The all-wheel drive UBCO 2x2 electric motorbike is a game changer. Originally developed in New Zealand for back country and agricultural use, the whisper-quiet 2WD system with 1.2kw motors 2WD system delivers true all-terrain capabilities in a package that is about 50kg lighter than its motorbike counterparts. And with the latest upgrades and a street legal (road registered) version capable of speeds up to 50km/hr also available, it is more versatile than ever.
The UBCO is powered by a large yet compact 50V 48Ah quick-charge battery and packs two air-cooled brushless hub motors, one in each wheel, and regenerative braking. Recent drive system developments mean the motors can perform at higher efficiency for longer and 17" grippy tyres keep centre of gravity low for easy handling. It is rated to carry 150kg and dual suspension, wide padded seat, an extra strong frame and plenty of lugs for attaching racks means you have one mighty fun yet useful machine.
With 90Nm torque, a combined power of 2,000 watts (roughly 2.7 hp) and range of 50-100km, it effortlessly treads where other bikes will fail, on rough and muddy terrain and up very steep slopes, at a fraction of the normal running costs.