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2023 Zero DSR [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Zero DSR
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The 2023 Zero DSR Introduces Riders To Thrilling Electric Motorcycles

The American brand Zero is bringing us the DSR, and it’s a power-packed machine that’s about to revolutionize your ride. The 2023 Zero DSR is an adventure bike that’s all about torque. With an impressive peak torque of 116 ft-lb, this bike can churn out power that can rocket you to a top speed of over 100 mph without having to worry about clunky gears or shifting. And let’s not forget about the impressive city range of 163 miles that will keep you on the road longer and take you on adventures farther than ever before. With the most power and energy-dense battery in the EV industry, the Z-Force battery can easily get you to your destination. With an optimal charge time of just 2.3 hours, you can juice up quickly. And when it comes to charging, you have options. Whether you’re at home using a standard wall outlet or out and about at a Level 2 charge station, the Zero DSR has you covered.

The DSR is a mid range option in Zero’s 2023 lineup but includes all the top line features such as selectable modes and comes pre-programmed with Eco and Sport modes, but you can fully customize its performance to match your riding style using the Zero Motorcycles app. You can even check out detailed ride stats on the app to stay on top of your game. With all the riding you do, don’t forget about maintenance, or rather, the lack of it. The Z-Force® powertrain eliminates the fossil burner mess and frequent maintenance such as oil and filter changes. Plus, the carbon fiber belt connecting the motor to the rear wheel means chain maintenance is a thing of the past.

Like other bikes from Zero motorcycles, it includes the Bosch anti-lock brake system (ABS) that delivers confident braking to the full-color dash that syncs with your smartphone, the Zero DSR is packed with features that make every ride a breeze. The custom-tuned suspension by Showa offers 7 inches of plush travel that lets you tackle any terrain, and the Pirelli MT-60 tires provide superior traction, durability, and road feel.

The 2023 Zero DSR starts at $14,995 USD/$19,295 CAD

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2023 Zero DSR

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $14,995 USD/$19,295 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 163 city mile range
    • 112 mph top speed
    • Quick charging with a standard wall outlet or Level 2 charge station
    • Customizable performance profiles via the Zero Motorcycles app

Main Specs

  • Engine: Z-Force® 75-7R air-cooled, brushless motor
  • Power: 70 horsepower
  • Torque: 116 ft-lbs
  • Weight: 419 lbs (190 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 33.26 inches (843 mm)


2023 Zero DSR

2023 Zero DSR Specifications

From Zero Motorcycles


Peak torque
116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Peak power
70 hp (52 kW) @ 3,500 rpm
Top speed (max)
102 mph (163 km/h)
Z-Force® 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent hi-temp magnet, brushless motor
High efficiency, 775 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regenerative deceleration


Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final Drive 90T / 20T, 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) 9.8 hours (100% charged) / 9.3 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
419 lb (190 kg)


2 years
Power pack warranty 5 years/unlimited miles

2023 Zero DSR

2023 Zero DSR 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.


Blast down a fire road. Get dirty. Live in the moment. At the end of your adventure the Zero DSR only asks that you plug in. No need to replace clogged filters or dirty oil. The Z-Force® powertrain eliminates the fossil burner mess, trading oil, spark plugs, clutches and filters for a motor with a single moving part. The Zero DSR’s ripping acceleration is delivered through a carbon fiber belt that directly connects the motor to the rear wheel. Chain maintenance is a thing of the past.

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