2012 Zero DS ZF9 | Quick Look

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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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