In Zero Motorcycle news, Bob Burnquist has joined Zero as "Ambassador to the Brand", we learned via press release.  Bob, in case you don't follow extreme sports, is "...the most winning X Games athlete in the contest’s history and a globally recognized action sports icon."  ...kind of an interesting move, since Burnquist is better known for his skateboarding than his motorcycle exploits.

Read all about him here.

Here's the release:

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Aug. 12, 2015) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that Bob Burnquist has joined the extended family of Zero riders and is now an ambassador for the brand. Burnquist is the most winning X Games athlete in the contest’s history and a globally recognized action sports icon.

“I’ve always been fascinated by motorcycles, so I’m stoked to get rolling with Zero,” said Burnquist. “What they stand for is completely in line with my love of adrenaline and passion for innovation and clean technology.”

Burnquist chose two distinct Zero motorcycles: the extremely versatile Zero DS dual sport and the wickedly playful Zero FX stealthfighter. “I’m fortunate to have both bikes available, as I enjoy all kinds of riding,” he said.

“Bob’s a personal hero to many at Zero. Working with an athlete of his caliber is a huge honor,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing at Zero.

Check out Bob taking delivery, and getting to know his new toys here:

Moved way ahead and got a ZERO Motorcycle! These are so much fun and so quiet and so electric! 100% Electric to be exact! I can't believe this is reality right now. Thanks Zero Team for putting this amazing product together. This is going to be a fun ride! Check this thing out!!!Dez passos a frente com minha moto ZERO! Diversão pura, totalmente quieta e totalmente elétrica! 100% Elétrica pra ser exato. Inacreditável que essa é a realidade agora. Obrigado a toda equipe ZERO pelo produto incrivel! So alegria e eletricidade agora. Olha isso mano!@zeromotorcycles#zeromotorcycleswww.zeromotorcycles.comhttps://www.facebook.com/zeromotorcycles?fref=ts

Posted by Bob Burnquist on Thursday, July 16, 2015