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Zero SR/S Review (2020)


Zero SR/S

It's a great bike and great fun to ride. The electric bike is now a viable alternative.
- Rating: 8 / 10

What Is It?

The Zero SR/S is a premium sports tourer and is powered by an air-cooled Z-Force 75-10 motor, which is the round orange bit just behind the massive battery, producing 110 bhp peak power and 53.6 bhp continuous power at 5,000 rpm.


  • Seat Height: Low (787 mm / 31.0 inches)
  • Weight: Heavy (229 kg / 505 lbs)
  • Range: Average (100 miles / 161 km)
  • Power to Weight: Average (0.480 bhp/kg / 0.358 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: High (125 mph / 201 km/h)


  • Most of the weight is low down in the battery and motor
  • Instant torque off the bat
  • Running costs
  • Minimal noise
  • Comfort
  • Storage


  • Range when going for it or when cold
  • Cars can't hear you coming
  • Non-LED indicators
  • Expensive new
  • Rear brake

What Is It Like?

Zero SR/S

Zero SR/S Premium 2020

About me

I'm a 55 ear old male, 5'10", with 40 years experience riding bikes and I've owned 15+ in that time.

Why did you choose it?

  • Looks
  • Performance
  • Running cost
  • Cutting edge

What is good about it?

  • Performance
  • Practicality
  • Rarity
  • Economy
  • Riding dynamic

What could be improved?

  • Range
  • Purchase Price
  • Rear Brake

Zero SR/S

What is the range like?

You will see 70 - 120 miles, depending where and how you ride.

Any mods or upgrades?

  • LED indicators
  • Rear Rack
  • Centre Stand
  • All factory fitted

How is the engine?

About 110 hp, instant response, 0 - 80 mph as quick as anything out there. Very quick off the blocks.

How does it handle?

It's not quite Superbike precision, but better for it. Normal road use is compliant, comfortable, accurate and predictable.

It is very nimble and tips in very nicely. Showa Big Piston has always been great road suspension. Sure Ohlins is very cool but you need your chiropractor on speed dial.

What are the brakes like?

The front brakes are by J.Juan. Not quite as effective as Brembo M50, but not far off. Great feel. Rear could be better.

Zero SR/S

Is it comfortable?

Yes, very. It's has a decent seat, upright riding position and low peg height.

How reliable have you found it?

So far, 100% reliable.

To sum up

It's a great bike and great fun to ride. The electric bike is now a viable alternative.

- Matt N, 2020

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Zero SR/F - Naked version with harder suspension, lower bars, higher pegs and smaller pillion seat.

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