Zero Motorcycles at Minimoto SX 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery
The MiniMoto SX kicks off in Las Vegas on the 6th of May and both Quantya USA and Zero Motorcycles will be representin'. This time, the race won't be merely a battle between the two brands but rather a contest that pits the old gas-powered paradigm against the new electric drivetrains in an open format that organizers have dubbed the "Energy Crisiscross" (ECX). The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) event will see ten electrics – five bikes from Zero Motorcycles and five from Quantya
In the first battle royale between the all-electric motocross bikes from Quantya and Zero Motorcycles, it appears that Swiss precision has bested American muscle. Each manufacturer sent 5 bikes to compete in a special electric event at the AMA/Maxxis MiniMoto Supercross race and when all the laps were run and the dust settled, Quantya rider Brian Roth owned the top podium position with teammate David Lodermeier in firm possession of second. Blake Mitchell, who we've seen ride the X before, saved
It's on now. The Quantya Track and the Zero X all-electric dirtbikes plan to meet up in Las Vegas this Friday and we're pretty sure the rendezvous has nothing to do with getting married by Elvis and everything to do with racing. The two companies are each sending five bikes to Sin City where they will do battle at the Orleans Arena during the half time show of the AMA/Maxxis MiniMoto Supercross race.