I really like the looks and performance of these, just the price is a little hard to make the jump vs surron (or the ktm for a little more but they arent really apples to apples). The suspension is the biggest selling point, good forks and GREAT rear shock, but the battery not being easily swappable is another drawback. Also has a true moto style seat vs surron. I do see potential area where a second pack could be ran in parallel giving a little more range too, the triangle under the seat looks pretty big. I hope they sell well, but the surron is so much cheaper I dont see it selling very well but it does look worth the upcharge. Id love to have both
no available skid plate (yet), no quick change battery option and $6500 more than a Sur Ron! looks cool but those are some pretty serious drawbacks. 3 grand buys a Sur Ron a 72v battery and an asi bac8000 controller and charger with $3500 left over to upgrade brakes and suspension.my Sur Ron has a mx seat $100,fits over the existing seat and battery cover with straps so it's on or off in seconds. it is good to see the world starting to take electric bikes serious though. the future looks bright.
Its actually less than $5500 more as the surron just went up in price to $4k deliver vs $9400 for the drill. I completely agree it can be done cheaper with the surron but its nice you dont have to get everything tuned and working out of the box. On my surron I just did the BAC4000 and have a range extender battery pack that puts me in the 150a from the battery so +9kw if I want and I'm doing some custom suspension. All said and done I should be about $6500 but that is far from plug and play so for most it would be well over $10k to build my setup if you bought parts($1800 forks, $800 shock, $800 controller, $1800 battery, $800 upgraded wheels, $400 brakes, etc) and paid someone to do it for you keeping it "out of the box" like the drill. Nothing wrong with either way but nice to have options now
it is a very cool bike. I've been bitten a few times(alta being no exception) by companies going belly up after I buy one of their products and I like to wait a few years until the product is perfected or abandoned. also I owned a cz(Czech motocrosser) and it was undoubtedly the worst motorcycle I ever owned, so I'm a little scared of Czech bikes, but that's just me.
I have way too much money in my Sur Rons. They are fun because there are so many options but the Drill definitely looks more well designed and the geometry is more tunable than any other bike out there with multiple frame attachment points. It’s got my eye on it and probably not going to get any cheaper but I do know the performance and range will only get better on all these bikes.
I just bought a Kuberg Ranger so I’ll run that around and see how it does when it comes in about a month hopefully less.