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    Zero X electric dirt bike

    http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/

    The Zero X matches the performance of its gas-powered peers but propels its owner into the future.

    When the Zero X wheeled onto the dirt track at Lake Elsinore, the Colgate-white motocross bike looked positively virginal next to the belching, candy-colored models that leaped from mound to mound around it.

    Not surprisingly, the Zero X drew a lot of attention.

    Two-stroke? Four-stroke? That wasn't the question riders were asking after watching the electric dirt bike roll around the track a few times and do everything a traditional, gas-powered motocrosser could do, minus the noise and pollution. No. The biggest questions were: "What is it?" and "Where can I get one?"

    The Zero X is a big deal for a lot of reasons, the biggest being that it's actually in production. Unlike so many other electric vehicles that are bandied about in the media, it isn't a prototype. It's been on the market since April.

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    Re: Zero X electric dirt bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/

    The Zero X matches the performance of its gas-powered peers but propels its owner into the future.

    When the Zero X wheeled onto the dirt track at Lake Elsinore, the Colgate-white motocross bike looked positively virginal next to the belching, candy-colored models that leaped from mound to mound around it.

    Not surprisingly, the Zero X drew a lot of attention.

    Two-stroke? Four-stroke? That wasn't the question riders were asking after watching the electric dirt bike roll around the track a few times and do everything a traditional, gas-powered motocrosser could do, minus the noise and pollution. No. The biggest questions were: "What is it?" and "Where can I get one?"

    The Zero X is a big deal for a lot of reasons, the biggest being that it's actually in production. Unlike so many other electric vehicles that are bandied about in the media, it isn't a prototype. It's been on the market since April.
    Interesting machine. With that weight it could probably afford to carry a larger battery pack and increase the range a bit for road use. For off road use it has a lot to recommend it, no noise, no pollution and, apparently, a fair amount of performance. If they can up the range to around 125 miles I could be very interested when I get too old for the CBR. I'd certainly like to try one on a short oval.

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