When we brought you the scaled up screenshots of the Zero SR/S short-lived teaser video earlier this week, we said that the tech for the newly-dressed bike was likely to be the same as on the SR/F naked version that had been on sale for some time.

And that’s turned out to be the case with the new S model using the same ZF75-10 electric motor and the same 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery as are fitted to the F model. That means that the S will make around 110hp and punt out 190Nm of torque.

The electronically-limited top end of 124mph (200kmh) remains but with its new ability to slip through the air better, the bike’s range is (claimed) to be 13% better than on the naked variant. That should take the bike’s range up to 136 miles (as long as the optional-extra PowerTank from Zero is fitted to the bike).

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The S’ riding position is more upright, the handlebars have been raised and the footrests are lower than you’ll find on the F, too. The Showa suspension has been re-tuned for better two-up performance, also.

The battery can be charged at a Level 2 charging point. If you buy the optional 6kW charger for the bike, that means that the battery can be charged from 0 to 95% in just one hour. There’s four riding modes; Street, Sport, Eco and Regen with another ten riding modes available to store personal settings.

The price for the base model is £19,950 and for the premium model costing £21,950 – the premium model comes with the rapid 6kW charger, heated grips and new aluminium bar ends. The bikes are available from now. For more details click HERE.

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