One of the most frequent objections to electric motorcycles is their range. Grant ran out of juice when he tested the 2009 Zero X electric dirt bike and had to push. Now, Zero Motorcycles plans to run the first ever all-electric off-road 24-hour endurance race and it's open to all electric dirt bikes, ATVs and quads. That should put an end to range anxiety.
The 24 Hours of Electricross will run from April 4-5 in San Jose
California. Since Zero is essentially running the race as a marketing
event, with the aim of setting a Guinness World Record, there's no
application fee to enter. Just head over to the Zero website and fill
out an entry form.
They aren't giving any details on how they plan to extend the Zero X's
range from 40 minutes to 24 hours, but our money's on swapping
batteries at pit stops, that extension cord doesn't look like it
stretches very far.