Zero Motorcycles SR/F
The ones to beat in the category, Zero Motorcycles has been around for over decade, and they aren’t pulling any punches. Year after year, we see increases to range and performance, as well as sharp drops in necessary charging time. The line includes three core designs—the street/naked S, the dual sport/adventure D and the dirt/supermoto F models—with a handful of performance levels within each model line. The SR/F is the brand’s new benchmark, and it’s a damned quick one. Its top speed is rated at 124mph, and it boasts an impressive range of 200 miles with the upgraded Power Tank option, and 161 miles for city riding.
Two additional items make the SR/F (and Zero Motorcycles) stand out. First, the number of settings and features that can be app controlled is shocking. Rather than simply alternating through ride modes, Zero allows the creation of your own presets. Torque output, regenerative braking, top speed and other features can be tailored on a fluid scale to give you the exact ride you’re after. Second, Zero is backing its bikes with a two-year warranty and its power packs with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. It’s impressive to see new tech being offered with this kind of support.