California based electric motorcycles and powertrains manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles has showcased its latest range of products at EICMA 2022 in Milan, Italy.
The motorcycle brand is in the midst finalizing a collaboration agreement with India’s Hero Motorcycles to co-develop electric motorcycles.
As is known, Hero MotoCorp’s board has also approved an equity investment up to US$60 million (Rs 484 crore) in Zero Motorcycles.
Zero Motorcycles, whose display is located at Hall 13, Stand M72 at EICMA which is open till November 13, manufactures all-electric sportbikes, naked bikes, ADVs and dual-sport machines.
The EV OEM’s EICMA highlight is the all-new Zero DSR/X with its ground-breaking design and performance capability. The zero-emissions bike has an upright riding position with high ground clearance, coupled with instant and smooth acceleration powered by Zero’s newest direct drive motor, the Z-Force 75-10X, to easily tackle extreme terrain.
This new motor configuration produces the highest output of power ever from a Zero – a whopping 166 ft-lb of torque. Rear shock preload settings are hand-adjustable to dial in a smooth ride with light or heavy loads.
The DSR/X is the first electric motorcycle with Bosch’s Offroad Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) which adds further safety, control, and confidence for riders of all experience levels on/off-road in variable traction conditions.
Also, the DSR/X is capable of new Cypher III+ features like faster charging, more battery capacity, turn-by-turn navigation, and Parking Mode which adds the ability to ease forward and backward into a parking spot or to aid in clearing tough obstacles.
Also on display is the company’s entire 2023 range including the established SR/F, SR/S, FXE, DSR and SR. The SR/F, which is equipped with Zero’s new ZF75-10 motor and new ZF17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, delivers 190 Nm of torque and 110 horsepower.
The company had officially announced and unveiled its MY2023 range on September 13 this year.
The SR/F’s sibling, SR/S is inspired by cutting-edge aerospace design and the look rooted in its aerodynamic fairing. Zero Motorcycles claims a 13% improvement in highway efficiency and range with the SR/S compared to the SR/F.
There’s also the FXE, developed in partnership with an award-winning design firm, Huge Design. The American EV maker’s range essentially comprises five street bikes – SR/S, SR/F, SR, S and FXE – and four dual-sport machines – DSR/X, DSR, DS and FX.