The Standard variant of the Zero Motorcycles SR/S costs £19,590, while the Premium model costs £21,590. When opposed to regular sport touring bikes like the Ducati Supersport 950 and Honda VFR800F, that's a huge amount of money, but in the world of electric motorcycles, it's a good option.
While electric motorbikes have not taken off the same manner as electric vehicles have, we anticipate that the two-wheeled electric motorcycle market will develop quickly. The UK government just announced that all new motorcycles will have to comply with a nullification requirement by 2035, and all the major motorcycling names are struggling to produce battery-powered motorbikes.
In terms of propulsion, the SR/S is equipped with a tiny electric motor, which includes a large 14,4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Zero boasts that the SR/S can reach approximately 161 miles in the city, and a steady cruise of around 82 miles at 70mph. Combine these two and you have a real 109-mile portfolio, almost equal to LiveWire, which is far more pricey.
In regards to the charging speed, a 3kW onboard charger is provided for the Standard model (£19,590), while the Premium variant is equipped with a 6kW rapid charge (£21,590). The first will take roughly 4 hours to achieve a 95% charge from the flat when connected into a single-phase 3k W charge, while the last one will reduce it to 2 hours.
With a massive 140 lb-ft of torque on tap, the SR/S isn’t daunting to ride. It simply takes a spin around the block to realize that the SR/S is no scary to drive than a big motorbike. It produces low-speed maneuvers like sifting through standstill road traffic or making feet-up U-turns an absolute breeze, without any clutches or gears.
Not unexpectedly, the way it has been programmed has been a lot of user-friendly. Four riding styles (Eco, Rain, Street, and Sport) are available and each regulates several riding characteristics. Zero SR/S is among those electric bikes on the market that is the fastest and most powerful. Its fast acceleration is stunning even on the freeway. It's a good approach to shape, but more motor braking is needed.
Just like all electric bikes, the SR/S struggles with a very heavy curb weight (234 kg). You have to put some effort into the bars by changing the direction quickly. It has a price of £21,590 (less £1500 government grant). SR/S is pricey compared to a standard petrol bike, and it is unlikely that you will buy one with an almost 100-mile range.