a new electric bike has launched via kickstarter this week an aims to raise $60,000 over the next 30 days. called the X1 explorer, the compact folding ‘e-bike’ features an X-shaped aluminum frame and can be folded from road-ready to golf-bag travel size in just a second.


the X1 explorer has been launched via kickstarter,
all images © X1 bike

 

 

the X1 explorer has two battery options – the standard 8.7ah version offering up to 40km, while an option to upgrade to an 11.6ah battery will reach just under 60km. a 250w brushless rear hub motor helps the vehicle, whose drive is powered by two 10-inch wheel, reach a top speed of 30km an hour on flat ground. an interface in the centre of the handlebar shows speed, temperature, remaining range, and time, whilst an LED break light, horn, and integrated front light, lets riders alarm those surrounding them.


the X1 explorer features an interface at the centre of the handlebar

 

 

 

in a rather unique way, riders using the the X1 explorer put their feet on front pegs, twisting the throttle grip to start motoring. to maximise comfortability, suspension has been included in both the front and rear, and security? an anti-theft alarm is activated with a wireless key fob, also used to start the bike.


a key fob is used to lock and unlock the bike

 

 

the X1 explorer also boasts GPS tracking technology which can be accessed via a smartphone app for iOS/Android, also doubling up as a control panel incorporating some of the functions of the centralised interface on the bicycle and the key fob. but perhaps its’ most boastable feature is that the X1 can be folded from road-ready to a folded size of 42 inches in one second, only weighing 20kg making it light enough to carry. the model is available to back with pledges starting from $995 and shipping is expected to take place during march 2018.


the electric bike features an X-shaped aluminum frame

 

 


users rest their legs on front pegs 

 

 

 


the bike can be easily folded into travel mode in just a second

 

 

 

 

  • Thanks for featuring this amazing product. I have been wanting an eco-friendly electric bike for a while but the price was always out of range. Finally, a high tech bike under $1,000. Jumping on Kickstarter now to order

    Conrad says:
  • Can you make them in purple?

    Tiffany A Pierce says:

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