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2022 Zero DS [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Zero DS

The 2022 Zero DS: An Entry Into the American Company’s Dual-Sport Models

The Zero DS is the base dual-sport model in the 2022 Zero Motorcycle lineup, sitting below the more capable Zero DSR. It’s pretty similar to its bigger sibling with regard to intent and construction, featuring the same chassis and hardware. The most notable differentiating factor is the DS packs a less powerful motor and battery pack.

Entirely manufactured in America, the Zero DS features the company’s ZF7.2 (kWh) battery pack that’s good enough for 82 miles in the city and 39 miles on the highway (at 70mph). This is not a motorcycle that you will be traversing across the country on, but it’s an extremely fun everyday commuter capable of hitting light trails.

Since it features a smaller battery pack, the Zero DS is also a substantial 102lbs lighter than the DSR. You will appreciate this weight difference, especially while commuting at slower speeds and filtering through traffic.

The Zero DS comes with the Z-Force 75-7 motor that produces 46hp and 78lb-ft of torque, propelling the bike to 98mph.

Like the Zero DSR, the Zero DS comes with fully adjustable Showa suspension at either end, with 178mm of travel at the front and 179mm at the rear. Braking hardware is pretty neat, too, with J.Juan hardware at either end. Zero Motorcycles has equipped the DS with Pirelli MT-60 dual-sport tires.

The 2022 Zero DS starts at $11,595 USD / $14,895 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Zero DS in one place.

2022 Zero DS

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $11,595 USD / $14,895 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 19-inch front wheel for better off-road handling
    • Five-year unlimited mile power pack warranty
    • 1 hour charge time with Charge Tank
    • $0.81 cost per recharge

Main Specs

  • Engine: 7.2 kWh
  • Power: 46 hp
  • Torque: 78 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 317 lbs (144kg)
  • Seat Height: 33.2 inches (843 mm)

2022 Zero DS

2022 Zero DS Specifications

From Zero Motorcycles


Peak torque
78 ft-lb (106 Nm)
Peak power
46 hp (34 kW) @ 4,300 rpm
Top speed (max)
98 mph (158 km/h)
Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
High efficiency, 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration


Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final Drive 90T / 18T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt


Suspension Front
Showa 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Suspension Rear Showa 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front
Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan asymmetric dual piston floating caliper, 320 x 5 mm disc
Brakes Rear
Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240 x 4.5 mm disc
Tires Front Pirelli MT-60 100/90-19
Tires Rear Pirelli MT-60 130/80-17
Fuel Tank Capacity N/A

Power system

Power pack
Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Charger type
1.3 kW, integrated
Charge time (standard) 5.2 hours (100% charged) / 4.7 hours (95% charged)


56.2 in (1,427 mm)
Overall Width
4.6 in (117 mm)
Seat Height 33.2 in (843 mm)
Curb Weight
317 lb (144 kg)


2 years

2022 Zero DS

2022 Zero DS Features


Crossing from smooth asphalt to loose gravel fire roads? All good. Change performance profiles at the press of a button to master any terrain. The Zero DSR is pre-programmed with Eco or Sport modes and performance can be fully customized using the Zero Motorcycles app where you can also see detailed ride stats.


Grab lunch. Have a coffee. Recharge. Live your life while adding up to 94 miles of range for every hour you’re plugged in. The Charge Tank option is compatible with Level 2 charge stations and delivers roughly 6x faster charging than when compared to a standard wall outlet. Depending on the battery, a typical recharge can now take as little as an hour.


No special equipment required: your standard household outlets can be used as fueling stations for a fraction of the cost of gasoline. Plug in at night and start the day with a full tank.


The Zero DSR carries the highest power and energy density battery in the EV industry. With over thirteen years of rigorous off-road experience, the Z-Force® battery confidently delivers you to your destination.


Featuring a twin-spar aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, the Zero DS’s frame offers superior torsional rigidity.


Custom-tuned for Zero by Showa, the Zero DSR suspension offers 7 inches of plush travel that enables you to tackle virtually any terrain thrown your way. The entire suspension system can be fully and easily adjusted to glide over any city street or rip down your favorite fire road.


The Zero DSR comes equipped with a full color display to project the specs you need: speed, state of charge, power output, selected riding mode and more. Sync with your smartphone to customize the information that is displayed on your dash.


No additional charging equipment required. The standard 1.3 kW onboard charger plugs into any household outlet. It can be operated in conjunction with the off-board Quick Charger accessory and/or the Charge Tank option to accelerate charge times.


The standard Zero DSR “tank” is equipped with spacious lockable storage—perfect for stowing personal items like cell phones, wallets, or gloves. Interested in faster charging or greater range? Swap the standard tank for the Charge Tank option for 6x faster charging or the Power Tank accessory that adds an additional 3.6 kWh of battery.


The Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) delivers confident braking. Tested for just about any situation you can imagine, the system optimizes deceleration when you hit your brakes hard. Braking is actuated via levers that can be adjusted for improved ergonomics. ABS can be switched on or off by the rider.


Strip away clutches, gears, shifting, chains and all their weighty complexities. Seamlessly rocket to speeds in excess of 95 mph with pure efficiency as energy quietly transforms into propulsion. The Zero DSR is direct drive. Its state-of-the-art motor connects directly to the rear wheel using a carbon fiber belt.


Shred confidently on anything from twisting tarmac to loose fire roads, the Zero DSR’s Pirelli MT-60 tires


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2022 Zero DS FX Videos

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