Brand New XM-3000 - the XM-2000 Replacement

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Re: Brand New XM-3000 - the XM-2000 Replacement

It's a moped in Virginia

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John,

I noticed that you are calling the XM-3000 a "moped" on your web site. However, in nearly all US states it wouldn't be classified as such, because:

1. It doesn't have pedals (the original definition of "moped"); and/or,

2. It exceeds the maximum speed for a legal moped.

Additionally, the term "moped" has certain negative connotations in most parts of the US. Does anyone call a Vespa, Honda Elite or Metropolitan a "moped"?

I prefer the term "motor scooter". Thanks.

Hi PJD,

With regard to #1 - most states don't require working pedals anymore.

With regard to #2 - we're still researching the possibilities of various speed restrictions and their acceptability.

The term "moped" is used to denote a classification of bike - if the Vespa, Honda Elite or Honda Metropolitan have less than 50cc and meet the other requirements then the State calls them a "moped".

Here's a useful link: http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Moped_laws

But you're right - I might just drop the term "moped" from a marketing perspective.

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JDH, any updates on the XM3000 availability? You mentioned April 25th...

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Re: Brand New XM-3000 - the XM-2000 Replacement

Sorry, I still need to update the website. X-Treme are now quoting May 15th (which sucks because I leave for the UK on the 17th).

The bikes are en-route - the delay was apparently due to being held up in Chinese customs.

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X-treme put some details up on their site!
XM-3500Li

Image from the above link:
//www.x-tremescooters.com/electric_mopeds/xm-3500li/images/XM3500Li-angle-250px.jpg)

Some of what appears to be new information:

Availability: Scheduled for July 10th

The built in 2 Speed Automatic Shift Transmission gives the 3500Li a top speed of about 60 - 63 MPH and we have personally tested this moped to these speeds.

Charger:
Thunder Sky Smart Charger With BMS

Warranty:
2 Year Battery Warranty - 1 Year Motor - More Info Soon

What that kind of battery warranty, I would expect them to be using a BMS. I was seriously thinking of an E-Fun D, but now I'm not so sure. My bet on price is $3,500 - 4,000 USD.

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Re: Brand New XM-3000 - the XM-2000 Replacement

BTW, X-treme updated the XM-3000 page with pics.

XM-3000

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Re: Brand New XM-3000 - the XM-2000 Replacement

X-Treme have finally put a price on the XM-3500Li - $4499 MSRP.

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I would really like to see a picture of the blue XM-3500Li.

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