This is the 2017 Zero Motorcycles Zero SR!

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It's the sportiest bike the company makes. 

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70 horsepower may not sound like much if you're into big sportbikes, but its 116 pound-feet of torque bests just about anything short of a Hyabusa.

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It's the range, though, that may be a bit of a problem.

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Zero promises 161 miles of range from this bike, with up to 200 with the optional tank-mounted battery. 

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Opt for that and it'll unfortunately fill this handy little cubby hole. 

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Unfortunately, we were lucky to get about half that range. With spirited riding, 80 miles is a better estimate. 

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It will be a nice 80 miles, though. Spirited and fun, and quiet thanks to the electric motor and belt drive at the back. 

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So if you don't have far to go and want something engaging but still comfortable, the Zero SR is a good choice. 

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If a somewhat expensive one. The 2017 Zero SR start at $15,995, but that figure goes up $500 for 2018. But along with the bigger price comes a bigger battery pack, and that's a good thing. 

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