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2018 Zero FX Review

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LEAN AND MEAN.

2018 Zero FX Review on Total Motorcycle:

 

The Zero FX draws from our rugged off-road roots. Locked and loaded for your favorite trails, shortcuts or rocketing away when traffic lights flash green, the Zero FX’s punchy Z-Force® powertrain, long legged suspension and dual sport equipment tackles virtually anything thrown its way.

 

 

2018 Zero FX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

Trail Crushing Tech

Always ready. Always in the right gear. “Unstallable.” The Zero FX’s Z-Force® 75-5 motor produces a thumping 78 lb-ft of torque, making this compact dual sport supremely powerful and eminently flickable. Quietly flow along the trail with uninterrupted rhythm. Give a nod to the stalled out and stuttering fossil burners as you weave through the technical parts.

Even braking energy isn’t wasted; squeeze the binders, and regenerative braking sends range-extending power back to the battery.

 

Tuned in to your ride

Crossing from smooth asphalt to loose gravel fire roads? All good. Change performance profiles at the press of a button to master any terrain. The Zero FX is pre-programmed with Eco or Sport modes and performance can be fully customized using the Zero Motorcycles app where you can also see detailed ride stats.

 

Charge. Simply.

Wake up, ready to ride, with a “full tank” every day. No expensive charge station required. A simple 110 V household outlet satisfies all the needs of the Zero FX’s 650-watt onboard charger. Every outlet is now a “fueling” station.

Crave faster refills? Pick up an accessory Quick Charger to cut charge times by over 60%.

 

Instant “full tank”

There’s no faster way to “charge” than throwing in a fresh battery. The Zero FX’s optional hot-swappable batteries allow you to go from empty to full in seconds. Easily recharge drained modules using off-board charging accessories for a never-ending ride.

 

Your Low Maintenance Ride

Built for riding adventures and carefree living. Forget about messy oil changes, dust-clogged filters, fouled spark plugs, time-wasting tune-ups and greasy chain maintenance. The Zero FX’s motor is sealed. It has a single moving part that efficiently relays your throttle hand’s desires to your rear wheel via super-efficient carbon fiber belt-drive system. Ride more, easier.

The Zero FX’s advanced battery features life-of-motorcycle cell technology that’s covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

 

Stretch your endurance

Cruise through city streets. Or, hit the dirt. Push yourself and ride until your muscles throb or your legs give out. Most Zero FX riders find they’ve hit their endurance limits long before their battery. Continual improvements to the Z-Force® powertrain have imbued the Zero FX with the highest power and energy density battery in the industry. The Zero FX produces an impressive 91 miles of “city” riding on a single charge.

 

Battery

The Zero FX is available in two battery configurations. The ZF3.6 features modular battery technology that allows riders to add a second battery to double range and makes it possible to fully “recharge” by quickly swapping batteries on the fly. The ZF7.2 is fully integrated into the motorcycle and is the more economical option for those looking to maximize the range of the Zero FX.

Zero Motorcycles’ Z-Force® battery is the most power and energy dense in the EV industry. The ZF7.2 offers a maximum battery capacity of 7.2 kWh that delivers up to 91 miles of city riding.

The battery is designed to last and is backed by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

 

Motor

The Zero FX powerplant produces up to 78 ft-lb of torque. The air-cooled Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor delivers impressive performance and fierce acceleration, which works in conjunction with regenerative braking to channel energy back into the battery.

No heavy, complicated or expensive liquid cooling. No routine maintenance. No fuss. This is the industry’s most efficient, powerful and compact motor.

 

Face

The Zero FX’s distinctive face features twin projector beam headlamps and an integrated fly screen, leading the way with a visual style matched to the bike’s sharp attitude.

 

Dash

Minimalist. Cool blue LCD. The Zero FX dash projects the specs you need: speed, state of charge, power output, selected riding profile, projected recharge time. Sync with your smartphone to turn it into a secondary customizable dash or view detailed ride stats.

 

Suspension

Custom-tuned by Showa for Zero, the Zero FX’s suspension is rugged enough to handle jagged ruts and rock-strewn trails, while offering 8.6 inches of front travel and 8.94 inches at the rear.

Wheels and Tires

A large 21-inch front wheel ensures the Zero FX hammers through the gnarly bits. Wrapped in high-performance Pirelli Scorpion MT-90 rubber, the Zero FX adeptly traverses dirt, rocks, or asphalt.

 

Brakes

The Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) delivers confident braking. Tested for just about any situation you can imagine, the system optimizes deceleration under hard braking. The brakes are equipped with adjustable levers for improved ergonomics. ABS can be switched on or off by the rider.

 

Direct Drive

Strip away clutches, gears, shifting, chains and all their weighty complexities. Seamlessly accelerate with pure efficiency as energy quietly transforms into propulsion. The Zero FX is direct drive. Its state-of-the-art motor connects directly to the rear wheel using a carbon fiber belt.

 

Onboard Charger

The Zero FX’s discreetly accessible 650 W onboard charger can be plugged into any household outlet. Charge times can be slashed by using optional Quick Chargers.

 

Frame

The Zero FX’s robust aircraft-grade aluminum frame has been refined for over ten years. A descendant of Zero’s early motocross-style bikes, the frame’s optimized strength-to-weight ratio is the perfect delivery mechanism for the Z-Force® powertrain’s adrenalin pumping acceleration.

 

Builds

The Zero FX can be ordered in fixed or hot-swappable battery configurations.

 

 

2018 Zero FX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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 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 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.

 

Updated, Modern Color Palette

All models save the FXS are getting bold and sophisticated new colors and graphics. From the bling wheels of the Zero DSR to the Silicon Silver Metallic of the Zero S, the updated color palette offers something for every taste.

 

Advantages

Electric motorcycles offer distinct advantages that conventional gas-powered bikes simply can’t match. Thanks to the unique characteristics of battery-powered propulsion, Zero motorcycles offer an especially intoxicating riding experience. Massive torque delivers a gratifying rush of acceleration, while the absence of noise, heat and vibration heightens the sensation of speed and smoothness. The ride experience is seamless and thrilling, connecting you to your surroundings in a way you didn’t know was possible.

Owning a Zero is easier than you might think. With no oil to change, no fluids to leak, and no routine maintenance needed; service items like valve adjustments, spark plug replacement, and installing new filters simply become a thing of the past. The battery is designed to last the life of the bike, leaving you with more time and energy to do what you love: ride.

Electric motorcycles are also surprisingly economical, with a total cost of ownership that’s far lower than equivalent internal combustion models. Considering the reduced maintenance and electricity costs of about a penny per mile, the advantages of a Zero multiply the more you ride.

 

Technology

Zero Motorcycles was founded under the guiding principle of “sophisticated simplicity,” an ideal where the sole purpose of technology is to serve the rider.

At the heart of every Zero is the efficient Z-Force® powertrain, which eliminates the need for the heavy and complex components found in conventional motorcycles. The Z-Force® motor contains only one moving part, is sealed and air-cooled, and requires no routine maintenance. Despite its compact proportions, the motor produces up to 116 ft-lb of torque, more than you’ll find in any 1,000cc gas-burning sport bike. The Z-Force® battery achieves the highest power and energy density in the EV industry and is backed by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Zero’s seamless technology extends beyond the motorcycle and into the single object that has become the hub of our modern lives: the smartphone. Zero’s free mobile app is available for iOS or Android and uses a Bluetooth connection to the bike to enable customizable performance parameters. Riders can determine max torque, top speed and levels of regenerative braking to suit their preference. The app also enables the motorcycle’s firmware to be updated remotely, saving time-consuming trips to the dealer.

 

Environment

Zero motorcycles produce no tailpipe emissions, create virtually no noise pollution, and require none of the consumables like fuel, oil, or coolant used by internal combustion engines. Unlike gas bikes that require about four times more energy, the Z-Force® motor is over 90% efficient. Valuable energy is used to move the motorcycle, rather than being lost as wasted heat.

Electric motorcycles also have the capacity to be powered entirely by renewable resources. As the energy grid becomes greener, so does a Zero. Over 40 studies have concluded that usage of plug-in electric vehicles would reduce carbon emissions in 49 US states, including those that are most heavily dependent on coal.

 

Range

Zero offers the longest riding range of any production electric motorcycle in the world, and each of Zero’s six motorcycle models exceeds the needs of the average US motorist, who travels about 37 miles per day.

Each bike’s range is determined by battery capacity, speed and riding habits. With the optional Power Tank accessory, the Zero SR is capable of over 220 miles in the city and 110 miles on the highway. Zero FX and Zero FXS models feature an optional modular power pack system that allows batteries to be swapped in under a minute.

Check the “Specs” section of any motorcycle page for detailed information on the estimated range figures for each model.

 

Charging

Charging a Zero is simple and convenient. No complex or expensive equipment or charge station installation required. Every Zero comes equipped with a built-in charger that turns any household 110/220V outlet into a “fueling station,” and the connection takes just a few seconds to plug and unplug. Depending on battery capacity, charging can take from a couple of hours to overnight.

For 6x fast charging at home or on the go, the 6 kW Charge Tank accessory is compatible with increasingly common J1772 charging stations, and trims charge times to as little as 1-2 hours. The Charge Tank and onboard charger can be operated together to deliver 7.3 kW of charging that provides up to 103 miles of riding per hour. Zero also offers a scalable “Quick Charge” system for rapid charging at home or office.

Check the “Specs” section of any motorcycle page for estimated charging times based on model and method.

 

Government Incentives

The US Federal Government, as well as many state jurisdictions, offers incentives on electric motorcycles and charging accessories. Rebates and/or tax credits can save thousands of dollars on the purchase price.

 

 

Charge simply.  No station needed.

Charging that fits your lifestyle

Charging a Zero is simple. Charging requires no additional equipment or installations. Bring your Zero home, plug it into your nearest outlet. Done.

Looking for fast charging options? Charge 6x faster using the Charge Tank option at Level 2 stations. Or, plug a Quick Charger accessory into a second outlet to cut home charge times by over 60% without installing a charge station.

 

Start every day with a full “Tank”

Ditch the gas station. Plug in at night and wake up every morning with a full “tank.” Per hour of charging, a Zero takes you farther than just about any EV in the world. The result, most owners use a standard outlet to “fuel” their daily rides.

 

Charge 6x Faster

Add 30 miles of range while grabbing coffee. For fast charging on the go, Zero offers a 6kW Charge Tank option on 2018 Zero S and Zero DS models. It increases charging speeds by about six times as compared to using a standard outlet, allowing recharges in as little as an hour depending on battery size (0-95%).

The Charge Tank uses the popular J1772 EV standard. It is compatible with the rapidly expanding network of Level 2 (220 V) public and home charging stations. In one hour the Charge Tank delivers up to 84 miles of city range. Max out your charge speed. Plug in the standard charger in parallel to hit 103 mph of charging.

 

Scalable Quick Chargers

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

Note: each charger typically needs to be plugged into a separate circuit.

 

An Incredibly Efficient System

Ownership Advantage

Exhilarating performance. Carefree ownership.

There are some clear advantages to going electric: no need to visit the gas station, no oil, no exhaust, etc. In addition, there are a host of benefits experienced by Zero owners on a regular basis that are not as obvious. Behind the design of each cutting edge model is a philosophy of elegant simplicity that keeps the weight of the motorcycle low, virtually eliminates all routine powertrain maintenance and yields stealthy acceleration. The result is an incredibly exhilarating ride and an ownership experience that appreciates mile after mile.

 

Zero Motorcycle ownership – savings over time

A LONG TERM PERSPECTIVE

As a premium brand, Zero designs each motorcycle with the sort of quality and integrity that inspires an exceptional riding experience. Beyond that, the upfront cost of a Zero is not what it appears to be when compared against its traditional internal combustion counterparts. Each mile ridden on a Zero is considerably less expensive, making it considerably more enjoyable, due to the elimination of routine powertrain maintenance and no gas expenses. As it turns out, when compared to other premium brands, a Zero starts saving the owner money on gas and maintenance from day one. In fact, over the life of their motorcycle many Zero owners actually save more than they would have if they had purchased a comparable internal combustion model.

 

ZERO ROUTINE POWERTRAIN MAINTENANCE

All Zero motorcycles feature a direct drive, maintenance-free powertrain. As an incredibly efficient system, direct drive channels power directly from the motor to the rear wheel via a strong and silent, constant tension belt. Not only does direct drive minimize friction loss by eliminating clutches and gears, but it also helps eliminate the need for routine powertrain maintenance and reduces the weight of the motorcycle.

 

Sophisticated. Yet Simple.

Z-Force® Motor

Instant Torque. Impressive Power. Incredible Efficiency.

The Z-Force® motor was developed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles to be optimized for efficiency, power and size. With nearly the same weight and volume as competitive brushless motors used in similar applications, the revolutionary Z-Force® motor produces up to 130% more power and 150% more torque. The Z-Force® motor features an interior permanent magnet (IPM) design that significantly improves performance during hard riding and allows higher sustained top speeds. Even more impressive, the compact brushless motor requires no liquid or forced-air cooling and requires no routine maintenance.

When combined with a Z-Force® battery, the remarkably compact and light motor delivers amazing horsepower and breathtaking acceleration. Providing a unique ride quality, the motor produces 100% torque from a standstill for instantaneous throttle response and incredible off-the-line performance.

While sophisticated, the Z-Force® motor is designed to make the ownership experience simple and exhilarating. All extra parts, maintenance concerns and weight have been eliminated to help riders focus on the best part of owning a motorcycle – the ride.

 

Zero Motorcycles Z-Force Motor

Power Tank

Install Any Time. Go Farther.

 

The Z-Force® Power Tank adds an additional 3.6 kWh of battery storage capacity to any 2014 or later Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS or Zero DSR model*. An optional accessory, the Power Tank can be added at any time during or after the motorcycle is purchased. For example, if you purchase a Zero SR ZF14.4, you could upgrade your motorcycle to 18 kWh of battery capacity if additional range is needed. With that much energy, you can travel up to 223 miles in the city or 112 miles on the highway.

The Power Tank comes complete with a Z-Force® battery module, necessary hardware and additional bodywork. It is recommended that you take your motorcycle to an authorized Zero Motorcycles dealer for installation. Once installed, the new bodywork includes a completely new tank section of the motorcycle. The Power Tank occupies the area where the integrated tank bag would normally sit.

*Please note that the Power Tank is not compatible with motorcycles equipped with the Charge Tank.

 

Zero Motorcycles App

 

Get your ride dialed.

–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

–Owners of 2017-2018 models can use the Zero Motorcycles app to update their motorcycle’s firmware, saving time, money and service trips.

 

Z-Force® Battery

More Energy. Less Space.

Z-Force® battery technology has been revolutionizing the electric motorcycle industry since 2007 when the first Zeros started rolling out of the Santa Cruz factory. The goal: pack more energy into less space. Using state-of-the-art lithium-ion cell chemistry and advanced battery management systems, each motorcycle is able to travel farther, faster and last longer. A typical Zero S or Zero DS can travel over 200,000 miles with the batteries retaining 80% of their original maximum capacity.

In addition to longevity, the Z-Force® battery technology requires no active cooling or routine maintenance. The result is a complete electric motorcycle line that offers an exhilarating ride while saving on gas and virtually eliminating all routine powertrain maintenance.

 

Zero Motorcycles Z-Force Power Pack

100% Modular

Swap in. Swap out.

 

Zero Motorcycles is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to feature available hot-swappable modules. This optional system allows the Zero FX and Zero FXS to be ridden using either one or two Z-Force® modules. A module can be added or removed in less than a minute. Charging can be done via the motorcycle’s standard on-board charger or by using optional off-board charging accessories.

 

Fully Recyclable

Zero Motorcycles uses the best practices in the EV industry to make sure all of our lithium-ion batteries are recycled. Each one uses a chemistry that allows us to take advantage of continuously improving battery-recycling programs.

Zero batteries are fully air cooled and designed to handle a diverse range of conditions. Our latest generation of Z-Force® battery technology uses new and more precise cell monitoring to ensure greater range, more power and better acceleration off the line.

 

 

 

 

2018 Zero FX – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,495 to $10,495 USD
Range ZERO FX ZF3.6 MODULAR ZERO FX ZF7.2 ZERO FX ZF7.2 MODULAR
City? 46 miles (74 km) 91 miles (146 km) 91 miles (146 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h)? 28 miles (45 km) 56 miles (90 km) 56 miles (90 km)
Combined? 34 miles (55 km) 69 miles (111 km) 69 miles (111 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)? 19 miles (31 km) 39 miles (63 km) 39 miles (63 km)
Combined? 27 miles (43 km) 54 miles (87 km) 54 miles (87 km)
Motor
Peak torque 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) 78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power? 27 hp (20 kW) @ 4,300 rpm 46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm 46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)? 85 mph (137 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)? 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 mph (113 km/h)
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller? High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular
Max capacity? 3.6 kWh 7.2 kWh 7.2 kWh
Nominal capacity? 3.2 kWh 6.3 kWh 6.3 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated 650 W, integrated 650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard)? 5.1 hours (100% charged) / 4.6 hours (95% charged) 9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged) 9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)
With one accessory charger? 2.3 hours (100% charged) / 1.8 hours (95% charged) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.6 hours (95% charged) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.6 hours (95% charged)
With max accessory chargers? 1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged) 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged) 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 18T, 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 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 Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel? 8.60 in (218 mm) 8.60 in (218 mm) 8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel? 8.94 in (227 mm) 8.94 in (227 mm) 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc 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 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 Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 21 1.85 x 21 1.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 x 18 2.50 x 18 2.50 x 18
Dimensions
Wheelbase? 56.6 in (1,438 mm) 56.6 in (1,438 mm) 56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height? 34.7 in (881 mm) 34.7 in (881 mm) 34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake? 25.4° 25.4° 25.4°
Trail? 4.1 in (104 mm) 4.1 in (104 mm) 4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 247 lb (112 kg) 289 lb (131 kg) 289 lb (131 kg)
Carrying capacity 383 lb (174 kg) 341 lb (155 kg) 341 lb (155 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city)? 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km) 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km) 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)? 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km) 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km) 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge? $0.40 $0.81 $0.81
Pricing
MSRP $8,495 $10,495 $11,390
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 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited miles 5 years/unlimited miles 5 years/unlimited miles
2018 Zero FX – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10,995 to $13,795 CDN
Range ZERO FX ZF3.6 MODULAR ZERO FX ZF7.2 ZERO FX ZF7.2 MODULAR
City? 46 miles (74 km) 91 miles (146 km) 91 miles (146 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h)? 28 miles (45 km) 56 miles (90 km) 56 miles (90 km)
Combined? 34 miles (55 km) 69 miles (111 km) 69 miles (111 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)? 19 miles (31 km) 39 miles (63 km) 39 miles (63 km)
Combined? 27 miles (43 km) 54 miles (87 km) 54 miles (87 km)
Motor
Peak torque 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) 78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power? 27 hp (20 kW) @ 4,300 rpm 46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm 46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)? 85 mph (137 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h) 85 mph (137 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)? 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 mph (113 km/h) 70 mph (113 km/h)
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller? High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent modular
Max capacity? 3.6 kWh 7.2 kWh 7.2 kWh
Nominal capacity? 3.2 kWh 6.3 kWh 6.3 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated 650 W, integrated 650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard)? 5.1 hours (100% charged) / 4.6 hours (95% charged) 9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged) 9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)
With one accessory charger? 2.3 hours (100% charged) / 1.8 hours (95% charged) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.6 hours (95% charged) 4.1 hours (100% charged) / 3.6 hours (95% charged)
With max accessory chargers? 1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged) 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged) 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
Input Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V Standard 110 V or 220 V
Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive Clutchless direct drive
Final drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt 90T / 18T, 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 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 Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel? 8.60 in (218 mm) 8.60 in (218 mm) 8.60 in (218 mm)
Rear suspension travel? 8.94 in (227 mm) 8.94 in (227 mm) 8.94 in (227 mm)
Front brakes Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan dual piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc 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 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 Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 90/90-21
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18 Pirelli Scorpion MT 90 A/T 120/80-18
Front wheel 1.85 x 21 1.85 x 21 1.85 x 21
Rear wheel 2.50 x 18 2.50 x 18 2.50 x 18
Dimensions
Wheelbase? 56.6 in (1,438 mm) 56.6 in (1,438 mm) 56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height? 34.7 in (881 mm) 34.7 in (881 mm) 34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake? 25.4° 25.4° 25.4°
Trail? 4.1 in (104 mm) 4.1 in (104 mm) 4.1 in (104 mm)
Weight
Curb weight 247 lb (112 kg) 289 lb (131 kg) 289 lb (131 kg)
Carrying capacity 383 lb (174 kg) 341 lb (155 kg) 341 lb (155 kg)
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city)? 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km) 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km) 486 MPGe (0.48 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)? 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km) 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km) 207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge? $0.40 $0.81 $0.81
Pricing
MSRP $10,995 CAD $13,795 CAD $14,690 CAD
MSRP does not include shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, registration or dealer installation.
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years 2 years 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km 5 years/unlimited km 5 years/unlimited km

 

2018 Zero FX – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £10490 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Range ZERO FX ZF7.2
City? 146 km
Highway, 89 km/h? 90 km
Combined? 111 km
Highway, 113 km/h? 63 km
Combined? 87 km
Range (based on EU standard)? 104 km
Motor
Net torque? 106 Nm
Net power? 44 hp (33 kW) @ 4.500 rpm
Continuous power? 21 hp (15 kW) @ 4.300 rpm
Licensing Requirement? A2 Licence
Top speed (max)? 137 km/h
Top speed (sustained)? 113 km/h
Type Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
Controller? High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
Power system
Power pack Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity? 7,2 kWh
Nominal capacity? 6,3 kWh
Charger type 650 W, integrated
Charge time (standard)? 9,7 hours (100% charged) / 9,2 hours (95% charged)
With one accessory charger? 4,1 hours (100% charged) / 3,6 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 90T / 18T, 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? 218 mm
Rear suspension travel? 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
Wheelbase? 1.438 mm
Seat height? 881 mm
Rake? 25,4°
Trail? 104 mm
Weight
Curb weight 131 kg
Carrying capacity 155 kg
Economy
Equivalent fuel economy (city)? 0,48 l/100 km
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)? 1,13 l/100 km
Typical cost to recharge? 1,48 €
Warranty
Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years
Power pack warranty* 5 years/unlimited km

 

 

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