Dirt First Racing Emoto Electrifies National Hare and Hound Race

Lucerne Valley, CA, October 25, 2020

Team DirtFirst rider and multi-time Baja and NHHA Champion Andy Lagzdins competed in the final round of the 2020 Hare and Hound Series in Lucerne Valley, California on the DirtFirst prepared Zero DSR Baja electric motorcycle. Lagzdins came out of retirement to pilot the prototype machine around the technical 40 mile loop, and in the process finished ahead of most of the gas powered bikes. “The original goal was to finish the race and get a starting point to develop the bike from,” said the 2-time NHHA Champ after the race. “But that plan kinda went out the window as soon as the banner dropped. I went down a couple times in the soft stuff, and after that I settled into more of a finishing pace.”

The 450lb, 75hp dual sport motorcycle ran along side the Ducati’s and Harley’s in the newly-formed Hooligan Class. The Zero ran the entire race in Sport Mode and still had a third of its battery capacity left after the demanding 39.5 mile course, which took 2 hours and 17 minutes to complete. DirtFirst Emoto Team Captain Beau Nilsson was enthusiastic, “The bike worked well right out of the box and we were very impressed that our watt-hour per mile figures were quite a bit lower than expected.” The team is entirely focused on improving the performance of Emoto bikes, and are currently developing the KTM Freeride E-XC in addition to the Zero DSR.