LiveWire ONE vs Zero SR/F

The LiveWire ONE and 2022 Zero SR/F are among the most popular electric nameplates on the market.

Could one of them be right for your Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan, Ontario, rides? Compare these bikes here with us at Pfaff Harley-Davidson, and get ready to revolutionize your ride with the power source of the future.

LiveWire ONE

Zero SR/F

Public Charging Station Compatibility

Level 2 & Level 3

Level 2

Haptic Heartbeat



0 to 60 MPH

3 seconds

No Official Data

(Third-Party Data: 3+ seconds)

LiveWire ONE vs Zero SR/F Charging

Always make sure your battery is charged for a long day of riding. You can do this with your home outlet (that’s what’s known as “Level 1” charging), but how can you charge your electric bike at a public charging station?

The LiveWire ONE and Zero SR/F are both compatible with Level 2 chargers. However, only the LiveWire ONE can be charged at a Level 3 charger. This is significant because Level 3 is by far the fastest way to charge your motorcycle to full battery power.

As you can see, it’s the difference between a matter of minutes and a matter of hours:

  • LiveWire ONE (Level 3 charging): 0 to 80% in 40 minutes; 0 to 100% in 60 minutes
  • Zero SR/F (Level 2 charging): 0 to 95% in four hours; 0 to 100% in 4.5 hours

The Zero SR/F does offer a premium power pack and a fast-charging Cypher upgrade that reduces charging time, but these are extras you’ll need to invest in to speed up your charge.

Motor Feel in the LiveWire ONE vs Zero SR/F

If you’re used to riding gas motorcycles, switching to electric power can be a bit disconcerting. After all, electric motorcycles have no engine—and that means you won’t feel that familiar engine rumble when you rev up your ride. What will replace that sensation?

The LiveWire ONE has an answer: a haptic “heartbeat.” A gentle pulse or haptic feedback is sent through the seat to let the rider know that the motorcycle is switched on. For those new to electric motorcycles, this heartbeat is a helpful way to know your bike is ready to go.

This is one feature you’ll only find in the LiveWire ONE. The Zero SR/F lacks the haptic feedback sensation.

Acceleration: LiveWire ONE vs Zero SR/F

Switching to efficient electric power doesn’t mean sacrificing performance. With instant torque, in fact, you can accelerate from a stop quite speedily. The best way to observe that is by looking at 0 to 60 MPH times for the LiveWire ONE and Zero SR/F.

The LiveWire ONE can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just three seconds—an impressive feat. Furthermore, it can go from 60 to 80 MPH in just 1.9 seconds, so you can reach your top speed quickly.

Zero no longer releases real-world 0 to 60 MPH times for its bikes, but many motorcycle publications report times of 3+ seconds (Cycle World has it at 3.7 seconds). You can expect it to be almost on par with the LiveWire One.

Which Is Better, LiveWire ONE or Zero SR/F?

If you’re ready to ride through Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan, ON, on an electric motorcycle, you may prefer the LiveWire ONE for its haptic heartbeat and its fast-charging compatibility at public charging stations.

If these qualities matter to you, we want to see you at Pfaff Harley-Davidson. Contact us to see when you may be able to schedule your LiveWire test ride and feel the Pfaff Difference firsthand. 

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