Electric bike builder Zero is making a military-spec machine.
While naysayers have been poo-pooing battery bikes for years due to their limited range, the military realizes the potential advantages of a near-silent vehicle.
The new bike from Zero (dubbed the MMX, based on the MX model) is intended for use by US special forces.
It has 54 hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque; other features include a dash thats configured for military use, modular power packs that are quickly swapped out for power top-ups during operations, the ability to handle up to one meter submersion, and wiring that allows quick installation of front and rear infrared systems.
As with other Zero motorcycles, riders can adjust the motorcycle’s settings through Bluetooth-enabled devices. The batteries can be quick-charged in an hour with an accessory system, or by using a CHAdeMO accessory charger.