VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - Motorino Electric Cycles, Canada's oldest manufacturer and distributor of electric bikes and scooters, amps up the versatility of electric bikes with the release of its XMb model. Now available at local dealerships, Motorino's XMb model stands out with a rigid body and powerful electric engine built for off-road recreation and work.
"For the first time in fourteen years, we can offer our customers an electric bike capable of handling rough terrains and trails," says Steve Miloshev, president and owner of Motorino Electric Cycles. "The Motorino XMb is actually modeled on the classic motorcycles you've seen in WWII films but without the loud gas engine."
The XMb's rigid frame supports a powerful electric battery positioned low and upfront on the bike, evenly distributing weight and producing a low center of gravity for a reliably smooth ride. Its wheels are 20" in diameter and tires 4" in width that can be easily switched to off-road tires, transforming the bike into an all-terrain vehicle at ease on narrow trails. The XMb's electric motor hums, letting riders navigate the backcountry without disturbing nature, and is strong enough to haul a utility trailer.
"The XMb is a perfect choice for anyone who needs to get around on old logging roads, river banks, or open fields, from campers and fisherman to farmers and construction workers," says Miloshev. "Hunters will especially appreciate a motor that is quite powered by rechargeable battery."
The XMb 72V battery runs a powerful 12" motor that delivers extra torque without draining the battery. "The XMb motor is about 20% more efficient than the 10" hub motors," explains Miloshev. Coupled with Motorino's proprietary CCT sinewave controller, the bike can easily handle hills up to a 25% incline.
The XMb 72V battery lets riders drive a longer distance when compared to the 60V scooters. Riders can expect 60 kilometers in riding distance and can upgrade to a 28AH Lithium Phosphate battery for 80 kilometers.
The most distinctive feature of this bike is its eight litters gas tank that can be filled with gasoline to power a small and quite generator for 36hrs continuous run. This converts XMb into Chevy-Volt style hybrid vehicle and would allow to recharge the battery while riding and extend the range to anyone going off-road to more than 300km. Upon request, Motorino can install 72V/60AH battery manufactured for Nissan Leaf, extending the driving range to more than 150 kilometers on a single charge.
"Since people will be riding this on congested streets or rough trails, we also built in several safety features," added Miloshev. "We mounted a front protection bar, and the XMb's oversized hydraulic disk brakes are backed up with magnetic regenerative brakes for extra control."
The XMb is the latest addition to Motorino products and services responding to the growing demand for light electric vehicles (LEV). Last year, the company extended the warranties to five years for the electric drive systems for all bikes.
About Motorino Electric Cycles
Since its introduction in 2002, Motorino has become the premiere brand of electric motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles in Canada while earning a reputation for superior design, performance, quality, and customer support. In 2016, Motorino was profiled by Post Media as a company at the forefront of the electric bike and scooter industry. Motorino stands out through robust R&D and high-quality customer support, and by the end of 2015, the Vancouver-based company had sold close to 10,000 electric bikes across North America. For more information, visit www.motorino.ca
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