High-performance electric motorbike manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has released its 2015 model lineup. Updates to its existing models include improved suspensions, braking systems and batteries. A new model, the FXP, is also being introduced Zero's fleet line-up.
Zero was set up in 2006 and has continuously made significant improvements to its bikes ever since. Indeed, when we tested the 2014 Zero SR earlier this year, its fair to say we were very impressed. The company has now announced improvements across its full range, that seek to refine its electric bikes even further.
The 2015 range of Zero bikes will feature Showa suspension systems that are said to be tuned for each specific model. This is coupled with Bosch anti-lock braking systems and Pirelli tires for improved traction.
Throttle responsiveness and seat ergonomics have been improved and the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS models feature new alloy wheels. Battery capacities have also been improved by 10 percent on the Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS to provide an increased range of up to 185 mi (298 km) in the city and 94 mi (151 km) on the highway at 70 mph (113 km/h).
Three models in Zero's fleet line-up – the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero MMX – are being updated and the new Zero FXP is being introduced. The FXP is aimed at providing "a more nimble, faster and lower cost option to patrol fleets."
Pre-orders can now be placed with Zero dealers for the new models, with the new line-up expected to be available in North America from December this year and Europe from February 2015.
Source: Zero Motorcycles