Source: press release Zero Motorcycles | The SR-X is the latest addition to the Zero Motorcycles ‘Design the Future’ development program, which brings together some of the industry’s most talented designers and engineers to push the boundaries of what is possible with electric motorcycles.
HUGE Design is led by Bill Webb, who has once again played a key role in Zero’s vision for the future. Webb was responsible for the design of the popular FXE motorcycle and its concept bike predecessor, the Zero SM. The SR-X is the latest example of both his visionary design as well as Zero’s commitment to innovation. This semi-faired concept bike showcases Zero’s industry-leading electric powertrain and boasts both performance and style.
The two companies reimagined the future of powersports with this stunning custom fabrication built from a stock SR/S premium electric motorcycle.
Bill Webb commented: “SR-X concept bike strives to hit a design sweet spot for the near future of electric motorcycles, combining clean, lines and disciplined design-detailing with the aggressive stance and raw performance feel found in modern litre bikes.
Zero Motorcycles set out to create a bold, new type of sportbike, one that doesn’t fit into the conventional categories. Designers started with the front-end styling, which is completely protected from the wind. The sides of the bike ended up as a one-piece flowing form with bodywork that protected the rider in an unobtrusive way.
The exposed mechanicals towards the back of the bike juxtapose that style and give the SR-X impression of a low-slung “fighter-jet” silhouette. It’s almost as if two bikes were crammed into one menacing machine. The SR/S chassis/mechanicals that Zero designed are impressive to look at and we wanted the raw bike underneath to be part of the final composition. A large rear tire and a stubby tail give the SR-X its aggressive stance. With zero-emissions power, this is a machine that could be called a Streetfighter in more ways than one.”
Brian Wismann, VP of Product Development at Zero Motorcycles, spoke about how pleased he was with the presentation of this bike: “When Bill first released his Mono-Racr design in digital form several years ago, I knew immediately that the design language based on clean, simple forms would be a perfect marriage for an electric motorcycle. I’m excited that we were able to realize Bill’s vision of our electric sportbike platform in the SR-X concept.”
The motorbike is powered by the same advanced ZF75-10 electric motor and ZF17.3 lithium-ion battery as the rest of Zero’s lineup. Zero can’t wait to see how this concept bike will inspire the future of the industry and continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
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