Zero Motorcycles, until further notice still the market leader in the electric motorcycle segment, is introducing a brand new model: the FXE. The supermotard styled fun package is good for 46 hp (34 kW), 106 Nm and 135 kg roadworthy.
The design process for this new Zero started several years ago when the brand partnered with Bill Webb of Californian Huge Design. Webb was then hired for a custom build of the FXS, but it soon became apparent that the man was bursting with ideas for possible future models.
“The FXE’s design draws on the ‘raw’ influences of petrol engines mixed with the seamlessness of electric driving,” said Webb. “Bruce Lee was actually our philosophical inspiration: slender muscularity, yet agile and fast.”
The FXE is powered by the ZForce 75-5 air-cooled IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) brushless motor, powered by the 7.2 kWh Li-Ion integrated battery pack and controlled by Zero’s proprietary operating system Cypher II. The standard charging time is 9.2 hours (up to 95%), with a fast charger it becomes 3.6 hours.
Zero states a range of 161 km in urban use, for mixed use it is 120 km. The stated maximum speed is 137 km/h. The seat height is 836 mm, the FXE is also equipped with a 5-inch full-colour TFT display and LED lighting all around.
The Zero FXE will be available soon and should cost 13,880 euros in both Belgium and the Netherlands.