Sherco electric balance bikes released for Australia
Electric balance bikes are the ideal way for juniors to begin their powered two-wheel journey – and Sherco Australia has the bases covered with its EB12 and EB16 line-up. The silent electric balance bikes have been a hit since they were released onto the Aussie market five months ago.
On sale from all Sherco dealers for $649 (EB12) and $749 (EB16) respectively, the machines have height-adjustable seats, simple twist-and-go throttles, selectable low/full power modes, and there’s even a non-powered mode for riders to gain extra confidence before motors are introduced.
Sherco say the EB12, with its 12-inch wheels, is suitable for children between the ages of two and six, or weighing up to 34kg, with little or no experience on a balance bike. Children should have an inseam of more than 35cm to adequately touch the ground with a slight bend in the knees for optimum sizing.
The 16-inch wheeled EB16, is suitable for children between five and six years of age, or weighing up to 40kg, with some experience on a balance bike or who are taller and need a larger platform.
The EB12 is powered by a 100W brush motor and a 2.6Ah lithium-ion battery, which gives approximate top speeds of 7.5km/h and 15km/h (low/full power modes). The EB16 is paired with a larger 170W brush motor and a 5.2Ah lithium-ion battery for top speeds of 10km/h and 21km/h (low/full power modes).
Sherco say that the running time for both models is up to 60 minutes of constant use, however battery range will vary depending on speed setting, rider weight and riding conditions. Recharge time is up to three hours via an external charge port for convenient recharging.
Selectable low/full power modes, a fully enclosed chain cover, and a power cut-off switch built into the brake lever which automatically cuts power if the rider pulls in the lever – preventing a panic throttle twist.