Mini bikes are great on gasoline consumption, my view of them is that they lack the height clearance if one is heading into the woods, if their is a path / trail then your fine, not so easy to move around if one is heading into virgin bush forest areas.
One of the areas I enjoy heading into Canada is Crown Land, where I’ll see at most is about 1/2 a dozen folks in there, & that’s on a gravel road at best.
Most people don’t dare going deep into uncharted areas of Crown Land, that’s where I like going to explore the wilds of the land.
No humans to deal with , just me & Mother Nature.
From my evaluation of things , a dirt bike / dual sport / enduro motorcycle would be best suited to the terrain.
Oh ATV’s will not cut it, deep in the heart of Crown Land / The Queens Land .
In my guesstimation, less than 1 % of the Canadian population actually know where Crown Land is.
Their are no-posted signs stating that your in Crown Land & I like it that way.
The simplest answer is an old mini bike, one with a magneto fired brigs and Stratton engine....but these are actually harder to find and more costly than one would think for as many of them were around when I was a kid, but any magneto fired bike would be a good start as they are as simple of an electric system as there is and the components are very durable.
I’ve looked at a used ZERO MX model at a motorcycle repair shop, that the owner purchased new in 2010, he’s willing to let it go for around $2500 Canadian.
I have it on hold for me, until the end of the month.
He says that it takes 3 hours for the battery to charge from almost empty to full charge.
I did ride it , it’s not as fast as the newer 2018 models.
This used one will hit 55mph / 85kph ,still quite fast for a electric dirt bike.
I’ve poped wheelies with it, the torque is there if needed. It was a fun ride even though it’s used.
The only maintenance is oiling the chain & sprockets & your good to go.
Yeah I'll looked at them a few times. They don't say the battery capacity , but it plugs into a standard outlet(110vac 15 amp (Max)) and charges "overnight" ....so 8hrs(?) and that would include a full discharged battery...right? Then a few solar panels and invertor dedicated to charging it and you would have a 100km plus every few days. Yeah in a hard grid down a really must have.....
Anyone own one of these electric motorcycles?
I did a test ride on one 3 day ago.
Wow , they are fast & very quite when your moving along, Stealthy indeed.
A viable option as a bug out bike, in a EMP event I’m guessing the bike is toast, unless it’s stored in a EMP cage
Buying one new is out of the question, pricy like $8,000 US funds.