Zero Motorcycles presented in the US the DSR/X, its first premium adventure electric motorcycle, which arrives with high-end specifications to explore the most remote places on the planet.
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According to the company, the DSR/X was built specifically for pure adventure from the ground up, incorporating the company’s latest and greatest technologies and an all-new chassis optimized for maximum strength, minimum weight and maximum capacity.
This chassis is made with a steel trellis frame, which is often used in projects that require strength while reducing as much weight as possible. On this bike, part of the chassis is exposed, also revealing the huge battery.
The Zero DSR/X has a modern and elegant design and geometry, characteristic of the brand, with a front very similar to the sporty SR/S. But, as it is an adventurer, it has specific suspensions for that, with a fully adjustable Showa set.
Another highlight of the model is its linked braking system controlled by the integrated Bosch Advanced Stability Control System, which activates it instantly when detecting a loss of traction or any slippage. The system immediately applies the right amount of braking to the front and rear brakes simultaneously, providing additional control when going up or down steep, loose terrain.
In addition, it features Hold braking, which is engaged when you stop on a steep slope by squeezing the brake lever all the way down and releasing it, serving as a temporary parking brake.
The Zero DSR/X is equipped with the Z-Force 75-10X central motor, exclusive to this bike, with 75 kW (100 HP) of maximum power and 166 ft-lb (225 Nm) of maximum torque. It features a Gates carbon belt drive, which allows it to reach a top speed of up to 112 mph (180 km/h) and features 5 riding modes: Sport, Street, Eco, Rain and Canyon.
Finally, the model is equipped with the Z-Force 17.3 kWh battery, which is the brand’s largest battery, and an optional Power Tank can be installed, for a maximum capacity of 21 kWh. With the standard battery, the range is up to 180 miles (290 km) in the city, 107 miles (172 km) on the highway (at 55 mph – 90 km/h) and 85 miles (137 km) on the highway (at 70 mph – 113 km/h).
Anyway, the Zero DSR/X is sold in the US for from US$ 24,495, that is, it is more expensive than a BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, sold for US$ 20,345.
For more information, visit https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/.
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