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– 2011 Zero X

2011 Zero X

The Zero X is a performance electric motorcycle that takes technical trail riding to the next level. Using Zero’s patented Z-Force™ technology, this stealthy motorcycle will send you racing up hills, flying over jumps, and cutting through streams. The Zero X is built from the ground up for quick handling and maneuverability. Custom valved suspension, direct drive gearing and weight-optimized components allow riders to master demanding terrain. Lightweight, silent and quick, the Zero X opens up trail riding possibilities that would otherwise be out of the question. To extend ride times customers have the option to purchase an extra power pack that can be swapped with a quick pit stop.

The Zero X starts at $7,995. A Federal tax credit can be applied to the street-legal versions of the off-road models if they are purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer incentives. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. The Zero X comes with a two year limited warranty.

Where would you go with an exceptionally lightweight, highly maneuverable and powerful dirt bike? Now … what if it didn’t make a sound?

Built from the ground up for extraordinary handling, the fully electric Zero X uses a revolutionary powertrain to open up previously unthinkable trail riding possibilities. With instant torque from a standstill, no shifting and a low weight, the Zero X is a high performance electric motorcycle that pushes technical trail riding to ambitious new levels. Direct drive gearing and weight-optimized components combine to form a stealthy machine that aggressively races up hills, flies over jumps and cuts through streams.

A proprietary Z-Force™ lithium ion power pack and highly efficient motor are optimized to produce instant acceleration at the twist of your wrist. To extend ride times the aircraft grade aluminum Zero X frame is designed to accommodate quick power pack swaps.

 

 

Zero X Model Highlights

What’s New for 2011

For 2011 the Zero X comes in two new configurations; dirt only and street legal. The new street legal version marks the first time ever that riders can legally take a Zero X on the street. It includes lights, mirrors, higher gearing, a sidestand and street legal tires.

Both configurations of the Zero X are equipped with a new trail tuned suspension system and a powerful new braking system that allow it to take on technical single track like never before. An anodized aluminum power pack casing and bold new graphics package give it a fresh new look that polishes off the motorcycles’ host of improvements and systems upgrades. Among its powertrain improvements, the Zero X offers the option of fast charging that cuts the recharge time by almost half to around one hour. Additional improvements include a more robust frame, higher grip footpegs with a standard clevis, handlebars with adjustable risers and an integrated ignition lock system.

 


 

 

Key Zero X Key Features

Motor and Power Pack – High Torque and Acceleration
Fueled by Zero Motorcycles’ patented lithium ion power pack, the Zero X delivers incredible torque from zero RPM. This is made possible by the power pack’s ability efficiently dump an incredibly high amount of power as soon as you twist the throttle. Using an advanced monitoring system, each cell in the power pack is individually controlled during charge and discharge. A standalone charger integrates into this system and uses a specially developed charge profile to optimize the power pack’s recharge time.

Think of it this way, fuel systems are to gas motorcycles what electrical systems are to electrical motorcycles. Where others use a small carburetor and fuel pump, Zero uses a highly tuned fuel injection system. Zero has found a way of rapidly flowing more energy out of a power pack than any of its competitors. This means more acceleration and more fun.

Enhanced power pack features include:
– Optional quick-charge that cuts recharge time down by almost half (to around an hour)
– Full aluminum anodized exterior casing
– Increased durability and impact load resistance
– New and improved internal packaging
– Current-based state of charge sensor
– CAN communication
– Quick connectors for easier swap ability
Additional powertrain improvements include:
– Simplified performance settings for more and less aggressive riding (Level I and II)
– More refined power delivery
– Enhanced motor with integrated thermal protection system


Suspension and Handling – Smooth Control
The Zero X uses a newly refined suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain on the trail. Taking advantage of the motorcycle’s low weight, the inverted front fork is robust, light and responsive. Riders can quickly dial it in using the externally adjustable compression and rebound damping. On the rear, a rigid double diamond swing arm keeps the wheel planted using a newly developed custom rear shock with a fully adjustable spring preload and easily tuned damping.

Carefully tuned, balanced and improved suspension system:
– Specially tuned for the trail
?Tested on various trails by a variety of different experienced riders
?Suspension specialists recorded all riding results alongside riders
?Analysis of riding results used to optimize compliance by adjusting damping curves and spring rates
– Revised triple-clamps for improved bearing pre-loading and durability:
– New fork and shock internals
– Aluminum stanchions for reduced weight and superior control
– Front adjustments: Compression and rebound damping
– Rear adjustments: Preload and rebound damping
Improved contact points:
– More supportive footpegs with an aggressive new profile
?Much more aggressive saw tooth profile to maintain foot position and control
?Uses a standardized clevis for greater aftermarket options
– Higher handlebars with adjustable risers
?Creates a more ergonomic riding position and allows for better control


Brakes – Bigger and More Robust
Because you’ll be going faster through the turns and riding harder with instant torque at any RPM, Zero has added increased stopping power and a more precise brake feel. The 2011 Zero X electric motorcycle features beefier brakes all around.

More powerful and higher performance braking system by HB Performance:
– More precise, easier to modulate and requires less effort
– Increased fade resistance and greater thermal mass rotors
– Steel braided lines for improved lever feel and precise brake modulation
– Larger system size for increased stopping power
– Greater commonality using standard-size mount patterns
– Standard motorcycle rear foot brake


Frame and Body – Rigid and Light Aircraft Grade Aluminum
At the core of the Zero X lies the ultimate dirt bike frame that Zero has 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 turns and off the line this translates into greater acceleration. To make the frame even more durable each one is shot-peened and anodized.
– More rigid and robust frame for 2011
– Hydroformed top tube for increased strength and reduced weight
– Massive swingarm for increased strength and torsional rigidity (better cornering and tracking)
– Large cylindrical swingarm cross tube for increased stiffness and suspension response
– Thru-axle rear hub for exponentially increased strength and rigidity
– Entire frame is shot-peened and anodized for resistance to corrosion and abrasion
– Organic frame gusseting for increased strength and smoother body lines
– Bodywork is highlighted with new graphics and a revised number plate


Wheels and tires – Traction for Technical Trails
The Zero X comes with new tires and wheels on the front and rear for increased traction and durability. The result is quicker acceleration, faster hill climbs and more fun.

New improved wheels and tires:
– Stouter, more durable and more robust wheels by ProWheel
– Standard sizes with commonality for greater aftermarket tire options
– Aggressive new trail tires (front and rear)
New wheel and tire sizes:
– Front: 1.85 x 19 wheel; 80/90-19 tire
– Rear: 2.15 x 16 wheel; 90/90-16 tire


Gearing and Chain – Durability and New Aftermarket Options
To accommodate the Zero X’s increased traction and ability to accelerate in the dirt Zero uses a hardened steel 420 chain along with durable direct drive gearing. The result is a stronger and longer lasting drivetrain that puts the power from the throttle directly into the dirt.
– Hardened steel 420 Chain
– Front and rear accompanying 420 Sprockets
– New motor sprocket cover that provides a more finished powertrain look
– New rear sprocket that offers greater aftermarket options
?Optimized to be light, stiff, strong and durable
?Standard-size mount pattern for greater aftermarket options


Instrument Panel and System Upgrades – Quick Look and Easy Access
A quick look tells you everything you need to know when reading the Zero X’s simple and durable instrument panel. Connecting the dash to the rest of the motorcycle is a brand new wiring system that is designed to increase electrical system longevity. With a motorcycle this desirable, you’ll also be reassured to know that it comes with an integrated keyed ignition switch and steering lock.

– Easy access to gauges and switches – ‘quick look’ clustered instrumentation
– “Armed” light for increased awareness and safety
– New keyed ignition switch and steering lock that offers improved security and peace of mind
– Integrated battery power connector for ease of use and durability
– State of charge indicator uses current based charge sensor


Street Legal Version – Adding More Freedom and Versatility
– Fully street legal as ordered and ready to register
– Full street legal and internationally homologated light kit/system
?New modular lighting system harness
?New bolt-on tail structure for supporting new tail-pod
?New headlight and turn signal brackets
– Integrated front dash and fly screen
– New side stand
– Different rear sprocket gearing for the street designed to achieve a higher top speed
– Side view mirrors

 

 

 

 


2011 Zero X – International Specifications
MSRP – $9,495 (starting price)(Federal tax credit on street-legal versions)** USD

Dirt Only Specifications


Motor
Type High Efficiency, Air Cooled, DC, Radial Flux, Permanent Magnet
Top speed 47 mph (75 km/h)

Power system
Type Z-Force™ patented Li-Ion intelligent power pack
Maximum capacity 2 kWh
Nominal capacity 1.7 kWh
Estimated pack life (to 80%) 1,215 hours

Charger type Standalone
Charge time (standard) 2 hours
Quick charge time (option) 1.2 hours (100% charged) / 1 hour (90+% charged)
Input Standard 110V or 220V

Range
Trail 30-60 minutes
Street (maximum) N/A
Street (EPA UDDS) N/A

Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 71T / 13T, 420 chain

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension travel 8.3 inches (210 mm)
Rear suspension travel 8.7 inches (221 mm)
Front brakes 2 piston hydraulic, 8.66×0.16 inch (220×4 mm) disc
Rear brakes 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66×0.16 inch (220×4 mm) disc
Front tire 80/90-19
Rear tire 90/90-16
Front wheel 1.85×19
Rear wheel 2.15×16

Dimensions
Wheel base 55.5 inches (141 cm)
Seat height (standard) 33.3 inches (84.5 cm)
Low seat height (accessory) 31.3 inches (79.4 cm)
Rake 24.9 degrees
Trail 3.2 inches (89 mm)

Weight
Frame 14.8 pounds (6.7 kg)
Curb weight 185 pounds (84 kg)
GVWR 435 pounds (197 kg)
Carrying capacity 250 pounds (113 kg)

Economy
Typical cost to recharge $0.21

 

Street Legal Specifications


Motor
Type High Efficiency, Air Cooled, DC, Radial Flux, Permanent Magnet
Top speed 53 mph (85 km/h)

Power system
Type Z-Force™ patented Li-Ion intelligent power pack
Maximum capacity 2 kWh
Nominal capacity 1.7 kWh
Estimated pack life (to 80%) 29,000 miles (47,000 km)

Charger type Standalone
Charge time (standard) 2 hours
Quick charge time (option) 1.2 hours (100% charged) / 1 hour (90+% charged)
Input Standard 110V or 220V

Range
Trail 30-60 minutes
Street (maximum) 26 miles (42 km)
Street (EPA UDDS) 22 miles (35 km)

Drivetrain
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 61T / 13T, 420 chain

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension travel 8.3 inches (210 mm)
Rear suspension travel 8.7 inches (221 mm)
Front brakes 2 piston hydraulic, 8.66×0.16 inch (220×4 mm) disc
Rear brakes 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66×0.16 inch (220×4 mm) disc
Front tire 80/90-19
Rear tire 90/90-16
Front wheel 1.85×19
Rear wheel 2.15×16

Dimensions
Wheel base 55.5 inches (141 cm)
Seat height (standard) 33.3 inches (84.5 cm)
Low seat height (accessory) 31.3 inches (79.4 cm)
Rake 24.9 degrees
Trail 3.2 inches (89 mm)

Weight
Frame 14.8 pounds (6.7 kg)
Curb weight 201 pounds (91 kg)
GVWR 451 pounds (205 kg)
Carrying capacity 250 pounds (113 kg)

Economy
Typical cost to recharge $0.21


 

 


2011 Zero X Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

ZERO MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES 2011 PRODUCT LINE WITH COMPREHENSIVE UPGRADES AND A QUICK-CHARGE OPTION ACROSS ALL FOUR MODELS

– Highly Refined New Motorcycles, A Solid Business Strategy, Support and Availability in March –

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (February 8, 2011) – Zero Motorcycles today announced its highly anticipated 2011 product line alongside a strategy for continued leadership of the global electric motorcycle industry. The only company to offer a complete lineup, Zero Motorcycles has made sweeping technical improvements as well as added a contemporary new look to each of its four models, including a complete overhaul of the Zero S and the Zero DS. Every model is now ‘quick-charge’ capable using an optional upgrade that allows the motorcycles to charge nearly twice as fast. In addition, for the first time on an electric motorcycle, riders can now take advantage of J1772 public charging stations by using an optional accessory. This offers riders greater mobility by giving them access to a rapidly growing network of charge stations. The entire lineup is equipped with upgraded suspension systems, a more intelligent and rugged Z-Force powertrain, more precise charge indicators, new higher performance brakes and industry-standard component features to provide owners with more aftermarket options. Other highlights to the product line include street legal configurations of the dirt bikes and a new maintenance free belt drive for the street and dual sport models.

“During the past year, our Engineering and Manufacturing teams have benefitted from experienced new leadership and the results are clear. In close coordination, they have been working overtime to design and build the world’s finest collection of electric motorcycles,” said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “Our 2011 model line is composed of exceptionally high quality electric motorcycles that balance performance, range, weight, affordability and availability. We are excited to announce such major changes across the entire model line and to also be setting new industry standards in the way we report on our motorcycles’ performance specifications.”

Nearly every component of the Zero S and Zero DS has seen major upgrades and improvements. With a bold and completely new look, the street and dual sport models will become the world’s first production electric motorcycles to feature a maintenance free belt drive system. The quiet operation of the drivetrain, when combined with each of the motorcycles’ overall improvements, yields a sophisticated silence during riding that speaks to their overall solid build quality. Zero has also increased the capacity of the power packs by 12.5% to improve the motorcycles’ range. Among the other upgrades are more robust wheels, a new HB Performance braking system, tires with better grip, more robust hardware, new aggressive profile foot pegs and an integrated ignition switch and lock. Unique to the Zero S, it has been lowered by two inches to improve street handling and the new overall package gives it an eye-catching naked look.

Zero Motorcycles has also made major changes to its off-road line. For the first time, the company will deliver street-legal configurations of both its trail and motocross dirt bikes, Zero X and Zero MX respectively. The ability to legally ride the electric off-road motorcycles on the street opens countless new possibilities for enthusiasts as well as a new market for Zero. Street-legal versions include additional components such as headlights, taillights, side stands, dashes, sensors and different gearing.

Both the Zero X and Zero MX are better performing and more robust than ever before. They have stouter wheels, new tires, a more robust HB Performance braking system, new aggressive foot pegs and an integrated ignition switch and lock. Their motors are energized using a beautifully refined aluminum power pack that is highly durable and easy to swap in less than sixty seconds. To maximize control, Zero has customized each motorcycles’ suspension internals to give them a more fluid and compliant motion under rough conditions. Unique to only the Zero MX, the 2011 model uses a motor mounted Z-Force Air Induction System to cool its new and more powerful Agni motor. Designed to ride harder, faster and longer, it represents the most competitive dirt bike that Zero has released to consumers.

The Zero S, Zero DS, Zero X and Zero MX are all available now through Zero Motorcycles’ website and will begin shipping in March. Each of the models carries a two year limited warranty. This is currently the best warranty offering in the electric motorcycle industry and is backed by an international service and support network. Zero operates on a strategy of building a ‘better motorcycle’ wherein each model balances performance, range, weight, affordability and availability. To consumers this translates into owning a high quality motorcycle that is supported by a company with a solid business foundation.

Zero S – Street
Instant torque and power from a standstill plus smooth acceleration as you race out of turns — all without ever needing to stop at a gas station. Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the occasional detour, the Zero S electric motorcycle integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. Built from the ground up using Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, the Zero S features an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases its range and maneuverability. It has a range of 43 miles using the newly adopted MIC’s prescribed “Driving Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles,” which is based on the EPA’s UDDS testing, and it has a homologated top speed of 67 MPH. The Zero S is designed for optimal performance off the line, in sharp turns and while navigating obstacles. Instant acceleration and lightweight design enable the Zero S to take on any city street, hill or obstacle, combining exhilaration with efficiency.

The Zero S is priced at $9,995. It is eligible for a 10% Federal tax credit, which effectively reduces the price by $1,000 to a total of $8995. Some states and provinces offer additional incentives. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. The Zero S comes with a two year limited warranty.

Zero DS – Dual Sport
The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Created to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom. Tough when you demand it and distinguished when required, the Zero DS has an edgy, yet sophisticated appearance highlighted by an eye catching twin spar frame that is both rigid and lightweight. Powered by the most advanced drive train in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you can throw at it. Navigating obstacles and maintaining control is assured using a specially developed suspension system and a rugged wheel set. During technical maneuvers, an optimized direct drive belt system delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist.

The Zero DS is priced at $10,495. It is eligible for a 10% Federal tax credit, which effectively reduces the price by $1,040 to a total of $9,455. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. The Zero DS comes with a two year limited warranty.

Zero MX
The Zero MX takes Zero’s revolutionary electric motorcycle technology to the track. Designed for smooth landings, the Zero MX uses a newly developed suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain. Incredibly tough and lightweight, the Zero MX combines the state-of-the-art Z-Force™ battery technology with an ultra-light frame design, making it agile and fast where it counts most. The custom suspension system makes the Zero MX highly responsive while maintaining an industry leading power-to-weight ratio. Easily swappable, riders can purchase an additional power pack to extend their riding. Silent and featuring a more powerful Forced Air Induction Agni motor, the Zero MX opens up a whole new world of riding possibilities.

The Zero MX starts at $9,495. A Federal tax credit can be applied to the street-legal versions of the off-road models if they are purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer incentives. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. The Zero MX comes with a two year limited warranty.

Zero X
The Zero X is a performance electric motorcycle that takes technical trail riding to the next level. Using Zero’s patented Z-Force™ technology, this stealthy motorcycle will send you racing up hills, flying over jumps, and cutting through streams. The Zero X is built from the ground up for quick handling and maneuverability. Custom valved suspension, direct drive gearing and weight-optimized components allow riders to master demanding terrain. Lightweight, silent and quick, the Zero X opens up trail riding possibilities that would otherwise be out of the question. To extend ride times customers have the option to purchase an extra power pack that can be swapped with a quick pit stop.

The Zero X starts at $7,995. A Federal tax credit can be applied to the street-legal versions of the off-road models if they are purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer incentives. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. The Zero X comes with a two year limited warranty.

The Zero S, Zero DS, Zero X and Zero MX are all available now through Zero Motorcycles’ website and will begin shipping in March. Zero operates on a strategy of building a ‘better motorcycle’ wherein each model balances performance, range, weight, affordability and availability.

2011 Zero Pricing Information:

Zero S – Street – $9,995 (10% Federal tax credit reduces price $1,000 for total of $8995)*

Zero DS – Dual Sport – $10,495 (10% Federal tax credit reduces price $1,040 for total $9,455)*

Zero MX – $9,495 (starting price)(Federal tax credit on street-legal versions)**

Zero X – $7,995 (starting price)(Federal tax credit on street-legal versions)**

*Zero S and DS – Some states and provinces offer additional incentives. Every Zero model comes with a two year limited warranty.

**A Federal tax credit can be applied to the street-legal versions of MX and X off-road models if they are purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer incentives. The Zero MX and X comes with a two year limited warranty.


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