Murtas Bikes is a brand new participant within the electrical motorbike sport in Europe. Murtas operates out of its headquarters in Pierrelatte close to Montélimar in France, and is headed by Patrice Murtas, liable for the entry of the Tremendous Soco model in French soil again in 2021. Given France’s tightening restriction on gasoline-powered machines—particularly in urbanized areas like Paris, electrical two-wheelers pose an attractive answer.
Murtas Bikes opened its doorways to start with of 2023, and now, simply three months in, the model has hit the bottom working with two electrical scooter fashions referred to as the MX1 and MX2. Differentiated by their battery choices, each fashions provide comparable ranges of efficiency as that of conventional 125cc internal-combustion scooters.
Kicking issues off with the MX2, this scooter is designed primarily as an city companion. Outfitted with a flat floorboard and ample under-seat storage, the bike can be utilized for commuting to work, whereas working a number of errands alongside the best way. The flat floorboard makes it handy so that you can stow your quick-access luggage, or some paper luggage crammed with baguettes on the best way dwelling. Different options embody a windscreen to guard you towards windchill, LED lights, a high case bracket, and a USB charging port.
The MX1, then again, gives all the identical know-how and options, however is obtainable with just one battery pack. Whereas two 5.76 kilowatt-hour batteries provide the MX2 as much as 220 kilometers (138 miles) of vary, the MX1 solely will get one battery, and as such, will most likely be good for simply half that vary. No matter mannequin you go for, it takes about 5 hours to cost every of the batteries.
On the efficiency facet of the equation, the MX vary of electrical scooters are powered by a rear hub motor with a steady output of 4 kilowatts. The motor maxes out at 7 kilowatts, or about 9.4 horsepower and 180 newton-meters (126 pound-feet) of torque, and propels the compact two-wheeler to a high velocity of 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour).
Different elements embody a normal telescopic fork, an adjustable rear shock, and 16 and 14-inch wheels at the back and front, respectively. These wheels are shod in city-focused Michelin Metropolis Grip 2 rubber. The MX1 and MX2 scooters come to a cease with entrance and rear disc brakes linked by way of CBS. Pricing is fairly first rate, with the MX1 retailing for 4,990 Euros, or roughly $5,306 USD. The dual-battery MX2, in the meantime, retails for five,990 Euros, or round $6,370 USD.