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Benzina Zero launches electric scooters

Australian company Benzina Zero has finally launched their electric scooter range for sale after almost five years of development.

The three-model range officially launched in Brisbane recently is led by the Sport at $A7250, plus on-road costs.

It can go up to 90km on a single charge with a top speed of 75km/h and features a twin-speaker Bluetooth audio system and USB charger.

The base model is the $A4250 City which can go up to 80km on a single charge and has a top speed of 45km/h.

I particularly like the look of the macho adventure Duo crossover model at $A4650. It can reach speeds up to 65km/h with a range of about 105km. It has more than 20 different attachments so you can attach luggage or even a surfboard.

All Benzina Zero scooters are powered by quiet Bosch motors, can be charged anywhere like a phone, include an anti-theft system and audible alarm, and have keyless ignition.

A performance version of the adventure scooter, called the Duo+ ($A5250) and a Vasto commemorative edition start production next year.

Australian customers can buy Benzina Zero scooters at 10 Australian dealerships (one in Sydney, two in Adelaide and the rest in Queensland).

Longtime motorcycle and scooter industry stalwarts Joe D’Ercole and Ben Silver have developed the scooters with a Chinese factory.

Ben (left) and Joe of Benzina Zero

Ben says motorists are switching to electric two-wheelers for the “social, lifestyle and environmental benefits”.

“We were the first electric vehicle manufacturer in the country to sign up to the B-cycle battery recharging program ahead of all the major players including four and two-wheel vehicles,” the says. 

Their innovative company imports and distributes electric first and last-mile mopeds and scooters to more than 18 countries across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Benzina Zero has also been listed as finalists for the innovation award in the 2022 Queensland Auto Awards, announced on November 19.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

WMoto Malaysia: Xtreme 250cc Scooter In The Works

One such anticipated reveal is the Xtreme 250 Electric Scooter – an extension of the wildly popular Xtreme 150i lineup, which premiered in March of this year. 

A view of the all-new WMoto Xtreme 150i Scooter, from Malaysia
2021 WMoto Xtreme 150i Electric Scooter

According to ZigWheels, The 150i’s most sellable feature was purported to be the bargain price – a mere RM 9,588 or $2262.66 USD.

With the 150i on the podium for such a scant amount, it’ll be interesting to see where WMoto prices the Xtreme 250. 

Let’s take a look at the specs of the Xtreme 150i, since the 250i will likely have a similar amount of specs available to the consumer. 

A view of the all-new WMoto Xtreme 150i Scooter, from Malaysia

First off, the Xtreme 150i has been prepped for the road with a 149.3cc engine capable of a maximum power of 12.1Hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 11.8Nm at 5,000 rpm. 

Pair that with a dual-channel ABS, a fully digital LCD Meter, an adjustable monoshock absorber, and Bob’s your uncle – you’ve got yourself a fully spec’ed out machine that can handle the bumpier side of town while still providing a cushy ride to the client.

A frontal outside view of the all-new WMoto Xtreme 150i Scooter, from Malaysia

a close-up of a Harley-davidson electric bicycle.

Back to the Xtreme 250 sibling. 

The 250 is currently undergoing endurance testing and it still needs the Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) from the Road Transport Department of Malaysia, though hopefully, the country’s transportation won’t give too much trouble to a company looking to provide their customers a B2-level vehicle without the riders having to actually get that specific license. 

A side profile of the 3D blueprints of the Moto Xtreme 250 spreading around the internet
A 3D Concept of the 2022 Moto Xtreme 250i Electric Scooter

It’ll be a bit of a stretch, but if anybody can do it, it’s WMoto. 

Best of luck to the Malaysian manufacturer, and make sure to check out similar scooters here from MBW’s archives.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

1947 Salsbury Model 85 Scooter: Drool-Worthy Dreamboat Could Be Yours

Ageless aerodynamics. 

Absolute cupboard of a caboose. 

The putter of perfection. 

All this and more could be yours for a minimum bid of $8,000. 

Am I kidding? Nope. Say hello to the Jetson family, folks.

BringATrailer has 3 days left on a bid for a vintage firetruck-red 1947 Model 85 scooter, and I’m digging the dynamics. What other scooter can brag gas/brake pedals, a spring-cushioned solo seat, and 1.5 cubic feet of storage capacity?

According to a report from RideApart, Salisbury started up with their scooter line in the 1930s, when post-Depression Americans were looking for a cheap commute. Amelia Earheart, female pilot, and icon of the times, was said to have served as an inspiration for Salsbury’s spiffy style.

And that’s not all. Style came with speed, even back then. The scooter’s top velocity is due to the 320cc fan-cooled, 6 hp side-valve motor and maxes out at a hair-raising 50 mph – pray you don’t hit the speed bumps the wrong way. 

black and white photo of a Salsbury Model 85, 1947

worker holding up examples of patented solid-state batteries

The Model 85 was acquired by its current owner in 1996 and has since been refurbished with chrome detailing, paint touch-ups, and a fine-tuned CVT – in this case, ‘CVT’ standing for ‘Constant Velocity Transmission,’ not ‘Continuously Variable Transmission,’ as is true for most modern CVTS with a hand throttle. 

Additional perk: only 1000 units of this model were made, with precious few remaining in such good shape. They sold for $800 back then, so the full accounting for inflation tips the scales at a neat $9500.  

It’s a bargain, and you know you want it – if only to putter about town and make your neighbors jelly.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

The Segway eMoped C80 Is Now Available for Pre-Order

50 Miles of Range

Segway keeps adding to its electric moped lineup. Now it has the C80 eMoped. The moped came after a successful IndieGoGo campaign. The campaign reached 2,120 percent of its fundraising goal.

The C80 will do 80 kilometers per charge, which means it will do 50 miles. The scooter will do 20 mph as a top speed, and that means it’s an urban commuting machine. The bike weighs just 121 pounds, so it will be easy to maneuver. The C80 also gets some smartphone connectivity. The bike also has some pedals in addition to the 24 Ah battery and the electric motor.

Segway C80

The scooter also has the RideyGo! intelligent system. This means the scooter will automatically lock when you leave it somewhere. It will lock after three seconds. This is a smart anti-theft system.

QJ Motors SRT 750

The pre-order reduced price for a single C80 is $1,899. You can buy more than one at once, too, and save even more money. There are also accessories you can add including a detachable front basket, detachable backrest, and a detachable child front seat. It also has smart seat detection, auto-lock mode, and auto cruise.

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Red Electric Scooters Come With Impressive Range Numbers

The French company Red Electric offers electric scooters in three different variants. While there are plenty of options when it comes to electric scooters these days, Red’s are special in that they offer long ranges between charging.

The three different versions are called E50, E100, and E125. The difference here is that they have two, three, or four batteries hidden beneath some interesting-looking bodywork.

The E50 may just have a 28 mph top speed, but the little scoot can do roughly 186 miles per charge. That would make it an excellent little commuter.

Next up is the E100. This scooter has a higher top speed of 50 mph, but as you might imagine, going faster means using up more electricity. It does have an additional battery, though, and it can go 137 miles before needing a charge.

red electric scooter

The E125 is the highest-spec version from Red Electric. This scooter can do about 124 miles on a single charge. The top speed for this one is about 75 mph. That’s highway speeds, folks.

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All scooters come with a 7-inch smart dashboard, backlighting, GPS navigation, and keyless ignition. It also pairs with your smartphone app. The pairing with your smartphone allows the bike to turn on and off automatically when you park it or hop on. You also get live stats of your bike, including battery power, and any maintenance issues that might spring up, which should be few because electric scooters are low on maintenance.

Overall, this looks like it could be a real winner. However, I think the styling is a bit odd. It’s a kind of chunky looking machine. Svelt is the last word you’d use to describe it. However, I’d suspect the folks interested in commuting or traveling on an electric scooter would be willing to put up with the styling.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com