Back in 2019, leading electric moto-maker Zero Motorcycles teamed up with Huge Design, tasking the San Francisco-based studio and customs outfit with churning out a sleek one-off take on the marque’s FXS bike — a futuristic supermoto that would later serve as the basis for Zero’s FXE production model.
Christened the Zero Motorcycles x Huge Design SR-X Concept, this one-off two-wheeler is part of Zero’s Design the Future Development Program and is based on EV outfit’s fully-faired SR/S superbike. While Huge and Zero’s first collab saw the design house put a thoroughly sleek spin on the supermoto genre, the pair’s latest joint effort represents a futuristic interpretation of a naked streetfighter-style machine with some light cafe racer influence. Devoid of any type of flyscreen or windshield, the SR-X concept comes cloaked in a custom set of bodywork with an LED bar headlight, internal aero winglets, and an ultra-upswept and waspish tail section with an integrated circular taillight that blurs the line between cafe racer and street fighter designs.
The one-off concept also rides on the SR/S’s stock five-spoke Y-arm wheels. Weighing in at around 500lbs, this semi-faired concept bike also sports custom carbon fiber fenders front and aft, rear swing-arm sliders/spools, and a custom-modified pair of rear sets that are set on bespoke circular integrated mounts with passenger peg extension deletes. In addition to using the SR/S’ frame, the concept is also powered by the EV model’s standard 82-kW ZF75-10 electric motor and ZF17.3 lithium-ion battery — a powertrain that runs off of Zero’s proprietary CYPHER III+ operating system and is good for 140ft-lbs of instantaneous torque and a 187-mile range. Like Huge Design’s 2019 one-off, the SR-X wears a semi-gloss gray livery contrasted via frosted red accents and black branding and 07 race numbers.
While it remains to be seen what, if any plans Zero or Huge may have in store for the SR-X, we can only hope the concept takes a similar path to that of the FXE and eventually sees the light of production.