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2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX

2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX

2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX

2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX

2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX



2015 Zero FX Review

2015 Zero FX on Totalmotorcycle.com

Thrilling acceleration with 70 ft-lbs. torque….

Do Anything. Ride Anywhere.

You’ve never experienced power and freedom like this. All those things you wished you could get away with… they just became possible. It is said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Just in case you find this to be true, hit the eco-switch… or don’t.

Delivering a nearly instantaneous 70 ft-lbs of torque, 44 hp and with a low weight of only 289 lbs, the Zero FX takes any type of riding to bold new levels. Stealthily ride at any hour of the day or night, on a motorcycle that distills riding into its most basic and adrenaline-pumping elements.

Tempting you to ride on any terrain that crosses your path, the Zero FX chassis hails from Zero Motorcycles’ championship-winning off-road heritage and features the most advanced Z-Force® technology yet.

Equipped with a maintenance-free powertrain, belt drive and fully modular power pack system, no riding time is wasted and each mile ridden only costs around a penny in electricity.

 

New for 2015

Showa Suspension. ABS Brakes.

All-new features and a host of refinements make one of the most dynamic motorcycles on the planet even more entertaining. Showa suspension keeps the bike perfectly balanced whether you’re pointed at the apex, powering over choppy terrain, or sailing along your favorite ribbon of singletrack. The upgraded suspension perfectly complements improved wheels clad with Pirelli Scorpion MT-90 tires for better traction on everything from smooth pavement to dirt roads.

The advanced Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS) improves safety in a wide array of conditions, ensuring the best performance out of newly tuned hydraulic ratios. Of course, ABS can be disabled when the adventure leads off road. Riders will notice stylish mirrors that provide excellent rearward visibility and reduce motorcycle width. Comfortable new grips are made of a softer rubber compound, and a more robust throttle seamlessly controls the Z-Force® motor’s 70 ft-lbs of torque.

 

 

 

2015 Zero FX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

torque: 70 ft-lb

horsepower: 44hp

0-60mph: 4 seconds

top speed: 85 mph

 

New for 2015:

Zero Motorcycles 2015 model line takes comfort and control to the next level with premium Showa suspension, Pirelli tires and Bosch anti-lock brakes on every model. With newly engineered cast wheels, fresh design highlights and 10% more range on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS, enthusiasts will turn heads while enjoying more spirited, thrilling and longer rides than ever before.
The 2015 lineup is fueled by Zero’s industry leading, and continually advancing, 100% electric Z-Force® powertrain. Cutting-edge, powerful and thrilling, the Z-Force® powertrain strips away all but the purest elements of the motorcycle experience to let riders focus on what matters most…the ride.

 

Showa suspension
»» Every Zero is now fully equipped with Showa suspension
»» Exceptionally smooth action for improved comfort and control
»» Fully adjustable settings to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders
»» Increased torsional rigidity on the front end for improved handling
»» Hollow front axle for reduced unsprung weight
»» Durable and highly protective new fork guards on the Zero DS and Zero FX
»» Developed in close collaboration with Showa

 

Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS)
»» Advanced Bosch ABS is now standard on every model
»» ABS can be switched on or off depending on rider’s preferences
»» Incredibly smooth actuation for improved control under extreme braking
»» Larger 320 mm carrier-less front rotor increases stopping power on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS
»» New braking systems with refined hydraulic ratios for improved braking power and modulation
»» Adjustable front brake lever for customizable ergonomics on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS

 

Up to 185 miles with higher energy density
»» The Zero S and Zero SR city range can now be extended to 185 miles using the Power Tank accessory
»» Newly packaged battery cell offers 10% more energy density on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS

 

New wheels and Pirelli tires across the entire lineup
»» New cast alloy wheels on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS
»» New high performance Pirelli tires for every model combine excellent grip with long lasting mileage
»» The Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS wheels are now equipped with a larger carrier-less front rotor to reduce unsprung weight and increase stopping power
»» The Zero SR now uses softer compound Diablo Rosso II tires for even greater traction
»» The Zero FX now features wider 1.85 x 21 front and 2.50 x 18 rear wheels and tires for increased strength and greater aftermarket tire options
»» Larger, higher-capacity wheel bearings on every model to increase stiffness, versatility and durability

 

Improved rider interface
»» Stylish new mirrors provide great visibility while also reducing motorcycle width
»» Comfortable new grips use a softer rubber compound
»» Newly contoured seat for improved ergonomics on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS
»» New throttle for improved action

 


 

 

2015 Zero FX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Game Changing Z-Force® Power Pack

A fully modular system

The Zero FX features a fully modular power pack system. With slots for two power packs, you can operate the Zero FX with either one or both slots filled. The modules can be charged either on the motorcycle or elsewhere using optional accessories, giving you the ability to charge without a street-level outlet.

The Zero FX can be purchased with either one module (ZF2.8) or two modules (ZF5.7).

 

Revolutionary Z-Force® Motor

Thrilling acceleration with 70 ft-lbs. torque

The motor in the Zero FX is configured to produce incredible torque and sits inside the lightest motorcycle in the lineup. The result is thrilling acceleration. Zero Motorcycles designed the Z-Force® motor from the ground up to be compact, efficient and powerful. Completely air-cooled, the motor is designed to provide a fantastic riding experience minus the need for any regular maintenance. When slowing down, the motor generates electricity that is channeled back into the power pack to help extend ride times.

 

Charge Anywhere

Plug in at any standard outlet

The Zero FX charging system is integrated into the motorcycle and can be plugged in at any standard outlet. No additional equipment is required for standard charging. This allows you to conveniently charge in your garage, at the office or when you stop at one of your favorite places while enjoying a day out.

The Zero FX power pack modules can be removed from the motorcycle and charged separately using optional accessories. This makes it possible to charge the modules anywhere you take them and thereby eliminates the necessity of a street-level outlet. Charging times can be reduced by up to ~75% by using a scalable off-board charging system.*

*Requires optional accessories. Please see your Zero Motorcycles dealer.

 

Frame and Bodywork

Light Aircraft Grade Aluminum

At the core of the Zero FX lies the ultimate dirt bike frame that Zero engineered from the ground up and hand-crafted using aircraft grade aluminum. The resulting combination of lower weight and higher strength means more responsiveness. In the corners and off the line, this translates into greater acceleration. To make the frame even more durable, each frame is shot-peened and anodized.

 

Showa Suspension

The Magic Ride

Zero worked in close collaboration with Showa to develop suspension systems that provide excellent small bump compliance, predictable control of bigger impacts and exceptionally smooth action under all conditions. Torsional rigidity of the front end improves handling, and a hollow front axle reduces unsprung weight. Suspension settings are completely customizable to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders.

 

Bosch Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Powerful. Precise. Control.

The Zero FX features an advanced Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) that improves control in a wide array of conditions and ensures the best braking performance.

 

Wheels and Tires

Paved Road. Dirt Road. No Road.

Pirelli tires are standard on the Zero FX, providing improved traction in a wide variety of conditions, excellent durability and road feel. The Zero FX alloy wheels are designed to reduce unsprung weight while not compromising on strength.

 

Direct Drive Gearing

Instant torque with a twist

Featuring a clutchless direct drive, the Zero FX is geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency. Without ever needing to shift, the Zero FX provides controlled and powerful acceleration at any speed between 0-85 mph. The carbon fiber belt achieves minimal frictional losses for increased overall range and is integral to making the powertrain maintenance-free.

 

Dash and Controls

Impressive information. Elegantly Displayed.

The dash is designed by Zero to quickly and accurately provide useful data on such information as state of charge, power output and your selected riding profile. You can toggle through three riding profiles using the ergonomic right-hand switch gear to better meet the needs of your ride: Sport, Eco, Custom. The dash screen features a cool blue backlit LCD display and integrates seamlessly into the front of the motorcycle. Want more information about the motorcycle while riding or at home? Try the Zero Motorcycles App.

 

Zero Motorcycles App

Get your Motorcycle Dialed

Using the Zero Motorcycles App you can see detailed information about your motorcycle such as the time until charged, average watts per mile, total charge cycles and much more. When parked, the app allows you to set the custom riding mode’s performance profile by adjusting the parameters for top speed, maximum torque and maximum regenerative braking. While riding, your phone transforms into a customized dash that provides detailed real-time motorcycle information. Synced using Bluetooth, the app works on iPhone and Android mobile devices. The app is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch.




 


 

2015 Zero FX – Totalmotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: ZERO FX zf2.8 $9,845; ZERO FX zf5.7 $12,340
USD

range ZERO FX zf2.8
City 35 miles (56 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 22 miles (35 km)
 » Combined 27 miles (43 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 15 miles (24 km)
 » Combined 21 miles (34 km)
Motor
Max torque 70 ft-lb (95 Nm)
Max power 27 hp (20 kW) @ 3,700 rpm
Top speed (max) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 70 mph (113 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.3 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, 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) 79,000 miles (127,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular
Max capacity 2.8 kWh
Nominal capacity 2.5 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.7 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger 1.9 hours (100% charged) / 1.4 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 / 25T, 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 8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 x 18
Dimensions
Wheel base 56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height 34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake 25.4°
Trail 4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Frame 20 lb (9.1 kg)
Curb weight 247 lb (112 kg)
Carrying capacity 383 lb (174 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 472 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 202 MPGe (1.16 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $0.32
Pricing
MSRP $9,845
(Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, or road registration fees.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/50,000 miles

 

range ZERO FX zf5.7
City 70 miles (113 km)
Highway, 55 mph (88 km/h) 44 miles (71 km)
 » Combined 54 miles (87 km)
Highway, 70 mph (112 km/h) 30 miles (48 km)
 » Combined 42 miles (68 km)
Motor
Max torque 70 ft-lb (95 Nm)
Max power 44 hp (33 kW) @ 3,700 rpm
Top speed (max) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 70 mph (113 km/h)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.0 seconds
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, 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) 158,000 miles (254,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular
Max capacity 5.7 kWh
Nominal capacity 5.0 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard) 7.8 hours (100% charged) / 7.4 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger 3.4 hours (100% charged) / 2.9 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 132T / 25T, 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 8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Rear brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 x 18
Dimensions
Wheel base 56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height 34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake 25.4°
Trail 4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Frame 20 lb (9.1 kg)
Curb weight 289 lb (131 kg)
Carrying capacity 341 lb (155 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 472 MPGe (0.50 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 202 MPGe (1.16 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $0.64
Pricing
MSRP $12,340
(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/50,000 miles 5 years/50,000 miles



Specifications are subject to change without notice. Imagery may not reflect most current product specifications. Zero Motorcycles reserves the right to make improvements and/or design changes without any obligation to previously sold, assembled or fabricated equipment.

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