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, www.zeromotorcycles.com.
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