2023 Zero DSR/X Review [Electric Adventure Motorcycle]
Staff, 2022-09-19 15:28:19,
The call of the great outdoors is strong these days, especially in a motorcycle market embracing all things adventure. Offerings run the gamut from off-road-focused ADV sluggers to ADV-styled touring steeds, which isn’t lost on Northern California-based Zero Motorcycles, releasing its virtually all-new 2023 Zero DSR/X into the wild.Zero’s electric ADV isn’t a spruced-up version of the dual-sport positioned DSR, despite the similar branding. The 2023 DSR/X is freshly engineered, boasting a unique steel-trellis chassis, leggier suspension, and geometry to facilitate excursions off the beaten path. Meanwhile, the updated Z-Force 75-10X is the brand’s mightiest electric motor, powered by its highest capacity lithium-ion 17.3 kWh battery.If wilderness exploration is what you’re after, then there are few better backdrops than Park City, Utah. Resting at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range, outdoorsy individuals revel in the myriad of ski slopes, hiking, and biking trails year-round.
The Electric Elephant in The Room: Range and Charging
Topsy-turvy as it is to begin with stodgy mileage matters, chatter regarding range and charging enter the electric vehicle conversation at about the same speed as politics during holiday dinners. Add in the off-the-grid nature of ADV riding, and, naturally, there will be questions.Zero claims its latest 17.3 kWh battery is good for 180 city miles, 85 highway miles at a sustained 70 mph, and the combined…
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