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Zero Motorcycles Announces New 2019 Model Line with More Power, Longer Range and Fresh Styling

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (October 23, 2018) Zero Motorcycles, the global electric motorcycle sales and innovation leader, today announced the release of its 2019 model line. With more powerful base models, brand new tech features, extended range and bold new styling, this year represents the strongest lineup of motorcycles in Zero’s history.

“At Zero Motorcycles, we’ve defined the electric motorcycle industry over the past 13 years by developing a diverse lineup that features the world’s most power and energy dense EV tech,” said Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “Having sold more electric motorcycles annually than all our competitors combined, we continue to be the driving force behind two-wheeled electrification. This is going to be a very exciting year for Zero Motorcycles.”

For 2019 Zero focused on its dual sport line to support the surging demand that the brand has been experiencing. The entry price point Zero DS ZF7.2 is designed for those seeking the electric dual sport experience and who don’t need, or want, a larger battery. In a major breakthrough, the exceptionally nimble model now boasts an impressive 35% more horsepower and an 8% higher top speed. At 96 lbs lighter than its longer-range counterpart, this model is going to be even more fun.

The new longer-range Zero DS ZF14.4 now leverages the same battery as the premium Zero DSR to extend its range by 10% over last year. This allows the 2019 Zero DS to be configured with a range of 204 miles in the city and 97 miles on the highway.

The pinnacle bike in the dual sport line, the asphalt and dirt ripping Zero DSR, continues to be wildly popular among riders with its massive 116 ft-lb of seamless torque. This year it has been newly outfitted with a collection of Zero’s bestselling accessories including a dual-sport windscreen, tank grips, hand guards and a 12V accessory socket.

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  1. Stan Gale says:

    Recently rode a friends’s Zero SR1.
    Extremely impressed with the outright acceleration, as well as the ergonomics. (Slim and innately comfortable.)
    Seems strange having no gearshift/clutch levers, but how quickly you get used to such a naturally perfect drivetrain.
    The weight felt a like 500-600cc bike and the bike handled nimbly.
    Did I mention how fast this thing accelerates?

    • mickey says:

      When I test rode one they pulled it out turned the key and said “ok it’s running”, which confused me because I couldn’t hear anything running. Then I took off and at the first stop sign I came to, I applied the brakes came to a complete stop, and thought I had stalled it, again because there is no aural or tactile stimuli to let you know something beneath you is running. Once I got used to that it was a fun bike to ride. Very stiff suspension for me, but fun nonetheless. Very good acceleration.

  2. mickey says:

    I’ve ridden a Zero and it was an interesting experience. Not sure I could live with one as an only bike, but I could certainly live with having one to ride locally, but honestly the price takes it out of the nice extra bike in the garage range.

  3. steveinsandiego says:

    if i weren’t old and lame a zero would be in my garage.

  4. todd says:

    I guess pretty much all the balls are in Zero’s court now that Alta has been pretty much stabbed in the back by Harley.

    • Paige says:

      Harley was not obligated to Alta in any way. Obviously Alta had a business plan that did not work and now Harley may get their technology for pennies on the dollar.

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