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.
Blast down a gravel road or a dusty trail. When you're ready, stealthily pass from the wild 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. Overcoming obstacles and maintaining control is effortless due to its fully adjustable suspension system and a rugged wheel set. Under technical riding conditions, Zero's optimized direct drive system delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist. As with Zero's entire model line, the 2012 Zero DS costs only cents to recharge and, with its maintenance-free powertrain it is one of the most economical motorcycles to own and operate.
What's New for 2012
The entirely revamped 2012 Zero DS is built off the platform of the highly innovative and new 2012 Zero S. Similarly, the Zero DS is capable of 112 miles in the EPAs UDDS range test. It features a completely new powertrain that includes a brushless motor capable of achieving speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, new state of the art battery cell technology, regenerative braking and a power pack that is designed to last the life of the motorcycle. Offering customers the ability to select the range they need, the new ZF6 and ZF9 power pack configurations give riders the ability to respectively achieve 75 miles and 112 miles according to the EPA UDDS. Highlighting the new powertrain is sleek new venting and bodywork to keep the maintenance free and air cooled system operating at moderate temperatures. Revised frame geometry, new optimized Zero designed rotors and a larger front brake master cylinder give the Zero DS better handling and more stopping power than ever before.
The 2012 Zero DS is visually distinct from its predecessors with new additions to the bodywork, components and graphics. Built around a black high-end aircraft grade aluminum frame, it features more robust laced-spoke wheels, lower gearing intended for mountainous terrain and is offered with the option of a chain drive. Refining the appearance of the front end, the Zero DS now features a more contemporary headlight that gives the overall motorcycle a sleek new look.