Responsive. Planted in the corners. Tuned for flight. Twist the throttle and start carving the track. Silent and powerful, the Zero MX opens a visceral new world of moto possibility and takes revolutionary electric motorcycle technology to the track, trail or even your own back yard.

Responsive. Planted in the corners. Tuned for flight. Twist the throttle and start carving the track.

Silent and powerful, the full sized Zero MX opens a visceral new world of moto possibility. The Zero MX takes revolutionary electric motorcycle technology to the track, trail and even your back yard. Incredibly tough and lightweight, the Zero MX uses a finely tuned and fully adjustable suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain and give you an edge. Combined with state-of-the-art Z-Force™ technology and an ultra-light frame design, the Zero MX is agile and fast where it counts.

Based on the World Electric Indoor Motocross championship-winning machine, the Zero MX has taken huge leaps forward in terms of power and gives you an edge over the competition. Finely crafted by the Zero engineering team, the Zero MX launches higher and lands smoother than ever before. Track tuned suspension and an industry leading power-to-weight ratio results in a dirt bike with uninhibited responsiveness. Alloy motocross wheels take the hits while smoothly maintaining control. Intensity combines with silence to open up a new world of riding possibilities. Think about it: if no one heard you riding, where would you ride?

Pricing and Warranty

The Zero MX starts at $9,495 MSRP for the ZF2.8 and $11,990 MSRP for the ZF5.7. Some countries or states may offer incentives. Financing may be available to qualifying customers at participating dealers. The motorcycle can be ordered from authorized Zero Motorcycles dealers and will begin shipping in the United States during January. The Zero MX comes with a 1-year limited warranty. Price does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI and road registration fees.

AVAILABLE COLORS: BLACK

 


2013 Zero MX Motocross Key Features

What’s New for 2013 – A Summary

• Revolutionary Z-Force™ motor increases power by up to 125%
• Zero S and Zero DS have 54 hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque
• Top speed of 95 mph on the Zero S and Zero DS
• Every model offers dramatically increased torque and a broader power band resulting in exceptional acceleration
• Designed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be the world’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed
air-cooled motor
• Requires no routine maintenance and operates at such high efficiency that it does not require any complex cooling system
• Up to 137 miles range with completely new high voltage and high capacity Z-Force™ power pack technology
• Four new 102 Volt power pack configurations allowing customers to select the range that best meets their needs: 2.8 kWh,
5.7 kWh, 8.5 kWh, 11.4 kWh
• 25% faster charging rate on the Zero S and Zero DS using standard outlets
• Charge any motorcycle to 95% at CHAdeMO charging stations in 1 hour or less using an optional accessory
• World’s first fully modular Z-Force™ quick-swap technology allows riders to easily upgrade a Zero FX, Zero XU or Zero MX from 2.8 kWh to 5.7kWh in seconds
• New life of motorcycle cell technology offers a high cycle life and increased charge/discharge efficiency
• Introducing the Zero FX – New model for 2013
• Quickest acceleration of any electric motorcycle that Zero has ever offered
• 70 ft-lbs of torque and 44 hp with a low weight of just 275 lbs
• Designed to handle any urban terrain, off-road session or stealthy adventure
• Ample suspension and aggressive tires
• Powerful new Nissin braking systems across the entire lineup
• Smartphone integration and new Zero Motorcycles mobile app
• Bluetooth enabled connectivity for both iPhone and Android mobile devices
• Adjustable motorcycle performance to enable sportier or more economical riding
• Customizable display reports precise state of charge and real time power usage while riding
• Zero Motorcycles app will be available to download via Apple and Android app stores
• Refined and sophisticated new look with integrated storage
• Beautifully sculpted new bodywork and refined frame for the Zero S and Zero DS
• Integrated and lockable storage options across the entire model line
• LED tail light on the Zero S and Zero DS
• All black frames across the entire lineup
• New color options, completely revised graphics and sophisticated design highlights across all models
• New frames with completely revamped and improved rider interfaces
• Passenger accommodation standard on the Zero S and Zero DS
• Newly designed and comfortable two-up seat
• More robust and stiffer swing arms with adjustable rear axles
• More ergonomic frame geometry, handlebars and footpegs
• Motor is now a stressed member of the frame to increase stiffness for improved handling
• Zero MX is now full sized and capable of hitting 85 mph
• All motorcycles now feature regenerative braking that is adjustable via the new Zero Motorcycles app
• Zero DS now uses 19″ front and 17″ rear tires for improved off-road handling and greater aftermarket options
• New integrated components for improved “fit and finish,” durability and reliability


 

 

2013 Zero MX Motocross Features and Benefits

The fastest way to shave time off your best lap… the 2013 Zero MX. Now full sized and featuring a new Z-Force™ motor, the 2013 Zero MX is up to 125% more powerful and offers 51% more torque. With 68 ft-lbs and up to 54 hp, the Zero MX accelerates hard, with incredibly smooth throttle control, to allow off-road riders to take bigger jumps and corner faster. When rolling off the throttle riders can now take advantage of regenerative braking to both modulate speed and extend ride times. Adding an interesting twist to competitive riding, performance characteristics of the Zero MX are adjustable via Bluetooth and a compatible mobile device. To improve handling, the Zero MX has a larger rear shock with a lower compression ratio as well as a wider front fork to improve torsional rigidity.

The Zero MX features the world’s first truly modular power pack system and is available in two configurations: ZF2.8 (one module), 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 in half using an optional quick charge system, or down to as little as an hour to reach 95% with the CHAdeMO accessory (CHAdeMO charging requires a supporting charge station). The sealed Z-Force™ motor virtually eliminates all routine powertrain maintenance and drives the rear wheel by way of a beefier 520 chain. Owning a Zero has never been easier.

– Revolutionary Z-Force™ motor increases power by up to 125%
– Dramatically increased torque and a broader power band resulting in exceptional acceleration
– Up to 54 hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque
– Top speed of 85 mph
– Designed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be the world’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed
air-cooled motor (keeps out dirt and debris) »» Sophisticatedly simple “just ride” direct-drive system means no clutch, no shifting and no need to carry a heavy and complex transmission
– Requires no routine maintenance and operates with such high efficiency that it does not require any complex cooling system
– Up to 80% longer ride times with innovative new modular Z-Force™ power pack technology
– World’s first fully modular Z-Force™ quick-swap technology allows riders to easily upgrade from 2.8 kWh (max) to 5.7kWh (max) in seconds
– Can be ridden with either one or two modules – allowing customers to purchase the motorcycle with one module and
upgrade at any time
– Modules can be swapped in and out regardless of individual state of charge
– Charge either the ZF2.8 or ZF5.7 to 95% at CHAdeMO charging stations in 1 hour or less using an optional accessory
– New life-of-motorcycle cell technology offers a high cycle life and increased charge/discharge efficiency
– With an optional accessory the modules can be removed and charged anywhere
– Standard charge times can be cut in half using an optional quick charge kit
– Powerful new Nissin braking system
– Regenerative braking provides improved speed modulation and recharges the power pack when decelerating
– Smartphone integration and new Zero Motorcycles mobile app
– Bluetooth enabled connectivity for both iPhone and Android mobile devices
– Adjustable motorcycle performance to enable sportier or more economical riding
– Customizable display reports precise state of charge and real time power usage while riding
– Full sized with stiffer frame and improved rider interface
– 21” front and 18” rear tires for improved off-road handling and more tire options
– Wider triple clamp and front hub for improved cornering
– More robust, wider and stiffer swing arm with adjustable rear axle
– More ergonomic frame geometry, handlebars and foot pegs
– Motor is now a stressed member of the frame to increase stiffness for improved handling
– All-black frame, black bodywork and completely revised graphics
– Retuned front suspension, a lower leverage ratio on the rear and a larger rear shock provides better control in aggressive terrain
– New 520 chain and an improved guide accommodates increased torque and power while also reducing chain noise
– New integrated components for improved “fit and finish,” durability and reliability


 


 

2013 Zero MX Motocross – North American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $9,495 MSRP for the ZF2.8 and $11,990 MSRP for the ZF5.7 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $9,495 MSRP for the ZF2.8 and $11,990 MSRP for the ZF5.7 CDN

Z2.8
Trail ride time* 30-70 minutes
Track ride time* 20-60 minutes
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 27 hp (20 kW) @ 4300 RPM
Top speed* 85 mph (137 km/h)
Power pack maximum capacity 2.8 kWh (expandable)
Estimated Life, Average MX Track 1,670 hours
Typical cost to recharge $0.30
Charge time, empty to 95% 2.2 hours
Quick charge time w/ double charger, empty to 95% 1.1 hours
Weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Seat height 35.9 inches (912 mm)
MSRP** $9,495.00



 

Z5.7
Trail ride time* 50-140 minutes
Track ride time* 35-120 minutes
Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4300 RPM
Top speed* 85 mph (137 km/h)
Power pack maximum capacity 5.7 kWh
Estimated Life, Average MX Track 3,230 hours
Typical cost to recharge $0.60
Charge time, empty to 95% 4.4 hours
Quick charge time w/ double charger, empty to 95% 2.2 hours
Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Seat height 35.9 inches (912 mm)
MSRP** $11,990.00



 


 

2013 Zero MX Motocross – Press Release

ZERO MOTORCYCLES DELIVERS 2013 MODEL LINE WITH DOUBLE THE HORSEPOWER, OVER 130 MILES RANGE AND A CHAdeMO ACCESSORY TO RECHARGE TO 95 PERCENT IN ONE HOUR

— Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle Lineup Yet – Arriving in Dealerships January 2013 –

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Oct. 2, 2012) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent and the world’s longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. To attain such leaps in performance, Zero designed a revolutionary new Z-Force™ motor that is incredibly powerful while also highly efficient, passively air-cooled and compact. Integrated into every 2013 motorcycle, the motor operates using a new higher voltage Z-Force power pack. Providing riders the option to charge faster than ever, each Zero can now be charged to 95 percent in an hour or less using CHAdeMO charge stations by way of an optional accessory. Perhaps most exciting, Zero plans to begin initial deliveries of its complete 2013 model line to North America in January 2013.

Nearly every element of each motorcycle has been refined to embody the sophisticated technology and elemental simplicity of riding a Zero. From highly innovative mobile phone integration to eye-catching styling, the 2013 lineup is impressive at every level. Using Bluetooth, riders can now sync their iPhone or Android mobile phones to see detailed motorcycle information and even adjust the performance characteristics of the motorcycle. Riders will appreciate the sleek new bodywork on the Zero S and Zero DS, which includes neatly integrated storage in the ”tank” area and flows elegantly into a comfortable two-tier seat. To accommodate the new look and advanced powertrain, Zero redesigned the frames for every model with an emphasis on improving rider ergonomics and expanding compatibility with aftermarket accessories.

“With up to 137 miles range in the city, a top speed of 95 mph and a CHAdeMO accessory that allows recharging in around an hour, the 2013 model line is truly exceptional,” said Richard Walker, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “This year’s lineup offers breathtaking acceleration, new eye-catching designs and the innovative ability to customize the riding experience to each individual’s preferences via a mobile application. We invite consumers to discover the experience of riding a 2013 model by contacting an authorized dealer to sign up for a test ride or to place an order. The new lineup arrives in January.”

Among the many highlights of the 2013 lineup, Zero Motorcycles introduced the Zero FX as the ultimate “do anything” and “ride anywhere” urban rebel motorcycle. It is the fastest accelerating motorcycle in the company’s lineup with 70 ft-lbs of torque, 44 hp and a low weight of only 275 lbs. The Zero FX, as well as the Zero XU and Zero MX, now features the world’s first truly modular quick-swap power pack technology. Riders can now use one or two battery modules and can upgrade any of the previously mentioned models from 2.8 kWh to 5.7 kWh in seconds. With increased range, vastly improved handling and impressive power, the now full-sized Zero MX is capable of comfortably launching off significantly larger jumps at the motocross track.

Continuing a design philosophy of “sophisticated simplicity” for 2013, Zero Motorcycles focused on maximizing the exhilaration of riding and minimizing needless complexity. The new Z-Force motor and overall powertrain is completely air-cooled on account of its highly efficient and innovative design. With instant torque, a nearly silent belt-driven system and no shifting, riders need only focus on enjoying the ride. For the owner, there is no routine powertrain maintenance and the “fuel” cost is only a penny a mile. Whether a longtime rider or someone who is just getting into motorcycles, the Zero Motorcycles 2013 lineup offers consumers exciting new reasons to go for a ride.

Pricing information: Each Zero Motorcycles model is 100 percent electric and, as a result, may qualify to receive government rebates or credits. Zero sells its motorcycles through authorized dealerships. Each street-legal motorcycle comes with a two year limited warranty, while the Zero MX comes with a one year limited warranty. Initial deliveries will commence in January 2013 for North America and in February 2013 for Europe. Authorized dealers will begin accepting orders on Oct. 2, 2012, from consumers who would like to secure a 2013 model. The pricing for each model is below.

Zero S

MSRP: (ZF8.5) $13,995* | €13,995** | £11,695**
MSRP: (ZF11.4) $15,995* | €15,995** | £13,495**

Zero DS

MSRP: (ZF8.5) $13,995* | €13,995** | £11,695**
MSRP: (ZF11.4) $15,995* | €15,995** | £13,495**

Zero FX

MSRP: (ZF2.8) $9,495* | €9,495** | £7,995**
MSRP: (ZF5.7) $11,990* | €11,995** | £9,995**

Zero XU

MSRP: (ZF2.8) $7,995* | €7,995** | £6,995**
MSRP: (ZF5.7) $10,490* | €10,495** | £8,995**

Zero MX

MSRP: (ZF2.8) $9,495* | €9,495** | £7,995**
MSRP: (ZF5.7) $11,990* | €11,995** | £9,995**

*MSRP in USD is identical to CAD. Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI or road registration fees.
**Includes Product, Shipping and VAT. Additional PDI, local shipping and road registration fees may apply.

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