Zero Motorcycles has just added a new bike to its ever-growing range– and if Supermotos are your thing, you’re going to love the new FXE.
Designed in collaboration with the award-winning San Francisco-based design firm HUGE Design, the FXE looks sharp yet simple, but as you’d expect, there’s some seriously clever stuff going on beneath the surface. There’s some top equipment too: Showa suspension, J.Juan brakes, a Bosch ABS system and Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres.
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The 135kg machine is powered by the passively air-cooled, high-efficiency, IPM (interior permanent magnet), brushless Z-Force 75-5 motor, which helps the FXE to produces 46bhp and 106Nm of torque (which actually makes it eligible to be ridden on an A2 category licence). There’s a 7.2 kWh Li-Ion integrated battery power pack, which is capable of 100 miles of city riding. Charging is carried out simply through an onboard charger, which connects to adomestic three-pin plug socket, with no specialist equipment required.
Elsewhere, the FXE gets custom LED head and tail lights, a 5-inch full colour, optically bonded TFT display, a Cypher II Operating System (which looks after the riding experience/ mapping, and allows your to dial it in using the Zero Motorcycles App. More specifically, the smartphone application allows for customisation of torque, top speed and other performance characteristics via the on-board ride modes, battery management characteristics, Long Term Storage Mode, and much more.
Umberto Uccelli, Vice President and Managing Director Zero Motorcycles EMEA, said: “Being the brand that defined the category means that Zero has an obligation to continue driving innovation in electric powersports forward. Our position of leadership also comes with the responsibility to elevate the form and function of the modern motorcycle and ignite riders’ passions in a whole new way.
“The FXE delivers on the design, technology and ride experience characteristics one expects from the motorcycle of the future.”It’s competitively priced too, at £10,800, and we won’t have to wait long to ride one, as they’re expected to arrive in dealers this month.
What’s it like? We’ve ridden it and you can find our full first-ride review in the October issue of MoreBikes, available from stockists FREE now. Or, you can read it online for free too. Just look under ‘MoreStuff’!