Zero has simply unveiled its new lineup for the 2021 mannequin 12 months, exhibiting off updates throughout its total mannequin vary.
Zero Motorcycles, the California-based North American chief in electrical bikes, has lengthy provided a various array of bikes protecting each avenue and off-road driving.
The corporate’s 2021 lineup is headlined by Zero’s latest two electrical bikes, the Zero SR/S and Zero SR/F.
Each bikes have been unveiled on a brand new platform and provide the corporate’s highest efficiency figures thus far. They carry 82 kW motors and might attain speeds of as much as 124 mph (200 km/h). They run on Zero’s Cypher III working system, and now all of Zero’s fashions characteristic both the Cypher II or Cypher III working system.
The Zero SR/S was released earlier this year and is the corporate’s first fully-faired sport bike. The aerodynamic benefits provide a spread of as much as 13% greater in comparison with the bare SR/F.
Along with the “reintroduced” Zero SR/S, the corporate has additionally up to date its avenue and dual-sport lineups.
2021 Zero avenue bikes
The 2021 Zero avenue bikes embody the FXS, S, SR, SR/F, and SR/S.
We have reviewed the FXS in the past and located it to be an unimaginable city electrical bike. It begins at simply $9,295 for the modular 3.6 kWh battery mannequin or $11,295 for the 7.2 kWh mannequin. Whereas these costs might seem excessive for some, that’s a discount on this planet of highway-capable electrical bikes.
The Zero S and SR bikes provide greater speeds and energy than the FXS, in addition to the choice for extra battery. In reality, the Zero SR is the longest vary bike of the bunch, with as much as 359 km (223 miles) of vary. That bike is priced at $15,495.
All of those fashions have been up to date with new colorways and graphics for 2021, seen beneath.
And naturally the Zero SR/F and SR/S lead the pack by way of efficiency for Zero’s avenue bikes.
We just lately reviewed the Zero SR/F and you’ll see our overview video beneath.
2021 Zero dual-sport bikes
Zero’s trail-oriented bikes embody the brand new 2021 FX, DS, DSR, and DSR Black Forest fashions.
The bikes have comparable efficiency specs, however characteristic parts higher suited to off-road driving, creating dual-purpose bikes that may deal with each a morning commute and a day journey journey.
The DSR Black Forest is the model’s true adventure-style bike that was first unveiled late last year. It’s constructed on the identical platform because the DSR, however presents upgrades higher suited to typical ADV driving. It’s additionally a bit pricier than the remainder of the dual-sport lineup, at $18,995.
The DSR is priced at $15,495 and options the identical 359 km (223 mile) max vary because the SR, as they share the identical 14.4 kWh battery pack. The DS is out there for $10,995 and the FX begins at $9,295.
Whereas Zero hasn’t elevated the capability of their base 7.2 kWh or 14.4 kWh battery packs for a number of years now, final 12 months they launched a brand new motor often called the ZForce ZF75-10. That motor powers the SR/F and SR/S, and is Zero’s strongest motor thus far.
The shortage of different main technical updates may very well be associated to a troublesome 12 months battling COVID-19 provide chain disruptions and different operational hurdles.
As Zero Bikes CEO Sam Paschel defined:
“Regardless of the challenges of 2020, Zero Bikes has continued to see spectacular progress. The unprecedented curiosity within the new SR/S has been matched by the constructing momentum in our enduro and twin sport mannequin gross sales. Despite the challenges and closures as a result of pandemic-related lockdowns and up to date wildfires this calendar 12 months, we’ve continued to fulfill the fast-growing demand for our merchandise and keep our place because the model that leads and defines the way forward for the electrical bike class.”
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