California-based two-wheeled EV designer Zero Motorcycles is back with a new model called the DSR/X. The biggest news represented by the appearance of the bike? The firm’s newly designed direct-drive motor, which it calls the Z-Force 75-10X.
The new motor appears to have been conceived as a means of bringing greater versatility to the bike, along with the expected boost in efficiency. Zero’s description states that the power plant is equally at home on ‘extreme terrain’ as pavement — it is intended to be a dual sport/adventure build — and claims that its torque rating is 166 pound-feet, which suits its use case profile very well.
The DSR/X comes outfitted with a ZF17.3 kWh battery, with Bosch’s Offroad Motorcycle Stability tech for control. An electric adventure bike should have considerable range to keep worry from impacting fun, and with the company’s Power Tank option riders have 180 miles or better depending on speed. Rapid charge time to 95% is an hour.
The Zero DSR/X is priced from $24,495.