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Zero launches Dual Purpose Electric Motorcycles – Zero DS

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California based, Zero Motorcycles,  launches Dual Purpose Electric Motorcycles – Zero DS. The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom.

Bypass the ordinary. Blast down a gravel road or a dusty trail. When you’re ready, silently pass from the sublime to the civilized as you arrive at your destination. The Zero DS is tough when you demand it and distinguished when required. Its edgy, yet sophisticated, appearance is highlighted by an eye catching twin spar frame that is both rigid and lightweight.

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Powered by the most advanced drive train in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you can throw at it. Navigating obstacles and maintaining control is accomplished using a specially developed suspension system and a rugged wheel set. During technical maneuvers an optimized direct drive gear system delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist.

Zero Motorcycle’s proprietary Z-Force™ lithium ion power pack and handmade aircraft grade aluminum frame combine to form a motorcycle that is the fastest, lightest, cleanest, and most fun.

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Specifications of Zero Dual Purpose Electric Motorcycles – Zero DS :

Motor
Type Brushed permanent magnet electric
Top Speed 55mph (90 kph)
Power System
Type Patent-pending lithium ion array
Capacity 4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Range Up to 50 miles (80 km)*
Recharge time Less than 4 hours
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Drive Train
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 17T / 61T, 420 Chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front Suspension Travel 10 inches (254 mm)
Rear Suspension Travel 9 inches (229 mm)
Front Brakes 2 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Hand Actuated
Rear Brakes 1 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Foot Actuated
Front Tire 3.25-17
Rear Tire 110/90-16
Front Wheel 17 x 2.15
Rear Wheel 16 x 3.0
Dimensions
Wheel base 56.75 inches (142.9 cm)
Seat height 35.5 inches (90.2 cm)
Head angle 26 degrees from vertical with 10 inch fork
Trail 3.26 inches (82.8 mm)
Steering Angle +35 Degrees, -35 Degrees
Weight
Frame 29 pounds (13.2 kg)
Power Pack 80 pounds (36.3 kg)
Total weight 270 pounds (122.5 kg)
Economy
Typical cost to recharge Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer

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source: Zero Motorcycles

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