OX Patagonia promises an affordable electric adventure motorcycle

Electric bikes tend to be very high performance, relentlessly expensive, or reasonably priced and very close to the scooter territory. Ox Patagonia from Madrid aims to find a compelling midpoint. An electric adventure experience for less than $ 7,200.

Built on the Spanish company’s first model, the OxOne Cafe Racer, it shares most of the $ 5,400 bike performance platform. 11 kW peak, 6 kW nominal (15 hp peak, 8 hp continuous), 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) hub motor, fairly calm unit of paper h (68 mph) that enables 110 km / suitable for highways maximum speed. Detachable battery pack that weighs 22 kg (48.5 lb) and promises a range of 100 km (62 miles) – this doesn’t seem to be a WLTP tested number, but who knows?

I don’t even know the battery capacity. Ox lists the packs as 72V, 60A. If it is assumed to be Ah, the pack holds 4.32 kWh. This seems to be in the rough range of the quoted range. In any case, it’s strange for EV companies to make that mistake, or it’s strange to make a current quote rather than capacity.

The Ox One also comes with a small storage compartment under the “tank” with a double cradle frame, flat bench seats for two, a digital dash, and a USB charger. Similarly, the “Elisa” system provides a kind of blind spot warning with GPS navigation on the bike, a set of performance statistics, phone app features, and the ability to rock the handlebars when traffic is nearby.

Ox One upgrades include a crash bar, bash plate, small screen, small leather saddle bag, long range suspension, large front wheels, and chunky dual sports tires.

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However, if you weigh only 150 kg (331 lb), Patagonia gains about 10 kg (22 lb). Thanks to the long travel suspension and 19-inch spoke front rims, the height is 50 mm (2 inches) higher. Around the LED headlights is a tiny little screen, a tiny little bash plate, a tiny set of 14 liter leather saddle bags, and a crash bar on the side of the “tank”. The tiny side.

Patagonia also obtained its own set of apparently Ox-branded chunky dual sports tires to complete the look of ADV and inspire a foggy fantasy about a spectacular transcontinental adventure to conquer Congo. increase. Now, with a 100 km range, 5 hours of wall socket charging time, and a bike without fast charging, no one will have a serious adventure.

The hub motor provides a peak of 11 kW, a continuous power of 6 kW, and a peak torque of 50 Nm.

The hub motor provides a peak of 11 kW, a continuous power of 6 kW, and a peak torque of 50 Nm.

Ox motorcycle

If you live near some trails, you might get this around some of them with that bargain bin dualshock suspension before the battery calls time. Really, of course, this is an adventure bike in the same sense that most SUVs are four-wheel drive: it looks a bit part, but it helps people to look windswept and entertaining when commuting. Work that is very likely to be accustomed to.

But at € 6,900 (US $ 7,190), it probably has a niche.There is no doubt in my heart Zero FXFor example, it performs better, but it (probably) starts at $ 9,795 with a smaller battery and a shorter range. Ox does everything it can to make the bike more accessible. That’s a good thing. Still, Patagonia’s delivery hasn’t started until September, and Ox doesn’t seem to have started delivering One yet. So it’s worth waiting to see what this looks like in the real world before you get the cash.

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