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Zero Motorcycles Conquers The Hardest Enduro Race In The World

Chaparral Motorsports
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June 23, 2010

Erzberg (Austria), 15 June 2010
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For the first time in the history of the Erzberg Rodeo
an electric powered motorcycle was able to finish the race. The two
Zero drivers - the Austrian Richard Kreidl (17) and the German
Martin Kock (50) took part at the "Iron Road Prolog" and were both
successful. Kreidl even left one third of the participants behind
on his way to the summit of the Erzberg.

Both drivers of the Zero MX electric dirt
bike manufactured by Californian electric motorcycle producer Zero
Motorcycles, were easily able to compete against the
gasoline-driven motorbikes. Martin Kock (50) finished as no. 1180
and Richard Kreidl (17) as no. 1151. Many of the participants
didn't make it to the finish line and broke down on the first hill.
Kock and Kreidl were very excited about the powerful torque of the
Zero MX. "Especially in curves and technically difficult parts of
the race track the 70 kg lightweight Zero shows its strength in
comparison to the heavy 250' machines. The crowd on the side of the
track cheered when the Zeros silently passed by," Richard Kreidl
said after the race.

Edwin Belonje, Director of Marketing and
Sales for Zero Motorcycles, is happy about the success of the Zero
team: "To finish at a tough race like the Erzberg Rodeo and to
stand up against hundreds of gasoline-driven motorbikes is a good
performance. Zero Motorcycles demonstrates again, that electric
motorbikes are powerful and able to compete with conventional
motorbikes."

The Erzberg Rodeo has taken place every
year since 1995. The 4 day-event in Erzberg, Austria starts with
the Iron Road Prolog and peaks on Sunday with the Red Bull Hare
Scramble. Every year the world's best bikers join the race to
conquer the Erzberg. Many participants fail on the way to the
summit.


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