DS

At the forefront of the ZERO Motorcycles dual sport lineup, the 2024 DS unleashes 132 Nm of torque, conquering rugged backroads and daily commutes alike. Upgraded battery, fresh design, and innovative motor offer enhanced capabilities for electrifying journeys.

CITY RANGECHARGE TIMEPEAK TORQUE
231Km1.3Hr104Nm

Z-FORCE 14.4 BATTERY PACK

The Z-FORCE 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery requires no maintenance or upkeep and makes the DS capable of 232 km of city range. Riders can extend their range even farther with the available Power Tank accessory (dealer install required). 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.

Power pack

Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated

Max capacity

14.4 kWh

Nominal capacity

12.6 kWh

City

232 km

Low-Speed Highway Commuting

173 km

High-Speed Highway Commuting

157 km

RAPID CHARGING SYSTEM

Our Rapid Charge System is customizable for various charging levels but the baseline for the Zero DS is a powerful 3.0 kW charger. To get even faster charging you can elect to have your dealer install the available Rapid Charging Module accessory and boost your onboard charging power. Or alternatively, you can use the included EVSE cord to charge the Zero DS from any standard wall outlet for an overnight charge.

Charger type

3.0 kW, integrated.

Charge time (standard)

4.5 hours (100% charged) / 4.0 hours (95% charged)

With 6 kW Rapid Charger

1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)

Z-FORCE 75-7 MOTOR

Z-FORCE 75-7 MOTOR The Z-Force 75-7 motor delivers 132 N-m of torque and 45 kW, effortlessly propelling the DS to a top speed of 139 km/h. Pairing Zero’s renowned internal permanent magnet brushless architecture and a passively air-cooled compact design creates class-leading performance and efficiency.

Peak torque

97 ft-lb (132 Nm)

Peak power

60 hp (45 kW) @ 3,650 rpm

Continuous power

15 hp (11 kW) @ 3,800 rpm

Top speed (max)

139 km/h

Top speed (sustained)

105 km/h

Type

Z-Force 75-7 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor

Controller

High efficiency and power dense, 600 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration

CHASSIS

While it may appear that the Zero DS shares the same steel-trellis frame as Zero’s Street Motorcycles, the similarities end there. Updated to maximize its strength while shedding as much weight as possible, the frame is reinforced for the rigors of any terrain that is thrown at it. The powertrain is perfectly distributed, resulting in a weight-optimized/mass-centralized design. The Zero DS componentry is also situated differently to optimize for adventure by providing a category-leading 24.6 cm of ground clearance. Paired with a coaxial power-pivot swingarm which has also been reinforced to handle greater loads under harsher conditions, the architecture of the bike and Showa’s adventure suspension delivers a nimble and controlled riding experience.

Wheelbase

1,525 mm

Seat height

828 mm

Rake

25°

Trail

109 mm

Curb weight

239 kg

Carrying capacity

260 kg

LINKED BRAKING

The DS features a linked braking system. Controlled by the integrated Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control System, it activates instantly upon sensing a loss of traction or any slippage. The system immediately applies the right amount of braking to the front and rear brakes simultaneously, providing added control when climbing or descending steep, loose terrain. The Zero DS is equipped with J. Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinders to clench down on dual 320x5 mm disc brakes up front and another J. Juan pair of 2x25 mm pistons biting down on a 265x4.5 mm disc in the rear.

Front brakes

Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs

Rear brakes

Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, J-Juan 2x25mm piston floating caliper, 265x4,5mm disc

SEE CLEARLY

Customize your dash or simply let the industry’s gold standard in auto-contrasting light sensing do all the work for you. Data fields abound when you choose the bike info you want to be displayed and read it clearly on the optically bonded, full-colour 12.7 cm TFT display. Multi-mode navigation enables on-the-fly ride mode switching, cruise-control, heated grip control, and much more.

DIALED SUSPENSION

The DS delivers a smooth ride fit for any terrain or load with enhanced suspension for your ADV outings. A 47-mm Showa fork offers 18.7 cm of travel and full adjustability. Also, the convenient dial for hand-adjusting preload on the new Showa shock also offers the perfect accommodation for a pillion rider or fully-loaded optional TRAX ADV cases (sold separately).

Front suspension

Showa 47mm Separate Function Cartridge Forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping.

Rear suspension

Showa 46mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable tool-less spring preload, compression and rebound damping.

Front suspension travel

190 mm

Rear suspension travel

190 mm

RUBBER SIDE DOWN

The DS can navigate virtually any obstacle in its way thanks to its incredibly light and durable cast wheels, 19” up front and 17” in the rear. These come wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires for uniformly excellent performance on all surface types. However, the indomitable Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires are available for those riders who want to upgrade their DS into a fully trail-rated off-road monster.

Front tyre

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70-19

Rear tyre

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60-17

Front wheel

3.0 x 19

Rear wheel

4.5 x 17

CARBON STRONG

Zero collaborated with Gates Carbon Belt Drive, the leader in belt-driven powersport technologies, to develop an entirely new belt drive system for the DS. Wider, stronger, and more capable than ever, the Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt is paired to the Mudport Wheel Sprocket with larger, ported sprockets to reduce bend angles and eliminate debris from the drive train. This combination results in the most durable drive system that is found on any electric motorcycle.
*Chain Kit option available as accessory purchase

Transmission

Clutchless direct drive

Final drive

90T / 20T, Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt, Mudport Wheel Sprocket

LIGHT THE WAY

See the road ahead like never before and ensure it always sees you with the custom-made full LED headlight and LED taillight with opalescent light-pipe for unrivaled lateral visibility. The 2024 DS can be upgraded with optional LED turn and hazard indicators so you can be confident your intentions are broadcast as far as possible in any low light situations.

ROOM TO SPARE

The DS comes stock with 28L of onboard storage volume in various storage compartments. From the covert stash spots on the motorcycle to the voluminous tank assembly storage sometimes referred to as a “frunk,” the DS is delivered with thoughtful storage options that complement your favorite ADV riding gear. Also, the DS can be equipped with dozens of bespoke storage cases from some of the most trusted names in Adventure Riding.

  • 01
    RANGE
  • 02
    MOTOR
  • 03
    POWER SYSTEM
  • 04
    DRIVETRAIN
  • 05
    CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
  • 06
    DIMENSIONS
  • 07
    WEIGHT
  • 08
    ECONOMY
  • 09
    WARRANTY
  • 01
    RANGE
  • City:
    This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate of the riding range that can be expected during "stop-and-go" operation typically found in urban areas, such as that prescribed by the "City Test" duty cycle within SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon actual riding conditions and habits.
    144 miles (232 km)
    Low-Speed Highway Commuting:
    This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate for the riding range that can be expected during operation that consists of 50% stop-and-go and 50% highway at a steady-state speed of 55 mph (89 km/h), using the "highway commuting range" calculation specified by SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
    107 miles (173 km)
    High-Speed Highway Commuting:
    This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate for the riding range that can be expected during operation that consists of 50% stop-and-go and 50% highway at a steady-state speed of 70 mph (113 km/h), using the "highway commuting range" calculation specified by SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
    98 miles (157 km)
  • 02
    MOTOR
  • Peak torque:
    97 ft-lb (132 Nm)
    Peak power:
    Peak power the motor can produce for a finite period of time. Actual power output may vary depending on a number of conditions, including operating temperature and state of charge.
    68 hp (51 kW) @ 4,500 rpm
    Top speed (max):
    The top speed is based on the results of government regulated standardized testing known as homologation. Actual top speed may vary according to riding conditions and the battery's state-of-charge.
    104 mph (167 km/h)
    Top speed (sustained):
    The sustained top speed is that which the motorcycle can be expected to hold for an extended period of time. This sustained top speed may vary according to riding conditions.
    75 mph (120 km/h)
    Type:
    Z-Force 75-7 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor
    Controller:
    An electric motorcycle's controller is akin to a gas bike's fuel injection system. It precisely "meters" the flow of electricity from the battery to the motor according to the action of the rider's throttle and surrounding conditions, via a sophisticated map algorithm.
    High efficiency and power dense, 600 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration
  • 03
    POWER SYSTEM
  • Power pack:
    Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
    Max capacity:
    Maximum capacity tends to be the electric vehicle industry’s choice for reporting the maximum amount of energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack. About kWh : Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity. The Formula: Maximum kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell max voltage rating)
    14.4 kWh
    Nominal capacity:
    Nominal capacity is the most accurate measure of the amount of usable energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack. It differs from maximum capacity because it is calculated using an average voltage that is more often ‘the norm’ rather than a maximum which is rarely seen. About kWh: Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity. The Formula: Nominal kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell nominal voltage rating)
    12.6 kWh
    Charger type:
    3.0 kW, integrated
    Charge time (110 V):
    Note that charge times from 0 to 95% are referenced because the charging rate/speed is linear within this range (e.g. 0 to 47.5% or 47.5% to 95% would take half as long as the given values). Charging from 95% to 100% takes 30 minutes, regardless of charging method, as Zero’s system is optimizing the battery’s health and long-term capacity.
    9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)
    Charge time (standard):
    Note that charge times from 0 to 95% are referenced because the charging rate/speed is linear within this range (e.g. 0 to 47.5% or 47.5% to 95% would take half as long as the given values). Charging from 95% to 100% takes 30 minutes, regardless of charging method, as Zero’s system is optimizing the battery’s health and long-term capacity.
    4.5 hours (100% charged) / 4.0 hours (95% charged)
    — With 6 kW Rapid Charger:
    Charge time for motorcycles equipped with Zero's additional 6 kW Rapid Charger (12.6 kW) when supplied with full-rated input power at 220-240 volts. Actual charge time may vary depending on infrastructure capabilities.
    1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
  • 04
    DRIVETRAIN
  • Transmission:
    Clutchless direct drive
    Final drive:
    90T / 20T, Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt, Mudport Wheel Sprocket
  • 05
    CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
  • Front suspension:
    Showa 47mm Separate Function Cartridge Forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
    Rear suspension:
    Showa 46mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable tool-less spring preload, compression and rebound damping
    Front suspension travel:
    Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
    7.48 in (190 mm)
    Rear suspension travel:
    Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
    7.48 in (190 mm)
    Front brakes:
    Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs
    Rear brakes:
    Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, J-Juan 2x25mm piston floating caliper, 265x4.5mm disc
    Front tire:
    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70-19
    Rear tire:
    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60-17
    Front wheel:
    3.0 x 19
    Rear wheel:
    4.5 x 17
  • 06
    DIMENSIONS
  • Wheelbase:
    The distance from where the front tire contacts the ground to where the back tire contacts the ground without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
    60.0 in (1,525 mm)
    Seat height:
    The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
    32.6 in (828 mm)
    — Accessory, low:
    Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
    31.7 in (805 mm)
    — Accessory, tall:
    34.1 in (865 mm)
    Rake:
    At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
    25°
    Trail:
    At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
    4.3 in (109 mm)
  • 07
    WEIGHT
  • Curb weight:
    527 lb (239 kg)
    Carrying capacity:
    573 lb (260 kg)
  • 08
    ECONOMY
  • Equivalent fuel economy (city):
    Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe) which indicates, via an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribed formula, how far an electric vehicle can go using the same amount of energy as is contained in one gallon of gasoline. Electric vehicles are much more efficient than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. An electric vehicle powertrain can turn above 90% of the energy supplied to it into usable motive power. An ICE powertrain can only turn about 25-30% of its supplied energy into motive power. The result is that an electric vehicle powertrain can operate at over three times the efficiency of its ICE counterparts. The Formula: Equivalent Fuel Economy, City = (EPA UDDS range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)
    398 MPGe (0.59 l/100 km)
    Typical cost to recharge:
    This indicates the average cost to recharge a fully drained power pack. More often, riders will be charging a partially drained power pack and will have a lower cost of recharge. The actual cost of recharging will always be dictated by the amount of charge put into the power pack and the cost of electricity flowing from the particular outlet. The Formula: Typical cost to recharge = (Average consumer cost per KWh) X (Power Pack nominal capacity) / (charging efficiency). Charging efficiency is 0.94 for all 2013-later models.
    $1.60
  • 09
    WARRANTY
  • Standard motorcycle warranty*:
    2 years
    Power pack warranty*:
    5 years/unlimited miles
City
This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate of the riding range that can be expected during "stop-and-go" operation typically found in urban areas, such as that prescribed by the "City Test" duty cycle within SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon actual riding conditions and habits.
:
144 miles (232 km)
Low-Speed Highway Commuting
This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate for the riding range that can be expected during operation that consists of 50% stop-and-go and 50% highway at a steady-state speed of 55 mph (89 km/h), using the "highway commuting range" calculation specified by SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
:
107 miles (173 km)
High-Speed Highway Commuting
This is intended to provide a reasonable estimate for the riding range that can be expected during operation that consists of 50% stop-and-go and 50% highway at a steady-state speed of 70 mph (113 km/h), using the "highway commuting range" calculation specified by SAE J2982. Actual range will vary based upon riding conditions and habits.
:
98 miles (157 km)
Peak torque
:
97 ft-lb (132 Nm)
Peak power
Peak power the motor can produce for a finite period of time. Actual power output may vary depending on a number of conditions, including operating temperature and state of charge.
:
68 hp (51 kW) @ 4,500 rpm
Top speed (max)
The top speed is based on the results of government regulated standardized testing known as homologation. Actual top speed may vary according to riding conditions and the battery's state-of-charge.
:
104 mph (167 km/h)
Top speed (sustained)
The sustained top speed is that which the motorcycle can be expected to hold for an extended period of time. This sustained top speed may vary according to riding conditions.
:
75 mph (120 km/h)
Type
:
Z-Force 75-7 enhanced thermal efficiency, passively air-cooled, interior permanent magnet AC motor
Controller
An electric motorcycle's controller is akin to a gas bike's fuel injection system. It precisely "meters" the flow of electricity from the battery to the motor according to the action of the rider's throttle and surrounding conditions, via a sophisticated map algorithm.
:
High efficiency and power dense, 600 Amp, 3-phase AC controller with regenerative deceleration
Power pack
:
Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated
Max capacity
Maximum capacity tends to be the electric vehicle industry’s choice for reporting the maximum amount of energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack. About kWh : Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity. The Formula: Maximum kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell max voltage rating)
:
14.4 kWh
Nominal capacity
Nominal capacity is the most accurate measure of the amount of usable energy that can be stored in a vehicle’s power pack. It differs from maximum capacity because it is calculated using an average voltage that is more often ‘the norm’ rather than a maximum which is rarely seen. About kWh: Where gasoline vehicles use gallons, electric vehicles frequently use kilowatt hours (kWh) to measure the total possible ‘fuel’ or energy storage capacity. The Formula: Nominal kWh = (# of cells) * (cell Amp-hour capacity rating) * (cell nominal voltage rating)
:
12.6 kWh
Charger type
:
3.0 kW, integrated
Charge time (110 V)
Note that charge times from 0 to 95% are referenced because the charging rate/speed is linear within this range (e.g. 0 to 47.5% or 47.5% to 95% would take half as long as the given values). Charging from 95% to 100% takes 30 minutes, regardless of charging method, as Zero’s system is optimizing the battery’s health and long-term capacity.
:
9.7 hours (100% charged) / 9.2 hours (95% charged)
Charge time (standard)
Note that charge times from 0 to 95% are referenced because the charging rate/speed is linear within this range (e.g. 0 to 47.5% or 47.5% to 95% would take half as long as the given values). Charging from 95% to 100% takes 30 minutes, regardless of charging method, as Zero’s system is optimizing the battery’s health and long-term capacity.
:
4.5 hours (100% charged) / 4.0 hours (95% charged)
— With 6 kW Rapid Charger
Charge time for motorcycles equipped with Zero's additional 6 kW Rapid Charger (12.6 kW) when supplied with full-rated input power at 220-240 volts. Actual charge time may vary depending on infrastructure capabilities.
:
1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
Transmission
:
Clutchless direct drive
Final drive
:
90T / 20T, Gates Carbon Drive Moto X9™ belt, Mudport Wheel Sprocket
Front suspension
:
Showa 47mm Separate Function Cartridge Forks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension
:
Showa 46mm piston, piggy-back reservoir shock with adjustable tool-less spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
:
7.48 in (190 mm)
Rear suspension travel
Wheel travel, measured perpendicular to ground.
:
7.48 in (190 mm)
Front brakes
:
Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, dual J-Juan radial 4-piston calipers with radial master cylinder, 320x5mm discs
Rear brakes
:
Bosch Base MSC with Combined Braking (eCBS) and Off-Road mode, J-Juan 2x25mm piston floating caliper, 265x4.5mm disc
Front tire
:
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70-19
Rear tire
:
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60-17
Front wheel
:
3.0 x 19
Rear wheel
:
4.5 x 17
Wheelbase
The distance from where the front tire contacts the ground to where the back tire contacts the ground without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
:
60.0 in (1,525 mm)
Seat height
The distance from the ground to the top of the seat without any additional weight on the motorcycle (Unladen).
:
32.6 in (828 mm)
— Accessory, low
Wheel travel, measured along fork-line.
:
31.7 in (805 mm)
— Accessory, tall
:
34.1 in (865 mm)
Rake
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
:
25°
Trail
At ride height (1/3 suspension sag)
:
4.3 in (109 mm)
Curb weight
:
527 lb (239 kg)
Carrying capacity
:
573 lb (260 kg)
Equivalent fuel economy (city)
Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe) which indicates, via an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribed formula, how far an electric vehicle can go using the same amount of energy as is contained in one gallon of gasoline. Electric vehicles are much more efficient than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. An electric vehicle powertrain can turn above 90% of the energy supplied to it into usable motive power. An ICE powertrain can only turn about 25-30% of its supplied energy into motive power. The result is that an electric vehicle powertrain can operate at over three times the efficiency of its ICE counterparts. The Formula: Equivalent Fuel Economy, City = (EPA UDDS range) / (Power Pack nominal capacity) x 33.7 (EPA kWh per gallon of gasoline)
:
398 MPGe (0.59 l/100 km)
Typical cost to recharge
This indicates the average cost to recharge a fully drained power pack. More often, riders will be charging a partially drained power pack and will have a lower cost of recharge. The actual cost of recharging will always be dictated by the amount of charge put into the power pack and the cost of electricity flowing from the particular outlet. The Formula: Typical cost to recharge = (Average consumer cost per KWh) X (Power Pack nominal capacity) / (charging efficiency). Charging efficiency is 0.94 for all 2013-later models.
:
$1.60
Standard motorcycle warranty*
:
2 years
Power pack warranty*
:
5 years/unlimited miles

* For additional details about powerpack or standard warranty:

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Imagery may not reflect most current product specifications. Zero Motorcycles reserves the right to make improvements and/or design changes without any obligation to previously sold, assembled or fabricated equipment.

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