Ad closing in seconds....
Cannon Motorcycles

ABS. EU68FUY *****ELECTRIC***** Five year warranty on the battery, smoooooth & effortless, immense fun, near silent running, the nearest thing to flying?? You will be amazed at what this bike will do.

Compare insurance quotes
  • All road legal bikes sold by this dealer have passed a theft check (full details)
  • All road legal bikes sold by this dealer come with a warranty (full details).

Cannon Motorcycles

The Powerstation, Unit 5D, CM7 3QS

http://www.cannon-bmw.co.uk

Cannon Motorcycles logo Cannon Motorcycles franchise info

Why buy from Cannon Motorcycles

Cannon Motorcycles showroom

Cannon Motorcycles Limited, based in Braintree, Essex, was established in 1983 by Bill Cannon. A family run business, we are now in our 16th year of trading. Our premises, a former power station, provides a stunning backdrop to our extensive range of BMW new and BMW Approved Used Motorcycles. Our focus is to provide every customer with excellent levels of service, whether you are purchasing parts and accessories or a new BMW Motorcycle, our team are trained to the highest standards, delivering the excellence you expect from a prestige dealership.

MCN overall review verdict: Until now, the few electric bikes that have actually reached production have all had one glaring fault or another. They’ve been too slow, too expensive, too heavy or too impractical – or, sometimes, all of the above. But one US firm have persevered with battery power. Zero Motorcycles, based in California, have been making all-electric bikes since 2006. The DSR is their latest machine, and after living with this one for 400 miles it’s clear that their efforts are justified. This is, without doubt, the most practical, most all-round capable and most real-world electric road bike yet. In 2012 Zero’s bikes made less than 30bhp and lasted around 50 miles. Just four years later they’re twice as powerful and can go twice as far, with far better brakes, suspension and equipment. Whether progress can carry on at that pace remains to be seen, but even as things stand this is easily the best real-world case yet for electric bikes, and it’s already more convincing than most riders probably expect. Think battery power might be the future? Too late – it’s already the present. The DSR is not slow. Its motor makes 106ftlb of torque – that’s more than a Kawasaki H2 or Ducati Panigale R. The DSR is not heavy. It weighs just 190kg, the same as a Honda CB500F. And the DSR is not completely impractical. On a single charge it has the potential to cover nearly 150 miles, a range that rivals plenty of petrol-powered machines. For a bike so advanced it’s pretty conventional in its styling. Nothing screams “ELECTRIC!” – there’s no jagged lightning bolt motif or hideous Hollywood film-prop plastic. It looks like any mid-sized dual-purpose bike, only with a big black box where you might expect to find an engine. Size-wise it’s fairly standard too. Seat height is similar to a Kawasaki Versys or Suzuki V-Strom 650, but from the saddle the DSR feels far slimmer and noticeably lighter. Despite the dual-purpose styling the handlebars don’t rise up a huge distance from the top yoke, meaning a natural riding position that’s more roadster than adventurer. Switchgear all appears pretty normal, and controls are where you expect them to be. Well, up to a point. There are no gears and no clutch, as the DSR is a direct-drive twist-and-go. Setting off in near-silence is disconcerting, but even the most hardened petrolhead adapts quickly. A beautifully-mapped ‘throttle’ means dialling up the correct amount of power is instinctive. The response may be digital but it’s not sharp or sudden, like flicking on a light switch, but seamless, more like turning the volume knob on an expensive stereo. Only with no sound. There are three power modes: Sport, Eco and Custom. Sport gives full performance, whooshing from 0-60mph in under four seconds and carrying on to an indicated 100mph. It’s a seriously impressive pace, with buckets of drive for instant A-road overtakes. On the move the Zero is totally smooth, helped by not having any reciprocating engine parts. The feeling is of distilled speed, untainted by noise or vibration, at times it feels like flying, gliding, or even being invisible. Electro-sceptics might sneer, but this deserves to be experienced before being dismissed. Eco mode reduces torque and caps top speed to 70mph. It’s a lot more sedate, but limiting your demand for power naturally improves the bike’s range. Eco also increases the motor’s regenerative braking effect, which means that when you release the twistgrip more of the bike’s momentum is used to recharge the battery, extending range. Custom selects your own preferred combination of power, regen and top speed, all of which is set through a smartphone app via Bluetooth. It might sound like a complicated gimmick, but it’s really a simple and handy function that lets you tailor the bike to your taste, or even to suit each ride. Besides, any adventuring requires that you regularly return to civilisation in search of a power socket. How regularly? Well, that depends. Stick to city speeds and the 13kWh battery can last more than 140 miles. Sit at 70mph on a motorway and that range is cut in half. Take in a mix of urban and rural roads, ridden (mostly) at the speed limit, and a 100-mile average is realistic. The dash displays an estimated remaining range, but it’s easy to monitor progress: if you’re covering one mile for every 1% the battery has dropped, you should last 100 miles.  Recharging is done via a port on the left side of the frame. The charging lead is just a long kettle flex, with a regular three-pin household plug, which can be stored in the handy zip-up bag where a fuel tank would normally sit. A total flat-to-full recharge takes nine hours, which in practice means overnight. Obviously you can top it up anywhere you find a socket – an hour’s charging adds around 10 miles – but realities and practicalities mean that the DSR performs best as a daily commuter. Ride to work, ride home again, charge it up overnight ready for the morning.

Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax -
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 67 bhp
Max torque 106 ft-lb
Top speed 98 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range 110 miles
Quick specs
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

Figures shown are for the standard model and so may differ from bike being sold

  • Call 01376 395131
  • Email the dealer
  • First name is required.
    Surname is required.
    Email address is required and must be valid.
    Contact number is invalid (numbers only).
    Message is required.
    Please give your permission for us to forward the above contact details to the seller.
  • Make an offer
  • First name is required.
    Surname is required.
    Email address is required and must be valid.
    Contact number is invalid (numbers only).
    £
    Offer amount is required (numbers only).
    Message is required.
    Please give your permission for us to forward the above contact details to the seller.
  • Get part exchange quote
  • First name is required.
    Surname is required.
    Email address is required and must be valid.
    Contact number is invalid (numbers only).
    Make and model is required.
    Year and reg is required.
    Mileage is required (numbers only).
    miles
    Condition is required.
    Message is required.
    Please give your permission for us to forward the above contact details to the seller.
  • Visit dealer's website
  • Compare insurance quotes
  • Get a full history check

Photos of this bike

  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)
  • ZERO DSR (2018/68)

Important Information

* With Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option at the end of the agreement to:
1) return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment.. If the motorcycle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply – in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay;
2) pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or
3) part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

More from this dealer

View all bikes from this dealer
Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)