While the biggest news coming from Zero Motorcycles’ California offices this week is undoubtedly the introduction of the new street-legal Zero S electric supermoto bike, we didn’t forget about the 24 Hours of Electricoss that took place last weekend. According to reports, the event was a complete success, setting two new Guinness World Records in the process: Furthest distance traveled in an electric off-road motorcycle (over 500 miles) and the largest electric motorcycle race (50 riders, 10 teams).
Besides setting records, this 24 hour race shows just how capable the 2009 Zero X electric motorcycle can be. All 10 bikes that took part managed to finish the race, though there were just a few blown shocks, a bunch of worn brake pads and one fried motor. The winning team managed to circle the track an amazing 1,015 laps, averaging over 27 miles per hour along the way. Click past the break for a video from Wired, which helped field one of the teams.
Zero Motorcycles sets electric motorcycle endurance record originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.