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The Motorino XLr is an E-Bike Weighing Just 12.8-Kilograms

 - Oct 3, 2018
References: motorino & straight
Even the best commuter e-bikes often suffer from weight issues, but the Motorino XLr showcases a solution to this issue by weighing just 12.8-kilograms. Designed by Steve Miloshev, this ultra-lightweight e-bike is being touted as "the first electric bike you can easily put on a roof rack on a car." Unlike other lightweight e-bikes, the Motorino XLr does not use traditional carbon fibers -- which can become structurally compromised if scratched. Instead, this lightweight e-bike uses a special alloy that is stronger and lighter than aluminum.

In addition to the incredibly lightweight frame, the Motorino XLr also utilizes a unique torque sensor. This sensor is another key innovation featured on the e-bike as it determines how much effort is being exerted during pedaling and sends a signal to the motor to provide motorized assistance.