10/08/2008

What's the Virtual Link System engineer been up to?

As I'm sure you can imagine, the man who created and engineered our patented Virtual Link System we use on our Sonix and Xeon full suspension bikes is a pretty smart cookie. Well, smart is sort of an understatement since Neal Saiki is actually a rocket scientist. He is a former poject manager for NASA. He's also responsible for creating the first human powered helicopter. A little closer to home, he's designed bicycles for some of the biggest names in the industry like Haro, Santa Cruz, and Mountain Cycle. Yeah, he's a smart guy alright.


Neal has a new project he's been working on for the past few years: electric motorcycles. Think these are cheesy little electric bikes you'd likely see putting along in the slow lane? Think again. Neal's Zero X electric dirt bike accelerates from 0 to 30mph in less than 2 seconds. In fact, they rival the performance of many 250cc gas-powered bikes in terms of power and speed.


With so much attention being given to alternative-fuel vehicles, Neal's Zero X is really starting to get some attention in the media.


Check it out!