Zero Motorcycles has once again stunned the world with its new concept electric bike, the SR-X. Created in collaboration with San Francisco-based design firm Huge Design, the SR-X takes the existing SR/S electric sports tourer platform to an entirely new level.
The SR-X is unlike anything we have seen before, with a snub-nosed and snub-tailed design that looks like it could have come straight out of a sci-fi movie. The front-end is noticeably front-heavy, with the trellis frame and motor visible behind angled lower fairings. The grandpa screen is gone, replaced with a sleek and modular design, with the forks coming up through a large gap. The back end has also been updated, losing its back seat and gaining a stubby backside that was inspired by German streetfighters.
The SR/S was already an impressive machine, boasting 190 Nm of torque, 110 peak horsepower, and a range of up to 201 miles with the optional “power tank” onboard. However, the SR-X is not just about performance; it’s also about style. While the SR/S had a conservative design, the SR-X takes the platform in a new and exciting visual direction. The result is a bike that looks like it’s ready to take on the world.
The SR-X is not a complete overhaul of the SR/S platform; instead, it’s more of a body kit. Underneath, the guts of the bike are largely untouched, but the new design is still breathtaking. Zero’s Vice President of Product Development, Brian Wismann, has said that the SR-X “exceeds expectations and points the way forward for our internal design teams.” This suggests that we may see a production version of the SR-X in the future.
It’s not the first time that Huge Design has worked with Zero Motorcycles. The 2022 Zero FXE was developed from a Huge Design concept around the theme of consumer electronics, and it came out as a better-looking machine for it. This collaboration shows that Zero is serious about creating beautiful machines that are not only great to ride but also great to look at.
While the SR-X is still just a concept, it’s easy to see why it has already become a fan favorite. The design is unique and futuristic, making it stand out in a sea of conventional motorcycles. The lack of mirrors, indicators, and license plates may make it look even more stunning, but we can expect the production version to look a little more practical.
Overall, the SR-X is an excellent example of what can happen when companies push the boundaries of design and technology. Zero Motorcycles has shown that electric motorcycles don’t have to be boring, and they can be just as exciting and stylish as their gas-powered counterparts. The SR-X is a glimpse into the future of electric motorcycles, and it’s a future that looks very bright indeed.
Source: Zero Motorcycles