Supermotos have been the natural choice for someone looking to hoon around town, with their tall seat, wide handlebars, and upright riding position. The 2022 Zero FXS offers precisely that in a beginner-friendly, compact package that’s just as comfortable while commuting as it is for popping wheelies.
The Zero FXS is one of the most affordable models in the 2022 Zero Motorcycle lineup, which is evident in what it offers. The EV is powered by the Z-Force 75-5 motor, which is also seen on multiple other models in the Zero Motorcycle portfolio; however, on the FXS, it makes less power with 27hp. Peak torque is a healthy 78lb-ft, enough to propel the bike to a top speed of 85mph.
For 2022, the FXS is available only with the ZF3.6 battery pack (3.6 kWh), so this won’t be the model that will help you participate in any form of long-distance riding. Range figures are a respectable 50 miles in the city but just 20 miles on the highway if you maintain about 70mph. If you have another motorcycle to cruise the highways on, the Zero FXS is perfect if you’re looking to spice up your commute.
On the plus side, the battery pack on the Zero FXS is a modular unit, so you can simply drop in another fully charged battery when you run out of juice. A full charge takes 5.1 hours, and you can bring that number down to 106 hours if you use the additional accessory chargers.
The American company hasn’t skimped on the hardware the FXS offers, with fully adjustable Showa suspension, Bosch Gen 9 ABS, and braking hardware from J.Juan — just like on the notably more expensive Zero models.
The 2022 Zero FXS starts at $9,795 USD / $12,595 CAD.
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When we partnered with award-winning design firm, Huge Design, they intended to craft the motorcycle of the future. The future has officially arrived. The FXE is both breathtaking in its profile as it is record-breaking in its performance. Such a combination of style and technology creates an experience that has never been seen in motorcycling, and only could have come from the worldwide leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. The future has arrived.
Zero partnered with Bill Webb in 2018 on a Custom build of the Zero FXS. Ultimately we wanted to utilize the build to inspire elements of future Zero motorcycles. Many concept builds push the envelope so far it doesn’t translate to the reality of riding and functionality. Bill Webb took a different approach. He set out to create something that pushed the boundary but relatable and something that could become a reality. We were not surprised when the Motorcycle industry loved the bike. This enthusiasm went well beyond our industry.
Built on the foundation of the revolutionary Zero ZF 75-5 powertrain and Cypher II operating system, the road before the FXE is always bright thanks to new LED head and tail lights as well as a full color and bonded TFT dash to literally outshine motorcycles well above its station. Brains and brawn.
Transform performance profiles with the press of a button to perfectly conquer city streets or your local supermoto track. The Zero FXE is pre-programmed with Eco or Sport modes. Connect using your mobile device to customize performance or get stats on your ride.
The FXE is lighter than any motorcycle with this much power, has no gears and clutch, and an upright riding position making it the most user-friendly vehicle on the road. This bike truly becomes a seamless extension of the rider. Gliding effortlessly through traffic has never been so fun. The FXE is the motorcycle rides as smooth as it looks.
Full-color and bonded 5” TFT dash. The Zero FXE dash projects the specs you need: speed, state of charge, power output, selected riding profile, projected recharge time. Sync with your smartphone to turn it into a secondary customizable dash or view detailed ride stats.
The Zero FXE powerplant produces up to 78 ft-lb of torque. The air-cooled Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor delivers impressive performance and fierce acceleration, which works in conjunction with regenerative braking to channel energy back into the battery.
No heavy, complicated or expensive liquid cooling. No routine maintenance. No fuss. This is the industry’s most efficient, powerful, and compact motor.
The Zero FXE’s Showa suspension offers outstanding articulation and full adjustability. With nearly 9 inches of rear travel, the Zero FXE offers superior damping to smooth out the road’s imperfections.
WHEELS AND TIRES
The Zero FXE’s responsive handling matches its lean, mean looks. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires are mounted on stylish cast alloy wheels to form a system that delivers maximum grip. A hollow front axle shaves unsprung weight to improve handling.
The Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) delivers confident braking. Tested for just about any situation you can imagine, the system optimizes deceleration under hard braking. 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 accelerate with pure efficiency as energy quietly transforms into propulsion. The Zero FXE is direct drive. Its state-of-the-art motor connects directly to the rear wheel using a carbon fiber belt.
The Zero FXE’s discreetly accessible 650 W onboard charger can be plugged into any household outlet. Charge times can be slashed by using optional Quick Chargers.
The Zero FXE’s precision-built aircraft-grade aluminum frame is an exercise in efficiency. When fully built the minimalist Z