Zero Motorcycles has just announced the release of its 2019 model line-up – and the new bikes have been updated with a range of brand new tech features and bold new styling.
Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles said: “At Zero Motorcycles, we’ve defined the electric motorcycle industry over the past 13 years by developing a diverse lineup that features the world’s most power and energy dense EV tech. Having sold more electric motorcycles annually than all our competitors combined, we continue to be the driving force behind two-wheeled electrification. This is going to be a very exciting year for Zero Motorcycles.”
For 2019, Zero has focused in on its dual sport machines. First off, the entry level Zero DS ZF7.2 now boasts an impressive 42% more horsepower, while the Zero DSR has also been newly fitted with a collection of Zero’s bestselling accessories including a dual-sport windscreen, tank grips, hand guards and a 12V accessory socket. And if you’re interested in a touring version, you can step up to the fully decked out 2019 Zero Motorcycles DSR Black Forest Edition that features premium integrated luggage and a host of adventure oriented gear.
Abe Askenazi, CTO of Zero Motorcycles said: “Zero was founded with an emphasis on off-road and how electric powertrain technology can transform that riding experience. Whether bombing down a fire road or quietly weaving through a forest, Zero’s dual sport line strips away noise and complication to redefine what a motorcycle can be. In a word, effortless. Just you, two wheels, and a fist-full of always-there torque for wherever the road takes you.”
That’s not all. The Zero S ZF7.2 also gets a 42% performance jump, like the base model Zero DS. But best of all, all the models in the range have received a visual revamp from last year, with bold and sleek new styling, including an overhauled colour scheme and undercoat graphics package. New colours include subtle Dune and Rhino Gray featured on the Zero FX and FXS, sophisticated Jet Black and Black Metallic for the Zero S and SR and sleek Sandstone and Caldera Metallic for the Zero DS and DSR.
And to expand the charging capabilities of its dual sport and street line, Zero has launched a backwards-compatible accessory version of its extremely popular 6kW Charge Tank. The new Charge Tank accessory is compatible with Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS and Zero DSR models dating back to 2015. Impressively, the Charge Tank “refuels” up to six times faster than a standard wall outlet, adding up to 137 km (85 miles) of city range in an hour using standard Level 2 charge stations.
Plus, Zero has also developed and released an industry-first “Long Term Storage Mode” which allows your motorcycle to automatically put itself into a low-power mode to optimize battery state-of-charge and further improve long-term battery health.
Zero Motorcycles’ 2019 models are now available in select dealerships around the world and will begin shipping to customers immediately. Despite reductions to the UK government’s OLEV plug-in grant for certain electric cars, all Zero electric motorcycles continue to be eligible for a £1500 subsidy. For more details about Zero’s 2019 line or to see the new motorcycles at a dealer near you, click HERE.
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