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Zero SR: Ride the Lightning

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Nope, we’re not talking of an album from a certain band; Zero Motorcycles has taken this quite literally by introducing a lineup of electricity powered sport motorcycles. Being green has never this red hot before.

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The next step in motorcycle evolution, combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with the most advanced technology of today, Zero produces high-performance electric motorcycle that are lightweight, efficient, fast off the line and fun to ride. Each is optimized from the ground up to leverage the revolutionary Z-Force® electric powertrain and uses a specially design rigid, aircraft-grade aluminum frame to minimize weight.

The electric powertrain Z-Force® Motor is developed by Zero Motorcycles to optimize efficiency, power and dimension. Comprising of the equal weight and volume as conventional big motorcycles, Z-Force® Motor is capable of triggering 130% of extra power and 150% stronger torque. The powertrain cooling system uses neither liquid nor air, but with aluminum cooling fins. Z-Force® Motor is completely sealed and in no need for routine maintenance checks.

The ‘R’ configuration in Zero SR is designed for riders who simply want to go faster and accelerate harder. The Zero SR features a large 660amp motor controller that provides 25% more power and 56% more torque than the one installed in the normal S type. To accommodate the increased power, the Zero SR motor uses higher temperature magnets to ensure better performance during extended durations at higher speeds.

Zero SR’s powerhouse is able to generate up to 144Nm of torque and 67bhp, capable of doing 0-97kph in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of over 164kph using direct drive. It also equipped with fully adjustable Showa suspension to and Bosch Anti-Lock Braking System with regenerative braking to emphasize its sport pedigree. Adding up to its practical purpose, Zero Motorcycles are provided with maintenance-free powertrain and the power pack is estimated to survive for up to 668,000km as well as 5 year / 161,000km power pack warranty.

Zero Motorcycles possess a unique plus side compared to other conventional motorcycles since it does not need routine maintenance checks in general such as engine oil replacement, clutch, spark plug, or gas filter. The servicing it needs are merely routine check and several adjustments.

Being the first electric motorcycle brand introduced in Indonesia, Zero Motorcycles not only draw attention, the revolutionary design in its entirety is more than enough to inspire curiosity of glancing eyes. The latest technology money can buy, an intriguing sight to behold, and the power of the lightning at your disposal.

Aditya Purwanto
Aditya Purwanto
A jack of all trades and master of none. He entered the workforce as a trained graphic designer but one day, he’s asked to write about cars since he couldn’t stop talking about them and he’s been doing so ever since as well as other topics such as food (yum) and interesting places.