2011 Zero XU Review


Innovative, lightweight, and, most importantly, electric, the brand new 2011 Zero XU blends industry-leading technology, performance, and practicality to deliver the ultimate urban-crosser. A low seat height, no-shift operation, removable power pack, and optional onboard storage allow riders of all kinds to negotiate the city with a new kind of freedom.

Twist the throttle, relax, and leisurely wind your way from one destination to the next. Or, hop curbs, fly around corners and cut through traffic. Designed for utility and pure enjoyment, the Zero XU transforms the city into a motorcycle amusement park. Sure, it might be designed to perform on the day-to-day basis, but if you’re one that wants to push the limits, go right ahead.

The biggest feature of the Zero XU is the removable power pack. With a removable power pack, XU owners have more options for where to charge their batteries, instead of being confined to leaving the battery in the motorcycle while it charges. It’s lightweight and punchy, making it a fun bike to ride around town, and if that’s the case, you’re going to have to get used to charging it, seeing as the bike only gets an estimated 25 miles of riding per charge. Since the battery pack is removable, it is much easier than lugging your whole bike into the office to recharge after a commute, making this the electric bike for any environmentalist to own.

New For 2011

  • The Zero XU is new for Zero Motorcycles in 2011

2011 Zero XU Specs

  • Model: Unavailable
  • Engine Type: High-Efficiency, Air-Cooled, DC, Radial Flux, Permanent Magnet
  • Bore and Stroke: Unavailable
  • Compression ratio: Unavailable
  • Valve Train: Unavailable
  • Induction: Unavailable
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Clutchless one speed
  • Final Drive: 61T / 13T, 420 chain
  • Fuel Capacity: Unavailable. Bike has an estimated 25-mile range, but can get to nearly 30 miles.
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • Brakes (Front): 2 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc
  • Suspension (Front):
  • Suspension (Rear):
  • Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
  • Rake: 242 Degrees
  • Trail: 3.3 Inches
  • Seat Height: 31.8 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 218 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90-19
  • Tires (Rear): 110/90-16


Bulleted list of all available accessories

  • 250 pounds of carrying capacity for a gross vehicle rating of 468 pounds
  • Low seat: brings the seat height down a full two inches to 29.8 inches off the ground.
  • Quck Charge: Charge the bikes engine more quickly, needing only 1 hour to get to a 90 percent charge and 1.2 hours to hit 100 percent charge.

Key Competitors For The 2011 Zero XU

  • 2011 Suzuki TU 250
  • 2011 Brammo Enertia Plus Base
  • 2011 QLINK Adventure 250
  • 2011 Hyosung GT 250
  • 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5