Footage of the new fully faired Zero SR/S has been leaked online ahead of its official reveal on Monday, February 24.
Initially uploaded onto a small channel with just three subscribers on Friday, February 14 before being taken down, the video has now been re-uploaded elsewhere and clearly shows the new bike in action, as well as breaking down some of its key features, including a comfortable road-biased riding position, advanced electronics and improved efficiency.
Upon viewing the video, MCN spoke Zero’s UK Country Manager, Dale Robinson, who is managing the firm’s stand at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend.
Although unable to say much, Robinson explained: "I haven’t ridden the bike and I haven’t seen one. I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like myself and it’s going to appeal to a different market segment."
As expected, the SR/S is based heavily on the existing SR/F naked roadster – with the same ZF75-10 motor, ZF14.4kWh lithium-ion battery, Cypher III operating system and Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) all wrapped inside the smooth new bodywork. That means you also get the same bonkers 140ftlb of instantaneous torque and 110bhp to boot.
Away from outright performance, you also appear to get the same colour TFT dash and multiple riding modes as the naked F, as well as an app for your smartphone to help configure your ideal settings.
The two differ in the ergonomics department though and, despite Zero claiming the SR/S to be a sportsbike, the pegs are now lower and bars raised for a more relaxed riding experience.
What’s more, by tucking in behind the front fairing, Zero claim an improved 13% highway range – meaning a potential 111.8 miles between charges, as opposed to the 99 that Zero claim for the SR/F. How this is measured remains unclear though, with variables like wind, rider size, topography and more all impacting an electric bike's range.
Passengers also get an easier time of it, too, with a larger pillion pad for greater comfort.
As always, MCN will bring you more information on the new bike as it becomes available, as well as a full and detailed review.
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There's another electric motorcycle on the way. The Zero SR/S was teased on the firm's website on Monday.
Although details are scarce, a rear-facing shot appears to show an aggressive riding position. The name SR/S indicates it could take the form of a sportier model to sit alongside the SR/F in the firm's expanding range.
Zero SR/F specs at a glance
- Top speed: 124mph
- Peak torque: 140lb-ft
- Charge time with Rapid Charger: 80 minutes
- Range: 200 miles
- Seat height: 787mm
- Range: up to 199 miles with new Zero Power Tank (available since late 2019)
You're able to register your interest in this new bike here.
Expect more details to be revealed on Monday, February 24. As ever, MCN will be among the first to ride this brand new model. Keep an eye out for the full Zero SR/S review coming soon.
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