FAQ

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What’s the cost?

The 2017 2×2 costs $5999USD and the 2018 2×2 costs $6999USD plus any applicable taxes or shipping fees if you aren’t picking the bike up from an Authorized Dealer. You can request a quote online, and we will be in touch to complete the purchase.

If you’re in Canada and would like to purchase a bike, please contact us as we are aiming to service Canada in the future! We can only ship orders to US based addresses at this point.

What countries can I purchase an UBCO 2×2 in?

We are currently available in New Zealand, Australia and the US but are working towards being available in markets beyond these. All going to plan we should see you in the UK and Europe within the next year and in other markets thereafter. If you would like to be kept informed about our new markets you can sign up to our newsletter here.

What is the top speed of the 2×2?

The top speed of the both the 2018 2×2 and 2017 2×2 is 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 2018 2×2 is road registerable, meaning you can take your adventure both on- and off-road. The 2017 edition 2×2 is for your off-road adventures only.

Do I need a driver’s license to ride the 2×2?

The 2018 2×2 is classed as a motor driven cycle or moped, so a license may be required for on-road use depending on your local state laws. However, if you are using it as an off-road, unregistered vehicle, or riding the 2017 2×2 off-road, you won’t require a license.

How much can I carry?

We recommend you do not exceed your body weight in cargo or ride with over 330lbs 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 2017 2×2 can travel up to 60mi on a full charge and the 2018 2×2 can travel up to 75mi, but this can vary depending on load, terrain, maximum speed and so on.

What are the UBCO 2×2’s climbing abilities?

Being 2-wheel drive and weighing in at only 144lbs with a low centre of gravity, the 2×2 is very manoeuvrable and easy to handle, even up hill. With a load of up to 220lbs, it is estimated that the maximum gradient is 25%, however you should always take the drivers abilities and limitations into consideration. Set up a demo with your local Dealer to see how well it works in your environment!

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, just contact us or 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 2017 2×2 has a 40Ah Lithium-Ion power pack and the 2018 2×2 has a 48Ah rated power pack, so you would need to accommodate that in your daily energy usage.

I own a 2017 2×2 – can I purchase an upgrade kit to make it road worthy?

Short answer – no. The 2017 2×2 is not designed in accordance with FMVSS standards so is not able to be registered for road use.

What are the dimensions of the 2018 2×2?

Overall length = 72″, wheel base = 47″, overall width = 31.5″, height (not including wing mirrors) = 42″, seat height = 31.5″

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 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.

I need to store my battery for a long period of time as I won’t need to use it. What is the best way?

If you’re storing your battery for an extended period, ensure the battery has between 50% and 90% charge. Storing the battery with either too full or too low a charge can cause cell damage, reducing the battery life and capacity. We recommend checking the charge level every 3 months to make sure it is still in the optimum range. It’s also a good idea to unplug the power cable that connects the battery to the 2×2 until you’re ready to use it again if you are leaving your battery with your 2×2.

Is the 2×2 capable of brake regeneration?

Yes, the 2018 2×2 has brake regeneration to assist with braking and reducing brake wear, along with providing some extra charge into the battery.

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.

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 customize with attachments on the accessory lugs — holsters, carry bags, tassels, you name it. We may look into other colors in the future — drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to see next!

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