2011 Zero MX: First Ride — Dirt Rider Magazine

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2011 Zero MX: First – Dirt Rider Magazine

technology is constantly evolving something that is better what was available yesterday. look at modern motocross as technology keeps improving, it deeper and deeper into the community and is slowly changing the way we on our machines. Now we have wires in and out of each crevice, and you can even your computer into dirt bike!

Zero are completely electric and don’t use a of gas. The only gas you will be is what you put in your thirsty unless you’re super and have a bike rack on Prius. Only then are you going green.If you’re of hearing about the all-new bike with a million and a changes for the new model, here is that’s completely different dirt biking as you know it.

The Zero MX has undergone a makeover and is different from its previous Lucky for us, we attended Zero’s press launch in Santa California, for the 2011 appetizer of electric dirt bikes.

As a or should we say revamped, company, is pushing hard to get the ball and has raised $26 million in funding. the right attitude and a motivated new which Zero definitely there is no telling what come charged and ready to rip out of the

Even then, Zero has a steep hill to climb that it’s one of the pioneering of electric motorcycles and is forced to go a “trial and error” sort of curve. The list of changes for the new goes on and on, whether it’s the list of ideas and parts went into the new model or the addition of experienced engineers and who are working toward a perceived dirt bike future.At stage, it’s almost to compare the Zero MX to a gas-powered because they literally from two different worlds.

The gas world has been around for far and therefore has had much more to grow and evolve. On the electric and in Zero’s case, there is far data to use for reference, and the battery is much younger and has a long way to go. now one of the biggest things holding electric motorcycles is battery With what is currently the Zero MX will last 15 minutes when ridden

Other riders were to get anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes out of a depending on how fast or aggressive were riding. With a battery, you can have twice as ride time, and swapping in and out is very simple and requires no All it takes is unscrewing one knob, out the bar the knob secures, unclipping the from the controller and out slips the

As easy as that sounds, hard to justify the $2,995 tag of an additional battery and charger. two chargers, you can double charge battery which cuts the time in half from two down to about an hour. If charging a completely drained charge time may be longer.

some states offer that cover the cost of the and charger, and can even knock the price of the bike when is said and done, entry is steep; try $9,495. Depending on how you at it, you might walk away an additional battery and charger for

Dirt Rider attended press event to rip around the test track and get some fun seat time on the buzzing MX The conditions were perfect, and an sky served up an all-you-can-roost buffet of It was time to ride, so I hopped on a little bike and knocked out laps.

The biggest thing I had to get used to was the It was unlike any gas-powered dirt I had ever ridden. You have to be getting on the electric gas, er, especially when you’re in a section or aren’t going fast because one snap of the can cause you to slide out unexpectedly.

isn’t a problem when riding at higher speeds the motor mellows out and doesn’t have a snap in higher rpm or positions. Part of this is how an motor makes torque. I seen the dyno charts Zero, but it was explained to me that the curve on one of these bikes is from the torque curve on a gas

A gas bike starts out low in the torque and builds up as you go. The Zero, on the other makes maximum torque off idle and winds down there. In other words, means that at the crack of the you need to be ready for everything she

This makes the motor controllable right off idle, er, off buzz, and the faster you go (when the is more wound up), the throttle control you have there is less torque to be unleashed. It’s important to be the first few times you ride the because getting used to the torque curve is a very feeling.

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Cornering and jumping on the feels more at home the electric motor does. You to remember this bike is in size to a supermini or big wheel 85, so it back those mini Remember how much you loved to back then? Good The fork and shock feel a bit as the fork feels too stiff and the is on the soft side.

In whoops the did great and stayed on top, but the shock allowed for the rear end to into every hole. If the were any bigger, I would been getting bucked in the but half the fun of playbikes is being to manhandle them.

In corners the fork would cause the end to push but after a few laps I that elongating my line a berm or even a flat would eliminate this is everything on the Zero, from sections to ruts in corners. is a slight delay in the throttle is, in a way, like a bog on a gas bike. It cut out, it just takes a for the throttle to translate “Go!” to the wheel.

It could be a good thing if you accustomed to the delay and then go to your faithful steed and yourself whacking the throttle I think everybody could from getting on the juice a bit sooner. The Zero MX makes for the backyard playbike because of its and how quiet it is.

All you need is the right of buddies to ride your track with countless of shooting the bull and a load of batteries on the charger for later. neighbors won’t even you’re riding and getting mischief. They might you laughing when you take out buddies, though.

So just it down when you’re your own dirt bike

People used to frown four-strokes and say they were a phase. Is it a coincidence, or is electric the four-…?

Remember how technology That computer you bought month probably has a 2.0 version and now you have yesterday’s product. like computers, these appear to be evolving at a high

A motorcycle can’t have a new every couple of months, but as all technology is constantly getting imagine what next bike will have in the motherboard. Electric bikes have a ways to go, so it is up to you to decide if you to jump on board or wait and let them evolve.

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