British e-bike brand Eskuta has unveiled its new model, inspired by the looks of motorbike but will all the benefits of an e-bike.
The SX250 Series III has been designed as an alternative to traditionally-styled e-bikes, instead offering rear view mirrors, indicators, motorbike suspension and brake, and security features like an alarm, immobiliser, and alloy wheels.
While it may look like a motorbike or a moped, the SX-250 is fully road legal without the need for a licence, tax, or insurance, as it adheres to all the specifications for an e-bike under British law.
Managing director of Eskuta Ian O’Connor said: “Our SX-250 appeals to a wide range of individuals, from young people over the age of 14 who are not yet able to drive but want the freedom of an electric bike, to older customers who want a comfortable mode of transport for short distances.
“This popularity is testament to the fact that electric mobility is becoming more and more mainstream, and it is a trend that is only set to grow going forward as we look to make the switch to electric vehicles and reduce carbon.”
The SX-250 is also reasonably priced, retailing for £1,795 for the personal model and £1,995 for the delivery model.
Designed by Nuneaton-based brand Eskuta, the SX-250 comes with a brushless rear hub motor and a lightweight removable lithium-ion battery, offering between 40-50 miles of range on a single six-hour charge.
The model also comes with a lockable front glove box and an optional storage pod.
Available in eight colours, and with the option of custom-branded delivery models, each SX-250 comes with security features as standard.
Paralympic gold medal winning cyclist, Aileen McGlynn OBE is among those to endorse the machine:, “I love using my Eskuta SX-250 series III. I think it’s great for people like me who can’t drive but still want to get around easily and not always have to rely on public transport.
“It enables me to be more independent as I can nip to the shops on it and to get to the gym and training sessions. I like how it has mirrors and indicators which I feel are an excellent safety feature.”
Eskuta will also be exhibiting the new SX-250 at the upcoming Robert Llewellyn’s, Fully Charged Show LIVE from the 29th April-1st May at Farnborough International.