Zero Motorcycles’ 2013 lineup features more power, longer range, faster charging
Stars of the stable include the Zero S, which the company claims has the longest range of any production electric motorcycle: 137 miles in the city; and the Zero FX.
Zero Motorcycles has announced its 2013 model line, which features an average power increase of 99 percent, thanks to the new Z-Force air-cooled motor and a new higher-voltage Z-Force power pack. An optional accessory allows each Zero to be charged to 95 percent in an hour or less using CHAdeMO charge stations. North American deliveries will begin in January.
“With up to 137 miles range in the city, a top speed of 95 mph and a CHAdeMO accessory that allows recharging in around an hour, the 2013 model line is truly exceptional,” said CEO Richard Walker. “This year's lineup offers breathtaking acceleration, new eye-catching designs and the innovative ability to customize the riding experience to each individual’s preferences via a mobile application. We invite consumers to discover the experience of riding a 2013 model by contacting an authorized dealer to sign up for a test ride or to place an order.”
Stars of the stable include the Zero S, which the company claims has the longest range of any production electric motorcycle: 137 miles in the city; and the Zero FX, a “ride-anywhere urban rebel motorcycle” that offers the fastest acceleration in the lineup, with 70 ft-lbs of torque, 44 hp and a weight of 275 lbs.
The Zero FX, Zero XU and Zero MX feature modular quick-swap power pack technology, allowing riders to use one or two battery modules and to upgrade from 2.8 kWh to 5.7 kWh in seconds.
Street-legal models come with a two-year limited warranty, and the Zero MX has a one-year limited warranty. Prices range from $7,995 to $15,995. Some models may qualify to receive government rebates or credits.
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