Zero FX - Anybody OWN one?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by McRat, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. McRat

    McRat Long timer

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    There isn't really a 0 Cylinder forum for dirt bikes that I could find, so 1 cylinder is close?

    Due to busted up limbs, I now struggle kicking my KTM 300 XC-W in certain conditions. So I want electric start. I know the new 300's are electric, but the specs on the Zero interest me. I'm not selling the 300, as I might recover enough to ride it again.

    I no longer race, I just play ride in the desert.

    For those that have bought a Zero FX, what do you think of their off-road ability? I'm not expecting it to be as sweet as the KTM, but is it still a riot to play with in the dirt?

    EDIT - I'm not looking for electric-sucks input. I own and have raced EV's, and know about range anxiety. Looking for dirt capability only. Not a street bike.
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  2. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    I don't have one, but maybe others can see this.

    I'll give you a bump as thanks for the tow tune, my LB7 loves it.
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  3. malignity

    malignity Wonton

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    Interesting looking bike. Am i reading it right though? 30 some miles on a charge? I guess not bad. I know KTM just released an electric bike too that looked rather impressive. I think it's mileage was around 70 iirc?
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  4. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 flying something...

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    i rode the DSR and the FXS.

    where they fun? put it this, way I'm selling ALL my other bikes. i will have an FX in my garage soon.

    i jacked my neck up in an accident last march and have been suffering with all sorts of spinal/nerve issues that are affecting my arms. I'm feeling better and have been able to ride a few short distances but the vibrations of the bike just kill me. my arms go numb, my thumbs stop working, not good. when riding the Zero, i had no problems. it is sooooooo smooth and quiet.

    as for dirt-ability. i am/was a pretty hardcore dez rider and i think the FX could handle it. first thing i will do is take the suspension in, but even stock it's fully adjustable now. as for racing, i think it would be great. no maintenance at all, just plug it back in. i rode 40+ miles like an absolute hooligan and had 52% of my battery left when i returned the bike to the dealer. if your race is under 60 miles, i think you could easily do it at full throttle. eeek! i think if i rode like a human being, i could get 100+ in eco mode.

    as for fun. i can't even explain. you need to do a test ride. contact a dealer, each one has demo bikes. they know once you have ridden one, you will want one. nothing else on the market comes close to power, torque, or range. the quickness and seamless power delivery is amazing, the lack of noise sublime. you will not be disappointed.

    this bike has put new life into what was a rather grumpy, depressed, thought i would never ride again, person. i can't even explain how it has changed my attitude about my injury.

    laters,

    laramie :beer

    ps- Scott Harden is one of the main guys at Zero, i like having an old rally racer in charge of things like this. he knows what it takes to make a great bike.
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  5. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 flying something...

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    pure porn. can't stop thinking about it. dealer is checking to see about possibility of getting a set of FXS wheels to put on an FX. imagine having both!

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  6. N111KX

    N111KX Adventurer

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    I just noticed the 10% tax credit...hmmm...
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  7. panzer

    panzer The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go

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    I had an FX enduro for a couple of seasons and it was a well built very fast bike. Full torque at 1 rpm has to be experienced in the woods, I think it would make an incredible trials bike. On the road I ran an 1/8 th mile against my buddy on his vintage Z1 900 and took him by a couple of bike lengths, I would not recommend this as a first bike. With no noise, no clutch or gears it gives the impression of a very docile machine, don't be fooled! I loved this bike but in the end it just would not go far enough for my longer rides, but it would make the ultimate urban enduro!
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