2011 Zero S Review


For anyone looking for instant torque and power from a dead stop, the 2011 Zero S is the bike that will get you what you’re looking for. Flowing swiftly out of turns will not be difficult with smooth acceleration on the top end. All of this and never having to stop at a gas station. Years of development and proprietary Z-Force technology make the Zero S a leader in acceleration, range, and longevity.

The entirely revamped 2011 Zero S features a complete systems upgrade with an innovative quick-charge option that cuts the charging time in half. Equipped with new brakes, finely tuned suspension and a maintenance-free belt drive system, Zero Motorcycles has created an eye-catching street fighter that offers a contemporary new look and an exceptional ride quality. With a sophisticated silence that speaks to its overall solid build quality, the 2011 Zero S also has a 12.5 percent increased capacity that quickly and quietly takes riders farther?

If you’re looking to complement your main sport bike, or looking for a cheap alternative, the 2011 Zero S is the bike you want to look toward. It won’t get you too far from home, with only a 43-mile range, but it is great for zipping through town when you need to get some errands done or just break free from the doldrums of everyday life.

New For 2011

  • Quick-charge system
  • New brakes
  • Maintenance-free belt drive system

2011 Zero S Specs

  • Model: 2011 Zero S
  • Engine Type: High Efficiency, Forced Air Cooled, DC, Axial Flux, Permanent Magnet
  • Bore and Stroke: Unavailable
  • Compression ratio: Unavailable
  • Valve Train: Unavailable
  • Induction: Unavailable
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Clutchless one speed
  • Final Drive: 98T / 28T, Poly Chain GT Carbon belt
  • Fuel Capacity: Unavailable
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: Unavailable. Electric motor with an estimated range of 43 miles, but up to 58 miles
  • Brakes (Front): 2 piston hydraulic, 12.21x0.16 inch (310x4 mm) disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Rake: 22.7 degrees
  • Trail: 2.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.8 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 297 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70-17
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70-17


  • 300 pounds of carrying capacity for a gross vehicle rating of 597 pounds
  • Low seat: brings the seat height down a full two inches to 30.8 inches off the ground

Key Competitors For The 2011 Zero S

  • 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low
  • 2011 Kawasaki Z 1000
  • 2011 Triumph Street Triple R
  • 2011 Yamaha FZ 1
  • 2011 BMW F 800 R