2010 Zero MX Extreme Package Review —

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Zero MX

Electro-crosser or expensive toy?

by Dan Paris Ryan Rainville

sound, more ground!” been beaten over the with that mantra for Thankfully, over the last few almost every dirt has become quieter; perhaps not as as the last generation of two-strokes, but at quieter than the ridiculously thumpers at the start of the four-…

But what if you could rip around You’d be all but invisible to the average Zero has taken that and let it evolve over the past few to become the recyclable and environmentally 2010 Zero MX.

We’ve all reviews of similar electro-crossers appear to have been on a BMX track or soccer field. Not on . We abused our Zero just the way you — like a real bike!

We had our Zero MX outfitted what Zero calls the Package.” Basically, this a stronger motor and a stronger fork. The Zero Extreme MX is meaning it’s about the of a CRF or TTR230 playbike. The ergonomics are except it doesn’t have a operated rear brake for bizarre reason.

The recycled plastic looks and thick and cobby, and the suspension and are essentially souped-up downhill bike stuff. Because the weighs a mere 170 pounds can get away with using a 420-sized chain, lightweight and hydraulic bicycle disc

We abused our Zero just the way you

The frame and swingarm look enough to survive a nuclear The Zero’s electric motor is at 50 ft-lbs torque, and is powered by a Ion battery that can theoretically up to two hours and is rechargeable in about the amount of time. It’s like the rest of the bike, safe and recyclable.

The battery is a big of the Zero’s total weight, the scales at 46 pounds. Removing the for recharging or a battery swap about 30 seconds. Be careful it, because that battery is the same weight as the engine of the new 250F we tested in April.

To weight Zero uses wheels than normal, a front and 17-inch rear, to equally wimpy tires.

After our first few minutes the Zero we were impressed at how the bike pulled. There are power settings; low torque/low low torque/high speed and high speed. The electric motor good bottom-end power, but response feels downright We found the most ‘normal’ response by using the low torque/high setting, but better throttle programming is necessary here.

builds instantly then out, pretty much to the powerband of any normal dirt Still, the Zero Extreme MX has juice to do wheelies and burnouts and about anything else you do on a 250 four-… playbike.

Despite its moto is certainly not the Zero’s The suspension, with 8 inches of in the rear and 8.5 up front, is under under damped and just bad. We fiddled with without much success. the bike needs is a modern fork and a normal motocross shock with a normal shock linkage.


Little jumps like you’re flat on a BMX bike, so in a way the fact the battery after about 20 minutes of motocross riding is a blessing in The engine itself has more enough guts for motocross, the is as solid as a rock and the bike and steers quite well. The part of riding the Zero is All you can hear is the chain whirring which is no louder than riding past on a bicycle.

The is a stealth … supreme! soft suspension, low weight, turning, big torque…we knew where the Zero Extreme MX belongs – in the woods! bike can zigzag through and second gear trail at a pace that is competitive anything short of a trials

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During our test we never wishing for a normal rear pedal and better tires. life in the woods at race was about twice as long as it was at speeds on the MX track. We got about 40 out of a charge while playing so theoretically, if you did a battery swap each lap of an Eastern hare

We asked the Zero rep if the bike was to get wet. “Sure,” he answered. power wash these all the time.” A minute later we aiming the little Zero at a fully prepared to not only get but also to push the bike to the trailer. The Zero survived its without a hiccup, but unfortunately our pilot ended up stinking to heaven and the cloud of swamp gas we could be smelled from We actually blasted through like this all afternoon and the kept humming along fine.

As we put more time on the we ‘sort-of’ got used to the hand-operated brake, unusual throttle and flat powerband. You could lay out a little Zero off-road in nearly any suburban woodlot. A of caution here: it is very to get used to the sensation of speed a silent engine, making it to ride faster than you you are.

Combine that false of security with the Zero’s suspension and tiny wheels and it is to ride over your and into the ground. We crashed the many times during the for this reason.

So what do we think? The Zero is far too expensive to buy $8,295 for the base MX or $9,950 for the Package — though are government-based incentive programs can greatly reduce the cost. are fewer moving parts to out than a normal dirt so that saves some

Zero estimates the cost of the Zero charged is less one cent per mile. But the batteries are expensive, and you’d want to a few in the truck. The suspension is wimpy, the and wheels are too small and the plastic is looking.

The Zero Extreme MX bonus points for being in the U.S.A.

So, yes, we want After our test we jointly if a law was passed tomorrow banning dirt bikes the future be all that bleak. You’d be able to go fast, pop wheelies and roost.

Currently the best customer for the Extreme MX would be the owner of a sized suburban lot who has lots of and a moto-kid with nowhere to

Like any new technology the price of will come down and the will improve, but for now we were surprised at how much fun we had on the Zero MX!

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