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2011 Press — XU


ZERO XU Urban Cross ™

Meet the Zero XU General Product Info & SPECS The Zero XU is an innovative, lightweight, electric motorcycle that blends industry leading technology, performance and practicality to deliver the ultimate urban-crosser. A low seat height, no-shift operation, removable power pack and optional onboard storage allow riders of all kinds to negotiate the city with a new kind of freedom. Ride the way you want. Twist the throttle, relax and leisurely wind your way from one destination to the next. Or…hop curbs, fly around corners and cut through traffic. Designed for utility and pure enjoyment, the Zero XU transforms the city into a motorcycle amusement park. It is ideal for the day-to-day…but built for dynamic individuals who may want to occasionally push the limits. Built around Zero’s rigid aircraft grade aluminum frame, the Zero XU is styled to be minimalistic, strong, eye-catching and comfortable. With a removable power pack, and the option of a stand-alone charger, riders who live anywhere can now charge anywhere. Pricing and Warranty The Zero XU starts at $7,995 MSRP. A Federal tax credit can be applied if purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer other incentives. To secure an order and take advantage of the current Federal incentive while it lasts, the Zero XU can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. It comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Price does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI and road registration fees. SPECifications » Zero XU Motor ...................................................................................................................... Type Top Speed

High Efficiency, Air Cooled, Radial Flux Permanent Magnet 51 mph (82 km/h)

POWE R SYSTE M ...................................................................................................................... Type Z-Force™ Patented Li-Ion Intelligent Power Pack Maximum capacity 2 kWh Nominal capacity 1.7 kWh Estimated power pack life (to 80% capacity) 32,000 miles (52,000 km) Charger type Integrated Recharge time (standard) 2 hours Quick recharge time (option) 1.2 hours (full) / 1 hour (+90% capacity) Input Standard 110V or 220V RANG E* ...................................................................................................................... Maximum EPA UDDS

30 miles (48 km) 25 miles (40 km)

DR IVE TRAI N ...................................................................................................................... Transmission Drive system

Clutchless one speed 61T / 13T, 420 chain

CHASSIS/SUSPE NSION / B RAKES ...................................................................................................................... Front suspension travel Rear suspension travel Front brakes Rear brakes Front tire Rear tire Front wheel Rear wheel

5.31 inches (135 mm) 5.5 inches (140 mm) 2 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc 1 piston hydraulic, 8.66x0.16 inch (220x4 mm) disc 90/90-19 110/90-16 1.85x19 inches (4.7x48.3 cm) 2.15x16 inches (5.5x40.6 cm)

*Range varies based on riding style. 2

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DI M E NSIONS

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Wheel base Seat height (standard) Low seat height (option) Rake Trail

54.3 inches (138 cm) 31.8 inches (80.8 cm) 29.8 inches (75.7 cm) 24.2 degrees 3.3 inches (83 mm)

WE IG HT ...................................................................................................................... Frame Curb weight GVWR Carrying capacity

14.8 pounds (6.7 kg) 218 pounds (99 kg) 468 pounds (212 kg) 250 pounds (113 kg)

ECONOMY ...................................................................................................................... Typical cost to recharge

$0.21


Zero XU — Completely New for 2011 The Zero XU is new for Zero Motorcycles in 2011 and marks the fifth model to be added to the product line. With instant torque from zero rpm, a low weight, a low seat height and a removable power pack, the Zero XU is the ultimate electric motorcycle for those who live in the city. Designed to be incredibly robust and durable, it leverages the time tested Zero X platform and features a complete set of specialized street gear that is highlighted by a stylish body. In addition, its comfortable riding position and no-shift operation allows riders of any experience level to feel both comfortable and confident. Bringing Zero Motorcycles product offerings to a completely new population, the Zero XU is the world’s first street motorcycle that enables owners to essentially charge anywhere by way of a removable power pack and optional stand-alone charger. This opens the doors to interested buyers who do not have access to garage or street-level charging at their homes or apartments. The removable pack also allows for essentially non-stop usage by enabling individuals, or fleet users, to quickly swap power packs. As with all Zero Motorcycles products, the Zero XU is offered with a quick-charge option that cuts the recharge time down by around fifty percent. The additional charger that enables quick-charging can also be used to charge the power pack separately from the motorcycle. Those who own a 2011 Zero X or Zero MX can use their power packs interchangeably with the new Zero XU.

Product features – Point by Point • Fully street legal and internationally road-ready as ordered • Removable power pack with enhanced capabilities and a quick charge option »» Patented Z-Force™ lithium ion power pack with integrated on-board charger »» Power pack can be fully removed from the motorcycle and transported to charge anywhere (this requires the purchase of a standalone charger, part of the quick charge option)

»» High efficiency, air cooled, DC, radial flux, permanent magnet motor »» Motor sprocket cover that provides a refined powertrain look • Durable and robust frame »» Built around the evolved 2011 frame of the aggressive Zero X off-road motorcycle »» Rigid construction using lightweight aircraft- grade aluminum

»» Quick-charge option available that cuts the charging time in half

»» Entire frame is shot-peened and anodized for resistance to corrosion and abrasion

»» Power pack can be used interchangeably with the Zero X and Zero MX

»» Organic frame gusseting for increased strength and smoother body lines

»» Quick connectors for easier swap ability »» Power pack locking system for increased security and peace of mind

• Powerful and high performance braking system by HB Performance »» Precise, easy to modulate and requires little effort

»» Full aluminum anodized exterior casing

»» Steel braided lines for superior lever modulation

»» Highly durable and impact load resistant

»» Great commonality using standard-size mount patterns

»» Superior internal packaging »» Current-based state of charge sensor »» CAN communication »» External programming and recall capabilities via diagnostics port • Comfortable riding position and optional on-board storage »» Low seat height for improved rider confidence and better handling via a lower center of gravity »» Tall handlebars for increased control and better responsiveness (with adjustable risers to allow for rider customization)

• Carefully tuned, balanced and improved suspension system »» Specially tuned for urban riding • Tested on city streets and highways by a variety of different riders • Suspension specialists recorded all riding results alongside riders • Analysis of riding results used to optimize compliance by adjusting damping curves and spring rates »» Robust triple-clamps

»» Ergonomic and durable switch gear (for operation of lights, turn signals, etc.)

»» Optimized fork and shock internals

»» Optional storage for greater around town utility

»» Front adjustments: Compression and rebound damping

• Refined power delivery using the Z-Force™ powertrain

»» Aluminum stanchions for reduced weight and superior control »» Rear adjustments: Preload and rebound damping

»» ‘Sport’ and ‘Eco’ switch to adjust the performance and efficiency levels

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ZERO XU Urban Cross ™

• Contemporary and minimalistic bodywork »» Newly designed bodywork only featured on the Zero XU

• Exceptionally accurate charge indicator

• Includes a fly screen and tire hugging front fender

• New and innovative State of Charge (SOC) algorithm

• Constructed using durable ABS plastics

• Enhanced diagnostic reporting systems

»» Available in white with eye-catching graphics • Robust wheels and grippy street tires

• Torsionally rigid double-diamond swingarm • Supportive foot pegs with an aggressive profile

»» Standard sizes with commonality for greater aftermarket tire options

• Aggressive saw tooth profile to maintain foot position and control

»» Internationally certified, street-legal tires

• Uses a standardized clevis for greater aftermarket options

»» Rear sprocket that offers aftermarket options • Optimized to be light, stiff, strong and durable • Standard-size mount pattern, optimized gearing/options »» Stout, durable and robust wheels by ProWheel • F: 1.85x19 wheel 90/90-19 tire • R: 2.15x16 wheel, 110/90-16 tire • Jet black front and rear rims • Straight-pull spokes for long term durability

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• Advanced system monitoring and informative dash reporting

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• Wide and tall mirrors for great visibility • Keyed ignition switch and steering lock for security and peace of mind • Highly accurate motor mounted speed sensor for precision and a cleaner front end


Z E RO M OTORCYCLES 888-RUN-ZERO | 888-786-9376 1 Victor Square, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 www.zeromotorcycles.com

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