Giant Green Leap in Motorcycling
Emissions from internal combustion motors-both sound and chemical-have been the bane of off-road motorcycles for decades. In the minds of many, quiet and clean electricity is the propulsion of the future for dirt bikes.
Zero Motorcycles made history today, after hosting their 24 Hours of Electricross this past weekend. The event was the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and included teams from around the world. Setting several world records including a Guinness World Record, over 50 competitors raced for 24 hours straight, only stopping to change out batteries and riders. In total, more than 4000 miles were completed by the field of 10 teams.
Zero Motorcycles , the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer, today announced the company's upcoming line of street legal electric motorcycles will be eligible for the just passed 10 percent federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. This announcement comes just prior to Zero Motorcycles' official launch of its all-new Zero S Supermoto Street Bike.
It's the time of the year when awards are handed out-the Academy Awards' Oscars, the Golden Globes-and Ultimate MotorCycling has its annual motorcycle Achievement in Design Awards (AiDA).
Yes, it's the 21st century, but the notion of a high-performance electric dirt bike that could be as much fun to ride as, and possibly competitive with, a petrol-powered dirt bike seems to be about as real as the Tooth Fairy. I can't imagine being able to dice with a buddy on the MX track, and be able to have a conversation with him at the same time.
Intelligent Energy, a British concern specializing in energy solutions, recently unveiled the world's first purpose-built fuel cell motorbike. The hydrogen-powered Emissions Neutral Vehicle (ENV) goes “green” with pollution-free exhaust—it emits only water vapors.