Monday, March 27, 2023

The FRX1 Electric Trail Bike built for off-road riding

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Last November, we informed you about the future models of the New Zealand-based manufacturer UBCO, planned for the year 2020. Among them: the FRX1 Freeride Trail Bike, which was originally designed as a hybrid bicycle – a bridge between an electric bicycle and an electric dirt bike.

And now, the Kiwi company has unveiled a new version of its FRX1 all-terrain electric bike. The model drops its pedals, to take on the appearance of a true motocross. It blends the agility of a mountain bike and the power of a motocross bike.

The Bike is built for off-road riding.
The Bike is built for off-road riding.

When the model was introduced earlier, it was really confusing to classify it into a category. Was it an electric mountain bike or an electric motorcycle? Despite the powerful engine, the FRX1 was equipped with a crankset, which seemed to tip the scales in favor of the bicycle.

But UBCO has finally decided to exit the pedals, transform them into true footpegs, and welcome the company’s new electric motorcycle (leaving no doubt this time). With the 15kW (20 hp) peak-rated liquid-cooled electric motor and the rugged tubular 7027 alloy frame, the machine is designed to cover all types of terrain, as shown in the presentation video below.

The motorcycle can accelerate to 80 km/h (50 mph).
The motorcycle can accelerate to 80 km/h (50 mph).

Producing a full 280 Nm torque with a powerful engine, the motorcycle can accelerate to 80 km/h (50 mph) and still weighs only 60 kg despite new changes. The FRX1 Trail Bike features a 50V Li-ion 2.2kWh battery pack, giving it a range of up to 100 km (62 miles), according to information provided by the manufacturer.

The electric motocross is already available for pre-order on the UBCO website at a price of $8,999, and the shipping expected to start in July of this year.

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