2012 Zero Motorcycle

Featuring a top speed of 80 miles per hour and a range of 112 miles in town (62 miles at a steady 70 mph), the DS ZF9 is a street-friendly dual-sport electric motorcycle.

Recharging the powerpack to full capacity takes under two-and-a-half hours with the Quick 4x charger.


The 17-inch front/16- inch rear combo isn’t serious for off-roading, and the 341-pound weight is substantial.

An aluminum frame and swingarm is matched to 38mm inverted forks and a no-link rear shock. A smaller, lower-capacity power pack is available, which reduces range, performance, weight, and price.

2012 Zero DS ZF9 Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: Electric
  • BATTERY: Lithium-ion
  • CAPACITY: 9.0 kWh
  • TRANSMISSION: Clutchless 1-speed
  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL. f/r: 9.4″/7.7″
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 35.3 inches
  • WEIGHT: 341 pounds
  • PRICE: $13,995

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Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He's enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask him what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."


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