2020 Zero DS Guide

2020 Zero DS

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2020 Zero DS : QUICK AS A BUNNY RABBIT.

Introducing the 2020 Zero DS.

Lightweight, nimble.

The ZF7.2’s Z-Force® compact battery frees space for a convenient lockable storage compartment, cutting weight by 96 pounds and enhancing handling.

Range (mi): 82 city / 39 highway

Color: Mojave

 

 

2020 Zero DS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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.

TOP 15 THINGS YOU’LL NEVER DO AGAIN

BUY GAS

REPLACE CLUTCH

SYNC THROTTLE AND IDLE SPEED

CHANGE ENGINE OIL FILTER

LUBRICATE CHOKE CABLES

CHANGE ENGINE OIL

CHECK ENGINE OIL

ADJUST VALVE CLEARANCE

CHANGE AIR FILTER

REPLACE TIMING BELT

CHECK EXTERNAL FUEL HOSES

REPLACE SPARK PLUGS

CHANGE FUEL FILTER

ADJUST CLUTCH CABLES

CHECK CLUTCH FLUID LEVEL

EFFORTLESS ADVENTURE
For those eager to push electric into uncharted territories, the true hero of the Zero Motorcycles dual sport lineup is the DSR Black Forest Edition. It is the most capable adventure-ready electric motorcycle on the planet. Explore new roads without all the noise.

ORQUE BEAST
The Zero DS delivers silent stump-pulling torque, churning up to an outrageous 116 ft-lb—more than any fuel-burning production literbike. Twist the throttle. With this stealth force hurling you forward, you’ll easily leave gas bikes behind.

No shifting, vibration or fumes. The industry leading Z-Force® powertrain effortlessly drives your adventure as your motorcycle seems to silently disappear beneath you.

ALWAYS DIALED
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 DS 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 UP TO 6X FASTER
Grab lunch. Have a coffee. Recharge. Live your life while adding up to 94 miles of range for every hour you’re plugged in. The Charge Tank option is compatible with Level 2 charge stations and delivers roughly 6x faster charging than when compared to a standard wall outlet. Depending on the battery, a typical recharge can now take as little as an hour.

CHARGING.
MEET HOUSEHOLD OUTLET.
No special equipment required: your standard household outlets can be used as fueling stations for a fraction of the cost of gasoline. Plug in at night and start the day with a full tank.

MORE ABOUT CHARGING

PULL THE PLUG ON MAINTENANCE
Blast down a fire road. Get dirty. Live in the moment. At the end of your adventure the Zero DS only asks that you plug in. No need to replace clogged filters or dirty oil. The Z-Force® powertrain eliminates the fossil burner mess, trading oil, spark plugs, clutches and filters for a motor with a single moving part. The Zero DS’s ripping acceleration is delivered through a carbon fiber belt that directly connects the motor to the rear wheel. Chain maintenance is a thing of the past.

Zero’s Z-Force® powertrains are constantly advancing with code updates that deliver performance improvements. These updates are delivered through the Zero App, which download directly from your mobile device to your bike.

SAVINGS
LONG RANGE BATTERY TECH
The Zero DS carries the highest power and energy density battery in the EV industry. With over thirteen years of rigorous off-road experience, the Z-Force® battery confidently delivers you to your destination.

Select the battery size that works for you. Ride up to 204 miles city / 97 miles highway with an 18 kWh battery by adding a Power Tank accessory to the Zero DSR ZF14.4. Or, shed weight and gain storage space with the Zero DS ZF7.2.

 

 

 

 

2020 Zero DS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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. 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® Power Pack, 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.

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 SR/F, 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 motorcycle purchase. 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 is a dealer-installed accessory which comes complete with a Z-Force® Power Pack module and all necessary hardware. On Zero S, SR, DS and DSR, the Power Tank completely replaces the tank bodywork and tank storage area. The Zero SR/F retains a small lockable storage area with the Power Tank installed.

*Please note that the Power Tank is not compatible with motorcycles equipped with the Charge Tank or with the an additional 6 kW Rapid Charge module installed. Power Tank will be available for Zero SR/F in fall of 2019.

Z-Force® Power Pack
More Energy. Less Space.
Z-Force® Power Pack 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.To meet the demands of Zero’s most advanced platform, the Zero SR/F Power Pack features an aluminum heat-sink housing and thermal transfer interface which ensures consistent cell cooling and maximum long-term powertrain performance no matter how hard you ride.

An industry first, a Zero will automatically put itself into Long Term Storage Mode after prolonged periods of inactivity to optimize the battery’s state of charge and further improve long term battery health. 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.

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 Power Packs are recycled. Each one uses a chemistry that allows us to take advantage of continuously improving battery-recycling programs

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

ENVIRONMENT
Clean. And getting Cleaner Every Year.
Zero Motorcycles’ 100% electric powertrain significantly reduces CO2 and noxious fumes emissions while also saving oil reserves. Regardless of any one personal or political reason, conserving oil and reducing tail pipe emissions offer a wide range of benefits. In fact, because the electrical grid is becoming increasingly efficient year after year, a Zero will become more energy efficient and cleaner with age. And for those who truly aspire to absolute energy independence or eliminating emissions, it is even possible to power a Zero using completely renewable energy sources. Regardless of where the energy comes from, there’s something very freeing about passing the gas station as the prices continue to hit new highs.

Two Zero motorcycles off road at dusk
“Americans spend in excess of 100 hours commuting to work each year. For the nation as one, the average daily commute to work lasted about 24.3 minutes in 2003. A motorcycle or a scooter does not offer a lot of passenger room or storage space, but most get far better mileage than even a hybrid car and at a far cheaper price. Moreover, two wheelers have the added advantage of maneuverability to beat the rush hour traffic. With fuel prices skyrocketing, motorcycles and scooters can be a practical fuel-economy transportation option for the typical half hour drive to work.” – AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY (ACS) DATA RELEASED BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU MARCH 2005

Fewer Emissions
More than 50 studies and analyses conclude: fewer emissions from plug-in vehicles

Plug-ins would provide carbon emissions reductions in 49 U.S. states, including some that are heavily dependent on coal
For a car – about a 70% reduction in emissions
For a motorcycle – over 90% reduction in emissions

Cleaner Running Every Year
As the electrical grid gets cleaner – plug-ins get even cleaner
Plug-in cars move emissions away from population centers.
Output from a few thousand power plants is easier to control than 200 million vehicle tailpipes.

223 MILES.
Farther than it seems.
Less expensive than you expect.
One of the first questions that everyone asks about electric motorcycles is, unsurprisingly, “how far” Zero Motorcycles offers an entire model line, and each model and variation has a different range. At present, the longest range in the lineup goes to the Zero SR ZF14.4 + Power Tank with 223 miles in the city. However, there are a number of options with lesser ranges that offer different benefits for those who only want a motorcycle for getting around town or the city. After all, selecting an electric motorcycle is all about making the best choice for your lifestyle.

To select the motorcycle that best meets your needs, we recommend you see how far you typically ride in a day. Depending on how closely you watch your mileage, the answer may surprise you. According to the US Department of Transportation, the average ‘driver’ travels about 13,476 miles per year. That breaks down to roughly 37 miles on average per day. Once you own a Zero, 37 miles will cost you a whopping 37¢ per day. Did we mention that there’s also no routine powertrain maintenance

The Four Factors
Maximize your Range
Range varies in electric motorcycles similarly to how it varies in gas motorcycles. However, the big difference between electric and gas is that energy consumption is averaged over a shorter distance on an electric motorcycle. Electric motorcycles are designed for convenient daily recharges versus less frequent and less convenient trips to the gas station. As a result, the same electric motorcycle often yields different ranges from one full recharge to the next.

How to Predict the Range
To generally predict how an electric motorcycle’s range will be affected, you can use the four factors:

By considering each of these factors, you can use specifications such as city, highway or combined ranges as standards to estimate what the motorcycle’s practical range will be under your particular usage case.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Zero DS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 10995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 14,495 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
RANGEZERO DS ZF7.2
City82 miles (132 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h)49 miles (79 km)
Combined61 miles (98 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)39 miles (63 km)
Combined53 miles (85 km)
MOTOR
Peak torque78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)98 mph (158 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)80 mph (129 km/h)
TypeZ-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
ControllerHigh efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
POWER SYSTEM
Power packZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity7.2 kWh
Nominal capacity6.3 kWh
Charger type1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard)5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)
With Charge Tank option1.5 hours (100% charged) / 1.0 hour (95% charged)
With one accessory charger3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)
With max accessory chargers1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)
InputStandard 110 V or 220 V
DRIVETRAIN
TransmissionClutchless direct drive
Final drive90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front suspensionShowa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionShowa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakesBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakesBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tirePirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tirePirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel2.50 x 19
Rear wheel3.50 x 17
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake26.5°
Trail4.6 in (117 mm)
WEIGHT
Curb weight317 lb (144 kg)
Carrying capacity417 lb (189 kg)
ECONOMY
Equivalent fuel economy (city)435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge$0.81
PRICING
MSRP#####
Does not include government incentives. Does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, or road registration fees.
WARRANTY
Standard motorcycle warranty*2 years
Power pack warranty*5 years/unlimited miles

 

2020 Zero DS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
RANGEZERO DS ZF7.2
City82 miles (132 km)
Highway, 55 mph (89 km/h)49 miles (79 km)
Combined61 miles (98 km)
Highway, 70 mph (113 km/h)39 miles (63 km)
Combined53 miles (85 km)
MOTOR
Peak torque78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)98 mph (158 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)80 mph (129 km/h)
TypeZ-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
ControllerHigh efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration
POWER SYSTEM
Power packZ-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity7.2 kWh
Nominal capacity6.3 kWh
Charger type1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard)5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)
With Charge Tank option1.5 hours (100% charged) / 1.0 hour (95% charged)
With one accessory charger3.1 hours (100% charged) / 2.6 hours (95% charged)
With max accessory chargers1.6 hours (100% charged) / 1.1 hours (95% charged)
InputStandard 110 V or 220 V
DRIVETRAIN
TransmissionClutchless direct drive
Final drive90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front suspensionShowa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionShowa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel7.00 in (178 mm)
Rear suspension travel7.03 in (179 mm)
Front brakesBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Rear brakesBosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Front tirePirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Rear tirePirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Front wheel2.50 x 19
Rear wheel3.50 x 17
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Seat height33.2 in (843 mm)
Rake26.5°
Trail4.6 in (117 mm)
WEIGHT
Curb weight317 lb (144 kg)
Carrying capacity417 lb (189 kg)
ECONOMY
Equivalent fuel economy (city)435 MPGe (0.54 l/100 km)
Equivalent fuel economy (highway)207 MPGe (1.13 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge$0.81
PRICING
MSRP$14,495 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

 

 

2020 Zero DS – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details
ZERO DS ZF7.2 11 KWZERO DS ZF14.4 11 KWZERO DS ZF14.4 11 KW +POWER TANK
City132 km262 km328 km
Highway, 113 km/h63 km126 km156 km
Combined85 km169 km212 km
Net torque106 Nm109 Nm109 Nm
Peak power44 hp (33 kW) @ 4.400 rpm59 hp (44 kW) @ 5.800 rpm59 hp (44 kW) @ 5.800 rpm
Top speed (max)139 km/h139 km/h139 km/h
Max capacity7,2 kWh14,4 kWh18,0 kWh
Typical cost to recharge1,48 €2,96 €3,70 €
Charge time (standard)5,2 hours (100% charged) / 4,7 hours (95% charged)9,8 hours (100% charged) / 9,3 hours (95% charged)12,1 hours (100% charged) / 11,6 hours (95% charged)
With Charge Tank option1,5 hours (100% charged) / 1,0 hour (95% charged)2,5 hours (100% charged) / 2,0 hours (95% charged)N/A
With max accessory chargers1,6 hours (100% charged) / 1,1 hours (95% charged)2,8 hours (100% charged) / 2,3 hours (95% charged)3,3 hours (100% charged) / 2,8 hours (95% charged)
Curb weight144 kg187 kg207 kg
Seat height843 mm843 mm843 mm
Power pack warranty*5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km5 years/unlimited km

 

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