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What’s the cost?
In NZ, the bike costs $6999NZD incl GST. In Australia that’s $6999AUD incl GST. Kiwi customers, you can buy online – we take a direct deposit or credit card, but unfortunately cannot accept kumara as payment (at this time…).
If you’re in Australia and would like to purchase a bike, please contact your local dealer. We can only ship online orders to New Zealand based addresses at this point.
Can I get one overseas?
The Ubco 2×2 is currently for sale in New Zealand and Australia only. Unfortunately, due to international regulations and compliance rules, you cannot buy one here and have it shipped home, if home is in another country. Never fear though, we are working to launch across the world, staring with the UK and North America in Spring 2017. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the next territories on our list.
What is the top speed of the bike?
The top speed of the 2×2 is 45km per hour (30 mph) – of course, this varies depending on your terrain and load. Gravity kicks in and makes downhill fun, as the motors are freewheeling and don’t assist braking. Fun aside, do be careful, and always drive to the conditions, folks.
Is the 2×2 road legal?
The first edition 2×2 is for your off-road adventures only, but rest assured we are working towards a road legal version for release in late 2017. The road legal specs will be released then, but the frame design won’t change.
Do I need a driver’s licence to ride the 2×2?
You do not need a licence to drive an off-road vehicle. When the bike becomes road legal, you will indeed need a driver’s licence.
How much can I carry?
We recommend you do not exceed your body weight in cargo or ride with over 200kg total. Cargo should be evenly distributed between front and rear. We’ve got some accessories in the works to help you load up your gear – watch this space!
What size engine would this be equivalent to?
Electric motors behave very differently than internal combustion engines. The main difference is electric motors achieve maximum torque at low rpm, which is the opposite of an internal combustion engine.
How far can the bike go on a full charge?
Just like any vehicle or bike, the heavier your hand is, the quicker you will run out of juice. In general, the bike can travel up to 100km/60mi on a full charge, but this can vary depending on load, terrain, maximum speed and so on.
Can I use the bike to charge my tools when out and about?
You sure can — we can’t have our technology going flat, can we?! The Ubco 2×2 has a DC 12V output (cigarette lighter style) rated to 10 amps (120W). It also has two snazzy little USB outputs for charging your phone and other hand-held devices.
Are the electric hub motors synchronized or do they run independently?
The 2×2 motors are powered independently, and are not connected mechanically. Power to both wheels, rather than just one or the other, is most efficient for the battery.
Is there an option to switch off one of the two motors to save power?
No – it’s more economical and less straining for the motors to share the load.
What is the voltage of the battery?
The Ubco battery is rated at 50.4V (58.8V fully charged).
Can I buy more than one battery, so I can keep moving? Is it hard to swap out?
Indeed, you can. Simply undo the strap, lift the seat and pull the battery out by the handles. Pop your replacement battery in and you are good to go. You can buy replacement batteries, simply contact your local dealer.
Do I have to take the battery out to charge the bike?
No you don’t – you can plug the charger into a port on the console. In saying that, if you wish to take the battery out to charge, you can do so.
Where can I get spare or extra parts?
Talk to us or contact your local dealer; either one of us will be able to supply you with what you need.
Can I charge the battery using solar power?
Good on you for going off the grid! The bike has a 40Ah Lithium-Ion battery, so you would need to accommodate that in your daily energy usage. On a standard power line in NZ, a full charge takes 6-8 hours.
Can I ride the bike underwater?
We have made every effort to ensure the components are protected from typical wear and tear, and splashes while riding – but the battery and internal components can suffer from being fully submerged.
We advise you do not submerge your bike past the axle / foot peg height or for long periods. Be sure to hose down the bike promptly if it is exposed to salt water. Evidence of full submersion can void your warranty.
What if I don’t like white? Can I get a pink one?
The first round of 2×2’s comes in white only. You can customise with attachments on the accessory lugs — holsters, carry bags, tassles, you name it. We may look into other colours in the future — drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to see next!