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2023 Zero S [Specs, Features, Photos]

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

The 2023 Zero S isn’t just a motorcycle, with its electric powertrain, minimal maintenance, impressive range, and charging capabilities it’s a revolution on two wheels. It is also the lowest priced option of the 2023 Zero “S” lineup. The Zero S strips away the noise, fumes, and vibration, letting you enjoy the pure, uninterrupted flow of the ride. The Z-Force® powertrain offers smooth acceleration just at the twist of a throttle, no shifting, all torque. The motor, a Z-Force® 75-5 permanent magnet, brushless motor with a peak torque of 78 ft-lb and 46 horsepower propels it to a top speed of 98 mph.

A defining feature of Zero motorcycles is its Z-Force® battery, the most power and energy-dense in the EV industry. This motorcycle comes equipped with the Z-Force 7.2 battery, offering up to 89 miles in city riding and 45 miles on the highway. For those seeking even more range, there’s an option to add a Power Tank accessory that expands the battery capacity by an additional 3.6 kWh. The charging process is as easy as plugging into any standard household outlet. Your home outlets become “fueling” stations that deliver daily rides at a fraction of the cost of gasoline. Plug in at night and start every day with a “full tank.

The Zero S showcases how cost effective it is by requiring minimal maintenance. The Z-Force® powertrain eliminates the mess and expense of tuneups by utilizing a carbon fiber belt that directly connects the rear wheel to a motor and uses a single moving part to deliver torque at levels beyond conventional superbikes. The Z-Force® powertrain is always advancing, with code constantly refined to deliver improved performance, easily accessible via the Zero App on your mobile device.

The S model shows why it’s one of the best of the American electric motorcycle brands out there by including top level equipment such as Showa suspension, both at the front and rear, providing a comfortable and controlled ride. The front suspension sports 41 mm inverted cartridge forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping. Similarly, the rear suspension features a 40 mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping.

The 2023 Zero S starts at $11,745 USD/$15,120 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Zero S in one place.

2023 Zero S

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $11,745 USD/$15,120 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 89 mile range with 1.1 hour charge time
    • Z-Force 75-5 Motor
    • Cellular connectivity
    • Zero App and Cypher Store

Main Specs

  • Engine: Z-Force® 75-5 air-cooled, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor
  • Power: 46 horsepower
  • Torque: 78 ft-lbs
  • Weight: 313 lbs (142 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 31.8 inches (807 mm)

2023 Zero S

2023 Zero S Specifications

From Zero Motorcycles


Peak torque
122 ft-lb (166 Nm)
Peak power
74 hp (52 kW) @ 6,255 rpm
Top speed (max)
104 mph (167 km/h)
Z-Force® 75-10 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor
High efficiency and power dense, 750 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration


Transmission Clutchless direct drive
Final Drive 90T / 20T, Poly Chain® HTD® Carbon™ belt


Suspension Front
Showa 43mm Big Piston Separate Function forks, with adjustable spring preload, compression & rebound damping
Suspension Rear Showa 40mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable spring preload, compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front
Bosch Base MSC, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs
Brakes Rear
Bosch Base MSC, J-Juan single piston floating caliper, 240×4.5mm disc
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70-17
Tires Rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55-17
Fuel Tank Capacity N/A

Power system

Power pack
Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Charger type
3  kW integrated
Charge time (standard) 4.8 hours (100% charged) / 4.3 hours (95% charged)


57.1 in (1,450 mm)
Overall Width
3.7 in (94 mm)
Seat Height 31.0 in (787 mm)
Curb Weight
489 lb (222 kg)


2 years
Power pack warranty 5 years/unlimited miles

2023 Zero S

2023 Zero S Features


The all-new Z-FORCE 15.6+ lithium-ion battery makes the SR capable of a 227-mile maximum range when combined with available Cypher Store upgrades and the available Power Tank accessory (dealer-installed). The battery’s industry-leading power and energy density combined with an aluminum heat-sink housing and thermal transfer interface ensure consistent cell cooling and maximum long-term powertrain performance. Key software upgrades available in the Cypher Store will unlock up to 17.3 kWh of battery capacity and the additional 3.6 kWh Power Tank brings the total available battery capacity to nearly 21 kWh.


Our scalable Rapid Charge System allows the SR to be configured for different charging levels. The all-new SR comes with 3 kW of charging but that can be increased by 10% with the tap of a finger through purchasing on-demand upgrade in the Cypher Store. The SR also comes with the option to add a Rapid Charge Module as a dealer installed accessory that, when combined with the Cypher Store upgrade, brings total available charging capacity to 9.3 kW and will charge the SR’s 15.6+ kWh battery in just over an hour. * Note: SR requires use of included EVSE cord in order to charge on a standard 110 V wall outlet.


Customize your dash. Choose the bike info you want and see it clearly on the full-color 5” TFT display. Multi-mode navigation enables on-the-fly ride mode switching, cruise-control, heated grip control and much more.


The Z-Force 75-10 motor is tuned for the SR to deliver 122 ft-lbs of torque, 73 hp, and 104mph, but when paired with available on-demand upgrades through the Cypher Store, those numbers soar to 140 ft-lbs of torque and 110 hp, effortlessly propelling the SR to a top speed of 124 mph. Pairing Zero’s renowned internal permanent magnet brushless architecture and a passively air-cooled compact design creates class-leading performance and efficiency.


Incredibly light. Unbelievably strong. The steel-trellis frame, custom swingarm and advanced Showa suspension deliver an athletic and intuitive riding experience. The powertrain is perfectly distributed, resulting in a weight-optimized/mass-centralized design, while a dual radial front brake system makes shedding speed as exhilarating as building it.


The SR is equipped with Bosch ABS with the option to upgrade to Advance Motorcycle Stability Control in the Cypher Store with the Performance Boost upgrade. The Bosch MSC System is renowned for dynamic acceleration and improved stability regardless of road surface or conditions. With MSC the full performance capabilities are unleashed, resulting in best-in-class straight-line ABS and cornering brake control, traction control, and drag torque control.

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