Zero introduced its flagship, fully faired electric SR/S earlier this year, marking a significant design boost to a company often dinged for its boxy, utilitarian products. Although the SR/S is mechanically identical to Zero’s naked SR/F model in terms of motor, chassis, and battery, it brings tweaked ergonomics and a completely fresh aesthetic, most obviously seen in the new front fairing, which also claims to deliver significant aerodynamic efficiencies. Plus, it just looks cool. lt has an MSRP of $19,995. Across the model lineup, the premium package includes heated grips, aluminum bar ends, and a 6kW rapid-charge system (compared to the 3kW system on base models).
The SR/S features different ergos than the SR/F, with a taller and wider handlebar and lower footpegs for a more casual rider triangle. The narrow chassis makes it easy to touch boots to the ground. In our First Ride on the SR/S, we said, “the design, finish, and, most importantly, riding quality of the SR/S are impressive things, relative to its siblings. The full fairing definitely makes the SR/S a more sporting ride, but with its upright ergos, it’s more Ninja 650 than supersport "
These days the bike’s obvious challengers would be Energica’s also-faired but far more-sporting Ego model, (potentially) the Lightning Strike, and the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
As the SR/S is a new model for 2020, no changes are applicable here. You get a 110V charger with either model, with a 3kW Level 2 charger also included on the Standard, while the Premium model gets an additional 3kW charger for 6kW total. The Premium adds heated grips. Options include the Power Tank, which increases charging capacity to 12kW for a quicker charge (around half-hour). Keep in mind you need the 6kW Rapid Charge option and a Level 3 charging station for that.