Fifteen years ago Zero Motorcycles came into existence, and in that decade and a half, it has risen to the top of the electric motorcycles and powertrains mountain. Now it’s marking the milestone with a special, limited edition DSR. The bike also celebrates Earth Day, with $500 from each sale of the bike going to benefit the National Forest Foundation.
“Zero was founded with a passion for off-road motorcycles that could be ridden in the Santa Cruz Mountains,” says Sam Paschel, the CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “It has been our mission to transform the riding experience with pure electric vehicles and a passion for conservation is deeply rooted in our DNA. Our bikes are an incredible way to experience off-road riding, including in America’s National Forests, and we stand with the National Forest Foundation in their mission to guarantee access to those lands for future generations.”
The donations from the sales will be used to create “ecologically sustainable trail systems for powersports enthusiasts,” says Zero. Dayle Wallien, the Conservation Partnerships Director for the National Forest Foundation, said, “We are excited and grateful to partner with Zero Motorcycles on projects to improve outdoor experiences and restore our National Forests. Our public lands are amazing places to explore and recreate and we appreciate a commitment to help us steward them from an innovative company like Zero.”
The Zero motorcycle already comes in natural colours, but now the company is bumping that number up to five with the addition of green to the palette. But while the colour may be new, the performance will remain true to the standard that Zero has already set. The limited edition DSR will be outfitted with the Z-Force 75-7 motor, which comes to the table with 70 horsepower and 116 lb-ft of torque. The bike also sports a 163-mile range and a top speed of 102 miles per hour. There’s no word on how many of these special editions Zero will make, but they can be ordered for $15,495.