RideApart review - First Ride

Janaki Jitchotvisut, from RideApart, covers the UBCO 2X2 first ride experience in Part 2 of her review.

The UBCO 2x2 Adventure utility bike is essentially a lightweight electric workhorse. It weighs around 150 pounds—give or take, depending on which battery capacity you choose—and can carry up to 330 pounds (rider and cargo weight combined). It’s also an AWD machine with a claimed top speed of 31 miles per hour.  

It’s road-registerable in most places as a moped—though it is electric, and doesn’t actually have pedals. Your local laws may vary, of course, but that's the basic idea of this vehicle. It’s powered by two 1kW hub motors, one in each of its wheels, for that unique direct-drive AWD feeling.  

Crucially, both of the motors are weather-sealed. In fact, UBCO’s Ethan Ralston says riders should be able to take the 2x2 ADV through both streams and standing water with no trouble—though he strongly recommends against total submersion. Due to fewer electronics on board, the off-road-only 2x2 WRK can allegedly take even more abuse.

Janaki Jitchotvisut, from RideApart, writes about her experience with an overview of the UBCO 2X2 features via the link below.