ZERO DSR (2019 - on) Review
At a glance
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
The Zero DSR is an ambitious concept, an electric motorbike intended for adventure riding. Despite the Zero DSR’s 69bhp and 108ftlb of torque (that’s more torque than a KTM 1290 Superduke R), the current rules mean that it can be ridden on an A2 licence.
MCN have been running the previous version of the Zero DSR as a long term test bike in 2018 and it is a capable and fun machine, but the long charge times (in comparison with filling up a petrol bike) make it difficult to live with apart from as a commuter.
The 2019 version takes the 69bhp, 108ftlb motor in the existing models and adds the new ZF14.4 battery and a host of adventure riding accessories including dual-sport windscreen, tank grips, hand guards and a 12V accessory socket.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
EngineNext up: Reliability
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
|Engine type||Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor|
|Front suspension||Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping|
|Rear suspension||Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping|
|Front brake||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc|
|Rear brake||Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4,5 mm disc|
|Front tyre size||100/90-19|
|Rear tyre size||130/80-17|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||-|
|Annual road tax||-|
|Annual service cost||-|
How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two years|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||69 bhp|
|Max torque||108 ft-lb|
|Top speed||98 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||106 miles|
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