Electric vehicle start-up Graft has unveiled the new EO.12, a high-performance electric motorbike honed for use on trails and motocross events.
Available to order now, and set to arrive in the UK towards the end of the year, the new machine has been developed by the Taiwanese firm over the last two years, and is intended as the first in a family of off-road electric vehicles that will also include four-wheeled ATVs and UTVs.
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The EO.12 features a 25kW and 324lb ft motor, but weighs just 50kg including batteries, in part due to the use of lightweight materials. It has a top speed of 50mph.
Unusually for an off-road bike, the machine features carbon-fibre wheels. There’s also a frame machined from aluminium billet, while parts of the drivetrain use 3D-printed titanium. Graft claims the EO.12 will offer the highest power-to-weight ratio yet seen on an electric motorbike.
All Graft machines will use the same 2.7kWh swappable lithium-ion batteries, which the firm says will help address concerns from riders about machines becoming obsolete. On the EO.12 the battery allows for around three hours of riding, and it can be charged in around 1.5 hours.
There are large 21in wheels, along with three-way adjustable 42mm inverted fork front suspension, and an adjustable air shock absorber.
The EO.12 will be hand-built on a made-to-order basis in Graft’s factory in Taipei, and then shipped worldwide – including to the UK. US pricing will start from $8500 (£7050).
The firm was founded by American-born engineer Azizi Tucker, who said that he launched the firm “out of a lifetime of passion in racing on two and four wheels combined with a 15-year career working in the electric vehicle industry.”
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