Vectrix VX-1 Review

18 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Vectrix VX-1 Review отключены
Vectrix VX-2

Powerful electric scooter

The VX-1 is the best eco-friendly you can buy, according to professional It looks and feels like any comfortable large scooter, but the Vectrix VX-1 uses no Unlike weaker hybrid and scooters, the VX-1 electric can reach speeds of up to 62 mph, steep hills and busy with ease — and heaps of accolades from

The Vectrix VX-1’s acceleration is says Susan Carpenter, the Los Times’ motorcycle columnist. The is faster off the line than any I’ve ridden and experiences no power loss under she says. Riding it up and over San multitudinous roller-coaster hills, it strain.

Experts say the Vectrix VX-1 and rides like a big, maxi scooter, such as the Silver Wing (MSRP: to $9,000). But its 26 horsepower is similar to a 250 cc like the Vespa GTS 250 (MSRP: and its top speed is similar to a 150 cc scooter the Kymco People 150 (MSRP: Unlike smaller scooters, say the Vectrix VX-1 electric keeps pace on the freeway, and its weight and precise handling rider confidence.

The Vectrix VX-1 runs on a DC electric motor powered by an battery. The battery is projected to 50,000 miles, and the Vectrix comes with a two-year (most scooters have a warranty).

You charge the Vectrix scooter by plugging its built-in into a standard household It takes three hours to charge, or two hours for an 80 percent The company estimates that the VX-1 can run 35 to 55 miles on one charge, but say it’s more like 25 to 40 in real-world operation.

Vectrix VX-2

You can recharge the electric scooter’s up to 12 percent while riding by the regenerative braking system simply roll the handlebar backward and the Vectrix VX-1 brakes confidently, testers The Vectrix is also equipped excellent Brembo disc but reviewers say they usually the throttle brake during because it’s so effective.

The Vectrix electric scooter is but a federal tax credit for eco-friendly (10 percent of the scooter’s value) and a tax deduction for new vehicles (equal to the and excise taxes) bring the in line with the conventional Honda Silver Wing scooter. In April 2009, introduced the cheaper VX 1-E (MSRP: with a maximum speed of 50 The 30-mph Vectrix VX-2 scooter (MSRP: $5,195) is due in 2009.

Experts are consistent in their for the Vectrix VX-1 electric Motorcycle reviewers at major — including The New York Los Angeles Times and San Francisco — as well as at and World, find many of the pros and cons when test the VX-1 (some of the don’t specify the model, but the was the only Vectrix scooter at the time). presents the VX-1 scooter with an based on testing, but the full had not been posted when we Popular Mechanics also the Vectrix as a top-ten new bike, but is no mention of testing.

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