2009.5 Zero X electric motorcycle updated with new bodywork, better brakes

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We first rode the 2009 Zero X in February, but Zero Motorcycles has already updated it with new bodywork and better brakes. The polypropylene panels draw inspiration from the Zero S electric supermoto, most evidently in the extended tail, swoopier lines and extended number boards. The 2009.5 Zero X electric motorcycle retains the same 2kWh battery pack and 50lb/ft motor. Total weight is just 151lbs.


  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    That sprocket is huge. The Zero X and S are the best looking electric bikes out right now.

  • http://artistruth.livejournal.com will

    So the brake is from a larger mountain bike now? Kidding.

    Looks killer. Can’t wait for the first upgrade on the S.

  • alex

    i’m still surprised they have not put a real rear-shock and front brakes on this thing.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      The thing is, a motorcycle shock and brake would be overkill and would actually hurt performance. At just 151 lbs, a motorcycle shock would have too much damping and too heavy a spring, while a motorcycle brake disc and caliper would unnecessarily increase unsprung weight.

  • Fritz

    didn’t they rip the spokes out of it the last time they raced it? better square that away eh?

  • phil h

    Kudos to Zero with all they’re doing, but they seriously need some styling help – that thing still looks like it belongs in the batcave.

  • alex

    That makes sense at that weight, guess I need to do a demo ride soon.

  • http://www.e-bkr.com Martin

    The original brakes on the Zero X were AJP 2 Pot Hydraulic’s. Had them on a 125 smoker and worked well for a sub 100KG. At a guess, Zero have got more power in the future so have upgraded earlier.