2014 Zero FX
Motorcycle.com awarded the Best Electric Motorcycle of 2014 title to Zero SR.
This is second time that Zero Motorcycles grabs the top place as last year Zero S was ahead of Brammo Empulse R. This year, the new model Zero SR, which is a performance version of Zero S, prevented the improved Brammo Empulse R from taking revenge.
"The SR’s increased power comes from an upgraded motor with higher amperage (660 vs. 420) and higher-temp magnets to help deal with the added oomph. However, the SR also benefits from a 43mm fork upgrade seen on the entire Zero lineup, dramatically improving its handling. A revised dash layout and steel-braided brake line both add useful functionality. Of course, Zero topped it off by distinguishing the SR in the world’s fastest color: red."
Honorable Mention went to Zero FX,
"A few months on, we took an FX supermotoing against a Suzuki DR-Z400SM and were impressed with the performance of the e-bike relative to a gas-powered rival. The FX was impressive each time we tested it, highlighting its multi-use capabilities – on the street, in the dirt, or both. The FX’s versatility exceeds its pavement-only kin, the class winning SR, and the ability to swap batteries in seconds is a feature not seen anywhere else."
Here are reviews of both electric bikes: