Zero Motorcycles has pulled the rug out from underneath the coming Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric sports bike with its new Zero SR/F that looks uncannily like the Milwaukee product.
However, the Zero SR/F has better performance and range but costs about $US11,000 less than the LiveWire. The Harley is due in September at $US29,799 and will arrive in Australia next year at more than $US40,000.
Zero Motorcycles pulled the plug on exporting to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with no hint of a return just yet. So, although the Californian company’s new ZR/F looks the goods, we most likely won’t be getting it here.
Zero’s SR/F comes in a standard model at $US18,990 and a premium model with a faster-charging battery and heated grips.
It has 82kW of power, 190Nm of torque and a top speed of 200km/h.
Range is said to be about 130km on the highway and up to 260km in the city. See the comprehensive “range” specifications at the end of this article.
A more robust “Power Tank” battery capable of 320km of range will be available in the third quarter of 2019.
Meanwhile, the Harley LiveWire has 177km of range and a 190km/h top speed.