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2017 Zero DSR Review

2017 Zero DSR
2017 Zero DSR

2017 Zero DSR
2017 Zero DSR

2017 Zero DSR
2017 Zero DSR

2017 Zero DSR
2017 Zero DSR



2017 Zero DSR Review

2017 Zero DSR on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Powerful versatility. 116 ft-lb of torque…

The Zero DSR is an amped-up version of the Zero DS, bringing unprecedented levels of power and torque to the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. For the dual sport rider demanding more, the Zero DSR delivers 43% more torque and 17% more power. A 775 amp controller is paired with a Z-Force® motor that contains higher temperature magnets to ensure better performance during extended durations at higher speeds. The result is exhilarating acceleration and even greater prowess off-road.

With 116 ft-lb of torque on demand, the Zero DSR may be civilized but is by no means subdued. With custom-tuned Showa suspension and Bosch ABS, it is equally at home on pavement and dirt. The Zero DSR is more than ready for maximum adventure…whether it’s in the city or places beyond.

2017 Zero DSR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

2017 Zero DSR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The Zero DS and Zero DSR share much of the DNA found in the Zero S, but incorporate technology that makes them ideally suited for a wider range of conditions. In the dirt or on the street, Pirelli dual sport tires maintain a tight grip, and the specially engineered Showa suspension system absorbs the bumps. The result is a dual sport motorcycle that is ready for any surface you throw at it.

Game Changing
Z-Force® Power Pack

140+ Mi Range / 300,000+ Mi Lifetime

The Zero DS and Zero DSR feature advanced cell chemistry and battery management systems that provide greater capacity and range. Not only does the ZF13.0 power pack enable you to go beyond 140 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 to ensure maximum health.

Z-Force® power packs are backed by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty
Worry-free, zero maintenance batteries are designed to last the life of the motorcycle.
Available in two configurations: ZF6.5 (74 mi) and ZF13.0 (147 mi)
Compatible with the Power Tank accessory which adds 3.3 kWh of power pack capacity to the motorcycle for a city range of up to 184 miles
State-of-the-art 102 V power pack configurations and cell chemistry
Cells last 2,500 full charge/discharge cycles before hitting 80% capacity, yielding as much as 331,000 miles on the original power pack
Highest energy and power density in the electric vehicle industry yields significant range and performance advantages
Elegant low resistance and highly robust cell interconnect technology
Advanced battery management system with enhanced 24/7 cell monitoring
Isolated power systems and 12 V system for running accessories

Power Tank Technology
Up to 184 Miles in the City

The Z-Force® Power Tank adds 3.3 kWh of power pack storage capacity to any 2014 or later Zero DS or Zero DSR. An optional accessory, the Power Tank can be added at any time during or after motorcycle purchase, bringing the maximum battery capacity to 16.3 kWh. With that much energy, you can travel up to 184 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway.

Extend the range of any 2014 or later Zero DS or Zero DSR model with an additional 3.3 kWh
The Power Tank can be added at any time before or after purchase
Can be installed quickly at Zero Motorcycles authorized dealerships
Includes new bodywork in the tank section of the motorcycle
Replaces the tank trunk area of the motorcycle
Not compatible with the Charge Tank accessory

Revolutionary Z-Force® Motor
Up to 70 hp, 116 ft-lb…and incredibly efficient

Zero Motorcycles designed the Z-Force® motor from the ground up to be compact, efficient and powerful. It delivers exhilarating acceleration to a top speed of 98 mph on the Zero DSR. Completely air-cooled, the motor provides 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.

Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force® motor is the industry’s most efficient, powerful, compact, brushless and sealed air-cooled motor
Z-Force® IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor is more efficient and cools more rapidly for improved performance during hard riding and higher sustained top speeds
Z-Force® 75-7R motor on Zero DSR contains higher temperature magnets and produces 116 ft-lb of torque and 70 hp
Requires no routine maintenance
Highly efficient, zero-maintenance powertrain does not require a complex cooling system
Quad-level regenerative system recharges the power pack when decelerating
Re-gen level is increased during brake application vs. “neutral” deceleration
Both braking and “neutral” re-gen levels are set higher in Eco vs. Sport mode
“Custom” mode performance profile can be set using the Zero Motorcycles App

Frame and Bodywork
Great to look at. Even better to ride.

Aircraft-grade aluminum is exclusively used in the construction of the twin spar frame. It is lightweight, strong and one of the main reasons that the motorcycles handle incredibly well on the dirt or street. Designed to have a low center of gravity, the Zero DS and Zero DSR are highly maneuverable and responsive. The refined, yet rugged, appearance is completed with sleek bodywork with a contemporary, aggressive and naked look. The tank section of the bodywork features an integrated storage compartment that is both lockable and removable. The tank section can also be replaced with the Power Tank accessory for greater range or the Charge Tank accessory for faster charging.

Beautifully sculpted bodywork and chin fairing provides improved cooling of the powertrain
Integrated, lockable and removable storage compartment
Extremely rigid and lightweight black twin spar aircraft-grade aluminum frame
Designed to have a low center of gravity for better maneuverability and responsiveness
Sleek headlight and LED tail light
The headlight, dash, key switch and bodywork are refined to provide elegant instrumentation and a sleeker front end aesthetic

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.

Exceptionally smooth action for improved comfort and control
Fully adjustable settings to meet the demands of a wide variety of riders
Hollow front axle reduces unsprung weight
Durable and highly protective fork guards
Developed in close collaboration with Showa

Bosch Anti-Lock
Brake System (ABS)
Powerful. Precise. Control.

The Zero DS and Zero DSR feature an advanced Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) that improves control in a wide array of conditions and ensures the best braking performance, while a large 320 mm diameter carrier-less rotor increases stopping power.

Advanced Bosch ABS is standard
ABS can be switched on or off depending on rider preference
Incredibly smooth actuation for greater control under extreme braking
Large 320 mm diameter carrier-less front rotor increases stopping power
Refined hydraulic ratios improve braking power and modulation
Adjustable front brake lever for customizable ergonomics

WHEELS AND TIRES
PAVED ROAD. DIRT ROAD. NO ROAD.

Pirelli tires are standard on the Zero DS and Zero DSR, providing great traction in a wide variety of conditions, excellent durability and road feel. The tires are mounted to stylish and durable cast alloy wheels.

Versatile Pirelli MT-60 tires offer excellent traction in both on- and off-road conditions, superb cornering and straight line stability and wet weather performance
Stylish cast alloy wheels are equipped with a large carrier-less front rotor to reduce unsprung weight and increase stopping power

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.

High-contrast blue backlit LCD screen features data that allows you to better understand your state of charge, see your current riding profile and view other useful riding information
Ergonomic right-hand switch assembly with integrated switch to toggle on the fly between Sport, Eco and Custom riding modes
Custom riding mode setting allows you to set your own performance profile (custom mode performance profile must be configured within the Zero Motorcycles App)
High intensity headlight
Beautifully designed and comfortable two-up seat

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.

Direct Drive Gearing
Instant torque with a twist

Featuring clutchless direct drive, the Zero DS and Zero DSR are geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency. Without ever needing to shift, acceleration is controlled and powerful at any speed from 0-98 mph. The carbon fiber belt achieves minimal frictional losses for increased overall range and is integral to making the powertrain quiet and maintenance-free.

Sophisticatedly simple “just ride” direct-drive system means no clutch, no shifting and no need to carry a heavy and complex transmission
Maintenance-free and virtually silent belt drive system
Clutchless single speed that simplifies operation
Geared for rapid acceleration and maximum efficiency
Adjustable rear axle to modify belt tension

Charge Easily.
Charge Anywhere.
Travel up to 49 miles per hour of charging

From public Level 2 charge stations to your garage, Zero’s charging options are designed to fit your lifestyle. Every Zero comes standard with a simple and lightweight cable that plugs into any household outlet.

For faster charging on the go, Zero offers the Charge Tank accessory. It effectively triples on-board charging speed, allowing riders to recharge their power pack in as little as 2-3 hours at level 2 charging stations. The result is up to 49 miles of riding range for each hour of charging time (based on city range).

For home or office use, Zero’s scalable “Quick Charger” system can dramatically reduce charging times. The system uses up to four stand-alone (off-board) 1kW chargers that work in conjunction with the motorcycle’s standard (on-board) charger.

Charge using any standard household outlet with the standard on-board charger and accompanying cable
About the Charge Tank
Reduces recharge times to 95% to 1.4 hours (ZF6.5) or 2.9 hours (ZF13.0)
Works in tandem with standard charger for a total of 3.8 kW of charging power
Compatible with 2015 and later Zero DS and Zero DSR models
Dealer-installed option
Not compatible with Power Tank accessory
About scalable quick chargers
Add up to an additional 4 kW of off-board charging for a total of 5.3 kW
Compatible with the Power Tank accessory
Works well for those who have more than one Zero or who need the additional range of the Power Tank
Designed primarily for home or office use


2017 Zero DSR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com
USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14395 to $16,823 USD

range ZERO DSR ZF13.0
City 147 miles (237 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 88 miles (142 km)
» Combined 110 miles (177 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 miles (113 km)
» Combined 95 miles (153 km)
Motor
Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 90 mph (145 km/h)
Type 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
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 331,000 miles (533,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 13.0 kWh
Nominal capacity 11.4 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 8.9 hours (100% charged) / 8.4 hours (95% charged)
» With Charge Tank accessory 3.4 hours (100% charged) / 2.9 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger 5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 2.6 hours (100% charged) / 2.1 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 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
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel 7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakes 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
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheelbase 56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height 33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.6 in (117 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 419 lb (190 kg)
Carrying capacity 356 lb (161 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.46
Pricing
Effective price after federal tax credit $14,395

range ZERO DSR ZF13.0 +Power Tank
City 184 miles (296 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 110 miles (177 km)
» Combined 138 miles (222 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 88 miles (142 km)
» Combined 119 miles (192 km)
Motor
Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 90 mph (145 km/h)
Type 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
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 414,000 miles (666,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 16.3 kWh
Nominal capacity 14.3 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 11.0 hours (100% charged) / 10.5 hours (95% charged)
» With Charge Tank accessory N/A
» With one accessory charger 6.4 hours (100% charged) / 5.9 hours
(95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 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
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel 7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakes 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
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheelbase 56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height 33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.6 in (117 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 463 lb (210 kg)
Carrying capacity 312 lb (142 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.83
Pricing
Effective price after federal tax credit $16,823


2017 Zero DSR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $20995 to $24,490 CAD

range
City 147 miles (237 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 88 miles (142 km)
» Combined 110 miles (177 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 miles (113 km)
» Combined 95 miles (153 km)
Motor
Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 90 mph (145 km/h)
Type 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
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 331,000 miles (533,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 13.0 kWh
Nominal capacity 11.4 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 8.9 hours (100% charged) / 8.4 hours (95% charged)
» With Charge Tank accessory 3.4 hours (100% charged) / 2.9 hours (95% charged)
» With one accessory charger 5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 2.6 hours (100% charged) / 2.1 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 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
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel 7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakes 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
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheelbase 56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height 33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.6 in (117 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 419 lb (190 kg)
Carrying capacity 356 lb (161 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.46
Pricing
MSRP $20,995 CAD
(MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km

Range
City 184 miles (296 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h) 110 miles (177 km)
» Combined 138 miles (222 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h) 88 miles (142 km)
» Combined 119 miles (192 km)
Motor
Peak torque 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power 70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max) 102 mph (164 km/h)
Top speed (sustained) 90 mph (145 km/h)
Type 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
Power system
Est. pack life to 80% (city) 414,000 miles (666,000 km)
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity 16.3 kWh
Nominal capacity 14.3 kWh
Charger type 1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 11.0 hours (100% charged) / 10.5 hours (95% charged)
» With Charge Tank accessory N/A
» With one accessory charger 6.4 hours (100% charged) / 5.9 hours (95% charged)
» With max accessory chargers 3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 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
Rear suspension Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel 7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel 7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakes 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
Front tire Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tire Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel 2.50 x 19
Rear wheel 3.50 x 17
Dimensions
Wheelbase 56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height 33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.6 in (117 mm)
Weight
Frame 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Curb weight 463 lb (210 kg)
Carrying capacity 312 lb (142 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city) 435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway) 210 MPGe (1.12 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge $1.83
Pricing
MSRP $24,490 CAD
(MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation.)
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km

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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