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Dec 14, 2009

Strange Bike! Zero MX vs 450 Gas Motorcycle?

If this bike doesn't look strange at first glance, take a closer look and you'll see no exhaust pipe, no internal combustion engine, and the only fuel source a giant 2 kWh lithium battery. The claim is that this bike "beat out more than 200 450cc gas motorcycles in fierce competition". Personally, I have a hard time believing that is even possible, but perhaps under the right circumstances with the right rider. The race was held France hosted by the French Federation of Motorcycles. The zero bike is set to compete in a much different type of competition, the TTXGP, the world's first zero carbon and zero emissions motorcycle race series. The inaugural TTXGP race took place on the historic Isle of Man TT course in June 2009. The first TTXGP race in the 2010 season will be the TTXGP North America Championships at Infineon in Sonoma, California on May 14 - 16. Click here for the full story.


Claiming torque of 50 ft-lbs and a peak horsepower of 23hp, the Zero MX dirt bike is on the right track, but with a range of less than 2 hours ride time it's still very limited on what it can do.

4 comments:

  1. Weird bike but 2 hours is not long enough. Plus you probably have to wait a day for it charge up. That would suck. I call this "The Obama bike".

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  2. Haha, yea for sure:) Maybe with some better technology it could be worth something..and/or more of a need for it.

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  3. Would've been sweet if not for the 2 hours ride time :/

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