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2019 Oset 20.0 Racing MKII Electric Trials Motorcycle First Look

Oset Bikes has just announced that the new Oset 20.0 Racing MKII electric trials bike will now be powered by a lithium battery. The 20-AH, 48-volt lithium battery will offer a substantial increase in run time while reducing the overall weight of the kid-friendly trials bike by 17 pounds.

The lithium-powered Racing MKII claims to be able to hold a charge for an entire day of trials-type riding or more than three hours of more aggressive off-road riding. If that holds true, Oset has set the bar a little higher once again, and eco-friendly OHV riders should be excited about this subtle yet important upgrade.

Related: Fuell Electric Motorcycle First Look

“We are thrilled to launch our newest bike onto the global market,” explains James Robertson, head of marketing for Oset Bikes in the official press release. “We have listened to what our customers say and it’s quite clear that run time and weight are crucial as they are across the whole electric vehicle landscape, so our new lithium-powered bike answers that. We want our young riders to get as much enjoyment while improving their core skills as possible and the new 20.0R MKII can now offer this as we continue to inspire the next generation of riders.”

The 2019 Oset 20.0 Racing MKII model is available in the new Electric Bolt graphic shown in the photos right now at your local dealers with an MSRP of $3,600.

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com

Oset 24.0 R Unboxing

Order an Oset 24.0 Racing electric trials motorcycle drop-shipped to your door and you get this:
three cardboard boxes. One giant, one a little bigger than a car battery, another that’s a little flat, like you ordered a pair of flip-flops. Inside is everything you need to assemble a rad little ripper of a machine.

We’re here building this bike for a very specific reason—and a fairly specific person: me. Much as I love riding in the dirt, I’m terrible at it. Specifically, I’m terrible at the high-precision, slow-speed technical riding that’s exemplified by the discipline of competitive trials. And until the arrival of the Oset, there was no sign of improvement on the horizon.

Riding in the dirt is a tall order for me these days. I’m a new dad, for a start. And I live in the geographic center of Los Angeles, one of the more famously sprawling cities on the planet. So while quick escapes to pavement are numerous, loading up a truck or a van with a dirt bike and driving three hours to a decent riding OHV area is a big ask of the family. Disappearing long enough to get good at it, or practicing my dirt bike chops in my own neighborhood? Well, that’d get me shot.

But the electric motorcycle revolution might just have my back, and the Oset 24.0 Racing might, might, be a perfect tool for sorting out some of those missing skills. If you’ve seen Motorcyclist contributor Chris Northover’s gobsmacking Storm the Embassy video on YouTube, you’ll know that these little machines can take an astonishing amount of punishment, while delivering fairly spectacular performance. All at a neighborhood-friendly decibel level. That’s no small task.

So we’re trying out an Oset 24.0. It’ll be a long-term project. The machine and I, both. We’ll challenge its performance, and my skills. And we’ll have some actual talent in the form of our own Andrew Oldar, a professional dirt bike stud and trials expert, coaching and evaluating me along the way.

But first, we have a bike to build.

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com