Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles today launched several new model year 2022 motorcycles headlined by the all-new FXE.
Design and technology are at the forefront of the new model. Constantly pushing the boundaries in the motorcycle space, Zero chose to look outside the traditional powersports aesthetic and collaborated with the award-winning San Francisco-based design firm, HUGE Design, on what was initially a concept vehicle. Taking cues from consumer electronics industrial design, the FXE emphasizes ergonomic touchpoints and rider UI/UX as much as the overall distinctive body styling of the FXE. The result is a model as breathtaking in aesthetics as it is exhilarating with its cutting-edge performance.
“Being the brand that defined the category means that Zero has an obligation to continue driving innovation in electric powersports forward,” said Sam Paschel, Zero Motorcycles CEO. “Our position of leadership also comes with the responsibility to elevate the form and function of the modern motorcycle and ignite riders’ passions in a whole new way. The FXE delivers on the design, technology and ride experience characteristics one expects from the motorcycle of the future.”
More than simply a gallery-worthy profile, the FXE also packs considerable technology. Powered by the Z-Force 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, IPM (interior permanent magnet), brushless motor, the FXE produces 46 horsepower and 78 ft-lb of torque. Powering the vehicle is a 7.2 kWh Li-Ion integrated battery power pack that is capable of 100 miles of city riding.
The FXE also boasts custom LED head and tail lights as well as a 5.0” full color, optically bonded TFT display. The FXE is controlled by the proprietary Cypher II Operating System which is ultimately responsible for the transformational riding experience of the motorcycle. The Cypher II OS also enables Bluetooth connectivity that provides rider controls via the Zero Motorcycles App. The smartphone application allows for customization of torque, top speed and other performance characteristics via the on-board ride modes, battery management characteristics, Long Term Storage Mode, and much more. The end result is a product that delivers the peak of electric motorcycle technology with a riding experience that has no equal. In spite of the impressive combination of design and technology, the FXE is one of the most affordable models in the entire Zero Product Line. The motorcycle of tomorrow, available today.
Zero Motorcycles is releasing the FXE in conjunction with a 20-stop nationwide demo tour in partnership with the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Outdoors (IMSO). Not content to offer promises of the future with little chance of delivering on them, a nationwide demo tour differentiates the real and rideable FXE and gives consumers an immediate chance to experience Zero’s latest creation. Beginning on July 16 at Sonoma Raceway in California, the company will be delivering a fleet of motorcycles, including the FXE and the company’s flagship SR/S and SR/F models, to cities across the United States. Additionally, the FXE will be available as a premier part of the IMSO Discover the Ride experience which gives prospective riders of all ages the opportunity to ride for the first time in a safe and controlled environment. A complete list of cities and dates can be found at zeromotorcycles.com/world-tour.
The 2022 FXE is joined in this launch with the return of the wildly popular FX, which is the company’s lightest and most agile dual sport model. The class-leading FX, which already delivers unequalled power-to-weight in the enduro category, also sports an update to the 5” TFT display used on the new FXE for model year 2022. The FXE retails at $11,795 and the FX retails for $11,595 and each motorcycle will begin shipping to dealers in the month of July with preorders beginning today.