Introducing the revolutionary 3-wheeled leaning Etrike by X-OTO that is taking the streets. The patented leaning system and user-friendly design of this product combine the stability of three wheels with the maneuverability of a two-wheeler. No need for a motorcycle license to drive this scooter with a 4,000W front hub motor. It has a top speed of 45 mph, and can travel up to 90 miles. Isn’t it cool?
A brand new 3-wheeler ride has arrived in town and it leans too. Introducing the X-OTO, this revolutionary electric scooter is already zooming across the streets of the United States. The three-wheeler scooter can lean up to 45 degrees using a patented system. This allows it to have the stability of three wheels while still being able to lean into turns like a two-wheeler.
The self-stabilizing mechanism is designed to provide a user-friendly experience for beginners. Furthermore, as the company is headquartered in California, where no license is required to drive X-OTO Etrike. It is highly probable that many beginner riders will be attracted to it. Check your state’s laws to see if operating a vehicle with just a standard driver’s license is allowed, as this may vary. California has its own rules regarding this matter.
According to Tim Huntzinger, the founder of X-OTO, safety is a crucial component of the company’s leaning design.
“It is a totally different riding experience. Even at lower speeds, the mechanism ensures stability during turns. This means you can lean at the full range no matter what your skill level. Riding X- OTO feels different. It’s safer than a motorcycle and easier to ride, so it removes the barriers that hold a lot of people back. It’s easier to carry a passenger or cargo than an e-bike, so it should be more useful for most people. In many states, you don’t even need a motorcycle license to ride it,” Tim explained.
The X-OTO boasts a front hub motor with an impressive power output of 4,000W. The use of front hub motors in the electric scooter industry is quite uncommon. However, this unique design is essentially required due to the innovative three-wheeled leaning setup.
With its impressive top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h), navigating the urban landscape is easy. It is a reliable and efficient mode of transportation for daily commutes. With a combined capacity of 4.3 kWh, the pair of removable batteries ensures a remarkable range of approximately 90 miles (145 km) at moderate speeds.
Faster operation will likely drain the batteries more quickly. Apartment dwellers without street-level or garage charging can benefit from the ability to remove the batteries for charging off the scooter.
Different Riding Modes
The 3-wheeled Leaning Etrike by X-OTO has three modes.
- Low (1)
- Medium (2)
- High (3)
Modes 1 and 2 restrict your maximum speed, while mode 3 allows you to access full power.
Advantages of 3-Wheeled Vehicles over 2-Wheeled
Three wheels greatly increase your chances of maintaining stability and avoid crashing. Even if traction is lost on one wheel, the remaining ones will provide the necessary support.
Motorcycles and bicycles with two wheels are fantastic, until they stop functioning properly. Hitting a patch of gravel, encountering the wrong pothole, or crossing a wet spot on the road can swiftly lead to dire consequences.
Importance of Leaning
When you lean while going around a turn on a three-wheeled vehicle, it helps you maintain your center of gravity aligned with the angle of the turn. You can turn even at a higher speed without lifting a wheel off the road, losing balance, and falling over.
The X-OTO is a premium electric scooter that stands out in terms of performance. It is priced at $7,499 for the Founder’s Edition, which is slightly higher compared to other options in the same category. However, it possesses a unique capability that sets it apart from the others, its ability to lean into turns that increase both safety and stability.
You won’t have to wait for too long if you’re eager to lean with X-OTO 3-wheeler e-scooter, as deliveries will start this summer.