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ZERO XU, The Electric Street Motorcycle, For 2011

ZERO XU, The Electric Street Motorcycle, For 2011Note: not yet in Sri Lanka

Another electric motorcycle.

The Zero XU is an innovative, lightweight, electric motorcycle that blends industry leading technology, performance and practicality to deliver the ultimate urban-crosser. A low seat height, no-shift operation, removable power pack and optional onboard storage allow riders of all kinds to negotiate the city with a new kind of freedom.

Ride the way you want. Twist the throttle, relax and leisurely wind your way from one destination to the next. Or…hop curbs, fly around corners and cut through traffic. Designed for utility and pure enjoyment, the Zero XU transforms the city into a motorcycle amusement park. It is ideal for the day-to-day…but built for dynamic individuals who may want to occasionally push the limits.

Built around Zero’s rigid aircraft grade aluminum frame, the Zero XU is styled to be minimalistic, strong, eye-catching and comfortable. With a removable power pack, and the option of a stand-alone charger, riders who live anywhere can now charge anywhere.

ZERO XU, The Electric Street Motorcycle, For 2011, side view


Type High Efficiency, Air Cooled, DC, Radial Flux, Permanent Magnet
Top speed 51 mph (82 km/h)
Power System
Type Z-Force™ Patented Li-Ion Intelligent Power Pack
Maximum capacity 2 kWh
Nominal capacity 1.7 kWh
Estimated pack life (to 80%) 32,000 miles (52,000 km)
Charger type Integrated
Charge time (standard) 2 hours
Quick charge time (option) 1.2 hours (100% charged) / 1 hour (90+% charged)
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Maximum 30 miles (48 km)
EPA UDDS 25 miles (40 km)
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 61T / 13T, 420 chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension travel 5.3 inches (135 mm)
Rear suspension travel 5.5 inches (140 mm)
Front brakes 2 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc
Rear brakes 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc
Front tire 90/90-19
Rear tire 110/90-16
Front wheel 1.85x19
Rear wheel 2.15x16
Wheel base 54.3 inches (138 cm)
Seat height (standard) 31.8 inches (80.6 cm)
Low seat height (accessory) 29.8 inches (75.6 cm)
Rake 24.2 degrees
Trail 3.3 inches (83 mm)
Frame 14.8 pounds (6.7 kg)
Curb weight 218 pounds (99 kg)
GVWR 468 pounds (212 kg)
Carrying capacity 250 pounds (113 kg)
Typical cost to recharge $0.21
Fuel economy 387 MPGe


This is really a big deal to asian countries. ZERO motorcycles has done a great job. If they can get the prices little bit lower I think these are the bikes asians really looking for. The power, fashion plus economy.