Zero Bikes is making ready to defend its battery-powered turf in opposition to Harley-Davidson’s upcoming electrical LiveWire with the introduction of latest streetfighter-style bike that’s about 30 % cheaper than its competitor.
The California-based firm’s 2019 Zero SR/F contains a new electrical powertrain that’s rated at 110 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque and is sweet for a prime pace of 124 mph. Acceleration hasn’t been introduced, however the less-powerful mannequin that it replaces might attain 60 mph in three.three seconds.
The usual city vary for the SR/F happening sale within the spring is 161 miles per cost, however a bigger Energy Tank battery pack might be out there later this yr that will increase it to 200 miles. Each might be crammed to 95 % capability on a 240-watt charger in as little as one hour when outfitted with an non-compulsory fast charging characteristic.
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Pricing for the SR/F begins at $18,995, in comparison with the LiveWire at $29,799. Harley-Davidson hasn’t launched the entire specs for the LiveWire, which is about to hit showrooms this fall, however mentioned that it could actually speed up from Zero-60 mph in three.5 seconds and has a “metropolis” vary or 110 miles per cost, though it isn’t clear if it used the identical testing protocol as Zero to succeed in that determine.
The SR/F additionally debuts a brand new digital show with wi-fi connectivity that may alert house owners if their bike is tipped over whereas parked and file efficiency knowledge throughout highway journeys that may be shared with different riders.
Zero has been in enterprise for over a decade and is the USA’s prime producer of electrical bikes, with a lineup that features road and off-road succesful fashions that may finally undertake lots of the options being rolled out on the SR/F.
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