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Zero X motorcycle: electric powered dirt bike

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Dirt bikes are one of the most annoying sounding vehicles ever made. Remember what BigDog sounded like? Yeah, it’s just like that. Thankfully, Zero Motorcycles has developed an electrical powered motorcycle, dubbed the Zero X, that offers the same performance capabilities as its gasoline powered equivalent. The Zero X sports a 23 horsepower, 17,400 watts electrical motor, a clutchless one-speed transmission, fully hydraulic (stainless steel) brakes, 140 pound curb weight, and a range of 40 miles on a full charge. Charging time is about 2 hours. The base model Zero X runs for about $7,450. Optionally, the motor can be upgraded with a “German made motor” that offers 10% more power — bumping the price tag to $8,350.

Watch the demo, notice how quiet it is:

The Discovery Channel did a show about the Zero X going up against the Yamaha YZ250F, which you can watch the entire four parts after the jump.

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Via: I4U News




2 Comments

  1. Darek
    Posted August 11, 2008 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    What a POS. You got a long way to go. That price is way over the top for such limited perf. I will never switch to electric. Neither will my buds. Good luck. By the way, I asked several dirt bike racers and enthusiasts what they thing about your bike. They all think it sucks. No offense to you. But, there is no power or endurance there. Maybe in 20 years…

  2. Posted August 11, 2008 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Darek,

    I just blog about stuff that I find interesting. I have no affiliation with Zero Motorcycles, whatsoever. So, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

    However, feel free to send your comments directly to the company:
    http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/contact.php

    -Mark

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