For its 2011 model year, Zero Motorcycles has made sweeping technical improvements as well as added a contemporary new look to all of its models, including a complete overhaul of the Zero S (shown) and the Zero DS. Every model is now “quick-charge-capable” using an optional upgrade that allows the bikes to charge nearly twice as fast. In addition, riders can now take advantage of J1772 public charging stations by using an optional accessory. The entire lineup is equipped with upgraded suspension systems, a more intelligent and rugged Z-Force powertrain, more precise charge indicators, new higher-performance brakes and industry-standard component features. Other highlights include street-legal configurations of the dirtbikes and a new maintenance-free belt drive for the street and dual-sport models.
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews April 2011 issue.