Kuberg Freerider now available in BOTH 8Kw and 12 Kw motor outputs.
Amazing adrenaline packed electric bike from Kuberg. European design and manufactured featuring high quality purpose built componentry.
Lightweight, rugged and exceptionally powerful Ð this fast, fun bike is perfect for both beginners and experienced riders, teens and adults.
What the Kuberg Freerider has to offer:
Power and Acceleration: 8kW or 12 KW of linear power provides extreme torque from start to top speed.
Dongle ready to communicate wirelessly with our mobile app to control and monitor functions, track and share rides, and monitor the battery level.
DNM Burner RB-RCP shock absorbers make for a smooth ride, whether climbing steep hills or hurdling over rocks.
Light and Agile:ÊAt 36kg, the Freerider is light for its size, highly responsive and easy-to-handle.ÊMinimal weight of Kuberg bikes brings more agility and a different dimension for your riding.
Hardened SBT 35 HRC 203 mm brake discs wonÕt heat up the way regular brake discs do, for longer disc life.
R D Department
Designed by dedicated dirt bike enthusiasts and hand-assembled by skilled mechanics in our own facility.
Low Maintenace and Easy setup
No oil, petrol, spark plug, carbie, kick start or exhaust makes for easy maintenance.
Kuberg Volt App
Connect our specially designed dongle (sold separately) to your Freerider to get to the heart of your bike. Easy to install, the dongle connects to all the bike’s sensors and communicates wirelessly to our app for iOS and Android.
And for parents, set the max torque and speed so your child stays in control.
|CONTROLLER||Kuberg BLDC PRO|
|INPUT STANDARD||110V OR 220V|
|TRANSMISSION||Clutchless one speed|
|FINAL DRIVE||80T/10T, chain 219H|
|FRAME||Steel double crade tube frame, powder-coated|
|SEAT HEIGHT||86 cm|
|HANDLEBAR HEIGHT||104 cm|
|FRONT AND REAR BRAKES||Hydraulic Disc System Tektro Auriga|
|BRAKE DISCS||Hardened 203 mm brake discs SBT 5 HRC 203 mm|
|BRAKE PADS||Sintered brake pads|
|FORKS||Manitou Dorado Expert 180 mm with air pump|
|SHOCK ABSORBER||DNB Burner RB-RCP|
|TIRES||20 x 2.5 Maxxis Creepy Crawler|
|CARRYING CAPACITY||Maximum 100 kg|
Best Electric Dirt Bikes For Adults
Electrically powered dirt bikes are still rare in America’s dirt tracks, with many riders hesitating to switch to an electric one because of the limited range. However, many manufacturers are putting their trust in this sector and are further developing the electric engine to revamp the pre-existing dirt bike segment. U.S. manufacturer Zero, for instance, now has a large number of electric dirt bikes in the market.
The range of electric dirt bikes were relatively less a decade ago, lately the number has started growing and this segment is steadily emerging from its niche.
So, even if some hardcore petrol heads are skeptical about these noiseless two-wheelers, the current range of models (and the upcoming ones) clearly indicate that this perception will soon be superseded. Besides, even long-standing motorcycle companies like KTM have at least one electric version in the market.
So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting and best electric dirt bikes that are currently available in the market.
Top 10 Electric Dirt Bikes For Adults
KTM Freeride E-XC
The Freeride has been in KTM’s line-up since 2014. The latest version of this extreme electric off-road bike is called the Freeride E-XC. It features an electric motor with 18 kW/24.5 HP of power and three different riding modes: Economy, Enduro, and Cross. One battery charge is enough for 90 minutes of fun riding even in difficult terrains.
Not only does the Freeride offer advantages in terms of the environment but the cost of maintaining this bike is reduced when compared to an equivalent motorcycle powered by combustion engine. For example, the cost to fully charge the E-XC is less than 0.9 dollars. This cost would be approximately 4-5 times higher in case of a petrol engine.
When operating at full throttle, the electric Freeride can reach a top speed of up to 80 km/h in mode 3 (max. 18 kW; mode 2 up to 16 kW), while in mode 1 it even performs energy conservation. Its wider handlebars, beefed-up suspension, and redesigned forks significantly improve directional stability, handling, and control.
Coupled with its impressive running time, the Freeride E-XC is an outstanding dirt bike for everyday practice without causing noise-sensitive neighbors to run amok.
PS: With this new electric dirt bike comes KTM’s long-term commitment to e-mobility, which started 10 years ago in KTM’s RD department in Mattighofen, Austria. Upcoming plans for this Austrian brand include a range of bikes such as e-minis and e-scooters, and a strengthening of the partnership with Pexco to offer new possibilities in crossover segment.
Price: USD 10,499
The Czech-based company Kuberg has introduced its electric-powered dirt bike Kuberg Ranger, which astonishes enthusiasts with a number of features. One of them includes an air-suspended seat mechanism that folds down when not in use.
In terms of power, the Kuberg Ranger is driven by an 8 kW/14 kW electric motor, with a maximum speed of 80 km/h, depending on the model. Its twin battery is designed to allow a range of 100 kilometers with a combined capacity of 2.3 kWh in Eco mode.
When in Race mode, the battery lasts around 75 minutes. And with the reserve from second battery, it lasts up to 120 minutes at full power. When not running at full throttle all the time, you get a range of 30 kilometers in race mode, and around 60 kilometers with secondary battery.
At the front a fully adjustable Manitou Dorado fork with 180 mm travel provides decent shock absorption. In addition, the Tektro Orion 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes ensure a decent stopping power, which is also responsible for energy regeneration from the braking.
There are no gears to change, as the Kuberg Ranger does not use a clutch or transmission. Above all, the top model comes with a small trailer that can be hitched to the rear wheel. While only 30 kg can be transported, that is still more than what you can fit in your backpack.
Price: USD 8,799
The Freerider, as the name suggests, is meant for anybody looking to wander into the woods or in the trails. This is a pretty unique electric bike, that falls somewhere in between the mountain bike and an off-road dirt bike. Featuring an electric motor, the Kuberg Freerider is capable of around 55 km/h with its 8-kW output, so not only are they build to go over anything, they are also built to get there really quickly!
Apart from the 8kW motor, this electric dirt bike is offered in 12kW 14kW output as well. The top speed for these premium models can go up to 85km/h!
With 180 millimeters, the suspension travel is quite decent and will run over all sorts of terrain with ease. In addition, the brakes are made of special rubber, to prevent overheating and thus prolong the durability. There is also a W-LAN connection on board to share the best lap times out with the riding community, which is also controllable through any Smart phone.
One of the most versatile bikes in the electric market, the Freerider is a lightweight, incredibly powerful, ultra-fast, and yet easy to ride dirt bike. So, whether you are looking for something fun to ride, to cruise with the kids, to commute, or to take along your camper, look no further than the Freerider.
Price: USD 4,999
Zero FX ZF 7.2
With a weight of 131 kilograms, the Zero FX ZF7.2 is the easiest of all electric dirt bikes to maneuver and control on any kind of dirt track. At take-off, the acceleration is both smooth and responsive, thanks to the brushless motor.
Japanese rubber tires from IRC mounted on the narrow-spoked wheels delivers ample amount of traction. And the rear wheel brakes are very responsive as well. over, this e-bike imparts full confidence to the rider even around the curves and while drifting.
The FX Zero corners quite precisely on dirt due to its narrow tires. In addition, thanks to its wide handlebars, shorter wheelbase, and fairly sharp turning radius (64 degrees), the handling is also very good. The 41 mm inverted cartridge forks from Showa exhibit a decent performance and handle even the roughest and deepest bumps quite efficiently.
Performance wise, its 46 HP (34 kW) motor is capable of going up to a maximum speed of 137 km/h. Other noteworthy features include; a clutch less direct drive transmission system, Bosch Gen 9 ABS, Pirelli Scorpion tires, and a single Z-Force Li-Ion battery that can last up to 146 kilometers on highway and around 63 kilometers off-road.
Price: USD 11,595
Electric Motion Escape
Are you looking for a soul mate? Well, look no further than Electric Motion’s Escape.
Agreed, a dirt bike may not be an ideal replacement when it comes to cuddling or holding hands. But you won’t have to invite it to dinner either!
On a serious note, you may be wondering what exactly are we talking about? A French-based manufacturer in 2010 came up with its first electric dirt bike. And with years of research and redesign, they finally came up with Escape, which is a more refined, agile, and performance centric e-bike.
Riders can even purchase a model with an option to make it road legal (lights, license plate holder, indicators, mirrors).
It comes equipped with a permanent magnet motor with a rated power of 6 kW and a maximum power of 11 kW. It has a 50.4 V lithium-ion battery with a top speed of 75 km/h and a riding range of 61 kilometers.
Battery charging time is approximately 4 hours with a 15A charger, whereas with a 25A charger the charging time is approximately 2 hours. It has a steel frame, telescopic fork with 175 mm travel, rear central shock absorber with 170 mm travel, adjustable suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and ground clearance of 320 mm.
Price: USD 10,299
Sur-Ron X Bike
With global environmental issues, many car and motorcycle brands have had to resort to alternatives to develop energy efficient products. Even bicycle brands have started to develop innovative products to compete in this segment. With the introduction of Sur Ron, the first lightweight electric off-road bike, with a modern and cross-country look, things got more interesting.
Its power unit is similar to a 110cc motorbike, making it ideal for day-to-day commute as well as weekend off-road activities. The tires, suspension, and brakes are all built in accordance with off-roading standards.
With its ultra-light weight (50 kilograms), it significantly lowered the barrier to enter into the off-roading segment for riders!
What’s more? The Sur-Ron has developed a new way to play with off-road motorcycles and has become a great companion in exploring and discovering new roads, making off-roading and adventure easy for everyone.
The Sur-Ron has a massive 60V 32Ah battery pack which is almost 2000-watt hours! It also comes equipped with an electric motor that has a maximum power of 6kW, moreover, this amount of power is packed into a lightweight and well-engineered frame that easily handles heavy off-road jumps.
Thanks to a substantial reduction in RPMs between the engine and the rear wheel, the requirement for battery booster is reduced, thus the engine also runs more economically.
Price: USD 4,200
Segway Dirt eBike X260
Segway’s dirt bike is based on the Sur-Ron X electric bike. Since Segway is a major shareholder in Sur-Ron, the electric dirt bike presumably is a joint development of both. As a result, Segway is very much similar to the Sur-Ron X.
The biggest difference, however, is the Segway Ninebot app which connects to the e-bike via Bluetooth and allows the rider to select different speed modes and tune the power.
The app also has a torque boost feature that allows you to adjust the motorcycle’s throttle response. Regenerative braking power is another feature in the app that allows you to customize the charging of battery via braking.
Two models of the Segway Dirt eBike are currently available in the market: X260 and X160. These two models differ primarily in terms of performance, size, and weight.
The more powerful and bigger model is the X260, which is intended to reach a maximum speed of 75 km/h. Thanks to a 32Ah lithium battery, which can be fully recharged in 4 hours, a maximum riding distance of 120 kilometers is possible. In addition, the electric motor delivers around 6.7 HP of power at its peak.
Up front, you also get a 19-inch tire specifically built for off-road use. Along with this, a long and fully adjustable upside-down fork is also included. When it comes to weight, Segway flaunts a feather-light figure of just 55 kilograms.
Price: USD 4,999
Segway Dirt eBike X160
The X160 is slightly smaller and lighter version of its sibling X260. It is therefore primarily designed to be used in terrain where low weight of the bike is preferred over high engine power.
A lightweight aluminum frame is used in the construction of X160. Furthermore, its wheelbase is slightly smaller than that of X260, measuring 1,250 mm compared to 1,265 mm for the X260. In addition, the seat height has been lowered from 810 mm to 760 mm.
Segway has installed a 20Ah lithium battery in the smaller version, which can also be recharged in 4 hours which further allows a maximum riding range of 65 kilometers.
In addition, the motor only has 5 HP of maximum output, which means that the maximum speed, is also reduced to around 50 km/h. Segway also equips the X160 with a 17-inch front wheel. However, the X160, due to its tremendous weight reduction now weighs in at just 47 kilograms. The headlamp has also been removed, consequently, potential buyers will have to forgo off-road rides in the dark.
Other noteworthy features include; adjustable frame to support riders of all sizes, multiple color options, world-wide shipping, and Bluetooth connectivity that lets you connect with Segway Ninebot app.
Price: USD 3,499
Bultaco Brinco R
This caught us by surprise, and yet it has come at the perfect time. We are talking about the new Bultaco Brinco! The brand has stated a top speed of 60 km/h, a weight of 39 kilograms, and an approximate riding distance of 100 kilometers.
Surely there are others out there who, like us, do not feel the need to name everything. But when it comes to a vehicle, it is essential to define exactly what it is and to name it correctly so that it is bound by one set of rules and not others.
In this case, we are talking about a two-wheeled vehicle with pedals and a small electric motor. However, not only does it exceed the 25km/h limit to remain as a hybrid bicycle, but it also goes beyond the 45km/h maximum speed limit applicable to a moped. Thus, making it an electric dirt bike!
Thanks to the conventional bicycle frame, the compact dimensions are retained for this dirt bike. The only exception, however, is the presence of a motor that is mounted underneath. This 1 kW electric motor is attached to the main frame and has a small capacity lithium-ion battery. Charging the battery takes just a couple of hours from a regular socket.
There are three different modes in which the dirt bike can be used: Sport, Tour, and Economy.
Eco mode does not give any independence to the rider, all the engine does in Eco mode is assist you in pedalling. The rider has the option to exert less effort and thereby cover farther distances. Using Eco mode, you can keep the engine running for about 100km.
Likewise, tour mode allows you a riding distance of around 75 kilometers. And when in sports mode, all you need to do is ride your bicycle like an e-bike with the help of electric motor and this will give you a maximum riding distance of 60 kilometers.
Price: USD 5,400
Laws for Pedestrians, Bikes, E-Bikes and E-Scooters
Long Beach Municipal Code
Riding on Sidewalks. Prohibited Areas (LBMC 10.48.070 A) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within the following areas:
- Any business district
- Sidewalks of bridges
- Pedestrian underpasses or overpasses
- Sidewalks adjacent to any school building, church, recreation center, playground, or senior citizens’ residential development
- Within the area south of Ocean Boulevard between the Long Beach Museum of Art on the west and Bluff Park on the east;
- On the northern side of the Downtown Marina Mole (south of Shoreline Village) between Gangway A and Gangway P.
Riding on Sidewalks. Pedestrians (LBMC 10.48.070 B) Bicyclists riding on the sidewalk must yield to any pedestrian, and when overtaking and passing a pedestrian, shall give an audible signal and pass to the left of the pedestrian only under conditions permitting such movement in safety.
Riding on Sidewalks. Additional Sidewalks (LBMC 10.48.070 D) The following public ways shall be considered sidewalks:
- Seaside Walk south of Ocean Boulevard between 59th Place and and 69th Place, known as the Boardwalk
- Bay Shore Walk north of Ocean Boulevard between 55th Place and 69th Place
Riding on Sidewalks. Officers Exempt (LBMC 10.48.070 E) Section 10.48.070 shall not apply to a bicycle operated by any officer employed by the City while on duty.
California Vehicle Code
Bicyclist Rights (CVC 21200) Bicyclists have all the rights and responsibilities of vehicle drivers.
Alcohol and Drugs (CVC 21200.5)It is against the law to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Equipment (CVC 21201 and 21204)Bicycles must be equipped with at least a brake which allows operators to execute to a wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement. Handlebars must not be higher than the rider’s shoulders. Bicycles must be small enough for the rider to stop, support it with one foot on the ground, and restart safely. At night, bicycles must be equipped with a white headlight or white light attached to the rider and visible from the front. Bicycles must also have a rear red reflector and white or yellow pedal reflectors. There must be a white or yellow reflector on the front of the bicycle visible from the side, and a red or white reflector on the rear of the bicycle visible from the side. All riders must have a permanent, regular seat. Bicycle passengers less than 40 lbs. must have a seat which retains them in place and protects them from moving parts.
Use of the Roadway (CVC 21202) Bicycles traveling slower than the normal speed of traffic must ride as close to the right side of the road as practicable except: when passing, preparing for a left turn, to avoid hazards and dangerous conditions or if the lane is too narrow.
Bicycle Path Crossing (CVC 231.6) A “bicycle path crossing” is the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of a bike path where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles. Or any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for bicycle crossing by lines or other markings on the street surface.
Hitching Rides (CVC 21203) Bicyclists may not hitch rides on vehicles.
Carrying Articles (CVC 21205) Bicyclists may not carry items which keep them from using at least one hand upon the handlebars.
Motorized Bicycles (CVC 21207.5) Motorized bicycles may not be used on bike paths or trails, bike lanes, or other bikeways.
Bicycle Lane Use (CVC 21208) Bicyclists traveling slower than traffic must use bike lanes except when making a left turn, passing, or avoiding hazardous conditions.
Obstruction of Pedestrians (CVC 21210) Bicyclists may not leave bicycles on their sides on the sidewalk or park bicycles in a manner which obstructs pedestrians.
Bikeway Obstruction (CVC 21211) No one may stop on or park a bicycle on a bicycle path.
Helmets (CVC 21212) Bicyclists and passengers under age 18 must wear an approved helmet when on a bicycle.
Direction of Travel (CVC 21650) Bicyclists must travel on the right side of the roadway in the direction of traffic.
3-Feet for Safety Act (CVC 21760) When passing a bicyclist, drivers of motor vehicles must provide bicyclists with a three feet buffer between their motor vehicle and the bicyclist. If roadway conditions do not allow for a three feet buffer, the driver must slow down when passing a bicyclist.
Toll Bridges (CVC 23330) Bicyclists may not cross a toll bridge unless permitted by signs.
Headphones (CVC 27400) Bicyclists may not wear earphones in both ears or a headset covering both ears, except hearing aids.
California Vehicle Code
Bicycle Lane Use (CVC 21229) E-scooter riders must use a bike lane when one is provided.
Possession of a Driver’s License (CVC 21235d)E-scooter riders must have a driver’s license or instruction permit. Additionally, e-scooter vendors in Long Beach require that riders must be 18 years of age to rent a shared scooter.
Riding on Streets Over 25 MPH (CVC 21235 b) No riding on streets with a speed limit in excess of 25 MPH unless ridden in a bicycle lane.
Double-Riding (CVC 21235 e) Operate a motorized scooter with any passengers in addition to the operator.
Hand Placement (CVC 21235 f) Ride with at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
Sidewalk Riding (CVC 21235 g) No riding on the sidewalk unless to leave adjacent property.
Hand Placement (CVC 21235 h) E-scooter cannot have handlebars above the shoulder.
Equipment Brakes (CVC 21235 a) No riding equipment without brakes.
Parking on Sidewalk (CVC 21235 i) Do not leave a motorized scooter lying on any sidewalk unless there is an adequate path for pedestrian travel.
Hitching Rides (CVC 21235 j) Attach the motorized scooter or rider while on the roadway to any other vehicle on the roadway.
Helmets (CVC 21235 c) E-scooter riders under 18 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet. The requirement for riders age 18 and over to wear helmet while riding was repealed effective January 1, 2019.
Long Beach Municipal Code
Riding on Private Property (LBMC 9.42.100)E-scooters cannot be ridden on private property.
Riding on Beach Path (LBMC 10.38.020) It is illegal to ride an e-scooter on any beach bike path or adjacent to the marina and sidewalks.
California Vehicle Code
Pedestrians Crossing at Intersections (CVC 21950) A driver shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing at any marked crosswalk or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle if it would create an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Pedestrians on Sidewalk (CVC 21952) When driving over or upon a sidewalk, a driver shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian.
Pedestrians Not in Crosswalk (CVC 21954) Outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk, pedestrians shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
Pedestrians Crossing near Signalized Intersections (CVC 21955 )Between adjacent signalized intersections, pedestrians shall only cross the roadway in a crosswalk.
Vehicles Blocking Crosswalk (CVC 21970) Drivers shall not block a marked or unmarked crosswalk or sidewalk.
Hailing Rides (CVC 21957) Pedestrians must hail rides while standing on the sidewalk, not in the roadway.
Pedestrians in Bikeway (CVC 21966) No pedestrian shall walk along a bikeway where there is an adjacent adequate pedestrian facility.
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Off the Beaten Path: The 7 Best Electric Dirt Bikes You Can Buy Today
If you ever decide to take the road less traveled, a dirt bike will make all the difference.
You see, when the ancient spirit of adventure calls, you never know where she’ll lead you. And let’s be real, the allure of hitting dirt, gravel or loose rocks on two wheels is really strong even for the most chastened folks.
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Electric powertrains are a thing now, and dirt bikes have not been left behind. Imagine instant acceleration, smooth power delivery, a quieter ride, and zero emissions! Everyone who has tried an electric dirt bike will tell you that it is as good as it sounds.
If you’re ready for instant torque and a fair amount of adrenaline, wear your helmet and hold tight because we are about to give you a ride on some of the best electric dirt bikes on the market today.
How to Choose the Best Electric Dirt Bike
Electric dirt bikes are not created equal. Here is a list of some of the most important traits to consider when buying a bike.
Just like gas-powered dirt bikes, electric bikes come in different flavors. Some come with puny motors and low capacity battery packs, while others rock drives so powerful they can only be tamed by experienced riders.
The former best suits young, inexperienced, or relatively light riders. This is because the low power output makes for an easier learning curve.
But if you are no stranger to the road, you’ll want to go for one of the higher-powered rides. You will, however, still need to allow yourself some time to get accustomed to the instant torque, especially if you’ve not been on an e-bike before.
The range is the distance you can cover on a single charge. This depends on a variety of factors, chief of which is the capacity of the battery pack.
Your riding style (hard vs. light), motor size, and power requirements are other factors that will be at play here.
Manufacturers will usually display an estimate of the bike range, so pay attention to these estimates before deciding on what to buy.
The weight of a bike significantly influences its dynamics and its ideal rider. The general rule of thumb is that the heavier you are, the heavier the bike you should get and vice versa.
This rule, however, doesn’t hold true in all situations. Advances in material science, for instance, now allow for light bikes to support high loads.
In addition, adjustable suspensions now allow you to tune your bike’s dynamics to your exact liking, regardless of your weight.
However, it is best that you try out a bike before you buy it, or at least check its weight and compare it to other bikes you are comfortable with.
This way, you’ll adapt faster and without the need for too many tweaks and/or modifications.
The 7 Best Dirt Bikes you Can Buy Today
It doesn’t matter whether you are young or young at heart; if you want a thrill, we are giving it to you like you’ve never had it before. The following are some of the best dirt bikes you can buy today.
KTM Freeride E-XC
KTM is one of the biggest names in motorsport, with successes in road racing (MotoGP), Supercross, and Motocross.
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They forayed into the world of electric dirt bikes with their Freeride E-XC, which features a permanent magnet synchronous motor that makes up to 18 kW and 30 lb-ft of torque.
You can choose from three power modes, Economy (up to 50 km/h), Enduro (up to 16kW), and Cross (no restrictions).
From a 230v, 10A/ 13A power source, the bike’s 3.9 kWh power pack charges to 80% in 75 minutes then takes a further 35 minutes to get to 100%. When full, KTM estimates that the pack should be good for at least an hour of hard riding.
The E-XC is clutchless, which allows for the rear brake master cylinder to be mounted on the handlebar, making it easier to initiate a drift.
The formula brakes will help control that drift, with 260mm discs at the front and 220mm units at the rear.
Further, the E-XC features a composite frame. Its open lower section and aluminum skid plate enhance stiffness, ensuring the bike remains stable even in high jumps.
The 43 mm WP Xplor fork at the front has 250mm of travel. The rear, on the other hand, is adorned by a WP PDS Xplor damper that offers 260mm of travel. Each setup is adjustable, though you may not need to since the seat is only 900mm high.
Cake Kalk OR
Cake, a Swedish company, is a relatively new entrant into the electric bike arena, but you need to relax because you are in good hands.
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The Kalk OR (off-road) is an amalgamation of mountain and moto bike, packaged in an unmistakably Scandinavian design. Everything from the large sprocket on the rear wheel, to the large boxy area under the seat, to the two knobs and four LEDs on the handlebar is built for efficiency.
Kalk OR’s 11kW motor is powered by a 2.6kWh, 51.8 volt, 50Ah battery pack.
The 12 tooth front sprocket combines with the 80.tooth rear sprocket (we said it was large) for an output of 206 lb-ft of torque, a figure that many four-stroke engines do not reach.
Battery packs are swappable, although, as is usually the case with electric bikes, the replacement is likely to cost you a tidy sum.
Don’t forget; there are three power modes you can choose from.
Power mode one, Explore, limits acceleration and the top speed to 29 mph. Mode two, Excite, lifts some of the acceleration limits, significantly increasing sportiness. Excel unleashes the full fury of the motor.
Zero Motorcycles Zero FX Bike
The Zero FX is an electric dual-sport motorcycle-basically a dirt bike with a license plate. It’s a sleek thing with distinctive sharp lines and futuristic looks.
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This bike makes 78 lb-ft of torque, which might not seem like much compared to some of the other bikes on this list, but is more than the Ducati Panigale 959 makes.
If you get a little too ham-fisted on the throttle, however, the instant torque will be comparable to a clutch drop from 8000 rpm.
The power modes rectify this, though, so you don’t crash into someone’s truck on the freeway gridlock.
You should get about 91 miles of range in the city and 39 miles on the highway. The reason for this is that due to regenerative braking, riding in start-stop traffic actually recharges the battery more than highway riding.
The bike can get to 85 mph, which is impressive given that it weighs more than 265 pounds.
Alta Motors Redshift MX Electric Dirt Bike
Despite the fact that Alta Motors closed shop more than a year ago, the Redshift MX lives on as one of the best electric dirt bikes there is.
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Admittedly, there’s nothing too spectacular about the Redshift MX’s looks, but you will be getting high ground clearance and beefy tires. All 42 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque are available on tap, although the delivery will depend on what power mode you’re on.
There are four of those to choose from, namely Eco, Sport, Performance, and Overclocked.
Eco mode is the mildest, designed for beginners, those getting themselves accustomed to the bike, or when limping the bike home after a riding session.
Power delivery is smooth but quite obviously muted because of the preference for the economy. Sport mode kicks things up a notch, performance mode bumps power up even more, and overclock breaks all the horses loose.
It is important to note, however, that as you go higher up the modes, you get lower battery life, which is why the fastest mode is estimated to only last you 30 minutes.
WP forks adorn both ends of the bike, with each fork offering full adjustability. And a pair of Brembo calipers will hastily and confidently bring the 249-pound machine to a stop.
Which is important since this bike is really fast.
Kuberg FreeRider Electric Dirt Bike
Designed and built in Europe, the FreeRider is Kuberg’s flagship bike and is available in two motor options.
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Like some other bikes on this list, the Kuberg Freerider is part motorcycle, part mountain bike.
A lot of its parts are sourced from mountain bikes, including its MX-inspired seat, the Manitou Dorado front fork, and the Burner RB-RCP rear shock.
Under the seat is a 22.2Ah trapezoidal lithium-ion battery pack. Ninety minutes will get the pack from 0 to 80%, and in 30 more minutes, the pack should be completely full.
Directly in front of the pack is the motor controller, while beneath it is the motor itself. As mentioned above, you get a choice of two drives, an 8kW (11hp) motor or a 12kW (16hp) motor.
Kuberg says the 79-pound bike should top out at 24 mph and that you should get at least an hour of ride time when riding at full throttle.
203mm discs at the front and rear provide the excellent stopping power, and the 20 –inch Maxxis Creepy Crawler tires will provide excellent grip in all situations.
Bultaco Brinco R Electric Dirt Bike
Bultaco has, for a long time, been known for trials bikes. They were very successful in that category with eight world titles and four Scottish six-day trials to show for it.
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Having gone underground for a few decades, they have now been reincarnated as an electric bike maker. We must mention the Bultaco Brinco R here, a refreshing blend of mountain and dirt bike.
The bike is powered by a 2000 watt rear-mounted drive motor. Three power levels (Eco, Tour, Sport) determine its aggressiveness (and range).
The Bultaco has pedals that are completely independent of the drive system so you can choose to power the bike yourself, use the throttle, or combine both. Just like a mountain bike, you can change the gearing ratio on the fly using the bike’s epicyclic gearing system.
Bultaco also added a power control feature that works a lot like your car’s cruise control.
It allows you to consistently maintain one power level with the same amount of thrust, removing the need to use the throttle.
At 86 pounds, this bike is not too heavy, so you can easily pedal back home when its battery pack runs out of juice.
Jeep eBike by QuietKat
Jeep is one of the latest carmakers to enter the electric bike market (after Skoda, SEAT, and GM joined the electrified two-wheeler game).
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They partnered with QuietKat, and in true Jeep fashion, the bike is incredibly capable off-road. At first glance, it doesn’t look like a typical dirt bike- what with the pedals sticking out of the sides, the spindly frame, and the overall un-dirt-bike like looks- but do not let that fool you.
At the heart of the Jeep,e-bike is the mind-blowingly powerful Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor that makes 118 lb-ft of torque, a number that’s well within compact car territory.
Although that mill has been known to make up to 1.5kW of power on other bikes, Jeep has seemingly down-tuned it to 750W, presumably to keep the bike road legal.
A 14AH, 48v battery pack can run the bike between 30 and 60 miles. The bike also sports a 9-speed Shimano setup, which once again points to a mountain bike as opposed to a dirt bike. But as said before, this bike is at home on a mountain trail as it is on a dirt track.
QK custom Inverted air fork keeps the ride fairly smooth while the fat tires and the 88 pounds of weight make for an easy ride in and out of the badlands.
Who says that we can’t have the best of the present without harming our future? This is what electric dirt bikes promise; speed, thrill and all without the guilt of carbon emissions.
There are those who choose to see the limits, but if you have never sat on an electric dirt bike, you wouldn’t understand why many of us swear by them.
True. Good electric dirt bikes don’t come cheap.
Take the example of the Cake Kalk OR. While it could cost over 13,000, you get a three-hour runtime, which could accommodate anything from jumping obstacles to ripping the trails. And the bike only weighs half of what motor cross bikes weigh.
The KTM Freeride E-XC is good enough and doesn’t cost as much.