Launch of the new Zero DSR/X as an electric adventure motorcycle

American electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has unveiled its new DSR/X adventure motorcycle, which headlines the company’s model lineup for 2023.

Zero offers a range of electric motorcycles from the entry-level FXE urban commuter bike to the SR/S performance bike.

The company’s new DSR/X Adventure Electric Motorcycle (ADV) combines city and highway commuting with off-road capability.

The DSR/X features the brand’s new Z-Force motor that produces 166 lb-ft of torque and a new 17.3 kWh Z-Force power unit.

The company says its new adventure bike will have a city range of up to 180 miles and a combined range of 134 miles.

The new model also features a completely redesigned frame to allow for increased ground clearance, almost 200mm of adjustable front suspension and three integrated storage compartments.

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“Zero Motorcycles’ very first product was an off-road motorcycle,” said Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles.

“By combining cutting-edge electric vehicle technology for powersports with the heart of traditional motorcycle craftsmanship, the DSR/X builds on that heritage by transforming the ADV riding experience.”

Zero has equipped the DSR/X with its Cypher III+ operating systems, allowing the bike to benefit from the full suite of Bosch motorcycle stability controls with off-road capabilities.

Zero says that with Cypher III+ technology, the DSR/R will gain traction and stability on any surface.

The Bosch Off-Road System offers improved braking modulation and vehicle hold, which should help the DSR/X on steeper grades.

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On a household outlet, the DSR/X will recharge its battery in about ten hours, while a standard level 2 charger will boost the battery of the electric motorcycle in just two hours.

Customers can choose to swap one port of the on-board storage compartments for a Power Tank which increases battery capacity to nearly 21kWh. There is also an option to add a 6kW fast charger which reduces charging time to just one hour.

The California-based outfit will also offer a number of additional adventure-focused options, including saddlebags, skid plate, windshields, covers and panniers.

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