November 10 2009.

Hesketh Motorcycles has secured an exclusive deal with New Vectrix, which is continuing production of its zero emission electric bikes. The machine will be sold in the UK under the brand name "Hesketh" and will be called the Hesketh HZE-Vectrix. It will be marketed as a premium product for the commuter market with two new models expected during the course of 2010.

Charles Hesketh, director of HMC, said. "This is a brand new chapter in the life of what we know as the world's first high performance, zero emission, production motorbike. We spent a considerable amount both financially and energetically searching for a zero emission two-wheeled vehicle worthy of the Hesketh brand, and the Vectrix VX-1 meets all our requirements."

Confirmation of the continuation of the Vectrix brand sees the way clear for HMC to offer a new contract to the current network of dealers which will include continued support for all Vectrix bikes sold in the last two years.