Bike Test-Zero FXS ZF7.2

Zero's FXS is a really fun, easy-to-ride electric motorcycle that we couldn't get enough of.

Test rider Keerati (IG @ms_keerati) takes a fast line around a tight corner in Malibu on the Zero FXS.
Test rider Keerati (IG @ms_keerati) takes a fast line around a tight corner in Malibu on the Zero FXS.

Zero Motorcycles started in 2006 with one motorcycle, the Zero X. It was designed by a former aeronautical engineer who had also designed mountain bike frames for the likes of Santa Cruz, Trek, Mountain Cycle and Haro. The Zero X weighed a mere 140 pounds, had 3-inch motorcycle tires and was on the spindly side, but it could rip its way up to nearly 60 mph in about 3 seconds. It was properly scary, but really fun to ride.

“It begs you to bathe in the thrill of the torque!”

Since then, Zero has gotten away from making what would today be considered overbuilt mountain bikes, and they’ve moved stridently into the world of manufacturing full-fledged e-motorcycles. They now offer three main platforms—SR (sportbike), the FX (trail and on-road) and the DS (dual-sport). Additionally, they also have a few specific models that are more sport-specific to the main three. The FXS tested here is a Supermoto version of the FX. We reviewed the DS last year and loved it, and they asked us if we’d like to try the FXS. Do you think there’s even a 1-percent chance we’d say no?

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