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Zero wins first official electric off-road race in France

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (October 29, 2009) – Zero Motorcycles today announced its win at the Electric Motorcycle Challenge, organized by the French Federation of Motorcycles in Gironville, France. Over 250 riders competed in the race, with one Zero MX and four other electric motorcycles participating. Thomas Aubry, riding on behalf of Zero Motorcycles, proved the Zero MX has what it takes to not only beat out the other electric motorcycles, but to compete against the best gas powered riders in the race. After Aubry and the Zero MX beat the other electric competitors, he went on to take first place against gas motorcycles in the last race of his series, placing him third overall in his class.

“This was quite an event! We didn’t even know about it until two weeks prior so we really pushed to get our team in order and race ready. This was our first appearance in a European competition like this and the Zero MX out-performed all other bikes in our category,” says Edwin Belonje, Director of European Sales & Marketing, Zero Motorcycles. “We are excited to capture this win and are looking forward to taking on even more competitors as the development of electric motorcycles continues to evolve.”

Zero Motorcycles designed the Zero MX specifically for track riding and motocross, using a high-performance suspension system. The Zero MX includes a beefy front-end and a newly developed custom rear shock that gives riders a fully adjustable spring preload and easily tuned damping. The Zero MX has also been fitted with an aggressive 19” front wheel and tire package that will accommodate any motocross tire. It is lightweight, low-maintenance and silent, which opens up local track riding possibilities by eliminating the loud noise associated with a traditional gas dirt bike.

The Zero MX is available for purchase exclusively through the Zero Motorcycles website and is priced at $8,250 (USD). For more information on the Zero MX check out their website HERE.

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