Zero Motorcycles, the California-based electric motorcycle manufacturer, has released a teaser showing the silhouette of the front end of a bike and a date - 25/2/19. The brand claims the bike will be ‘the first of its kind’ and the ‘future of motorcycling’. Called the SR/F, the new motorcycle is likely to be an addition to the existing naked street line-up – the S and the higher spec SR – in Zero’s portfolio. However, the brand has revealed that it will be based on a completely new platform.
Zero Motorcycles recently announced upgrades for its 2019 line-up in the form of more powerful base models (with a claimed 35 percent increase in horsepower), new tech features, extended range and multiple styling and colour schemes. Zero offers its motorcycles with multiple battery options. The top-spec models come with increased power, torque and range but weigh significantly higher (to the tune of around 50kg) than the smaller battery variants.
The existing Zero SR with the ZF14.4 battery package can be fitted with an additional ‘Power Tank’ battery that expands battery capacity by 3.6kWh; the combined powerplant produces 70hp and 157Nm of torque. It also has the longest range on a production electric motorcycle, with a claimed mileage of 223 miles (about 359km) in the city, and 112 miles (180km) on the highway. We’ll have to wait until the end of February this year to see what new tech the brand will bring with the new bike.