Zero doubles range of learner Dual-Sport. The electric motorcycle boffins over at Zero have expanded their model lineup with a new version of its learner legal DS model that can now go double the mile between charge.
The dual sport has double battery capacity, at 14.4kWh, and a full recharge time of nine hours and 48 minutes plugged into a domestic socket.
An optional power tank further increases battery capacity, boosting the range to 203 city miles of 97 on the motorway. Still not up to scratch for most tank ranges, but could be a good option for inner city riding.
There’s also an optional charge tan, which makes it possible to use public electric vehicle recharge points and reduces the full charge time to two and a half hours.
The new Zero DS ZF14.4 is learner legal due to its power output continuously over a given range, which is 11kW, or 15hp. Max power can be set to 59hp, but over a shorter range.
Maximum torque in 80lbft, which is technically more than a Ducati 959 Panigale. The newZero DS ZF14.4 costs £13,690, or £12,190 with the £1,500 government grant for low-emission vehicles.
Umberto Ucceli, managing director of Zero Motorcycles Europe, said: “The longer range 11kW Zero DS meets a growing demand from Europeans who carry standard car, or A1 motorcycle licenses and seek an exciting, new, dual sport experience.
“With twice the battery and fast charge options, the range and recharge capabilities of this new model will transform the daily transportation of a growing number of drivers and rider into a pure, powerful, and effortless, experience.”