Lectric debuts the XP Trike with innovative single hub rear drive

Lectric XP Trike
Lectric XP Trike features a single-speed drivetrain, a 500 Watt hub motor and a range of 60 miles per charge. Images © Lectric

With the release of the XP Trike, Arizona’s budget-friendly e-bike manufacturer Lectric has answered those who are yearning for the greater stability that is supplied by a third wheel. Not every bike rider can join the revolution of two-wheel bicycles with pedal assist.

The first electric tricycle made by Lectric has a frame made of 6061 aluminum that can be folded up. This frame can be folded for easy transportation in between rides, and the whole unit weighs just 64 pounds. When it is ready to ride, it has the firm’s lowest height on a standover, which measures 13.8 inches, making it simple for a variety of riders to mount and unmount the vehicle.

It’s worth noting that the hub’s motor isn’t located at the front wheel, as one might expect. Instead, it is located between the back wheels, which are positioned on two different axles, and it drives both of those wheels. However, the configuration of the vehicle makes sure that each set of wheels has the ability to turn at different speeds, which increases the vehicle’s safety when turning.

The hub motor provides a hill-leveling torque of 65 Nm up to a speed of 14 mph and five levels of pedal assistance (measured by a cadence sensor). Additionally, there is a twist throttle. The motor has a peak power output of 1,092 W.

There is a detachable 48-volt/14-amp-hour lithium-ion battery that is mounted under the seat post. According to the maker, this battery may provide a range of up to 96.5 kilometers (60 miles) anytime it is charged within 4 to 6 hours.

Lectric XP Trike Rear Hub Motor
XP Trike features a rear two-wheel drive – the hub motor is mounted on a dual, differential axle and drives both rear wheels.

The XP Trike has three wheels with tires that are 20 inches by 2.6 inches and have a special luminous strip. The vehicle’s stopping power comes from hydraulic disc brakes that have 180 mm rotors in the front and back. It also comes with a special brake that is used for parking. It can carry up to 450 pounds (200 kilograms), which includes the rider, and it has an integrated headlight as well as a taillight.

Metrics are presented in a way that allows riders to view them at a glance on the backlit LCD panel. During production, Lectric made sure that the new e-trike can be used with a variety of accessories that the company sells. Additionally, the seat may be updated to include a backrest for increased levels of comfort.

Lectric XP Trike Accessories
Lectric offers a range of accessories for the XP Trike, including the Wag-Along Pet Trailer.

The low price of the Lectric XP Trike is perhaps its most appealing feature. You can pre-order it starting on February 7 for the suggested market price of $1,499 USD, which includes a free delivery package consisting of the front rack and both the big and small baskets. The most current three-wheel models from Addmotor and Rad electric Bikes are far more expensive than this one. It is expected that it will start sending out fully built ones in the month of April.

There’s no doubt that the XP Trike makes it possible for those who can’t afford the many thousand dollars required for the more expensive e-tricycles to enjoy the benefits of riding one. It is one of the good ways to start the year.

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