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The new Ubco 2X2 is an electric utility bike from Ubco Limited in New Zealand. As its model name suggests, this practical motorbike features dual electric motors that power both wheels.
It also boasts a lightweight frame, high cargo capacity, low-maintenance components and environment-friendly features. The 2X2 can be used for a wide range of occupational and recreational purposes.
This motorbike weighs 110 pounds, so it’s comparatively easy to push short distances. An aluminum-alloy frame and lighter electric components help to minimize its weight. At the same time, the Ubco 2X2 is capable of carrying around 440 pounds. This means that it can safely haul 291 pounds worth of equipment, supplies, and accessories if the rider weighs 150 pounds.
The bike’s 40 amp li-ion battery connects to a 500-watt charger that fully energizes it in about four hours. This enables it to travel approximately 60 to 90 miles, depending on the terrain. The battery also supplies auxiliary power through USB and 12-volt outlets. Ubco estimates that riders only pay 60 cents to travel 62 miles at up to 28 miles per hour.
The design of the Ubco 2X2 eliminates a variety of repairs and routine maintenance tasks.
It has no fuel tank, chains, transmission, gears, clutch or exhaust system. There’s never any engine oil to add or change. If anything goes wrong, owners can benefit from the manufacturer’s decision to include a two-year guarantee.
Although it has a larger carbon footprint than a foot-powered bicycle, this motorbike is eco-friendly in several ways.
It creates no direct emissions or exhaust gas. An LED headlight uses relatively little power and rarely needs replacement. Additionally, the bike runs silently, so it does less to disturb the natural world.
This motorbike is equipped to perform well in both rural areas and in the cities. It can easily handle dirt roads, steep hills, and slippery surfaces.
The two-wheel drive system and 32mm rear shock absorbers help to make this possible. This utility bike also features thick tires that provide excellent traction.
Thanks to dual cargo racks, easy accessory installation and auxiliary power jacks, the Ubco 2X2 is highly versatile.
People can use it when they hunt, fish or camp. Additionally, this bike is useful for riders who make deliveries, control pests or perform security work. It could help emergency personnel rescue people in disaster areas as well.
The Ubco 2X2 offers it all.
It is a powerful yet eco-friendly bike that can travel long distances with heavy loads. It is also easy to transport, maintain and customize.
This particular model has yet to go into production, but future riders have the option to pre-order one of the initial 100 units before they are manufactured.