The electric motor used in the Zero is hugely powerful. The
horsepower numbers don’t sound huge, but with over 100 foot-pounds of torque, the acceleration of a Zero from 35 to 85 mph
is breathtaking. Remember, these bikes go from a stop to just
over 100 mph with no transmission—just direct belt drive.
The powerful air-cooled motor is one
of the first parts of the Zero installed
in the frame as the bike starts on the