Zero SR-X revealed as striking one-off e-motorbike

23 Feb 2023

American electric motorbike brand Zero Motorcycles has revealed the new SR-X - a boldly-styled one-of-a-kind concept based on the firm’s SR/S performance model. 

Blending the looks of a street fighter and naked motorbike, the sleek SR-X is similar in design to the Triumph TE-1 and Davinci DC100. 

Zero’s new concept is the latest addition to the California-based brand’s ‘Design the Future’ development programme, which brings together industry designers and engineers to create bespoke e-motorbikes.

The aim of Zero’s design programme is to ‘push boundaries of what is possible with electric motorcycles’, with the custom projects playing a role in the future design of its two-wheeled machines. 

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Zero’s SR-X machine was sketched by Bill Webb, the designer responsible for the FXE motorcycle and concept bike predecessor, the Zero SM. 

“SR-X concept bike strives to hit a design sweet spot for the near future of electric motorcycles, combining clean, lines and disciplined design-detailing with the aggressive stance and raw performance feel found in modern litre bikes,” said Webb. 

"We wanted true sport riders to appreciate the subtle and balanced design approach: modern, futuristic and clean without sacrificing the raw-performance look and overtly mechanical appeal of high-performance motorcycles. 

"The team wanted to create a dramatic and low ‘front-heavy’ silhouette with the bodywork that could juxtapose the fully exposed mechanicals towards the back of the bike in an unconventional way.  The SR/S chassis/mechanicals that Zero designed are impressive to look at and we wanted the raw bike underneath to be part of the final composition."

The SR-X uses the same powertrain as the SR/S, which pairs Zero’s advanced ZF75-10 electric motor with a 17.3kWh lithium-ion battery. 


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