2020 Zero SR/S

Fresh style and new features propel Zero’s new flagship model.

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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).

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2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/S Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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.

Zero Motorcycles SR/S Updates For 2020

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.

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2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/S  / SR/S Premium Claimed Specifications

Price $19,995 (base)/$21,995 (Premium)
Engine Z75-10 interior permanent magnet AC motor
Horsepower 110 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 140 lb.-ft.
Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 31.0 in.
Rake 24.5°
Trail 3.7 in.
Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 5.5-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 180/55-17
Wheelbase 57.1 in.
Battery 14.4 kWh lithium-ion
Charger Type Level 2 3.0kW / 6.0 kW
Charge Time 4.0 hrs / 2.0 hr. (to 95%)
Claimed Range 161 miles (city); 99 miles (highway); 123 miles (combined)
Wet Weight 505 lb./516 lb.
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