Occupation: Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Zero Motorcycles
Known for: Manufacturing the world’s least offensive–read: quiet and eco-friendly–two-wheeled machines. After setting a World Aviation Record (for creating the world’s first human-powered helicopter) and serving as a NASA project manager, Saiki founded Zero Motorcycles–home of the fully-electric dirtbike.
After a year of blowing motocross minds (like mine, because doing pony hops all day without smelling like 2-stroke fuel all night, or pinning it up a hillside without releasing any ugly emissions into the atmosphere, are such joyous prospects that I could just hug someone) Zero Motorcycles has now released a street bike that offers similar benefits (silent operation, lightweight body, instant torque, and no need for fossil fuels) to its predecessor. Lordy, lordy… what will Saiki dream up next?
Filed under: 2-Stroke, Eco-Friends, Electric Dirtbike, Electric Motorcycle, Emissions, Green Solutions, Innovation, Motocross, NASA, Neal Saiki, Pony Hops, Street Bikes, Two-Wheeled Fun, Zero Motorcycles
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