Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has announced its updated range for 2018, saying that the new range will have a 10 per cent extended range and six times faster charging. Zero has introduced three new batteries - the ZF14.4, ZF7.2 and ZF3.6. The new batteries offer more range and better performance than their current batteries. If owners choose to equip Zero's optional ZF3.6 Power Tank to the largest battery - the ZF14.4 - that could see a range of over 350 km during city riding.
"Zero continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the electric motorcycle space," said Todd Andersen, Zero's VP of Marketing, Sales and Aftersales. "Riders who've been waiting for more range and faster charging don't have to wait any longer to go electric."
The new lithium-ion batteries will be maintenance free and backed by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Additionally, Zero has revealed a 6 kW Charge Tank that provides charging up to six times faster than when only using the standard charger. This charger can be fitted to all Zero S, SR, DS and DSR models. When combined with the standard charger the Charge Tank drops the charge time for ZF7.2 models to one hour (from 0 to 95%) and reduces the charge time for ZF14/4 batteries to two hours.
Other performance upgrades that will be seen across the range include 11 per cent more rear wheel torque for models with the ZF7.2 battery and 30 per cent more power and torque for the ZF14.4 Zero S and Zero DS. New colours and graphics will also be seen across the range, while riders will now be able to firmware updates on their 2017 and 2018 models via Zero's smartphone app.