2009 Zero MX, now with more beef

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Zero lost the first ever electric motocross race in Las Vegas to arch-rival Quantya due to severely mangled spokes and underperforming suspension. While the standard Zero X isn’t built for the harsh conditions of a supercross track, Neal Saiki and crew didn’t take long to rectify the problem. The 2009 Zero MX addresses these failures with a motocross-specific model that beefs up everything minus the standard chassis, motor and battery.

Update: a video of the MX in action follows the jump.

Priced at $8,250 sans shipping, the new model is available immediately. The Zero MX’s biggest upgrades are the 19″ wheels with redesigned spokes, new 48 mm upside-down Marzocchi forks, a freshly designed rear shock with adjustable spring preload and dampening and the entire interface with new instrument panel and switches. There’s a host of smaller improvements as well including a larger chain and sprockets, a wider, taller handlebar, upgraded brakes and system internals.

They’re also offering an upgrade package that gets a more powerful motor and custom valved and sprung internals for the Marzocchi forks. Let’s just say we’re anxious for out nearest Zero rep to get one in for us to ride.

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  • Remy

    It’s awesome to see a manufacturer who has seem the complaints/worries from their potential consumer base and have not just addressed all the issues, but have done so in an outstandingly timely manner.

    I tend to like Zero more and more as I keep reading about them.

  • http://artistruth.livejournal.com will

    I’ll take mine in BRG.

  • mxdork

    The newest issue of Racer X has a review of the Zero MX and the spoke/suspension issue was their biggest qualm about it. Being more of a lifestyle magazine than a product oriented magazine, their tests don’t go terribly in depth on the technical aspects of the bike and have more focus on the function and enjoyment factors. Granted, the guy who cased a jump and exploded the rear wheel finished 8th in the 2nd 450 moto at the national in Texas this past weekend. I highly doubt anybody reading this here is faster than him.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I believe you’re talking about the regular X and not the MX.

      • mxdork

        Yes, you are correct.

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          Cool, you can read our review of the 2009 Zero X here

  • Jack

    “hash” conditions..allllright

  • alex

    Finally, real suspension. I emailed the folks up the mountain for a test ride and they said that they’ll be doing demo rides for the public pretty soon.

  • andy

    For those of you who want to rent the zero’s, Russ at Extreme Dream Rider in Newport Beach ca has one. goedr.com

    I still think indoor motocross (like electric go karting rentals) is a great way to make mx more mainstream and it could be on any street corner!

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