Zero Motorcycles DS - Electric Motorcycle Company (2024)

Performance

The unprecedented combination of industry-leading power, control, and connection.

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Motor
  • Chassis
  • Brakes
  • Dash
  • Suspension
  • Wheels & tires
  • Belt drive
  • Face/headlight
  • Storage

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Z-Force 14.4 battery pack

The Z-FORCE 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery requires no maintenance or upkeep and makes the DS capable of 144 miles of city range. Riders can extend their range even farther with the available Power Tank accessory (dealer install required). The battery's industry-leading power and energy density combined with an aluminum heat-sink housing and thermal transfer interface ensure consistent cell cooling and maximum long-term powertrain performance.

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Rapid charge system

Our Rapid Charge System is customizable for various charging levels but the baseline for the Zero DS is a powerful 3.0 kW charger. To get even faster charging you can elect to have your dealer install the available Rapid Charging Module accessory and boost your onboard charging power. Alternatively, you can use the included EVSE cord to charge the Zero DS from any standard 110V wall outlet for an overnight charge.

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Z-Force 75-7 Motor

The Z-Force 75-7 motor delivers 97 ft-lb of torque and 68 hp, effortlessly propelling the DS to a top speed of 104 mph. Pairing Zero's renowned internal permanent magnet brushless architecture and a passively air-cooled compact design creates class-leading performance and efficiency.

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Chassis

While it may appear that the Zero DS shares the same steel-trellis frame as Zero’s street motorcycles, the similarities end there. Updated to maximize its strength while shedding as much weight as possible, the frame is reinforced for the rigors of any terrain thrown at it. The powertrain is perfectly distributed, resulting in a weight-optimized/mass-centralized design. The Zero DS componentry is also situated differently to optimize for adventure by providing a category-leading 9.7” of ground clearance. Paired with a coaxial power-pivot swingarm which has been reinforced to handle greater loads under harsher conditions, the architecture of the bike and Showa's adventure suspension delivers a nimble and controlled riding experience.

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Linked braking

The DS features a linked braking system. Controlled by the integrated Bosch Advanced Stability Control System, it activates instantly upon sensing a loss of traction or any slippage. The system immediately applies the right amount of braking to the J.Juan front and rear brakes simultaneously, providing added control when climbing or descending steep, loose terrain.

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See clearly

Customize your dash or simply let the industry's gold standard in auto-contrasting light sensing do all the work for you. Data fields abound when you choose the bike info you want to focus on, clearly legible on the full-color 5” TFT display. Multi-mode navigation enables on-the-fly ride mode switching, cruise-control, heated grip control, and much more.

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Dialed suspension

The DS delivers a smooth ride fit for any terrain or load with enhanced suspension for your ADV outings. A 47-mm Showa fork offers 7.4 inches of travel and full adjustability. Also, the convenient dial for hand-adjusting preload on the new Showa shock also offers the perfect accommodation for a pillion rider or fully-loaded optional TRAX ADV cases (sold separately).

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Rubber side down

The DS can navigate virtually any obstacle in its way thanks to its incredibly light and durable cast wheels, 19” up front and 17” in the rear. These come wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires for uniformly excellent performance on all surface types. However, the indomitable Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires are available for those riders who want to upgrade their DS into a fully trail-rated off-road monster.

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Carbon strong

Zero collaborated with Gates Carbon Belt Drive, the leader in belt-driven powersport technologies, to develop an entirely new belt drive system for the DS. Wider, stronger, and more capable than ever, the Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt is paired to the Mudport Wheel Sprocket with larger, ported sprockets to reduce bend angles and eliminate debris from the drive train. This combination results in the most durable drive system that is found on any electric motorcycle.

*Chain Kit option available as accessory purchase

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Light the way

See the road ahead like never before and ensure it always sees you with the custom-made full LED headlight and LED taillight with opalescent light-pipe for unrivaled lateral visibility. The 2024 DS can be upgraded with optional LED turn and hazard indicators so you can be confident your intentions are broadcast as far as possible in any low light situations.

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Room to spare

The DS comes stock with 28L of onboard storage volume in various storage compartments. From the covert stash spots on the motorcycle to the voluminous tank assembly storage sometimes referred to as a “frunk,” the DS is literally filled with thoughtful storage options that complement your favorite ADV riding gear. In addition, the DS can be equipped with bespoke storage cases from some of the most trusted names in adventure riding.

Technical SpecificationsZ-Force 14.4+

  • 01

    Range

    City:

    144 miles (232 km)

    Low-Speed Highway Commuting:

    107 miles (173 km)

    High-Speed Highway Commuting:

    98 miles (157 km)

  • 02

    Motor

    Peak torque:

    97 ft-lb (132 Nm)

    Peak power:

    68 hp (51 kW) @ 4,500 rpm

    Top speed (max):

    104 mph (167 km/h)

    Top speed (sustained):

    75 mph (120 km/h)

    Type:

    Z-Force 75-7 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor

    Controller:

    High efficiency and power dense, 600 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration

  • Power pack:

    Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated

    Max capacity:

    14.4 kWh

    Nominal capacity:

    12.6 kWh

    Charger type:

    3.0 kW, integrated

    Charge time (110 V):

    9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)

    Charge time (standard):

    4.5 hours (100% charged) / 4.0 hours (95% charged)

    — With 6 kW Rapid Charger:

    1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)

  • 04

    Drivetrain

    Transmission:

    Clutchless direct drive

    Final drive:

    90T / 20T, Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt, Mudport Wheel Sprocket

  • 05

    Chassis / Suspension / Brakes

    Front suspension:

    Showa 47mm Separate Function Cartridge Forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping

    Rear suspension:

    Showa 46mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable tool-less spring preload, compression and rebound damping

    Front suspension travel:

    7.48 in (190 mm)

    Rear suspension travel:

    7.48 in (190 mm)

    Front brakes:

    Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs

    Rear brakes:

    Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, J-Juan 2x25mm piston floating caliper, 265x4.5mm disc

    Front tire:

    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70-19

    Rear tire:

    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60-17

    Front wheel:

    3.0 x 19

    Rear wheel:

    4.5 x 17

  • 06

    Dimensions

    Wheelbase:

    60.0 in (1,525 mm)

    Seat height:

    32.6 in (828 mm)

    — Accessory, low:

    31.7 in (805 mm)

    — Accessory, tall:

    34.1 in (865 mm)

    Rake:

    25°

    Trail:

    4.3 in (109 mm)

  • 07

    Weight

    Curb weight:

    527 lb (239 kg)

    Carrying capacity:

    573 lb (260 kg)

  • 08

    Economy

    Equivalent fuel economy (city):

    398 MPGe (0.59 l/100 km)

    Typical cost to recharge:

    $1.60

  • MSRP:

    $15,995

  • 10

    Warranty

    Standard motorcycle warranty*:

    2 years

    Power pack warranty*:

    5 years/unlimited miles

City

:

144 miles (232 km)

Low-Speed Highway Commuting

:

107 miles (173 km)

High-Speed Highway Commuting

:

98 miles (157 km)

Peak torque

:

97 ft-lb (132 Nm)

Peak power

:

68 hp (51 kW) @ 4,500 rpm

Top speed (max)

:

104 mph (167 km/h)

Top speed (sustained)

:

75 mph (120 km/h)

Type

:

Z-Force 75-7 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor

Controller

:

High efficiency and power dense, 600 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration

Power pack

:

Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated

Max capacity

:

14.4 kWh

Nominal capacity

:

12.6 kWh

Charger type

:

3.0 kW, integrated

Charge time (110 V)

:

9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)

Charge time (standard)

:

4.5 hours (100% charged) / 4.0 hours (95% charged)

— With 6 kW Rapid Charger

:

1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)

Transmission

:

Clutchless direct drive

Final drive

:

90T / 20T, Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt, Mudport Wheel Sprocket

Front suspension

:

Showa 47mm Separate Function Cartridge Forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping

Rear suspension

:

Showa 46mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable tool-less spring preload, compression and rebound damping

Front suspension travel

:

7.48 in (190 mm)

Rear suspension travel

:

7.48 in (190 mm)

Front brakes

:

Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs

Rear brakes

:

Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, J-Juan 2x25mm piston floating caliper, 265x4.5mm disc

Front tire

:

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70-19

Rear tire

:

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60-17

Front wheel

:

3.0 x 19

Rear wheel

:

4.5 x 17

Wheelbase

:

60.0 in (1,525 mm)

Seat height

:

32.6 in (828 mm)

— Accessory, low

:

31.7 in (805 mm)

— Accessory, tall

:

34.1 in (865 mm)

Rake

:

25°

Trail

:

4.3 in (109 mm)

Curb weight

:

527 lb (239 kg)

Carrying capacity

:

573 lb (260 kg)

Equivalent fuel economy (city)

:

398 MPGe (0.59 l/100 km)

Typical cost to recharge

:

$1.60

MSRP

:

$15,995

Standard motorcycle warranty*

:

2 years

Power pack warranty*

:

5 years/unlimited miles

Suspension

:

Fully adjustable

Top speed (max)

:

98 mph

With Charge Tank

:

1 hour charge time

Low maintenance

:

100% electric powertrain

Operating system

:

Cypher II

Transmission

:

Clutchless direct drive

Generation 9 ABS

:

Bosch

Seat height

:

33.2 in

Power pack warranty*

:

5 years/unlimited miles

City range

:

82

Peak torque

:

78

Curb weight

:

317

* For additional details about powerpack or standard warranty:
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Imagery may not reflect most current product specifications. Zero Motorcycles reserves the right to make improvements and/or design changes without any obligation to previously sold, assembled or fabricated equipment.

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