- May 13, 2011
Electric motorcycles from Brammo and Zero mix it up in the dirt
Brammo and Zero electric motorcycles at AMA Mini Moto SX – Click above to watch video after the jump
Both Brammo and Zero locked horns in a little friendly competition during last Friday's AMA Mini Moto SX race in Las Vegas. Brammo pulled the sheets off of a new electric mini bike called the Brammo Encite as well as a full-scale Brammo Engage dirt bike. Fortunately enough for those of us who live far, far away from Sin City, Trevor Doniak was kind enough to strap a camera to his noggin when he hopped in the saddle of his Zero MX. How'd it go? Let's just say that the electric bikes had no trouble overtaking the much slower internal combustion racers that started ahead of the battery-operated field.
Doniak suffered his fair share of falls during the quick race, including more than one tie-up with a Brammo rider. There's even some buzz that he was intentionally trying to unseat Kris Keefer from his Brammo steed in order to ensure that a Zero machine held all three spots on the podium.
Is it true? We can't say either way, but you can check out the video after the jump to decide for yourself.