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Alan Stewart

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Drop test
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:22:19 AM »

Can a Zero FX withstand a drop like this?

https://youtu.be/QjTEpe5JvO8
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 04:05:03 AM »

Can a Zero FX withstand a drop like this?

https://youtu.be/QjTEpe5JvO8

I have no idea, but I am pretty sure I might not survive a drop like that without some damage.   ::)
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 12:04:51 AM »

To be fair to Zero (if they were to fail that test), the Japanese gas bikes didn't survive either.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 05:30:46 AM »

It does demonstrate why it might be worth it to spend the extra money for an Alta.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 06:47:40 AM »

It does demonstrate why it might be worth it to spend the extra money for an Alta.

I agree if you are going to use it on a motocross track.  But for normal street riding like I do, the Zero is strong enough and would survive as big a drop as you are likely to encounter on the street better than the rider.   ;)
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 09:32:49 PM »

But for normal street riding like I do, the Zero is strong enough and would survive as big a drop as you are likely to encounter on the street better than the rider.   ;)
Good point, and this is the way we market the bike. It is not a "one bike fits all." It is a high performance MX bike that can go on the street.
Basically the ultimate hooligan machine.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 02:21:41 AM »

But for normal street riding like I do, the Zero is strong enough and would survive as big a drop as you are likely to encounter on the street better than the rider.   ;)

Good point, and this is the way we market the bike. It is not a "one bike fits all." It is a high performance MX bike that can go on the street.
Basically the ultimate hooligan machine.

ahem. You mean.. ultimate ELECTRIC hooligan machine.

Theres still nasty old oil burners out there for hooligans.


(note the license plate)


seriously though... I want to ride one. I have no room for one, and I cant afford another bike right now, but its so damn cool.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 07:51:41 AM »

To be fair to Zero (if they were to fail that test), the Japanese gas bikes didn't survive either.

Was the bike rideable after that? (As in were the forks bleeding or the wire spokes damaged?)
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 09:29:55 PM »

seriously though... I want to ride one. I have no room for one, and I cant afford another bike right now, but its so damn cool.

You should sign up for the newsletter so you can know when there will be test rides in your area
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016, 09:32:06 PM »

Was the bike rideable after that? (As in were the forks bleeding or the wire spokes damaged?)

Our bike started and we did not notice any catastrophic failure. We did retire the frame for obvious safety reason. The wheels and suspensions are still in use today.
As for the Japanese benchmark, it ended up needing a new frame.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2016, 10:53:24 PM »

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You should sign up for the newsletter so you can know when there will be test rides in your area

Will demo rides be arranged exclusively through Alta dealers?

Ray
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 04:54:04 AM »

Hi Ray,
It is my understanding that for now it will be through dealers indeed.
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Re: Drop test
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 05:10:19 AM »

OK, thanks.  That makes sense, it's the same way Zero does it.

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