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2010 Zero DS | Electric Dual-Sport

2010 Dual-Sport Electric

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today the debut of its 2010 Zero DS electric motorcycle. This highly versatile dual sport now has more power, increased acceleration, and enhanced power pack technology. Continuing the innovation that they are known for, Zero has integrated its newly developed Z-Force Air Induction System into the Zero DS to enable greater performance both on and off-road.

The cumulative result of this technology is a higher top speed, better performance off the line and improved ride quality. In addition to more performance, Zero is offering color graphics packages and two new Corbin seat options for the first time.

“The Zero DS is the most advanced production electric motorcycle in its class, and the enhancements for 2010 add to its speed, versatility, and durability,” says Gene Banman, CEO, Zero Motorcycles. “With significant performance improvements, the Zero DS is ideal for off-road adventurers and urban commuters alike. Riders can get high performance for both dirt and street riding in one bike.”

Central to the performance improvements on the Zero DS is the revolutionary Z-Force Air Induction System. The newly developed system allows Zero to produce more horsepower from a light and compact motor by increasing the airflow through the heart of the motor. Zero is also introducing a new throttle technology that modulates the increased power to provide riders with exacting control over the acceleration. The 2010 Zero DS is powered using the latest generation of Z-Force power pack technology that includes more precise cell monitoring and lightweight lithium ion technology.

In addition to the increased performance capabilities, consumers now can choose between color graphic packages or Zero’s classic white on all four models, allowing riders to express themselves through personalized styling. The new seat options on the Zero DS are specially designed by Corbin to provide a more comfortable and performance-oriented ride. Those interested in reducing the stand-over height of the motorcycle can now select a Corbin low seat option. The aesthetic changes in combination with Zero’s signature exposed twin spar aircraft grade alloy frame make for a sleeker and more visually appealing motorcycle.

The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Created to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom. Tough when you demand it and distinguished when required, the Zero DS has an edgy, yet sophisticated appearance 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 assured 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.

The Zero DS is priced at $8,995 (after a 10% U.S. federal tax credit). Some states and provinces offer additional incentives. Consumer financing is available in the United States for those who qualify. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States at the end of April. The Zero DS comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

To schedule a demo ride, locate the representative nearest you at zeromotorcycles.com/locator/


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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