Zero Motorcycles - Bringing Clean Technology to the Dirty Sport of Off-Road Motorcycles

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today
 announced the Zero X, a no-compromise electric motorcycle that has race
 winning performance without the obnoxious noise and pollution of regular
 gas motorcycles. Its electric drive system provides incredible torque,
 delivering all you would expect in a full-fledged high performance
     "I rode the Zero X prototype in a demonstration motocross race in Las
 Vegas in 2007 and was very impressed," said National Motocross Champion,
 Hall of Famer and TV commentator Jeff Emig. "I'm expecting the production
 version to have a huge impact in the motor sports industry."
     "Local motorcycle and backyard tracks are being closed because of the
 noise and pollution made by gasoline engines. I built the Zero X to enjoy
 off- road riding without the loud engine noise. At first customers are
 interested in our motorcycle because it's silent and clean," said Neal
 Saiki, inventor and founder of Zero Motorcycles. "After a test ride, they
 are amazed with the extraordinary power and torque that is packed in the
 lightweight battery unit."
     The Zero X is not a gas motorcycle conversion and was designed from the
 ground up to operate on 100% electric power. Neal applied his aerospace
 engineering degree and 15 years as a leading mountain bike designer to the
 problem. The chassis is made out of aircraft aluminum making it one of the
 lightest motorcycle frames on the planet at 18 pounds. More than 300
 individual parts were custom fabricated and result in a total weight of
 only 140 pounds. That helps the Zero X weigh in at less than half the
 weight of a gas powered motorcycle.
     What makes the Zero X truly different from other electric motorcycles
 is the use of a special high power Lithium Ion battery. The Zero X is the
 only motorcycle in production today that incorporates this powerful, longer
 lasting, and more efficient battery solution. Zero Motorcycle's
 patent-pending high capacity power grid technology has the highest power
 density (power storage per weight) battery pack on the market, delivering
 the full current of the battery pack immediately, safely and without
 overheating. Riders get the enjoyment of up to 2 hours of quality riding
 without seeing any impact on performance. To complete the cycle and keep it
 green, the Zero X battery unit is 100% recyclable and landfill approved.
     Zero Motorcycles is even getting mountain bikers interested in riding
 an electric motorcycle. "This motorcycle has given me the connection with
 the trail, the single tracking maneuverability and closeness to nature I
 get on a mountain bike; while blasting up the hill at full throttle," says
 Mark Weir, International Professional Mountain Bike racer.
     Zero Motorcycles has created the next generation of motorcycle
 technology. With the release of the Zero X, the first of what will be a
 series of powerful, capable, clean electric motorcycles is now available.
     You can find out more about the Zero X and general information on Zero
 Motorcycle's website,
     For media information, please contact Ashley Millan, DRIVEN Media
 Communications, 951-587-9465 or

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