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Zero Motorcycles Launches Transformative New SR/F

The SR/F incorporates Zero’s revolutionary new operating system—Cypher III—which builds off the brand’s 13 years of industry-leading motorcycle and powertrain development.

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Zero Motorcycles introduced the SR/F, their most innovative and powerful motorcycle yet. Zero’s new street fighter delivers an unprecedented combination of industry-leading power, control and connection in the first fully “smart” motorcycle. The SR/F incorporates Zero’s revolutionary new operating system—Cypher III—which builds off the brand’s 13 years of industry-leading motorcycle and powertrain development. The SR/F sets a new standard for premium electric performance.

Effortlessly powerful, the SR/F delivers an incredible 140 ft.-lbs. of torque and 110 horsepower with a simple twist of a throttle. The bike is propelled forward by the class-leading performance and efficiency of Zero’s new ZF75-10 motor and ZF14.4 lithium-ion battery.

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The compact powertrain boasts innovative air-cooling that increases longevity, eliminates most routine maintenance and effortlessly launches the SR/F to top speed. A single charge delivers up to a 200-mile range with the addition of Zero’s Power Tank, which will be available fall 2019.

The innovative Rapid Charge System works on the large and growing network of Level 2 charge stations and provides a platform that allows for up to three independent charging modules. This enables unique adaptability and the fastest recharge capacity in Zero’s lineup. With all three modules installed, the SR/F can charge from 0 to 95 percent capacity in one hour.

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The SR/F’s uniquely designed steel-trellis frame and concentric swingarm optimizes torque delivery to the rear wheel, allowing the bike to harness the full capabilities of the new powertrain.

As much brains as brawn, the SR/F ensures the rider is in control regardless of conditions, thanks to Zero’s new Cypher III operating system and Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control.

Cypher III acts as the central hub, integrating all systems on the motorcycle to deliver a superior riding experience. From Bosch’s MSC all the way to Zero’s next-gen app and dash, everything is seamlessly connected for easy and intuitive control.

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The SR/F is the first electric motorcycle to integrate Bosch’s MSC system, renowned for dynamic acceleration and improved stability regardless of road surface or conditions. When combined with Cypher lIl, the MSC’s full capabilities are unleashed, resulting in best-in-class straight-line ABS and cornering brake control, traction control and drag torque control.

The SR/F’s arsenal of ride modes allows the rider to customize the bike’s performance through the intuitive next-generation app and dash interface. The SR/F navigates the road no matter the conditions with Street, Sport, Eco, Rain and up to 10 programmable custom modes.

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The SR/F is also equipped with a dual radial front brake system, adding a level of control that makes shedding speed as effortless as building it.

The SR/F is the first fully “smart” motorcycle thanks to the Cypher III operating system. It is also the first commercially available connected motorcycle on the market. Connectivity gives the rider the ability to monitor the bike in four main areas: Bike Status and Alerts, Charging, Ride Data Sharing and System Upgrades and Updates.

  1. Bike Status and Alerts: The SR/F alerts riders regarding bike status, including interruptions in charging and tip-over or unexpected motion notifications. In addition, the “Find my Bike” function allows riders to keep tabs on the motorcycle at all times.
  2. Charging: The SR/F takes the convenience of recharging to new levels with the ability to remotely set charging parameters, including Targeted Charge Levels, notification of State of Charge (SoC), Charge Time Scheduling and Charge Tracking. These notifications allow riders to control all aspects of charging and to monitor charge status even when away from the motorcycle.
  3. Ride Data Sharing: Riders can gather, relive and share extensive data about their ride through the app. An industry first, the motorcycle records bike location, speed, lean angle, power, torque, SoC and energy used/regenerated. Riders can replay each ride and also choose to upload additional content to record and share their full experience. Riders also have the option to keep data anonymous.
  4. System Upgrades and Updates: New updates and diagnostic capabilities allow the rider to remotely download the latest Cypher III operating system release to ensure optimal performance and provide access to feature improvements.

An SR/F with a 3 kW Rapid Charger starts at $18,995 USD. The premium SR/F model with 6 kW Rapid Charger, fly screen, heated hand grips, and aluminum bar ends is $20,995 USD. Both models begin shipping to dealers this spring.

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Both models are available in Seabright Blue and Boardwalk Red colorways. Financing is available through Freedom Road.

Link: Zero Motorcycles

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