What do you make of this all-electric adventure bike?
Spanish startup OX Motorcycles wants to transform the adventure bike market, with 62 miles of range
If you’re desperate to get in on the adventure bike act but would really like said bike to be powered by electricity, your options are more than a little limited right now. There’s the interestingly-named Zero Black Forest, but that’s where our alternatively-powered off-road two-wheeler knowledge ends.
Or at least it did until we saw the above. That’s the Patagonia, built by a Spanish startup known as OX Motorcyles. It’s available in green or gold and gets a rear-mounted 15bhp motor, a 68mph top speed and a claimed 62 miles of range. Not exactly going to get you off-grid then, is it? Not unless you’re starting at barely-on grid.
Anyway, it looks fantastic. There’s 14-litre saddle bags, proper off-roady tyres and an LED headlight up front. It’s actually based on the road-going OX One, but here there’s 60mm more suspension travel, a more upright riding position and a longer wheelbase for a little more stability on the rough stuff.
It does share the One’s removable battery though, which is a 72-volt unit that can be fully-charged from any home socket in five hours.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.
Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.