Zero Electric, a California based electric mobility solution company has revealed the new SR/S electric motorcycle. The brand introduced the SR/F, naked roadster last year and the new SR/S which is a fully-faired model will be underpinned by the SR/F.
The Zero Electric SR/S features an LED headlight, integrated windscreen, an upright ergonomic single piece handlebar, step-up seats, LED tail lamps, TFT colour display with connectivity features, 17-inch alloy wheels and 14 riding modes (Rain, Eco, Sport, Street and 10 rider customisable modes).
The SR/S will be sharing its electric powertrain with the SR/F which is powered by a Z-Force 75-10 interior permanent magnet AC motor with passive air-cooling that can generate 110 hp of power and 190 Nm of torque mated to a clutch-less direct drive and a Poly Chain HTD Carbon belt final drive. The bike features a 14.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack that comes with a 3.0 kW integrated charger on the Standard model and an optional 6.0 kW fast charger. The battery can be recharged from 0% State Of Charge to 95% in 1 hour using the fast charger, while the standard charger takes 4.5 hours to achieve 95% SOC. The battery pack and the 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration are capable of delivering a range of 321 km on the SR/F when the bike is fitted with the optional ‘Power Tank’ from Zero. The SR/S with its aerodynamic fairing can cut through the air more efficiently and is likely to extend its range, compared to its naked sibling.
Suspension duties are handled by Showa 43 mm Big Piston Separate Function forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping on the front and Showa piggy-back reservoir mono-shock on the rear. The stopping power comes from 320mm dual disc with J.Juan radially mounted callipers on the front and 240mm single disc with J.Juan floating calliper on the rear equipped with Bosch advanced Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC).
As of now, the chances of Zero Electric motorcycles being introduced to the Indian markets are slim to none but we expect to see the fully electric high-performance line-up from the brand, in the near future. In the US, the Zero Electric SR/F is priced starting at USD 19,495 (INR 14,01,415*) and the SR/S is likely to be priced slightly higher than its sibling.
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