with a mass of only 40kg for the road legal model, the LMX 161 has similar handling to a mountain bike, while the power is comparable to a 85 cc motobike. riders can choose their own electric motors, batteries, and controllers as long as it fits inside the frame. created in lyon, france by adam mercier and lucas suteau, they intend to make it street legal from their crowdfunding campaign.

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the LMX ‘161’ utilizes a mix of strong downhill mtb parts and the lightest motorcycle components to reach both light weight and durability. powered by a 3000 W electric motor (comparable to 85 cc), it has a peak output of 8000 W, and the battery is rated at 1.75 kWh max. the bike is a featherweight at 42 kilos (92.5 lb), while it boasts over 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque at the rear wheel — they say that’s enough to tackle inclines of up to 45 degrees.


LMX is reaching out for funding via its indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed here.

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