UBCO 2×2 SE Electrical Bike First Look Preview


The new UBCO 2x2 SE navigating the dirtier and funner parts of Oregon.

The brand new UBCO 2×2 SE navigating the dirtier and funner components of Oregon. (UBCO/)

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 telephone 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 pace restrict.

In any other case, brakes have been upgraded. Our final street (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 navy grade. MSRP is $6,999, which places it on the larger 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 troublesome value level, however the high quality, match, and end of UBCO are spectacular.

Not conversant in UBCO? It’s principally the alternative of the urban-based Super73 line. Designed for nation and/or mild 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.

Obtainable proper now.

Waterproof tail bag and center carryall along with phone mount adds to the UBCO 2x2 SE’s utility.

Waterproof tail bag and middle carryall together with telephone mount provides to the UBCO 2×2 SE’s utility. (UBCO/)

Larger brake rotors, calipers, reservoirs, and levers help stop the UBCO 2x2 SE.

Bigger brake rotors, calipers, reservoirs, and levers assist cease the UBCO 2×2 SE. (UBCO/)

Waterproof tail bag doubles as a removable tote.

Waterproof tail bag doubles as a detachable tote. (UBCO/)

Waterproof tail bag folds out for increased storage, up to 30-liter capacity.

Waterproof tail bag folds out for elevated storage, as much as 30-liter capability. (UBCO/)

The UBCO 2x2 SE is at home in questionable urban environments, as well as on the dirt.

The UBCO 2×2 SE is at house in questionable city environments, in addition to on the filth. (UBCO/)

Muddy fun in Oregon: The UBCO 2x2 SE hitches a ride with Sprinter friend.

Muddy enjoyable in Oregon: The UBCO 2×2 SE hitches a trip with Sprinter pal. (UBCO/)

Explore and roam close to 70 miles of gorgeous vistas with the UBCO 2x2 SE.

Discover and roam near 70 miles of attractive vistas with the UBCO 2×2 SE. (UBCO/)

UBCO 2×2 SE Technical Specs and Worth

MOTOR 2 x 1kW Flux2 brushless DC air-cooled motors
BATTERY Lithium-ion 2.1/3.1kWh
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.
WHEELBASE 47.8 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 32.0 in.
CONTACT ubco.com



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