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2016 Zero S and Zero SR First Look
2016 Zero S
Zero has announced updates to its line of electric motorcycles that include a more powerful interior permanent magnet motor (for some versions), a Charge Tank accessory that allows faster Level 2 charging, and more efficient batteries. The Zero S ZF13.0 and Zero SR feature the new Z-Force motor, that produces more power, cools more rapidly and has greater thermal capabilities than the previous unit; this in turn gives more performance and allows higher sustained speeds.
The new Charge Tank accessory works with Level 2 charging stations utilizing the J1772 standard; a ZF9.8 power pack can now be charged to 95 percent of its capacity in approximately two hours, while the new, higher capacity ZF13.0 power pack requires three hours. Further refinements in battery technology have also increased energy density and increases range to 197 miles in the city and 98 miles on the highway at 70 mph when the Power Tank accessory is added.
MSRP for the Zero S and SR models start at $10,995 for a Zero S with ZF9.8 motor; with a ZF13.0 motor the Zero S costs $13,995. The Zero SR is available only with the ZF13.0 motor and costs $15,995.
More details from Zero's press information follows:
MEET THE ZERO S
Imagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Then, imagine never needing to stop at a gas station or being burdened with any scheduled powertrain maintenance. Pure. Powerful. Electric… and available now.
Developed to aggressively take on urban environments while encouraging occasional detours to your favorite stretch of twisties, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative design and premium equipment. The result is a motorcycle with breathtaking performance, a sophisticated appearance and refined ride characteristics.
Featuring Zero Motorcycles’ Z-Force® motor and power pack, the Zero S pulls hard to speeds above 90 mph and offers a city range of up to 197 miles with the optional Power Tank accessory. Or, take advantage of public charging stations and get back on the road three times faster with the new Charge Tank accessory.
Whether stealthily accelerating onto the highway or through a series of turns, the Zero S is uniquely designed to deliver a thrilling sensation unlike any other on the road today. Are you ready?
Z-FORCE® INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET (IPM) MOTOR The heart of the Z-Force® powertrain features an all-new, more efficient and more robust design.
The speed and convenience of Level 2 charging means less time charging and more time riding.
Advanced lithium-ion cell technology with optimized chemistry packs even more energy.
Riders looking to experience the thrill of electric will find 2016 models even easier to own.
ZERO S™ AND ZERO SR™ – SUMMARY OF WHAT’S NEW By constantly advancing the state of the art, the Zero S and Zero SR not only eliminate gasoline from your daily commute or weekend adventure, they transform into a motorcycle that’s the closest thing to a magic carpet. For 2016, that magic carpet travels farther and can recharge three times faster.
At the heart of each Zero S ZF13.0 and Zero SR model is a new and innovative Z-Force® motor. Fundamentally redesigned, the interior permanent magnet (IPM) configuration produces power more efficiently, cools more rapidly and has greater thermal capabilities, significantly improving performance during hard riding and allowing higher sustained speeds.
To expand riding opportunities and provide access to the growing public charging infrastructure, Zero has effectively tripled charging speed with the new Charge Tank accessory. Leveraging the popular J1772 standard, the Charge Tank is designed to work with Level 2 charging stations. ZF9.8 power packs can now be charged to 95% in about two hours, while the new higher capacity ZF13.0 takes about three hours.
New cell chemistry within the Z-Force® power pack stores more energy and operates more efficiently, resulting in a system that boasts the highest energy density in the electric vehicle industry. This refinement, combined with the Power Tank, pushes the range of the Zero S (and Zero SR) to 197 miles in the city and 98 miles on the highway at 70 mph.
As Zero continues to raise the bar on its highest performance models, proven technology makes electric motorcycles even easier to own. With its impressive power-to-weight ratio, the 2016 Zero S ZF9.8 delivers the thrill and convenience of electric at a new lower price.
PRICING AND WARRANTY
2016 ZF9.8 ZF13.0 POWER TANK** CHARGE TANK** Zero S $10,995 $13,995 $2,674 $1,988 Zero SR N/A $15,995 $2,674 $1,988 **As they occupy the same space, a Power Tank and Charge Tank may not be installed on the same motorcycle.
2016 Zero SR
MEET THE ZERO SR
The Zero SR shares the same DNA as the Zero S but is built for riders who simply want to go faster and accelerate harder. Featuring a larger 660 amp motor controller, the Zero SR delivers 25% more power (67 hp) and 56% more torque (106 ft-lb). To accommodate the increased output, its motor uses higher temperature magnets to ensure better performance during hard riding and extended periods at higher speeds.
With more torque than most 1000cc sport bikes, the Zero SR pulls hard off the line…and just keeps pulling. Launching from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds en route to a top speed over 100 mph, the Zero SR offers spirited riders an edge in competitive riding. From lap times at the local track day to sweeping the podium at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Zero SR is fundamentally changing the way electric motorcycles are perceived.
New Z-Force® IPM motor
The speed and convenience of Level 2 charging
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