Zero Motorcycles has comprehensively upgraded its entire range with, wait for it…color! That’s right, now you don’t have to have a Zero in any color you like as long as it’s white, now you can choose from red, blue and black too! This amazing advance has been made possible by cutting-edge technology that enables a thin plastic film to stick to other things using something Zero’s calling an “adhesive.” As far as we can tell, there’s been no mechanical upgrades to the most comprehensive range of electric motorcycles.
Zero’s bikes are divided into two families: the big ones and the little
ones. The big ones share a 4kWh lithium-ion battery pack, an electric
motor that puts out 31bhp and 62.5lb/ft and an adult-size aluminum beam
frame. The Zero S is a supermoto, while the Zero DS is a dual sport.
The little ones use a 2kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 23bhp, 50lb/ft
motor and are a little smaller than your average motorcycle. The Zero X
is sort of an all-round dirt bike, while the Zero MX has been upgraded
with beefier suspension and wheels to better cope with heavy riders and
All fun aside, we’re actually big fans of Zero’s motorcycles. We’ve
reviewed both the Zero S and Zero X and found both of them offer unique
performance advantages over their gasoline-powered counterparts.
Electric bikes still can’t be your only bike, but if you can fit their
limited range and high cost into your life you’ll find their silent
operation, ease of use and light weight to be lots of fun.