Want to go 400 plus miles (650 km) without stopping? That’s the proposition put forward by Motoped with this Survival edition moto. I’m not sure exactly how they figure that, but the give a few more details about it:
“A primary fuel tank plus the added fuel from two optional red side-mounted fuel tanks will take you 250 to 300 miles without a fill-up. That’s a good thing when you’re traveling through the desert on a horse with no name. . .”
These are 49cc bikes, but you can apparently also mount slightly larger bike engines to them. Top speed is 25mph, so they would be mostly city block cruisers, I’m guessing, but on the other hand they are light: 132 pounds. I wonder how they would be on sand, dirt, or climbing mountains?
Of course, the other feature of these is the ability to pedal them, something you can’t do with motorbikes.
Patented Jackshaft Pedal Drive System
Forged Aluminum Crank Arms
DNM Adjustable Front and Rear Suspension (6″ active travel)
4130 Chromoly Single Tube Frame
Double Heat Treated 6061 Aluminum Swing Arm
22″ by 6″ Aluminum Rear Rack (30 lbs. max load)
Hayes 9″ Hydraulic Front and Rear Disc Brakes
Durable 24″ and 26″ wheels with a wider, thicker, dual wall design
Rotopax 1 Gallon Storage Tanks (2)
Custom Motoped Performace Rear Hub
Engine Displacement – 49cc / 125cc
Max Horsepower – 49cc – 2.0 HP @ 7500 RPM / 125cc – 7.78 @ 7500 RPM
Max Torque – 49cc – 1.70 ft-lbs @ 5500 RPM / 125cc – 6 ft-lbs @ 5000 RPM
Starter Type – 49cc – Electric / 125cc – Electric & Kickstart
Front Suspension – 3-way Adjustable DNM Forks (6″ travel or optional 8″ travel)
Rear Suspension – 2-Way Adjustable DNM Shock
Brakes – Hayes Prime DH Hydraulic 4 Piston Calipers with 224mm (9″) Rotors
Rim Size – Alex Rims 26″ Front and 24″ Rear
Tire Size – Front: 26 x 2.6 Rear: 24 x 3
Wheelbase – 52″
Seat Height – 32″ (Standard – 6″ travel) 34″ (Optional – 8″ travel)
Max Speed – 24 MPH
Unit Weight – 132 lbs.
They cost $3,599.00 – $3,799.00 (base price, I think), but are currently sold out, according to Motoped.
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