Zero Motorcycles has come a long way since the company first showed up on our radar back in 2007, and has only seemed to gain momentum since then. In fact, it just announced a 240 percent increase in year-on-year first quarter sales. It's not been by accident.
The 69th Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA) is now officially underway and the first order of business for electric motorcycle enthusiasts is the reveal of the 2012 line up from Zero Motorcycles. If you were hoping for better looks, better performance and better range from each and every model, you got it. Big time.
Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses Zero Motorcycles – Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Zero Motorcycles range – Click above for high-res image gallery
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Gov. Schwarzenegger with the Zero S
2009 Zero S electric motorcycle - Click above for high-res image gallery
Zero Motorcycles and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall notice for all 2009 Zero X and Zero MX electric motorcycles. Apparently, the problem surrounds the bike's throttle assembly, which can reportedly become disconnected or get stuck in the wide-open position. Either way, that can potentially be very dangerous to the rider.
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.
Zero S electric motorcycle - Click above for a high-res image gallery
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.
Having a motocross bike that can carry you through the woods with a certain amount of stealth might be rather advantageous for riders who would prefer not scare off all the wildlife in the vicinity. While the Zero X from Zero Motorcycles can do this quite well, the only color available thus far has been the rather conspicuous white, but it seems they might have something coming that's a little more apropos for the hunters (or photographers) out there. Behold, the Zero X in camo! (pictured above.
Click above for a high-res image gallery of the 2009 Zero X electric motorcycle
Zero Motorcycles, makers of electric off-road motorcycles, is planning to release its first street-legal machine next month. Speaking on Fox Car Report Live, company founder Neal Saiki let out a few intriguing details about the company's new Zero S electric supermoto bike, including the fact that it will sport 3kWhs of battery capacity. That's a whopping 50 percent more than the lithium ion unit that the firm uses in its Zero X dirtbike. Of course, batteries are heavy, so it's not surprising to
If you happen to have an electric motorcycle, ATV or quad and always wanted to have your name in the record books, your chance for glory might be arriving this upcoming 4th of April. Zero Motorcycles is hosting the world's very first 24 hour off-road endurance event for battery-powered vehicles and you're invited to give it a shot. All the action happens "in the heart of San Jose" at the 408MX Motocross Track and registration (PDF), which must be sent in by March 20th, is free. While everyone th