Whilst the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is in full swing, a lot of electric motorcycle manufacturers are preparing themselves for EICMA 2021. Zero Motorcycles will be present at EICMA 2021 in Milan from November 23 to 28 (Hall 13, Booth Nr M58).
The Zero Motorcycles booth will also act as an interactive place in which public involvement will play a prominent role, both for the visitors on site and those at home. Zero will share the most remarkable moments directly via Instagram and Facebook of the event and introduce them to everyone through interviews with the employees what it means to drive an electric motorcycle.
Umberto Uccelli, Vice President and Director of Zero Motorcycles EMEA said: “We are very happy with Zero Motorcycles to participate at EICMA. It will be a meaningful edition for us and is the best starting point after a difficult period due to the pandemic. During this international event, above all we want to talk about the future of mobility, and do it we by presenting a complete range of electric, high-performance, high-performance and innovative motorcycles. Finally, we will also be delighted to see you again being able to interact directly with professionals, the press and the public.”
Increased battery capacity, software innovations and a brand new SR headline Zero’s 2022 developments
The upgraded energy sources, featuring an updated design and architecture, will be available in two standard capacities of 14.4+ kWh and 15.6+ kWh. The plus sign indicates that each of the packages can optionally be expanded to 17.3 kWh. The 2022 Zero SR/S will be available in both battery configurations. The SR/F will only be available with the 15.6+ kWh setup.
In addition, one of Zero’s longest-running models, the SR, is getting a major update that will see it equipped with the 14.4+ option. Combining the new battery with the optional Power Tank (available in the first quarter of 2022) maximizes the battery pack for a total capacity of just under 21 kWh. That’s good for a range of 365 km in the city or 182 km at 113 km/h. In other words, the capacity of the battery pack increases by (maximum) 20%.
“Range, and therefore battery capacity, is a fundamental anchor point for a better driving experience. In addition, it stimulates the transition to electric motorcycling. Therefore, our main focus has been to implement this new standard in our 2022 lineup.Sam Paschel | CEO Zero Motorcycles
Zero riders can unlock the extra capacity of these new batteries through the Cypher Store “software” pay wall. This on-demand marketplace is powered by Cypher III+, the latest version of Zero’s operating system Cypher.
Cypher III+ is installed by default on the 2022 SR/F, SR/S and SR. Through the Cypher Store, owners can access upgrades that improve the performance of their engine in a variety of ways. The various options can be accessed through the Zero Motorcycles smartphone application or online at www.zeromotorcycles.com/cypherstore.
The options associated with this launch include “Faster Charging”, “Extended Range”, “Speed & Performance Boost”, “Park Mode”, “Heated Grip”s and navigation via the display (“On-Dash Navigation”). All of these improvements can be added to the 2022 SR/F, SR/S and SR. Some upgrades can also be retroactively activated on previous model years SR/F and SR/S with dealer assistance.
“The ability to personalize your motorcycle on demand is nothing short of revolutionary in the powersports industry,” said Jeremy Kent, CEO of Software and Parts & Accessories, Zero Motorcycles. “We make it possible to immediately adjust the performance just using a Wi-Fi signal. That profoundly changes the interpretation of how Zero bikes can grow and evolve with the rider.”
The new battery technology and the launch of the Cypher Store are the highlights in a long list of improvements to the 2022 SR. This model, the original electric street bike, is one of Zero’s most successful and longest running models. The 2022 model year version is packed with improvements and built around the signature external steel trellis frame. The 2022 SR shares the high-performance DNA of Zero’s most premium models but at a more affordable price.
“The SR is known as the motorcycle that defined the electric naked street category. So it’s only natural that we’re introducing all these new technologies on this model right now,” said Abe Askenazi, CTO of Zero Motorcycles. “With the implementation of this rich array of never-before-seen features, the SR becomes the most customizable motorcycle ever. In this way he ensures his prominent place for the coming years.”
The 2022 SR shares the same celebrated platform as its premium sibling, the SR/F. For example, the SR is equipped with the renowned ZF 75-10 power source as standard. On this model, this is good for 166 Nm of torque, 75 hp (55 kW) and a top speed of 167 km/h. The brand new Cypher III+ operating system manages the technology on the 2022 SR. Activating the Speed & Performance Boost via the new Cypher Store unlocks the full qualities of the motorcycle and also includes Advanced Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control. This improves the ABS capacity, traction control and torque control in corners.
The standard ZF 14.4 kWh+ battery pack on the SR can also be increased to 17.3 kWh via the Cypher Store. When you also add the optional Power Tank, available from early 2022, the battery capacity increases to 20.9 kWh. That’s the largest capacity ever aboard a Zero. Furthermore, the SR can now also use the public EV charging network thanks to the Mennekes (Type II) connector. Zero Motorcycles also offers Wall Outlet Adapters (Type II to wall plug) for charging the battery at home, at work or anywhere a normal wall outlet is available.
The 2022 SR will appear in the Graphite livery at a price starting at €19,150 in Belgium and the Netherlands and will now be distributed worldwide to Zero Motorcycles dealers. Driver’s license A is required to drive the 2022 SR.
The standard version of the 2022 SR/S, equipped with the 14.4+ kWh battery pack, will cost €21,900 in Belgium and the Netherlands. The premium version with 15.6+ kWh battery pack is available from €24,140 in both countries. Zero offers the model in two colorways: Aileron-Black and Cerulean Metallic-Silver.
The premium 2022 SR/F comes in two colorways (Asphalt-Metallic Silver and Red-Coral) with the 15.6+ kWh battery pack. The price is €23,380 in BE and NL. There is no standard version of the SR/F.
The Cypher Store upgrades will be available on the Zero Motorcycles smartphone application and also at www.zeromotorcycles.com/cypherstore. All new models can now be ordered. Today they are distributed to all Zero Motorcycles Dealers worldwide.
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