Zero motorcycles has created a new motorcycle for military use. It’s specifically designed for US Special Operations Forces who can make use of a silent running vehicle that can handle rough terrain. The bike is based off the Zero MX and has been modified to fit military standards with an array of features that are not available on civilian models.
The MMX equipped with an integrated tow cable, aggressive riding foot pegs, rear seat strap, tie down eyelets and hand guards. The bike can operate in up to a meter of water and has a keyless ignition for quick starts, a safety override switch, a headlight that switches off for being stealthy at night, receiver power capabilities and wiring for front and rear infrared system.
“It was a very rewarding experience for the Zero team to go through such an exacting development process. The military needed a very specific set of core features on the MMX, and we were incredibly thankful to work side-by-side with them to deliver such a unique product,” says Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles. “The great news for our civilian customers is that we made the decision to incorporate into our 2013 MX, FX and XU retail motorcycles virtually all of the powertrain enhancements associated with satisfying this project’s stringent military requirements. Our 2013 product is truly ‘military grade’!”
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