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When BRD launched its RedShift electric motorcycle back in August, it didn't mention the price or when someone could actually order one. Apparently, the company wanted to first be sure that the bike could best its performance benchmark – a top-end 250cc four-stroke race machine.

Comoto electric bike – Click above for high-res image gallery

Take note, Zero Motorcycles and Quantya: There's a new electric motorcycle in town. California-based Electric Moto Corporation (aka EMOT) has announced a new motorcycle called the EMAX 72DS. As hinted to by the bike's name, this electric two-wheeler will be running a 14 kW, 72-volt battery pack that will provide a claimed three-hour run time. Further, the DS signifies that the bike will be a dual sport that's both off-road capable and road legal.

While we have had the opportunity to ride both the Zero X and the Quantya Track, our time and terrain with the electric motocross machines were relatively limited. Not so for Dirt Rider Magazine. The publication had both bikes in their possession for an extended period and thoroughly put the pair through the wringer. The fact that they returned them to their respective companies in one piece says a lot for the quality of both brands.

KTM electric dirtbike - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Click above for a high-res image gallery of the 2009 Zero X electric motorcycle

Click above for high-res shots of the electric KTM dirtbike

Click above more pictures of the Zero X

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