Zero has introduced the DSR Black Forest, the first electric bike specially developed for the European market with significantly improved range for touring.
Addressing one of the biggest challenges for electric motorcycle manufacturers, Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its new Zero DSR Black, making longer trips with an electric motorcycle possible, at last. According to Zero, in the city the new Zero DSR Black Forest should be capable of doing 250km, and out on the open road, about 120km. Best of all, a new fast-charging system allows the Touring Zero battery to be recharged (using a type 2 charging station) in less than an hour, offering another 150km of range. Zero reckons the combination of higher range and faster charging should be spot on for touring – providing you can get to a power source, of course.
From a styling perspective, the Black Forest is pretty much the same as the basic DSR Zero, but with a full luggage set-up, including a topbox, a more comfortable seat, better wind and headlight protection, and updated handlebars and lighting to make it more suitable for touring.
It’ll be available in dealers from April 2018, but we’re still waiting for Zero to confirm the price. Though there’s no doubt it’ll be more expensive than the standard DSR, which’ll set you back just under £17,000.
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