The California-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles unveiled its newest electric bike, the Zero Motorcycles SR/F, that’s about 30 percent cheaper than Harley-Davidson’s upcoming electric LiveWire.
With the Zero SR/F’s 14.4 kWh battery pack, the SR/F should be good for 161 miles (260 km) of range in the city. The addition of a PowerTank can add an additional 3.6 kWh, for a total range of 200 miles (322 km).
The 2019 Zero SR/F features a new electric powertrain that’s rated at 110 hp and 140 pound-feet of torque and is good for a top speed of 124 mph (about 200 km/h).
The bike comes in two trims, a standard 3 kW charging model and a premium 6 kW charging model. Charging time is between 4.5 hours for the entry-level model with 3 kW charger and 1.5 hour with the 6 kW fast charger.
The Zero SR/F also debuts a new digital display with wireless connectivity that can alert owners if their bike is tipped over while parked and record performance data during road trips that can be shared with other riders.
The Zero SR/F will start at $18,995 for the 3 kW charger model or $20,995 for the 6 kW charger model. That means Zero’s higher-end version is almost $10,000 cheaper than the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.[source: Zero Motorcycle]