X-treme XB-500/508 Electric Moped Information--Got any?

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X-treme XB-500/508 Electric Moped Information--Got any?

I am looking for a 2nd electric bike. My first is an eGO, which my wife uses all the time...leaving me with zilch. My choices are to buy a pedal-bike and fit it with an electric hub motor....but then I saw the X-treme bike/scooters advertised on ebay, etc. Does anyone have any reliable information on them? The seller/dealer tells me they are made in China and he will stand behind them for warranty, though the warranty is not long term...plus, for me, it means driving 200 miles RT to fetch this rascal since it is freighted to a dock in Phoenix.

I would appreciate anyone's opinion on these "mopeds" or the idea of upgrading a pedal bike.

Art

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Re:X-treme XB-500

Dart,
All I know is what I've heard from others.
Quality and Customer Services seem to be big issues The Customer Service seems to be with the warranty. Most are not protected well during shipping, and there seems to be a problem getting any kind of satisfaction from them during the short warranty period.
Regardless of what the so call dealer says, unless they are going to eat it, it's all up to http://www.x-tremescooters.com.
After riding a eGO, just based on what I've heard about them, I don't think your be satisfied with it.
Without a boost circuit, unless you want some exercise, you'll have to use the pedals often on inclines, and carrying two people is definitely out of the question, unless they are both small children.
They were once advertising a 2000 Watts 60 Volts, and I notice it's no longer on there site. I'd be interested in knowing what your dealer knows about what happen to it? They never had a picture of it, which was strange.
X-Treme? XM-2000
· Electric Motorcycle Moped· 2000 Watts 60 Volt
· Street Legal In Every State
· Retails For About $2000
· DOT Approved
· In Stock

The Electric XB-500 Electric Bicycle (Moped Motorcycle Scooter)

The XB-500 Electric bicycle is the ultimate alternative for commuters that need a quick way to travel but do not want the expense of operating a vehicle or motorcycle. The XB-500 is classified as an electric bicycle (since pedals can be used) but the pedals do not need to be installed and this allows it to operate like an electric moped motorcycle but you do not need to register it or carry a drivers license to operate it.
The XB-500 is loaded with nearly all of the same features you will find on our electric motorcycles, yet the XB-500 costs 75% less.
The power of the XB-500 electric bicycle comes standard with a large 500 watt brushless rear hub motor (installed in the center of the rear wheel) that is powered by 4 large high power batteries that will last 3 years or more & can be re-charged more than 500 times. The electric bicycle will travel 20 - 25 miles on a single charge.
The XB-500 is a great tool for commuters or those working on large campuses.

Product Specifications:
Power: Electric
Watts: 500 Watt
Motor Type :
Brushless Hub Motor - Motor is in center of rear wheel
Maximum Riders : Can ride 2 people at once
Amps: 40 Amp Circuit
Volts: 48 Volts
Batteries: 4 - 12 volts Maintenance Free (Four batteries total) (48 Volts)
Tire Size: 16x2.5 on 16" Inch Aluminum Wheels
Charger: Smart Charger Included
Tool Kit: Included
Speed: 20+ mph* using motor power only - faster if you also pedal
Distance: Up to 20 - 25 miles per charge - can still pedal if charge is lost
Throttle Type: Variable speed control - Twist throttle on right grip
Key Start: Yes
Seat Kit Included: Yes
Storage Areas : Large area below seat + Large trunk + Small area near key
Braking System: Front and Rear brakes
Drive System: Chain
Foldable: Partially - Remove front wheel for transport
Head Light: Yes
Tail Light: Yes
Brake Light: Yes
Blinkers: Yes
Suggested Max Weight: 300 lbs
Carton Size (LxWxH): 59"x15"x38"
Scooter In Box Weight: 115 Lbs
Scooter Weight: 100 Lbs
Electric Horn: Yes
Spring Loaded Seat: Yes
Speedometer: Yes
Battery Indicator: Yes
Cargo Rack: Included
Storage box with key included, but does not need to be installed. Your choice!

X-treme XB-580

BTW Dart, are you involved in your V is for Voltage Community? :?
Gman,
What is our preferred future?

Peace Out, <img src="http://tinyurl.com/ysafbn">
Gman

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RE: X-treme XB-500/508 Electric Moped Information

I have no experience with the 508 but I have 3, 500's I bought for my 3 grandkids. Fine for them they all weigh less than 70LBs. If the 508 is made the same way I would say don't waste your money. I tried to ride one of the 500's and it couldn't even get me up my driveway without getting a full speed run first. My drive is 400 ft long with about a 60 foot rise, not that steep. My electric bike can accelerate up the drive from a dead stop to 8 MPH.
I would also point-out the big difference between the 508 and the eGO. The performance of the 508 won't be close to the Ego, think about the difference. Just compare motors 1500-watts for the eGO and 550-watts for the 508. The 508 could maybe keep-up down hill with a tail wind.

Just my Opinion,
Chas S.

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Re:X-treme XB-580

The Electric XB-508 (SPORT) Electric Bicycle (A Moped Scooter Motorcycle)

The XB-508 Electric bicycle is the ultimate alternative for commuters that need a quick way to travel but do not want the expense of operating a vehicle or motorcycle. The XB-508 Sport is now our top of the line Electric Bicycle Moped. The XB-508 is classified as an electric bicycle (since pedals can be used) but the pedals do not need to be installed and this allows it to operate like an electric moped motorcycle but you do not need to register it or carry a drivers license to operate it.
The XB-508 is loaded with nearly all of the same features you will find on our electric motorcycles, yet the XB-508 costs 75% less.
The difference between the XB-508 sport & our XB-500 model is the sport look, the dual headlight system & the large 550 watt motor. For a few dollars more the XB-508 sport model can be yours.
The power of the XB-508 electric bicycle comes from large 550 watt brushless rear hub motor (installed in the center of the rear wheel) that is powered by 4 large high power batteries that will last 3 years or more & can be re-charged more than 500 times. The electric bicycle will travel 20 - 25 miles on a single charge. *Note If the pedals are installed, they could crank could rub against the plastic as we make these to fit very tight. This is perfectly normal.


Product Specifications:
Power: Electric
Watts: 550 Watt
Motor Type : Brushless Hub Motor - Motor is in center of rear wheel
Maximum Riders : Can ride 2 people at once
Amps: 40 Amp Circuit
Volts: 48 Volts
Batteries: 4 - 12 volts Maintenance Free (Four batteries total) (48 Volts)
Tire Size: 16x2.5 on 16" Inch Aluminum Wheels
Charger: Smart Charger Included
Tool Kit: Included
Speed: 20+ mph* using motor power only - faster if you also pedal
Distance: Up to 20 - 25 miles per charge - can still pedal if charge is lost
Throttle Type: Variable speed control - Twist throttle on right grip
Key Start: Yes
Seat Kit Included: Yes
Storage Areas : Large area below seat + Large trunk + Small area near key
Braking System: Front and Rear brakes
Drive System: Chain
Foldable: Partially - Remove front wheel for transport
Head Light: Yes (Dual Sport Headlight System)
Tail Light: Yes
Brake Light: Yes
Blinkers: Yes
Suggested Max Weight: 300 lbs
Carton Size (LxWxH): 62"x17"x37" LxWxH
Scooter In Box Weight: 120 Lbs
Scooter Weight: 105 Lbs
Electric Horn: Yes
Spring Loaded Seat: Yes
Speedometer: Yes
Battery Indicator: Yes
Cargo Rack: Included
Storage box with key included, but does not need to be installed. Your choice!

X-treme XB-500

BTW Dart, are you involved in your V is for Voltage Community? :?
Gman,
What is our preferred future?

Peace Out, <img src="http://tinyurl.com/ysafbn">
Gman

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