2010 Zero S Review


If you’ve ever wished you could have a cool-looking electric motorcycle that didn’t look or act like a scooter, then the 2010 Zero S Base is exactly what you’ve been wishing for. The Zero S is the flagship bike for the California manufacturer, and thanks to its newly designed Z-Force™ Air Induction System, this sporty-looking, street-legal supermoto bike now has more power than ever.

The 2010 Zero S is an electric motorcycle that delivers an exciting riding experience, which is as close as one can get to driving a gasoline-powered supermoto. With its new air induction system, the Zero S boasts greater power off the line, a higher top speed, and an overall improvement to ride quality and satisfaction. The 2010 model of the S Base is the ultimate bike for those looking for an eco-friendly solution to short freeway commutes and urban riding.

The 2010 Zero S Base also features the latest generation of Z-Force power pack technology, with 58 volts at 70Ah. The result is more precise cell monitoring, and the implementation of superior and significantly lighter lithium ion technology. The bike’s new throttle control automatically modulates the engine’s power to provide riders with instant response from, and control over, their acceleration. Top speed for the bike is 67 miles per hour, so don’t expect to blow anyone’s doors off, but the bike’s power is more than suitable for its purpose.

Unlike other electric bikes on the market, the 2010 Zero S Base boasts a large, roomy seat designed by Corbin. Situated 34 inches above the ground, the plush seat is low enough to provide a comfortable and performance-oriented ride, without compromising rider confidence. The suspension is managed nicely by the bike’s front 203mm inverted fork with eight inches of travel and rear swing arm with eight inches of travel.

Externally, the 2010 Zero S Base features a few subtle changes, including sleeker fairing and alternative color graphics to complement the model’s traditional white color scheme.

Driving the Zero S Base is a smooth and quiet experience. It has a limited range of 50 miles per charge, but it does have an on-board charger capable of supporting either 110-volt or 220-volt inputs, with full charge occurring within four hours. Plus, with the typical cost of recharging coming in at less than a penny per mile, you may have a hard time finding a more eco-friendly and wallet-friendly bike anywhere.

New For 2010

  • The 2010 Zero S Base is a carryover model from the 2009 model line with only minor differences, most notably of which is the introduction of the line's new Z-Force™ Air Induction System.

2010 Zero S Specs

  • Model:S Base
  • Engine Type: Electric
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: Electric
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: N/A
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 56.8 inches
  • Rake: 22 degrees
  • Trail: 3.26 inches
  • Seat Height: 34 inches
  • Curb Weight: 273 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70-16
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70-16


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Key Competitors For The 2010 Zero S

  • Brammo Enertia
  • Native S