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Electric kids bikes ensure our future

One of the biggest threats to the future of motorcycles is the loss of motocross tracks around Australia due to the noise issue in areas of urban sprawl.

Young MX riders are the next generation of motorcyclists.

Getting kids on motorcycles helps develop their hand-eye coordination, balance and alertness. 

But rapidly expanding urban areas are threatening the existence of motocross parks and in some states, it is now even illegal to operate a motorcycle on private property within 100m of your fence line.

However, the growth of quiet electric motorcycles and balance bikes for children could be the answer to this growing problem. 

Many manufacturers are now introducing these bikes to their range — even Harley-Davidson, although not yet in Australia!

Harley-Davidson electric bicycle balance kids
Harley kids bikes

French motorcycle manufacturer Sherco has had a lot of success here with their Factory electric enduro models which they are now expanding to electric balance bike ranks.

Less than a year after Sherco Australia launched their EB12 and EB16 electric balance bikes, the EB16 Factory now provides a higher-spec alternative.

It costs $999 and comes with a more powerful brushless motor, a rear disc brake, front suspension and styling updates.

They feature a simple twist-and-go throttle, a running time of up to 60 minutes and the option of a non-powered mode for kids to push, balance and coast before activating the brushless motor.

The EB16 Factory is supplied with an Australian 240V household charger, owner’s manual and toolkit. It has a 12-month parts-only warranty.

Sherco EB16 Factory electric balance bike
Sherco EB16 Factory electric balance bike

EB16 Factory

•    A 24V 250W brushless motor (EB16: 170W brush motor);

•    24km/h top speed (EB16: 21km/h top speed);

•    Better acceleration than EB16;

•    Suspension: front fork;

•    Three speed modes (EB16: two modes);

•    Higher handlebar;

•    Rear disc brake;

•    Anodised blue handlebar and seat clamp (quick-release seat clamp);

•    Blue rims with a more aggressive tread pattern;

•    New grips and brake lever; and

•    Sherco Factory decals.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Sherco EB12 & EB16 e-balance bikes now available

Sherco EB12 & EB16 electric balance bikes

Sherco’s electric balance bikes are a great way for young riders to begin their two-wheeled journey, with two versions available, the EB12 and EB16, ensuring different size and skillsets of riders are covered.

Sherco EB12
Sherco EB12

The environmentally friendly and silent electric balance bikes have been a hit since they were released onto the Aussie market. They are not only a heaps of fun, but provide a masterclass for riders to learn the fundamentals of motorcycling – balance, hand-eye co-ordination, braking techniques and visual scanning.

Low and high power modes boost safety

On sale from all Sherco dealers for $649 (EB12) and $749 (EB16) respectively, the machines have height-adjustable seats, simple twist-and-go throttles, selectable low/full power modes, and there’s even a non-powered mode for riders to gain extra confidence before motors are introduced.

The EB12, with its 12-inch wheels, is suitable for children between the ages of two and six, or weighing up to 34 kg, with little or no experience on a balance bike. Children should have an inseam of more than 14 inches/35 cm to adequately touch the ground with a slight bend in the knees for optimum sizing.

Two different power brushless engines differentiate the EB12 and EB16

The 16-inch wheeled EB16, meanwhile, is suitable for children between five and six years of age (18”/45 cm inseam), or weighing up to 40 kg, with some experience on a balance bike or who are taller and need a larger platform.

The EB12 is powered by a 100W brush motor and a 2.6 Ah lithium-ion battery, which gives approximate top speeds of 7.5 km/h and 15 km/h (low/full power modes). The EB16 is paired with a larger 170W brush motor and a 5.2 Ah lithium-ion battery for top speeds of 10 km/h and 21 km/h (low/full power modes).

Batteries last an hour and take three to charge, extras can be purchased

Both bikes come with an Australian 240V household charger (as well as an owner’s manual and toolkit).

Running time for both models is up to 60 minutes of constant use, however battery range will vary depending on speed setting, rider weight and riding conditions. Recharge time is up to three hours via an external charge port for convenient recharging. Additional batteries are available ($139 for 2.6Ah or $199 for 5.2Ah – both are compatible with either model) for a quick and convenient swap to keep the fun times rolling.

A protected final drive also helps boost safety

Selectable low/full power modes, a fully enclosed chain cover, and a power cut-off switch built into the brake lever which automatically cuts power if the rider pulls in the lever – preventing a panic throttle twist.

For more information on the Sherco EB12 (link) and EB16 (link) Electric balance bike range head to the following model pages or contact your Sherco dealer.

Sherco EB16

Source: MCNews.com.au