Hope you enjoy this 2-wheeled version of CarPervert. Or should that be BikePervert, because Jonny has wanted to cover this topic for ages now: Greenlaning on ‘green’ motorcycles.
Access to beautiful lesser used tracks and paths in the UK has fascinated Jonny since he did a feature on TV for Fifth Gear about 7 years ago, driving across the UK using only greenlanes in a (then new) Lada Niva. This episode tries to encourage people to use and discover green lanes near them, but also embrace the new breed of EV enduro motorbikes.
Zero is like the Tesla of the bike world – an American bike brand that in 10 years has gone from back yard cottage industry to large blue-chip zero emission motorcycle maker with 6-strong line up. The bike Jonny is riding is called a Zero FX and is a 100-mile 7.2kWh machine with the equivalent performance to a 350cc piston bike.
In this film Jonny explores the back roads and nature-rich greenlanes with two others – Jon Spencer of http://www.notyouraveragebikes.com and ex MCN (Motorcycle News) Editor and friend Marc Potter from Potski Media. Thanks to both chaps for supplying the bikes and helping on the day. Jon is riding a mildly modified Zero 2019 FXS, while for contrast Potski is astride a 2008 Yamaha WR250F.
Zero FX ZF7.2 spec is:
Motor: Z-Force® 75-5 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless AC motor
controller: High efficiency 550 amp, 3-phase brushless controller with regen braking
Gearbox: direct clutchless belt drive
Net torque – 106 Nm (78lb ft)
Net power – 44 hp (33 kW) @ 4,500 rpm
Top speed (max) – 85 mph
Range: 91 miles (city), 39 miles (motorway @ 70mph), 54 miles combined
Battery capacity – 7.2 kWh lithium-ion Z-Force
Typical cost to recharge – £1.00
Charge time (standard) – 9.7 hours (100% charged)
With max accessory chargers (+ £700) – 1.8 hours (100% charged) / 1.3 hours (95% charged)
kerb weight – 131 kg
Seat height – 881 mm
Wheelbase – 56.6 in (1,438 mm)
Seat height – 34.7 in (881 mm)
Rake – 25.4°
Trail – 4.1 in (104 mm)
Suspension: Showa 218mm (front), 227mm (rear) suspension travel
Brakes: regen with Bosch Gen 9 ABS, J-Juan calipers
Overall bike warranty – 2 years
Power pack warranty – 5 years unlimited miles
Price: £9990 (after the £1500 government grant)
NYAB “BLACK OPS EDITION” – £11,400 (inc £1500 gov grant)
– Chain/sprocket conversion
– Cycra Probend full wrap around handguards
– Satin black bodywork throughout – Impregnated plastic not painted
– Accossato aggressive off-road footpegs
– Pillion pegs removed
– Black powder coated heel guard
– Black powder coated rear brake lever
– 120/90-18 Mitas C-02 RF rear enduro tyre
– 90/90-21 Mitas C-19 (yellow) front enduro tyre
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