The Zero X Electric Dirt Bike

Have your weekends been getting a little drab and repetitive? Zero Motorcycles think they have the perfect solution, meet the Zero X Electric Dirtbike, a silent running trailblaster that can pelt you up a mountain side by side with two stroke KTM’s on Sunday afternoon and then take you to the office on Monday morning without skipping a beat or emitting so much as an atom of carbon (well, locally at least).

Zero Motorcycles have been having a very good year, their recent release of a new model line up was remarkably well received and then out of the blue the Zero/Agni team won the first TTXGP race of the season at Infineon in California. Now widely regarded as the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer in the world Zero is shipping bikes worldwide and has a slew of distributors across the US and Europe. KTM has recently announced it was going to pursue the development of electric motorcycles as well as Honda and Brammo Powercycles are being sold at Best Buy stores across North America. It looks like electric motorcycles are about 3-5 years ahead of electric cars with regards to adoption at the moment and it’ll be interesting to see how the genre continues to progress.

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Zero Motorcycles Model X Specifications

Cost $ 7,495 USD

Type Brushed permanent magnet electric
Torque 50 ft-lbs (67.7 Nm)
Peak horsepower 23 horsepower
Peak electrical input 17,400 watts
Power System
Type Patent-pending lithium ion array
Capacity 2 kWh (58volts @ 35Ah)
Range Up to 2 hours or 40 miles (64 km)
Recharge time Less than 2 hours
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Drive Train
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 12T / 73T, 420 Chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front suspension travel 7.9 inches (200.7 mm)
Rear suspension travel 8.5 inches (215.9 mm)
Front brakes 4 Piston hydraulic, stainless rotor, hand actuated
Rear brakes 4 Piston hydraulic, stainless rotor, hand actuated
Front tire 24 x 3.0 inches
Rear tire 17 x 3.5 inches
Wheel base 54 inches (137.2 cm)
Seat height 34.8 inches (88.3 cm)
Rake 23 degrees
Frame 13 pounds (5.9 kg)
Total weight without Power Pack 115 pounds (52.2 kg)
Power pack 46 pounds (20.9 kg)
Curb weight 161 pounds (73.0 kg)
Typical cost to recharge Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer

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