Thursday, May 23, 2024

Delfast Cross Dirt, a new electric motocross with 280 km of range

Delfast’s electric bike models are normally known for their record-breaking speed and long-range. This time, the Ukrainian manufacturer has presented the “Cross Dirt E-bike,” which, according to the company, is a more reliable and durable Delfast e-bike than its any other predecessors.

Equipped with a motor integrated into the rear wheel, the electric motocross develops 3,000W of nominal power and up to 5000 W and 182 Nm at the peak, which allows it to reach a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). For more civilized riding on city streets, the bike can be set to lower speed modes.

It offers a top speed of 80 km/h
It offers a top speed of 80 km/h. Credit: Delfast

As far as the battery is concerned, different battery packs are offered for the model. The first has 1,920-mAh of energy capacity and allows up to 74 miles (120 km) of range at moderate speed, while the second climb to 2,760-mAh for a theoretical range of 174 miles (280 km). In both cases, the batteries take 4-hour to recharge and have a Bluetooth connection allowing their state of health to be monitored via a smartphone. The choice of the battery also affects the weight, because the Cross Dirt in the first case will weigh a whole 55 kg, and in the second, 62 kg, with the normal load capacity of up to 135 kg.

The Cross Dirt has been designed mainly for use on purely off-road surfaces, such as mud, sand, gravel, or snow. Built on a high-strength enduro-style steel frame that the company backs with a lifetime warranty, the Delfast Cross Dirt receives a DNM suspension, motocross-style seat, new knobby 19-inch off-road tires, and dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes. Among the other equipment, there is also an integrated standard and advanced LED high/low-beam headlight, mirror-integrated LED turn indicators, an anti-theft system with remote control, and a GPS tracker.

The company has started taking pre-orders for Delfast Cross Dirt at a price of €3,699 (about $4,387) with the smaller battery. Later, it is reported that the retail price will rise to €4,699 (about $5,574). For the larger battery pack, people have to pay an extra €339 (about $400). Production of the Cross Dirt is slated to begin in October.