Zero’s flagship sport bike, the SR/S, boasts 110 horsepower, 140 lb-ft of torque, and a range of 187 miles in the city. Unfortunately, that range drops to just 93 miles at a continuous highway speed of 70 mph. Like its four-wheel counterparts, the SR/S is spendier than a comparable ICE sport bike, with a starting price of $23,995. Zero says that the bike takes about 2 hours to recharge to 95% on a Level 2 charger. That charging time can be cut to only 1 hour by purchasing an accessory charging module from Zero that supplements the standard equipment charger. The supplementary charger, called a “charge tank,” replaces a storage bin where the fuel tank would normally be located on an ICE bike and costs $2,800.
In the interest of being fair, let’s also take a look at Zero’s least expensive street bike, the S. With 48 horsepower and 78 lb-ft of torque, the S has an estimated range of 89 miles around town and just 45 miles riding on the highway at 70 mph. That’s a bummer, but since the bike is naked, which means it doesn’t have a fairing to deflect wind, riders probably won’t be too tempted to take long highway trips anyway. Charge time is approximately 5 hours standard or just over 1 hour with the aforementioned charge tank accessory. Pricing for the S starts at $12,995.
Zero also markets several dual-sport motorcycles, which are primarily intended for off-road riding, but have minimal safety features to also meet street legal requirements, such as lights, mirrors, and turn signals. Pricing for the dirtbikes mimics the street bikes, starting at $12,995 and ranging up to $24,495 for the top-of-the-line DSR/X.