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http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/08/z...nth/#continued

shoulda got a better rider for the video though, not impressed. Without a clutch the hooligan factor is greatly reduced too.

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Weak! Where's the Torque! I know an electric motor can do it!

It looked like he was cruising around on two wheeled electric wheel-chair.

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sounded kinda cool as it went by though, like a tie fighter or some crap.

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There was an electric dirtbike that they were bragging about in the recent issue of Motorcyclist.

Apparently it's pretty heavily merged with mountain bike stuff - but was "supposedly" pretty competent with 125's on the trail.

I'll have to see if I can dig up the article. Looked kinda cool - but without all the noise other riders might hear all the whimpering that's going on my helmet. Not sure how I feel about that.

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This is the one that they did the write up on.

151 lbs? That's like a sweet mountain bike for lazy people (like myself)

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-x.php

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shoulda got a better rider for the video though, not impressed. Without a clutch the hooligan factor is greatly reduced too.
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Man, I can hardly wait for battery tech to make the next big leap. It will make solar power, and electric vehicles much more sensable and usable solutions.

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$10k?? WTF don't they realize that bike already get amazing gas milage. You will never make up the difference in cost.

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5sec 0-60? witha 60mph topspeed? wtf
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I like the idea of the zero bike, needs a few generations of design and battery technology to be a viable choice. Bombing illegal trails will be easy as can be. Picking the bike up and over a fence is nice too.

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