The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world's most versatile electric motorcycle. Designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom.
Bypass the ordinary. Blast down a gravel road or a dusty trail. When you're ready, silently pass from the sublime to the civilized as you arrive at your destination. The Zero DS is tough when you demand it and distinguished when required. Its edgy, yet sophisticated, appearance is highlighted by an eye catching twin spar frame that is both rigid and lightweight.
Powered by the most advanced drive train in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you can throw at it. Navigating obstacles and maintaining control is accomplished using a specially developed suspension system and a rugged wheel set. During technical maneuvers an optimized direct drive gear system delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist.
What's New for 2011
The entirely revamped 2011 Zero DS features a complete systems upgrade with an innovative quick charge option that cuts the charging time in half. Equipped with new brakes, suspension that has been finely tuned for dual sport riding and a maintenance free belt drive system, Zero Motorcycles has created dual sport model that can handle a diverse variety of terrain and travels with style. With a sophisticated silence that speaks to its overall solid build quality, the 2011 Zero DS also has a 12.5% increased capacity that quickly and quietly takes riders further. During operation the motorcycle uses new intelligent systems to relay closely monitored powertrain data through a revised dash. Nearly every component of the 2011 Zero DS has seen upgrades and improvements. Among those not mentioned above are the stronger wheels, tires with better grip, general hardware, more aggressive footpegs and an integrated ignition switch and lock. The Zero DS also offers the option of a chain drive.