Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-28-2008, 08:02 AM
Chad300tdt's Avatar
Benzless Scoutmaster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Wales, PA
Posts: 4,001
The Future of Off-Road Motorcycling

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/index.php

Quote:
The Zero X accelerates from 0-30 in under 2 seconds! The Zero's electric motor delivers over 20 horsepower and similar performance to a 250cc gas powered off-road motorcycle. With an electric motor you get 100% torque at all times for instantaneous throttle response and incredible off-the-line performance.

Because the Zero is so amazingly light, it's power-to-weight ratio is unsurpassed by anything else on the market.



__________________
Chad
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE
1998 Acura 3.0 CL
OBK#44
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

SOLD
1985 300TD - Red Dragon
1986 300SDL - Coda
1991 - 300TE
1995 - E320
1985 300CD - Gladys
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-28-2008, 08:18 AM
SwampYankee's Avatar
New England Hick
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 1,501
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad300tdt View Post
That's pretty wild! I wonder if you could ride it on the street since it's electric?
__________________

1980 300TD-China Blue/Blue MBTex-2nd Owner, 107K (Alt Blau) OBK #15
'06 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (for the wife & 4 kids, current mule) '03 Honda Odyssey (son #1's ride, reluctantly) '99 GMC Suburban (255K+ miles, semi-retired mule) 21' SeaRay Seville (summer escape pod)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Chad300tdt's Avatar
Benzless Scoutmaster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Wales, PA
Posts: 4,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwampYankee View Post
That's pretty wild! I wonder if you could ride it on the street since it's electric?
I'd imagine if it was outfitted with all the street legal lights it would be OK.

I saw this bike on a TV show yesterday. It's only the first generation design and they had it compete against a 250 cc gas bike.

It did surprisingly well in all contests but a distance jump which they blamed on the rider not being familiar enough with the feel of the bike. It outperformed the gas bike in an all-terrain race. I think it did so because the bike is much lighter and can be maneuvered more easily. On a flat out straight race the electric bike was only 1 mph slower across the finish line.

I think the next generation design will be incredible.
__________________
Chad
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE
1998 Acura 3.0 CL
OBK#44
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

SOLD
1985 300TD - Red Dragon
1986 300SDL - Coda
1991 - 300TE
1995 - E320
1985 300CD - Gladys
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2008, 09:23 AM
R Leo's Avatar
Stella!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: En te l'eau Rant
Posts: 5,393
I saw that too...IMHO it's a fantastic idea and good execution first time out.

I think he's got a ways to go on suspension geometry however. There's something weird looking about how it handled...could be the suspension is really for a heavier bike and softer springs would solve it.

A 125# electric scoot would be a friggin' killer bike in observed trials.
__________________
Never a dull moment at Berry Hill Farm.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2008, 09:32 AM
KarTek's Avatar
<- Ryuko of Kill La Kill
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bahama/Eno Twp, NC
Posts: 3,258
That is cool but it's just not the same racing without the buzz and blare of 2 stroke engines...
__________________
-Evan


Benz Fleet:
1968 UNIMOG 404.114
1998 E300
2008 E63


Non-Benz Fleet:
1992 Aerostar
1993 MR2
2000 F250
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Da Nag's Avatar
INAPPROPRIATE
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Edge
Posts: 124
Much as the concept sounds pretty cool, no way I'd shell out $8K for on off-road bike, with a 40 mile range.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page