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A New Standard

Zero come of age


This years EICMA has been as good as ever, or even better. The motorcycle industry hasn’t been as positive in a long, long time. The CBR 600 RR has made a welcome return, Arai launched a new and easier to maintain helmet, the Tour X5, Yamaha have given the Tenere the GYTR treatment. What seems to be here to stay is the two wheeled EV. The overwhelming amount of this years new machines were electric.


The leader of the pack is still Zero. For the ’24 line up they’ve added no fewer than two new models, an S and DS. These are designed to offer the A1 rider the best electric bike in its class for entry level riders, many of whom are more aware of some of our planets challenges.


The leader of the pack


The DSR/X Black Forest gets a level of specification not seen before on any of the range. The DSR, meanwhile is the bike that makes riding the future of motorcycles to A2 riders and by association to so many more motorcyclists.


The big news, however, is that all of the existing range have dropped in price. This is due to the companies production facilities reaching a ‘critical mass’ that allows them to stream line production. Improving the way the factory works results in lower costs. Zero are to be complimented on passing these savings on to those of us who buy their product.



In addition the companies existing range gets a fresh look with the DSR/X, the SR/S, the FX, the FXE and my very favourite bike from the line up, the SR/F. In addition to that the new SR/F comes sitting on set of Pirellis Diablo Rosso III hoops, with its new Cypher 3 system which utilises a 14.4 kwh battery. With it being powered by this the bike now has a range of 240 Km.



Zero has come of age!


Words - Paul Browne

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