Beta enters the EV bike scene

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No 21” front wheel!?!?!?

What the hell Beta!
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Looks nice!
They basically built a SurRon which is a really popular market segment. Not sure why it has gears. Looks heavy. Price is inline with the competition.
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I was gonna say, it sure looks like a SurRon to me
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Having a reverse on it seems like a brilliant thing to do on an electric assuming they just reverse the direction of the motor and it doesn't involve any gearing complexity. There's been many times in rocky terrain where I wanted to back up a few feet and try again where tugging on it was hard.

18" rear, 19" front - I agree Bucho, WTF is that with not using a 21" front on what is clearly a dirt bike.

It does look a little more robust than a SurRon for not much more money.
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Hopefully they'll use better plastic than the rest of their bikes! Not a bad looking bike, but it does seem a bit heavy-
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Reverse kicks butt! I've added it to my Light Bee (aftermarket controller.) The Ultra Bee has it factory. It shouldn't require anything mechanical. You just apply the three phase signals to the motor in a different order so its 'just software'. I really wish the KTM E had it.

I can't find suspension travel info on it anywhere.
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Firebolter wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2023 10:16 am Hopefully they'll use better plastic than the rest of their bikes! Not a bad looking bike, but it does seem a bit heavy-
If it's anything like my EVO 200 that I abused for a year or so it'll be a really durable well made bike. Hopefully in hitting a competitive price point they didn't cheap out on things like what.

Stephen, if you find anything out about fitment for a 21" wheel on the suspension travel sing it out.
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smdub wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:21 am Reverse kicks butt! I've added it to my Light Bee (aftermarket controller.) The Ultra Bee has it factory. It shouldn't require anything mechanical. You just apply the three phase signals to the motor in a different order so its 'just software'. I really wish the KTM E had it.

I can't find suspension travel info on it anywhere.
Reverse was pretty neat on the Ultra.
Not really needed. But if it can be easily done on an electric without adding any complexity, then why not!
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