UBCO 2×2 SE Electrical Bike First Look Preview
New Zealand–primarily based UBCO is freshening issues up with a special-edition 2×2 electrical bike, merely named the UBCO 2×2 SE. Becoming a member of the 2×2 ADV (learn the Entrance Wheel Burnouts and Utilitarian Enjoyable: Meet the UBCO 2×2 article) and 2×2 WRK, the 2×2 SE provides just a few extra niceties for touring. And it will get improved brakes, which is simply plain good.
The SE comes with a removable waterproof tail bag (30-liter capability) designed particularly for the ample rear rack, plus a middle carryall bag (12L capability) that attaches above the battery between the rider’s legs. A mechanically locking Peak Design cellphone mount has additionally been added, with (claimed) vibration damping. It’s a bit beneath the sight line, so possibly don’t use it for navigation whereas navigating something on the claimed 30 mph velocity restrict.
In any other case, brakes have been upgraded. Our final highway (and off-road) check discovered the 2×2 ADV’s brakes to be as much as the duty, however larger is often higher. The SE will get bigger brake rotors, bigger four-piston calipers, bigger reservoirs, and bigger brake levers. Befitting an EV bike with no pedals, the brakes are DOT bike grade. Bigger brake pads with a longer-lasting compound spherical issues out, along with a lighter, smaller entrance fender.
This Particular Version clocks in at 1,000 examples, individually numbered on the swingarm. A brand new seat and a few good straps for the entrance rack are additionally a part of the bundle. Lastly, it will get a inexperienced coloration that splits the distinction between seafoam and army grade. MSRP is $6,999, which places it on the increased vary of the eBike class. However the 2×2 ADV and 2×2 WRK fashions have come down in value to $4,999, from $6,999 and $5,999 respectively. It’s a tricky value level, however the high quality, match, and end of UBCO are spectacular.
Not aware of UBCO? It’s mainly the other of the urban-based Super73 line. Designed for nation and/or gentle off-road adventures, the two-wheel-drive configuration runs on two separate hub-mounted 1kW motors. You get about 4 hp and as much as 75 miles of vary. You additionally get to do entrance wheel burnouts whereas climbing throughout God’s creation, together with massive American race locales.
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UBCO 2×2 SE Technical Specs and Value
|MOTOR||2 x 1kW Flux2 brushless DC air-cooled motors|
|CLAIMED CHARGE TIME||6 hr.|
|CLAIMED RANGE||75 miles|
|CLAIMED HORSEPOWER||3.2 hp|
|FRAME||Alloy tube trellis cradle|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||UBCO ATFZ, preload and rebound adjustable; 130mm (5.1 in.) journey|
|REAR SUSPENSION||UBCO ATF, preload and rebound adjustable; 120mm (4.7 in.) journey|
|FRONT BRAKE||DOT motorcycle-grade 4-piston caliper, UBCO Quadratic² brake system, passive regenerative braking|
|REAR BRAKE||DOT motorcycle-grade 4-piston caliper, UBCO Quadratic² brake system, passive regenerative braking|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR||Aluminum; 17 x 1.85 in./17 x 2.75 in.|
|SEAT HEIGHT||32.0 in.|
|CLAIMED WEIGHT||155 lb.|