Zero S from Zero Motorcycles based in Santa Cruz, California
is an electric power super-moto styled motorbike.
Aircraft grade aluminum is exclusively used in the construction
of the lightweight and rigid Zero S twin spar frame which was
designed from the ground up by Zero Motorcycles. Designed to
have a low center of gravity, the Zero S is highly maneuverable
and responsive. The bodywork is formed using custom injected
molded plastics to give it aerodynamics and aggressive supermoto
Powering the Zero S is a powerpack developed by Zero Motorcycles
called the Z-Force power pack. This system uses an advanced
monitoring system which individually controls each cell in the
power pack during charging and discharging. The onboard charger
integrates into this system and uses a specially developed charge
profile to optimize the power packs recharge time. Using
isolated power systems the Zero S uses a standard 12 volt current
to run the dash, lighting and other on board accessories.
The wheels of the Zero S are engineered to minimize unsprung
weight and reduce rotating mass. Designed specifically for the
Zero S, the lightweight construction includes custom hubs, spokes,
and rotors. To maximize overall wheel strength the hub is configured
to use straight pull spokes. The resulting wheel is lighter,
stronger and more responsive.
The suspension on the Zero Motorcycles Zero S was developed
by Zero to take advantage of the motorcycles lightweight
design. Its inverted front fork is among the lightest in the
industry and can be externally adjusted to dial in compression
and rebound damping. A rigid double diamond rear swing arm keeps
the wheel planted using a Fox rear shock with a fully adjustable
spring preload and easily tuned damping.
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Source: Zero Motorcycles