Just like with automobiles, there are motorcycle enthusiasts who seek the thrill of off-road adventure. It might not be exactly the same as overlanding, but the adrenaline rush is on a different level. Motocross fans who want to go green can check out the recently unveiled Graft EO.12.
When a machine is said to be ready for competition, weight management can mean victory or defeat. Even if you have no interest in running, it can still improve overall performance. Graft is a Taiwanese startup specializing in zero-emission off-road machines.
Their electric mountain bike combines cutting-edge technology with exceptional engineering. One look at the Graft EO.12 and it’s clear that everything about the build is intentional. There doesn’t seem to be anything superfluous here as each component that goes into the frame serves a specific purpose.
So you get a remarkably thin and light electric two-wheeler designed for intense pleasure. Graft opts for a CNC machined billet frame to improve the overall rigidity of the structure. As such, say goodbye to unsightly weld deformations and hello to consistency.
On the performance side, the Graft EO.12 features an electric drive system that produces 26.8 horsepower with a jaw-dropping 324.5 lb-ft of torque. Humidity never becomes an issue here, as the IP67 rated construction will keep it in place no matter what.
Instead of being on the handlebars, the all-in-one touchscreen gauge sits on the top frame where the fuel tank should be on a regular dirt bike. Its three-way adjustable FOX Racing suspension ensures a smooth ride every time. An aluminum frame, carbon fiber wheels, and 3D printed titanium drivetrain components mean the Graft E0.12 only weighs around 110 lbs.
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