Zero DS Electric Motorcycle 2012 — Mixed Reviews LeatherUp Blog

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2012 Zero DS Electric – Mixed Reviews

The new Zero DS is one of revamped production electric models in the 2012 lineup of Motorcycles. The Zero DS is an all-new for 2012—a dual-sport bike a high ground clearance for off riding,  incorporating the latest in motorcycle technology. The bike is on a rigid and lightweight twin spar and has a much greater riding than its predecessor.

The old four battery is now replaced with ZF6 (6 kW/h) or ZF9 (9 kW/h) battery.

According to the company, the version lithium-ion battery pack nine kilowatt-hours has a maximum range of 112 miles in ideal In a typical city and highway this falls to 62 miles range. The maximum driving for the model with the six battery is 75 miles.

 The bikes with ZF9 (9 kW/h) and $11,495  for those with ZF6 (6

It’s estimated that the per charge in the United States bike’s Miles Per Gallon equivalent is 480 mpg in the city and 267 mpg on (yes, more in the city of the extra power from brakes.)

The Reviews

I’ve read a of mixed reviews about DS. From the perspective of an average buyer and not a fan of electric bikes or its good features include design/appearance, good power, quick acceleration from a stop and on good performance as a dirt and bike.  It’s main are long charging time, and insufficient riding range.

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Professional motorcycle reviewer for Daniel McDermon, says the new Zero DS feels like a production motorcycle while its version was more like a built in a garage. He says the extra height provides visibility on the road and that the is not for those seeking thrills. See the article here.

Troy Siahaan from likes the Sport mode: fun lies in Sport mode, twisting the throttle actually to rapid acceleration on par, if not than, a stout 250cc gas counterpart. With all of its torque at zero rpm, the DS leaps a stop, and with its broad curve, there’s always available when you need He loves the Zero DS and thinks that the bike “is a glimpse the future of motorcycling.”

Wes Siler, in an article for that the tires on Zero DS are He also notes that with the quick charger is too heavy to carry with you it will take you 5 hours to the Zero DS.

Finally, watch video by Hell for Leather “The Shocking Truth Electric Motorcycles – RideApart.”

Photos of 2012 Zero DS and S

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