Zero Motorcycles to Set World Record with 24 Hour All-Electric Race

On April 4, 2009, the world's first all-electric off-road event is going to take place at the 408MX Motocross track in San Jose, California. The event that goes by the name of “Electricross” will consist in 24 hours of endurance racing.

“This event is pulling together an incredibly diverse group of people from around the world. Everyone from lifelong motorcyclists to environmentally-conscience trend setters are fielding teams. Some are traveling thousands of miles at their own expense for this opportunity to make motorcycle history," stated Neal Saiki, former Nasa engineer, inventor and founder of Zero Motorcycles.

This event will be hosted by California's Zero Motorcycles and anyone can participate for free. Teams all over the globe have already signed for the competition, eager to get a shot at setting a world record.

One of the bikes that will be present at this event will surely be the “X”, Zero's popular motorcycle, a bike that puts out 23 hp and 50 lb-ft, weighting only 150 lbs. The costs of this motorcycle are a little higher than a regular gasoline powered 250cc motocrosser, but it surely needs less maintenance, as they can only be upgraded with new batteries and new software.

Sponsored by HiBall Energy Drink, Alpinestars, Fox Racing, Scotts Valley RV and many more, the event is expected to be a perfect demonstration of the electric bike's great potential as a market segment, therefore boosting the electrical, automotive industry.
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