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

“Zero was founded with an emphasis on off-road and how electric powertrain technology can transform that riding experience. Whether bombing down a fire road or quietly weaving through a forest, Zero’s dual sport line strips away noise and complication to redefine what a motorcycle can be,” said Abe Askenazi, CTO of Zero Motorcycles. “In a word, effortless. Just you, two wheels, and a fist-full of always-there torque for wherever the road takes you.”

Upgrades to the dual sport line drove parallel improvements in Zero’s street lineup with the opening price point and lower weight Zero S ZF7.2 offering the same incredible 35% performance jump as the base model Zero DS. Meanwhile, the new longer-range Zero S ZF14.4 travels 10% farther than last year and can be configured to deliver the lineup’s longest range with up to 223 miles in the city and 112 miles on the highway.

To expand the charging capabilities of its dual sport and street line, Zero launched a backwards-compatible accessory version of their extremely popular 6kW Charge Tank that can now be installed at authorized local dealerships. The new Charge Tank accessory is designed with long-term owners in mind and is compatible with Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS and Zero DSR models dating back to 2015. The Charge Tank “refuels” up to six times faster than a standard wall outlet, adding up to 85 miles of city range in an hour using standard Level 2 charge stations.

Whether charging, riding, or storing a Zero for a long winter, the motorcycle’s operating system is the “brains” behind it all. Zero continuously upgrades this system based on millions of consumer riding miles. For 2019, Zero developed and released an industry-first “Long Term Storage Mode” in which the motorcycle automatically puts itself into a low-power mode to optimize battery state-of-charge and further improve long-term battery health. Zero also continues to offer its industry-leading five-year/unlimited mile battery warranty.

In keeping with Zero’s brand update and visual revamp from last year, all 2019 models feature bold and sleek new styling, including an overhauled color scheme and undercoat graphics package. New colors include subtle Dune and Rhino Gray featured on the Zero FX and FXS, sophisticated Jet Black and Black Metallic for the Zero S and SR and sleek Sandstone and Caldera Metallic for the Zero DS and DSR.

Zero Motorcycles’ 2019 models are now available in select dealerships around the world and will begin shipping to customers immediately.

For more details about Zero’s 2019 line or to see the new motorcycles at a dealer near you, visit

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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.