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First Look: 2009 Zero MX off-roader

Think electric bikes are just a fad? Think again, as Zero launches their new competition off-roader




Like 'em or not, battery-powered bikes are here to stay

ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE specialists Zero have unveiled the new beefed-up motocross version of their battery-powered bike, in the shape of the Zero MX.

Zero claim the MX uses a newly developed suspension system to absorb aggressive terrain, combined with astate-of-the-art ultra-light frame design. A custom suspension system makes the Zero MX highly responsive, while maintaining an industry leading power-to-weight ratio, say Zero.

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 13T / 71T, 420 Chain

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes

Front Suspension Travel 7 - 8 inches (178 - 203 mm)

Rear Suspension Travel 9 inches (229 mm)

Front Brakes 4 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Hand Actuated

Rear Brakes 4 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Hand Actuated

Front Tire 19 x 3.0 inches

Rear Tire 17 x 3.5 inches

Dimensions

Wheel base 54 inches (137 cm)

Seat height 36 inches (91 cm)

Head angle 24 degrees from vertical with 8 inch (20 cm) fork

Weight

Frame 18 pounds (8 kg)

Total weight without Power Pack 111 pounds (50.34 kg)

Power Pack 45 pounds (20.5 kg)

Total weight 156 pounds (70.75 kg)

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