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

Once a burning idea conceived inside a Santa Cruz, California garage, Zero has rapidly grown into an internationally known motorcycle company. The result is groundbreaking motorcycle innovation that is available for customers to own today. Since 2006, when the first prototypes were produced, Zero has invited motorcyclists to go for a ride. Some things are better experienced than explained.


The History of Zero

Where it All Began: The “Drift” Makes its Debut
In the tradition of the California tech industry, Zero Motorcycles (then called Electricross) is born in Scotts Valley, California, just up the road from Santa Cruz, by an enthusiast, aeronautical engineer, and innovator, Neal Saiki. At the time, there isn’t a single mass-produced electric car or motorcycle on the market. (The documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” had just launched.) The powerful bike, which weighs just 140 pounds, is thrilling to ride and revolutionary for its time. An example hangs proudly on our production floor today.

Modest Beginnings: The Electricross Store Opens
With the buzz growing around the Drift, on June 11, Electricross opens a modest Scotts Valley, California, store. The Santa Cruz action sports community embraces the new technology. Neal starts a two-wheel revolution, exciting everyone from local pro mountain bikers to dirt bikers looking for something to quietly ride in their backyards.

A New Name: Electricross Becomes Zero Motorcycles
The classic logo launches, highlighting “Zero emissions.”

Our “DNA”: Development of the First Zero
Zero focuses on off-road bikes as the best way to break into the motorcycle market. While the motorcycles don’t have a high top speed or extensive range, the electric powertrain is powerful and quiet, opening new riding possibilities.

A Growing Company: We Reach 25 Employees
Zero Motorcycles moves into a new building in Scotts Valley, California, and reaches 25 employees. There are just two offices, one for the founder and one for the CEO. Manufacturing is directly adjacent to them. The increasing momentum behind Zero leads to a partnership with our primary investor, which has propelled Zero’s growth to this day.

Taking it to the Streets: Zero Launches First Street-Legal Motorcycle
The Zero S is the first electric street motorcycle to go into mass production. While the range and top speed are limited to 50 miles and 60 mph, the bike is global news. The Zero S also includes an all-new chassis and bodywork, and is quickly followed by the release of the Zero DS for those who want a street-legal motorcycle they can ride in the dirt. “For the first time, these were real, mass produced motorcycles,” says Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer and Product Manager, who came from Buell Motorcycles.

Getting Air: Introducing the Zero MX
Designed with more robust suspension, the Zero MX allows more aggressive off-road riders to jump higher and land softer.

Across the Pond: Zero Opens European Offices in Holland
Europe, with its higher energy prices, dense urban areas, and vibrant two-wheeled culture, create a perfect situation for Zero’s first foray overseas.

Hey Mate! Zero Enters the Australian Market
Zero had already been selling its off-road X and MX models in Australia for about a year, but the arrival of the S and DS models marks the first availability of street-legal electric motorcycles in the country. The launch down under is highlighted by electric trials riding at the Sydney motorcycle show.

Zero Goes Road Racing: We Win the First North American Electric Superbike Race
Zero Motorcycles joins forces with Agni Motors to win the first-ever TTXGP eGrand Prix at Sonoma Raceway in California, with rider Sean Higbee. The company had already gained a huge racing resource when it hired Kenyon Kluge (now Director of Electrical Engineering) in 2008. Besides his skills as an electrical engineer from nearby Silicon Valley, Kenyon was a nationally ranked road racer and former AFM 750 champion on gas bikes. It didn’t take long for him to put his skills to work representing Zero, and he wins the first-ever TTX75 class, riding a production-based Zero. He also becomes a dominant rider in the follow-up series, called eSuperstock. “My belief has always been that there is no better way to test than racing,” says Kenyon. “So we raced every chance we got.”

No Place to Charge? No Problem. Introducing the Zero XU
The Zero XU is introduced as the ultimate urban commuter. It’s our first street bike featuring a removable power pack so city dwellers can charge their batteries away from the motorcycle. We also introduce a “quick charge” accessory. Meanwhile, our Zero S and DS models continue to expand the boundaries of range and power.

The Stealth Solution: Zero’s First Police Motorcycles
It didn’t take long for police departments to discover the advantages of electric motorcycles for security, event safety, and crowd control. With no gears, clutch, or noise, Zeros are ideal for patrolling. Our local Scotts Valley, California, police department is first, in 2011. Today, more than 80 police and parks departments across the country use Zeros for their daily work, and we’re proud to help them serve.

The Magic Century Mark: Zero Achieves 100 Miles of Range
This year represents a huge leap forward, by almost every measure. For the first time, range reaches triple digits for city riding: 114 miles. This is due to new battery technology that utilizes “pouch” instead of cylindrical cells. In addition, battery life (based on charge cycles) can now easily outlast the life of the motorcycle. The bikes herald the arrival of a “brushless” motor and controller for simplicity and reliability. Cast wheels are used for the first time, and the bikes have all-new styling. In some form, much of this technology is still in use today.

No Stopping Us Now: Zero Achieves 240% Growth in First Quarter
Zero appoints more than 50 new dealers in North America alone. Many of them are top 100, multi-line dealers and are recognized as some of the most professional and forward-thinking dealers in the industry.

Salt Flats Success: Zero Sets a Speed Record
A Zero sets a world speed record for electric motorcycles at the renowned Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving an average of 101.652 mph for a one-mile distance. “Zero electric motorcycles are the fastest production bikes on the planet [for 2012],” says rider Brandon Miller, riding a Zero S ZF6.

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Zero Launches Military Motorcycles
It’s only natural that Zeros are selected for covert military use, thanks to their stealth and speed. Special military bikes generally include custom tires, switchgear, and swappable batteries. We’d tell you more, but we’d have to kill you.

Z-Force Awakens: All-New Battery, Motor, and App
Zero technology takes a huge leap forward, launching the “cellbox” battery architecture that it uses today. This enables a single battery to be used as a “building block” for every motorcycle model, including those with replaceable (modular) batteries, or varying capacities (three or four “brick” designs). The entire Zero powertrain system is optimized to 102 volts. A new, proprietary and patented high-efficiency, air-cooled motor is launched, as well as a Bluetooth app that enables users to customize performance parameters via smartphone.

Race to the Clouds: Zero and Hollywood Electrics Win Pikes Peak
For the first time, the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb includes an electric motorcycle division. Electric vehicles are ideally suited to the harrowing, 10-12-minute “Race to the Clouds,” which takes place every June in Colorado, because they don’t experience power loss in the thin air at 14,000 feet. Zero and prominent dealer/partner Hollywood Electrics team up to win the production class in its inaugural run, and have done so every year since.

A Banner Year for the Zero SR: Triple-Digit Top Speed and Torque
Zero’s most powerful model, the SR, now boasts 106 ft-lb of torque, a stump-pulling figure that’s exceeded by only a few production motorcycles, of any kind. It’s also capable of going from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 102 mph. We introduce the Power Tank accessory, adding significant range.

We Have Arrived: Zero Adds New Suspension, ABS Brakes
Zero steps squarely into the mainstream motorcycle market with addition of top-shelf parts like Pirelli tires and fully adjustable Showa suspension. In a first for production electric motorcycles, Bosch ABS braking is made standard across the street-legal line, adding a huge measure of safety and control.

Hooligans Rejoice: Zero Goes Supermoto
Capitalizing on the growing “supermoto” trend, Zero introduces the FXS. Weighing less than 300 pounds and offering 70 ft-lb of torque, the bike turns the most mundane city streets into an urban playground. Another new model, the DSR, offers 106 ft-lb of torque in a go-anywhere, dual-sport platform. A new, Z-Force IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor offers simplicity, durability, and improved performance during prolonged, hard riding. And that isn’t all: the company introduces the Charge Tank, a fast-charging option that allows the use of increasingly common Level 2 public charging stations, reducing charge time to two to three hours.

Zero launches the all new SR/F model. A complete ground up new model setting a new standard for electric motorcycles around the world.

Zero launches its first full faired electric motorcycle, the SR/S. Based on the successful SR/F platform, the SR/S allows the rider a 13% improvement on range when tucking in behind the SR/S fairing.

Models Produced

General Info

S = Street Naked

DS = Dual Sport

R = Higher powered version

The S, SR, DS, and DSR are all bikes within what is known as the SDS family. They all use the same frame and general electronics and controls. The main differences between the S and DS are that the DS has longer travel suspension, bigger wheels, dual sport tyres, and a slightly narrower tank. All put together this offers a more upright riding position. The S and SR models have shorter travel suspension, full road tyres, and offer a more lent over riding position and a shorter overall seat height. 

If the bike is an SR or a DSR then it is the more powerful version of the S or DS. There is no visual change to the bikes other than the colour of the bodywork. The real difference is in the size of the motor and power output of the controller.

As of 2020 in the UK, the S and DS models are what are known as 11kw models. This means that they can be ridden with just a CBT (one day Compulsory Basic Training course), and they are the fastest bikes you will ever be able to ride on just a CBT. But don’t be fooled by not needing a full licence. These bikes will still have 106Nm torque and will do 85 mph and get there extremely quickly. More similar to riding a 600cc petrol bike, something like a Kawasaki ER6 rather than the typical 125cc bikes most CBT holders ride.

The SR and DSR models pack a bit more of a punch with 157Nm torque and a limited top speed of 102 mph.

The S and DS models can come either with a 7.2 kWh or 14.4 kWh battery. All SR and DSR models come with the 14.4 kWh battery.

All of the models in the SDS family are capable of being charged with a standard household socket, however if you wanted, then you can add the optional “Charge Tank” to your bike which then provides you with a Type 1 plug socket for you to be able to use fast chargers at places such as supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, workplaces etc. 

As an alternative to the Charge Tank, you could instead fit if you wanted, the “Power Tank”. This then gives you an extra 3.6 kWh battery capacity, meaning a longer range when riding.


ZERO S ZF7.2  –  £9,990
ZERO S ZF14.4  –  £12,690
ZERO DS ZF7.2  –  £9,990
ZERO DS ZF14.4  –  £12,690
ZERO SR ZF14.4  –  £13,990
ZERO DSR ZF14.4  –  £13,990

All prices correct (as of Apr 2020) and shown after the deduction of current £1,500 government grant.


General Info

The Zero DSR ZF14.4 Black Forest is a fully kitted out version of the high powered DSR, but ready to go exploring continents straight off the showroom floor. It comes fitted up with hard pannier boxes and top box, hand guards, drop bars, spot lights, and touring screen, and an all black paint job.


ZERO DSR ZF14.4 Black Forest  –  £16,590

All prices correct (as of Apr 2020) and shown after the deduction of current £1,500 government grant.


General Info

The FX and FXS are part of what is know as the XMX family of Zero’s. Both bikes are identical in terms of battery (7.2 kWh), motor, powertrain, and electronics. The only difference are the wheels and tyres, length of suspension, front brake, front mudguard, and the colour schemes.

The FX is a trail bike designed for trail riding and green laning predominantly, or as the Americans would describe it as being suitable for riding the “fire trails”. The FX comes with spoked wheels, 21″ front and 18″ rear, and trail type tyres (Pirelli MT90), and long travel suspension to soak up the off road trails. For the FX it is available in one power option only, for which in the UK you would need an A2 licence.

The FXS is the urban counterpart to the FX and a real hooligan for the city. It is the same platform but with a supermoto twist. 17″ cast wheels front and rear, shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres. The FXS is available in two power models; standard power (same as the FX) for which you would need an A2 licence in the UK, and also an 11kw version which you can ride on just a CBT…… an amazing bike with amazing performance for just a CBT.

Peak Torque: 106 Nm (78 ft-lb)
Peak Power: 20kw 
Top Speed: 85 mph
Battery Size: 7.2 kWh
Drive: Carbon Reinforced Belt
ABS by BOSCH (can be turned off if required)
Brakes by J.Juan
Eco and Sport modes + custom mode you can set up yourself


ZERO FX ZF7.2  –  £9,990
ZERO FXS ZF7.2 11kw  –  £9,990
ZERO FXS ZF7.2  –  £9,990

All prices correct (as of Apr 2020) and shown after the deduction of current £1,500 government grant.

General Info

Released in 2019, the SR/F was a completely new from the ground up, platform for Zero, with an all new trellis frame design. Supplied in two variants; Standard and Premium, both contained the same 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery and same all new ZF75-10 motor, producing a mind bending 140 ft-lbs of torque, and 110 horsepower. 

The Premium model has the following additions over the Standard model; heated grips, aluminium bar ends, fly screen, and upgraded on-board charging increasing it from 3 to 6kw.

The SR/F comes as standard with twin front disc brakes, Showa Big Piston forks, Showa adjustable rear shock, Type-2 charging as standard, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, cornering ABS, and for the first time on a Zero it comes with traction control. It also comes with a full colour TFT dash screen and multiple preset riding modes along with smart phone connectivity through a Zero app, where you can alter all aspects of the riding experience, setting up your own ride modes and being able to adjust the max torque, max speed, engine regenerative braking levels, and braking regen levels. This allows you to make the bike ride just how YOU like it. You can have it set up with full motor regen so when you roll off the throttle its like riding a big v-twin with really heavy engine braking. Or you can set it up with no motor regen braking so its like riding an old two stroke where when you roll off the throttle its just runs on like you’ve pulled the clutch in.

Fit a Power Tank to the SR/F and you can increase the overall battery size of the bike by 25% up to 18 kWh. Alternatively look at fitting a Charge Tank and you can increase the charging speed from 6kw for the Premium model, up to 12kw, meaning a charge from 0 to 95% in just 1 hour.

Peak Torque: 190 Nm (140 ft-lb)
Peak Power: 82kw (110hp) @5,000 rpm
Top Speed: 124 mph
Battery Size: 14.4 kWh (nominal 12.6 kWh)
Drive: Carbon Reinforced Belt
Cypher III operating system
BOSCH Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC)
Brakes by J.Juan
Eco, Street, Rain, and Sport modes + up to 10 custom modes you can set up yourself


ZERO SR/F ZF14.4 Standard  –  £17,490
ZERO SR/F ZF14.4 Premium  –  £19,490

All prices correct (as of Apr 2020) and shown after the deduction of current £1,500 government grant

General Info


ZERO SR/S ZF14.4 Standard  –  £18,090
ZERO SR/S ZF14.4 Premium  –  £20,090

All prices correct (as of Apr 2020) and shown after the deduction of current £1,500 government grant.

A look at the models

Documentation Downloads

To download the relevant documentation for your bike click the relevant link below.





ZERO MY20 DSR Black Forest

















ZERO MY19 DSR Black Forest













Zero MY20 DS

Zero MY20 DSR

Zero MY20 DSR Black Forest

Zero MY20 FX

Zero MY20 FXS

Zero MY20 SR

Zero MY20 SRF

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