2021 Zero FXS: Modern EV Technology in a Supermoto Formfactor
Supermoto style motorcycles have been the go-to for stunt riding and overall hoon-ing since they first gained popularity. They have characteristics of being light, ‘flickable’ and easily maneuverable due to their riding position and wide handlebars; making them perfect for beginners just learning and even more advanced riders looking for a daily wheelie-machine.
What would happen if you took an already wheelie-prone platform and placed a torquey EV engine inside it with a low center of gravity due to heavy battery placement? The Zero FXS is what happens. This EV motorcycle brings some fun to the Zero 2021 lineup by taking the already successful and highly capable dual-sport oriented ‘Zero DS’ model and updating it for a ride more suitable for street riding and urban commuting.
Due to its 7.2 kWh or 3.6 kWh battery configurations (your choice), this won’t be the model you will be looking for when it comes to any form of long-distance riding. But if you’re faced with a boring commute to-and-from work and are looking for a way to spice it up, the American-built Zero FXS is your match made in heaven.
The 3.6 kWh version will give you a 50 mile (80km) total city riding distance with a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) from the electric motor producing 27 horsepower and 78 lb-ft of torque. The 7.2 kWh version will double your distance while maintaining the same top speed and power figures. If you buy the 3.6 kWh model and find the range too short for your use; don’t worry, Zero made the batteries modular and you can simply drop in another battery for double the riding distance (or keep one as a back-up and hot swap a new one in when you get home).
The 2021 Zero FXS starts at $9295 USD / $12,363 CAD.
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- Price: $9295 USD / $12,363 CAD
- Key Features:
- Standard ABS
- 85 MPH (137 km/h) top speed
- 7.2 kWh and 3.6 kWh battery options
- Passively air-cooled permanent magnet AC motor
- Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires
- Five year unlimited mile power pack warranty
- Engine: 7.2 kWh / 3.6 kWh Battery
- Power: 27 BHP
- Torque: 78 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 251 lb (142 kg) (293 lb for the 7.2 kWh option)
- Seat Height: 32.9 inches (836 mm) at lowest point
2021 Zero FXS Specifications