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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


Wheel base 54 inches (137 cm)

Seat height 36 inches (91 cm)

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


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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