Electric scooters and micro-mobility solutions are still relative newcomers to the streets, but their story has evolved rapidly. However, until now, we still hadn’t seen something like the new Kobra, an Italian electric scooter that has been designed to guarantee the safety of a real motorcycle on both city and off-road city terrains.
After ten years of work, Kobra is ready to make its debut. It was born from the need to face the city jungle in a safe and agile way. The e-scooter is equipped with a wide radius front wheel that adds stability, a motorcycle-inspired steel frame, and a double-disc brake combined with an electronic brake.
The tubular structure guarantees stability and flexibility, which together with SAE 304 stainless steel ensure the highest resistance. It is therefore designed to withstand the most extreme conditions, and with its exclusive geometry, it also has a large integrated cushioning effect.
There are two versions available of the new Kobra e-scooter: the Smart and the Climber. The Smart is equipped with a 350 W light motor, while the Climber version has a more powerful 500 W hub motor, which is powered by a frame-mounted lithium battery. Both have a 20-inch wheel in the front and a 16-inch in the rear. A full charge allows the electric scooter to reach more than 100 km (62 miles) at a maximum speed of 25 km/h (16 mph). The Climber is claimed to be able to tackle slopes of up to 35%, whereas the Smart tops out at 22%.
Safety is one of the main aspects of the Kobra. The anti-lock system of the tire allows you to stop with maximum stability, even in the event of emergency braking. Besides, the innovative Cruise Control is able to keep the set speed constant, independently adapting the amount of power needed on the flat, uphill and downhill, while recharging the battery.
Currently, Kobra e-scooter is a part of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, where it is available at a price of €2,170 ( around $2,630) in the Smart variant. And for the Climber version, the cost is €2,480 ($3000).