August 28 2009.

Zero Motorcycles has announced that the company's highly anticipated Zero MX off-road electric motorcycle is now shipping globally. The Zero MX is designed for aggressive track riding and will now be shipping in parallel with the company's high performance Zero X electric trail motorcycle. Autumn 2009 will be the first time dirt bike lovers can choose between the Zero X and Zero MX models each offering two options packages, positioning Zero to equip dirt bikers of all skill levels, for the ultimate ride either on the trail and now the track.

After successful product launches in Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, Zero can now ship its dedicated off-road motorcycles directly to expectant customers. With their manufacturing capacity currently being ramped up to accommodate the strong demand for the Zero MX, Zero Motorcycles now offer the largest line-up of electric motorcycles covering off-road, street legal and dual-sport capabilities.

"We are thrilled with the growing popularity of the Zero X and MX. Everyone from hard core off-road enthusiasts to the enviro-conscious are excitedly awaiting the delivery of their motorcycles," said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. "With the increase in our manufacturing abilities, and our new European Headquarters in Amsterdam, we will be able to deliver motorcycles just in time for the autumn riding season. We'll be marking the occasion with some great changes on our website."

The Zero MX is designed for taking jumps on the track; it uses a new high performance motorcycle suspension system. It includes a beefier 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 tyre package that will accommodate any motocross tyre.

The Zero X is a high performance electric motorcycle that is designed for the trail. It utilizes Zero's proprietary lithium-ion power pack, and an aircraft grade aluminum frame to achieve an exceptionally high power to weight ratio and extended range. Built from the ground up, this stealthy motorcycle races up hills, flies over jumps and splashes through streams without disturbing nature or indeed the neighbours.

About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today's most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line that's insanely fast and environmentally friendly.

Zero Motorcycles first entered the motorcycle category with the launch of the 2008 Zero X electric dirt bike. Exceeding all expectations, the Zero X sold out in late 2008 and blazed the path for the long awaited launch of the Zero S Supermoto motorcycle for urban use. This was followed by the launch of the Zero MX in June this year designed specifically for track riding and motocross

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