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ZERO DSR (2019-on) Review

Published: 23 October 2018

Updated: 23 October 2018

A capable and fun machine, but the long charge times make it difficult to live with

2019 Zero DSR

A capable and fun machine, but the long charge times make it difficult to live with

  • At a glance
  • 69 bhp
  • 106 miles range
  • Medium seat height (843mm)
  • New: £16,190
    Used: £13,300 to £16,200 See all ZERO DSRs for sale

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.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price £16,190
Used price £13,300 to £16,200
Warranty term Two years
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax -
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 69 bhp
Max torque 108 ft-lb
Top speed 98 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range 106 miles
Specification
Engine size -
Engine type Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor
Frame type -
Fuel capacity -
Seat height 843mm
Bike weight 190kg
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

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