Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2022 e-bike lineup, expanding the reach and launching a new 2022 Zero SR model. It also sees the launch of the Zero Cypher Store, which will allow riders to pay to unlock features like faster charging, extended range and better performance, as easily as they could make an in-app purchase on their smartphone.
The 2022 Zero SR offers more range, new in-app purchase options and better performance, making it the perfect bike. The increase in competition from its rivals seems to prompt Zero to seek improvement.
Achieve the title of “the perfect electric motorcycle”
With its effortless power, the all-new Zero SR is the most adaptable motorcycle in the world. It is the perfect electric bike because of its bigger battery and better technology. The new model features more capacity and lineup updates as well as in-app purchases. Built on the award-winning steel trellis frame and coaxial electric pivot chassis that made the SR / F and SR / S the pinnacle of electric motorcycle performance, the SR is powered by the ZF 75-10 engine and is the first model equipped with a ZFORCE 14.4+ kWh power pack. The Cypher III + operating system allows the SR to add upgrades that improve torque, speed, advanced Bosch motorcycle stability control, detailed in-dash navigation and more.
The SR offers a range of Riding Modes that allow riders to customize the performance of the bike through an intuitive next-generation app and dashboard interface. The SR cruises the road in all conditions with preloaded Rain, Eco, Standard, Sport and Canyon modes and a virtually endless number of custom ride mode settings available. Other customizations include faster charging speed, higher performance, advanced Bosch motorcycle stability control, and detailed GPS navigation. All of this comes in the form of on-demand performance and feature upgrades available through the Zero app with the tap of a finger in the Cypher Store. The latest Cypher III + operating system delivers precise performance seamlessly for an ever-superior driving experience. These technical features and essential performance improvements help make the motorcycle the perfect electric motorcycle.
The improved powertrain
The all new ZFORCE 14.4+ lithium-ion battery makes the SR capable of a maximum range of 227 miles when combined with the available Cypher Store upgrades and the available Power Tank accessory. The advanced battery power and energy density, combined with an aluminum heat sink housing and thermal transfer interface, ensure constant cell cooling and maximum long-term powertrain performance. Key software upgrades available in the Cypher store can unlock up to 17.3 kWh of battery capacity, and the additional 3.6 kWh power tank brings the total available battery capacity almost 21 kWh. The Power Tank for Zero SR will be available in spring 2022. The ZF75-10 engine is tuned for the SR to deliver 122 ft-lbs, 73 hp and 104 mph of torque. However, when paired with the on-demand upgrades available through the Cypher store, those numbers skyrocket to 140 lb-ft of torque and 110 hp, effortlessly propelling the SR to a top speed of 124 mph. The combination of Zero’s renowned internal permanent magnet brushless architecture with a compact passively air-cooled design leads to industry-leading performance and efficiency.
A proprietary concentric motor and swingarm pivot design provides the optimal architecture to ensure constant drive belt tension and maximum torque transmission to the rear wheel. A custom designed large bearing swingarm pivot leaves enough room for the high performance motor while allowing for a slim frame size to improve rider ergonomics and bike handling.
A lightweight design accompanied by advanced technology
The 2022 SR model is incredibly light and incredibly strong. The steel trellis frame, custom swingarm and advanced Showa suspension deliver an athletic and intuitive driving experience. The powertrain is perfectly distributed, resulting in a weight-optimized or mass-centralized design. The SR is connected through cellular networks, transmitting information to the app at all times. Information about the rider, the current condition of the bike and the location are also always available. This connectivity gives the rider the ability to monitor the bike in four main areas: bike status and alerts, charging, ride data sharing, system upgrades and updates. Cellular connectivity is free for two years from the date of original purchase. SR comes with unlimited customization performance options in the Cypher store.
The dashboard can be personalized by choosing the bike information clearly viewing it on the 5 inch color TFT screen. Multi-mode navigation allows on-the-fly driving mode change, speed control, heated grips control and more. Heated grips are available as dealer installed accessories. The bike is offered in a pleasant taste base price of $ 17,995. It looks like Zero is heeding feedback it has received as the company just rolled out a slew of upgrades that will appear on a few of its 2022 models. There will also be improvements to Z-Force lithium-ion batteries. larger, increasing capacity by 20%, as well as faster charge times and extended runtime via Zero’s new Cypher Store portal, which allows new software upgrades to be downloaded to bikes. The new 2022 SR model has most of this new technology in stock and therefore turns out to be the consummate and perfect electric motorcycle.
It is inspired by the factory racing model of the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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