First Look: 2009 Zero X

Upgraded electric off roader goes on sale to UK buyers

Not cheap but at least you won't brass off the locals

BATTERY-POWERED motorcycle specialists Zero have released images of their 2009 Zero X off roader.

As well as new-look bodywork, Zero claim the 2009 machine is 'faster, stronger, and more durable in the most demanding terrain'.

The company have upgraded the machine's drivetrain, frame, suspension, as well as wringing out 50ft-lbs of torque from the lithium ion array power source.

The 2009 Zero X is prced at £6,491.66 inclusive of shipping.


Type Brushed permanent magnet electric
Torque 50 ft-lbs (67.7 Nm)
Peak horsepower 23 horsepower
Peak electrical input 17,400 watts

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 20 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 106 pounds (48 kg)
Power Pack 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Total weight 151 pounds (68.5 kg)

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