2020 Zero SR/F First Look
First look at the 2020 Zero SR/F that potentially has a 200-mile range.
Zero unveiled its all-new SR/F electric motorcycle. In a huge step for the Santa Cruz-based company, the 2020 Zero SR/F claims a massive 140 ft-lb of torque and 110 horsepower thanks to the new ZF75-10 motor and ZF14.4 lithium-ion battery, a vastly reduced charging time and a 200-mile range with the addition of the Zero Power Tank.
The 2020 Zero SR/F battery can be charged to 0-95 percent in one hour—if you use three separate charging devices. Zero calls this the Rapid Charge System. It aims to make more use of the growing network of Level 2 charge stations around the country.
As for the electronics, there’s plenty on offer. Zero’s fitted the Bosch MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) that works in conjunction with the new Cypher III operating system. Cypher III is the bike’s brain and integrates all the systems in use and lets you alter the four different riding modes in Street, Sport, Eco, Rain, with up to 10 programmable custom modes.
The MSC takes care of ABS and cornering brake control, traction control, and drag torque control.
One thing Zero is particularly proud of is the new app. The new version allows riders to monitor bike status and alerts, charging, ride data sharing, system upgrades and updates for the Cypher III system. Zero says the app/connectivity is free for the first two years with the purchase of a new SR/F. However, presumably after this period, you’ll have to subscribe to it.
A 2020 Zero SR/F with a 3 kW Rapid Charger starts at $18,995. The premium 2020 Zero SR/F model with 6 kW Rapid Charger, fly screen, heated handgrips, and aluminum bar ends will cost you $20,995. CN