Zero Motorcycles is still the absolute world leader when it comes to producing lightweight and powerful electrical motorcycles. This California-based company has cemented its seat on the throne with this new fast and mighty Zero DSR Dual-Sport bike. Equipped with Z-force motor and an aircraft-grade aluminum frame, this new Zero motorcycle is a fun toy you should definitely play with.
This new Z-force technology provides motorcycles with additional capacity, speed and range. Advanced cell chemistry that’s featured in these Z-force powertrains is preventing the engine from overheating thus prolonging the very life of the motor. The Zero DSR is basically an updated and improved version of the Zero DS motorcycle. DSR has the maximum horsepower of 67 hp, which may not seem impressive, but don’t let that fool you because this bike is able to produce up to staggering 106 ft-lbs (144 Nm) of torque.The acceleration is rapid and fierce. The Zero DSR can get from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds. When it comes to top speed, this bike can produce up to 98 mph (158 km/h). The DSR has no gearbox, so you’ll never have to worry about being in the wrong gear. The only thing that is slightly unsatisfactory in this amped-up version of the Zero DS is road handling that is a bit limited. What’s causing that is the 19-inch front wheel and reduced edge grip from Pirelli MT-60 tires. These two factors are the main cause of a somewhat slower steering. Logically, that 19-inch wheel provides this Zero DSR with better performance in the dirt, but it’s not even close to the Zero’s FX model when it come to off-road challenges. Regarding the breaking system, this bike features J-Juan disc brakes and a Bosch Gen 9 ABS system. Given the fact that this is an electrical vehicle, battery life or mileage is a pretty important feature. DSR can travel over 147 miles (237 km) on a single charge, which is quite impressive. But, when it comes to high-speed freeway riding, that impressive range will decrease dramatically. For example, if you’re holding it at 70 mph on a highway, the maximum range will be 70-miles (113-km). If you’re too impatient for the overnight charging, you can purchase the $1,988 Charge Tank that will boost your charge to 50 miles (80 km) of range per hour. Considering emission laws and what’s happening in the oil industry these days, electrical vehicles will become essential sooner than we thought. So, if they continue at this pace, Zero motorcycles will have an even brighter future. Check out this Zero DSR Dual-Sport in action here.
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