Not ready to lay down $11,000 for the Electric Vectrix? Well, an electric dirt bike might not be as stylin' as the Vectrix, but what if you could cut that price in half. Zero Motorcycles is working on the Zero X Electric Motor Cycle, the "Zero" stands for zero emissions,
zero noise, and "almost zero maintenance." The bike should be ready for purchase early 2008.
The bike's drive train is configurable via the manufacturer;
you can get the street version with 16" tires, or the off-road version which
comes with 20" off-road tires. The bike's
max range is 40 miles, and the max speed is 60 mph. It plugs into a normal 110V/220V outlet, and charges in about three hours.
One of the truly unique features of this bike is the configurable on-board "ZBrain" computer. You can tweak the max speed, throttle response, max output current, and more. This is another of the many advantages of electric vehicles. If you want to make it more efficient, program it to be more efficient! If you want it to jump off the starting line but only go 20 miles on a charge, you can do that too! The bike connects directly to any Microsoft Windows computer via USB 2.0 cable.
They are in the production phases of their "2008 Zero X", but you can reserve yours at their website. If you don't believe the power of this dirt bike yet, then check this out, the bike has even been used in the Mini Moto Competition.$2000 reserves the bike...the total cost is about $6500.
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