Zero Launches Limited Edition Dual Sport DSR Electric Motorcycles
California-based Zero Motorcycles is celebrating 15 years of building electric motorcycles – an industry many don’t even realize has been around for over a decade and a half. And to mark the occasion, the company has teamed up with the National Forest Foundation to launch a special edition of the DSR dual sport electric motorcycle.
The Zero DSR is the company’s best bisport model, designed to perform both on the streets and on the trails.
The DSR is powered by the 52 kW (70 hp) Z-Force 75-7 engine capable of 157 Nm (116 ft-lb) of torque. The $ 15,495 bike can reach a top speed of 164 km / h (102 mph) and offers a range of up to 262 km (163 miles) per charge.
Zero presents the DSR as the perfect way to get out into nature and explore your surroundings without the noise pollution and exhaust fumes typical of gasoline off-road motorcycles.
The popular DSR was used as the basis for the Zero DSR Black Forest, an adventure bike version of the DSR.
Now the DSR is getting another new presentation, but this time as part of a limited edition.
For every limited edition DSR sale, $ 500 will go directly to the National Forest Foundation. To commemorate the occasion, the limited edition bikes are available in five new colors inspired by nature.
As Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles explained:
âZero was founded with a passion for off-road motorcycles that could be used in the mountains of Santa Cruz. Our mission has been to transform the driving experience with pure electric vehicles, and a passion for conservation is deeply rooted in our DNA. Our bikes are an amazing way to experience off-road riding, including in America’s National Forests, and we support the National Forest Foundation in their mission to ensure access to these lands for future generations.
According to the company, the $ 500 from each sale earmarked for the National Forest Foundation will be used to help improve, restore and create environmentally sustainable trail systems for powersports enthusiasts across the country.
As Dayle Wallien, Director of Conservation Partnerships for the National Forest Foundation, explained, the foundation is delighted to receive the support:
âWe are delighted and grateful to partner with Zero Motorcycles on projects to enhance outdoor experiences and restore our national forests. Our public lands are amazing places to explore and recreate and we appreciate the commitment to help us manage them from an innovative company like Zero.
DSR has seen a huge increase in demand lately. Much like the skyrocketing sales of e-bikes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, off-road electric motorcycles have seen their own sales increase.
Zero’s Director of Communications, Dan Quick, developed:
âThe peak of ADV / Dual Sport models on which we still pursue demand began in the early months of the pandemic. We have never followed the sluggish trend in sales growth that traditional powersports have seen over our past 15 years, but rather the much sharper trend in general sales of electric vehicles during that same time period. It has generally been a pretty consistent mix of street and dual sport models over this period, but the demand weight has certainly increased significantly to favor dual sport over the past 12 months. “
With many people working from home and generally finding more free time for their leisure time (and in search of socially remote leisure activities), outdoor motorsports have seen record growth.
This increased demand for Zero’s dual-sport electric motorcycles provided the perfect opportunity to partner with the National Forest Foundation, a cause that Dan says is particularly important to him:
âAnd to be perfectly honest, that’s the part of the story that I love the most. I have grown up in national parks, forests and land management office spaces all my life and have always been a sucker for our public lands. We have genuine and legitimate experience here locally in managing trail access and this was our opportunity to amplify that nationally.
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