Zero presents 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has introduced its 2021 model year, which this time includes almost only optical updates. The 2021 Zero models will be shipped immediately from the company’s headquarters in California to dealers in North America and Europe.

The Californians’ 2021 lineup is led by the manufacturer’s two newest electric motorcycles, the Zero SR/S and Zero SR/F. Both motorcycles are based on a new platform and offer the highest performance figures in the range to date. They both have 14.4 kWh batteries and 82 kW motors with a maximum torque of 190 Nm on board and can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. And they run on Zero’s Cypher III operating system. Speaking of which, in an accompanying press release, the manufacturer announces that it has now equipped all of its new vintage models with the Cypher II or Cypher III operating system.

The SR/F was already unveiled by Zero in February 2019. This year saw the launch of the SR/S, which Zero refers to as a “re-launch”. According to the Californian company, the latter is the company’s first fully-equipped sports bike. The aerodynamic advantages of the SR/S are said to deliver up to 13 per cent more range on the highway compared to its sister model SR/F. So instead of 320 kilometres, theoretically up to 362 kilometres.

The 2021 Zero SR/S is now available in blue or grey. Prices are $19,995 for the standard model and $21,995 for the premium version. The new SR/F now comes in black & silver and mint & red. It also receives a new, low-profile protective screen. The Standard and Premium versions are available for 19,495 and 21,495 US dollars respectively.

Zero is also expanding its product line with new colours: The Zero SR is now available in red and black. It has the same 14.4 kWh battery as the new high-end machines and, with a range of 359 kilometres, is in the range of the long-distance Ace. Prices for the SR start at 15,495 dollars. Also, the entry-level S machine is now available in grey and blue for $10,995.

The FXS, which is specially designed for urban traffic, will be available in 2021 in a new striking grey and gold colour scheme. With a modular 3.6-kWh power pack on board, it is available for $9,295. With twice the battery capacity of 7.2 kWh, it costs $11,295.

Zero also sets new visual accents in the off-road segment. The 2021 Zero DSR Black Forest is available in a completely black design for $18,995. The DSR, which is based on the same platform, comes in a matt brown and gold finish. Cost: $15,495. The entry-level DS machine rolls to dealers in matte grey & green and is available for $10,995. The black and green FX completes the 2021 off-road range and is available for $9,295 (3.6 kWh battery) or $11,295 (7.2 kWh battery).

According to Zero, the new model year will be available from hundreds of dealers in North America and Europe. The machines will be produced in California. They are currently being shipped from there. “Despite the challenges of 2020, Zero Motorcycles has continued to see impressive growth,” said Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. The unprecedented interest in the new SR/S, combined with the growing sales momentum of both on-road and off-road models, has contributed to this.


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