2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F

Proof that EV motorcycles are closing the performance gap on ICE bikes.

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Among EV motorcycles, the 2020 Zero SR/F sits front and center at the head of the class. Developed as Zero’s “halo” model, the SR/F is a finely crafted, traditionally styled streetbike intended to close the performance gap to internal-combustion motorcycles, and it does just that. In fact, this American-made machine produced 146.5 pound-feet of torque and 100 hp at its rear wheel on the Cycle World dyno. Zero also offers a SR/F Premium model, which comes with a 6kW rapid charger that cuts “fill-up” time by half at a Level 2 station, plus a fly screen, heated handgrips, and aluminum bar ends.

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After testing the Zero Motorcycle SR/F Premium, Road Test Editor Michael Gilbert noted, “The lack of clutch and gearbox paired with medium-distance range makes this electric bike seriously useful as around-town transportation with the capability of tackling a few miles of twisties in between while retaining a natural motorcycle riding experience.” This blend of outright performance and utilitarian features makes for an entertaining yet purposeful riding experience, and charging comes easily in any location welcoming to EV vehicles, likely including your own home.

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

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Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $19,495/$21,495
Motor Air-cooled electric
Horsepower 110 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 140 lb.-ft.
Transmission 1-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 31.0 in.
Rake 24.5°
Trail 3.7 in.
Front Suspension 43mm 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
Claimed Wet Weight 485/498 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications (Premium model)

Seat Height 31.3 in.
Dry Weight 502 lb.
Rear-Wheel Horsepower 100.2 hp @ 4,480 rpm
Rear-Wheel Torque 146.5 lb.-ft. @ 1,218 rpm
0–60 mph 3.6 sec.
1/4-mile 11.83 @ 116.20 mph
Braking 30–0 mph 33.6 ft.
Braking 60–0 mph 131.9 ft.
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