The 2020 ZERO FXS is an interesting model from the exclusively electric motorcycle manufacturer. The FXS now the entry level model in the Zero model range.
The Zero FXS is marketed as the entry level and super moto as well, in the range. In terms of looks it does looks a little like a supermoto… although it is probably a stretch, which again indicates Zero’s current level of marketing prowess. If only it looked a little more exotic…
In terms of pricing the FXS is the cheapest model in the range priced at under $9000 USD. However are also some decent petrol powered motorcycles in the price range look and go faster and further but the FXS is a battery power motorcycle, so if that is the main reason for buying in this price range then this is the cheapest Zero to get.
In terms of engines and tech the Zero FXS has all the usual part for the other models in the range, just a smaller battery and less power. However the battery range makes it perfectly suitable for urban distances and travel. Since it is a ‘super moto’ which usually have minimal sized fuel tanks anyway this sort of range is not too much of a problem but only in the city. The bike is App connected to both Apple and Android OS so covers all the bases in terms of millienal requirements. However a top speed of under 140kph is slow likewise the expected range on the freeway makes this a toy motorcycle or lifestyle accessory.
Once again, while I’d love to get an electric bike.. and super moto style is one of the considerations inspired by the 1st Tomb Raider film with Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft. The Zero FXS is still little expensive for it’s performance and design.
|Zero FXS Key Specifications|
|Engine:||Electric motor – Z-Force 75.5|
|Battery Capacity:||7.2Kw – 18Kw dependent on model and option|
|Power/Torque:||DS – 34Kw @ 4300 106Nm @ 1 RPM|
|Gearbox:||Direct – Belt final drive|
|Kerb Weight:||114 Kg|
|Performance:||Top Speed 137 kph Approx
Sustained top speed 121 Kph Approx
|Fuel Economy:||City 80 km
Highway 48 km @ 89kph
Charging time dependent on charging accessory
|Seat height:||836 mm|
|Dimensions:||Lxx x Wxx x Hxx x Wxx|
|Recommended Retail Price:||$8,995 USD (2020)|