New learner-legal electric bikes from Zero

Plus more power and torque for whole range

New learner-legal electric bikes from Zero

ZERO Motorcycles has upgraded its range of electric bikes with more power and torque for 2017, while introducing two new learner-legal models.

A new motor across the range is claimed to allow more aggressive riding and longer sustained high speeds, while delivering up to 107lbft in the top-spec SR model and its more dirt-focused sibling, the DSR.

The learner-legal models are lower-powered versions of the Zero S (pictured above) and Zero DS (below), rated at 15hp instead of 28hp. That means they fall within the limitations of a learner or A1 licence despite making 78lbft of torque.

Zero says they’ve got lighter and more compact power packs, saving 43kg and freeing-up space for a lockable storage compartment.

The FX and FXS models – trail and supermoto versions of the same machine – are also lighter thanks to a new integrated battery.

Zero has been expanding its dealer network too, and now has four in the UK. Find details here.

Read our Zero S first ride review.