2020 Zero S/SR

Two of Zero’s lower-priced electric streetbikes.

2020 Zero SZero Motorcycles

The Zero S is an entry-level electric motorcycle designed for street riding. The SR is another road-specific electric sibling that is claimed to offer the longest range of the Zero lineup (claimed 112 highway miles). The S comes with the ZF7.2 battery and the SR is equipped with the ZF14.4. Electric machines drop down some substantial torque and such is the case with the SR’s Z-Force motor that produces up to a claimed 116 pound-feet. Another added benefit of going electric? Limited maintenance (no chain replacement, no oil changes, no spark plugs, etc.). Going electric can be pretty easy with these models.

2020 Zero S/SR Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Interested in going electric? Other charged models include Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire and Cake’s street-legal motorcycles, the Kalk& and Kalk Ink SL. Zero also offers a wide range of various models, including the more-premium SR/F and fully faired SR/S models, as well as dual sport platforms. Energica is another leading EV motorcycle manufacturer that offers several platforms.

2020 Zero SRZero Motorcycles

Zero S/SR Updates For 2020

As covered in our First Look, the SR gets a price drop, new colorway, and upgrade to the bigger 14.4 kWh powerpack as well as series-wide improvements to the Cypher operating system. An updated app and upgraded level of connectivity is also seen on all models.

2020 Zero S/SR Claimed Specifications

Price: $10,995 (S)/$15,495 (SR)
Motor: Air-cooled Z-Force 75-5 interior permanent magnet (S)/Air-cooled Z-Force 75-7R interior permanent magnet (SR)
Horsepower: 46.0 hp @ 4,300 rpm (S)/70.0 hp @ 3,500 rpm (SR)
Torque: 78 lb.-ft. (S)/116.0 lb.-ft. (SR)
Transmission: Direct drive
Final Drive: Belt
Seat Height: 31.8 in.
Rake: 24.0º
Trail: 3.2 in.
Front Suspension: 41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 6.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 6.4-in. travel
Front Tire: 110/70-17
Rear Tire: 140/70-17
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Battery: ZF7.2 (S)/ZF14.4 (SR)
Charger Type: 1.3 kW
Charge Time: 4.7 hrs. (to 95%) (S)/9.3 hrs. (to 95%) (SR)
Claimed Range: 89 miles (city); 54 miles (highway); 68 miles (combined) (S)/179 miles (city); 109 miles (highway); 135 miles (combined) (SR)
Wet Weight: 313 lb. (S)/414 lb. (SR)