Pukka Electric Mini-bikes GX400C
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Quality Electric MiniBikes from PowerStream and Pukka USA
Why is PowerStream selling the Pukka electric mini-bike? Because it uses the PowerStream-developed PWM speed controller, which has beyond the state-of-the-art safety and performance features. This brand-name electric minibike is built to last by a company committed to customer support.
Updates for 2005: the 2005 model is identical to the original Pukka except that it has motorcycle-grade keyswitches and is shipped in a more robust box to prevent damage during shipment
Pukka Minibike Safety
Bikes are more fun to ride than scooters because they are more stable. Scooters need a lot of your energy to keep them up because they are inherently unstable. (Try letting a scooter handlebar go--the scooter will fall immediately). Bikes make you feel like you are gliding. Aside from the inherently stable ride, every Pukka comes standard with the Pukka-exclusive PSC technology, enabling you to lock the top speed at 12mph, and a cadre of additional safety features that most of our scooter and minibike competitors haven't yet listed on a white board, let alone engineered into their products.
Pukka Minibike Performance
Acceleration: 0-18mph in 3 seconds
Range: up to 24 miles on a single charge
Buy a no-name electric scooter from an on-line auction and here's what you'll likely get: the cheapest motor and battery money can buy, flimsy metal and an off-the-shelf variable-speed controller. No component matching. No custom engineering. No fine tuning. The result, of course, is predictable: a sad scooter.
So whats different about a Pukka mini-bike?
The easy answer is performance. The Pukka mini-bike offers snap-your-head-back acceleration and incredible range between charges. But to really understand the Pukka difference, you need to look closer. For example, disassemble the Pukkas high-efficiency, 400-watt motor and you'll find oversized, cartridge bearings. Check out Pukkas battery pack and you'll find deep-cycle, rapid-discharge technologyway too expensive for the no-names but essential for Pukka-level performance.
But the real key is Pukkas proprietary PWM (Pulse Width Modulator). Under development for more than a year, the PWM is the Pukkas heart and soul. It's simple, elegant design pushes the reliability envelope and produces awesome performance, conserving energy when it can and delivering a whopping 60 amps when it needs to.
The Pukka mini-bike is an exceptional electric ride-on and is easily the leading electric MiniBike.
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Mechanical Details of the Pukka Mini-bike
Frame: Oversized tube, monoshock suspension
Handlebar and stem: BMX-style
Wheels: Split-rim, tubeless, high-speed precision bearings
Tires: Puncture-resistant, tubeless (allows for flat repair without removing wheels from bike)
Drive train: #25 series chain. Clutch-bearing, primary sprocket. Rapid chain tensioning system. (allows for chain removal or installation in seconds without tools)
Seat clamp: Quick-release, just like you would expect
Battery cover: Thick wall injection-molded, ABS plastic
Okay, the Pukka mini-bike is not indestructible. You can't back over it with your motor home. You can't toss it out the back of speeding pickup. But ruling out extreme abuse, the Pukka will take pretty much whatever comes. Consider the Pukka frame, for example: Oversized tubing. Flawless welds. All steel construction. Powder-coat finish. Beautiful! And then theres the wheels: Split-rim construction. 8-bolt pattern. Tubeless design with built-in valve stem and precision cartridge bearings. We could go on and on, but you get the point: the Pukka is loaded with highly engineered, top-drawer components that are not only built tough, but which also look tough.
Electrical Details of the Pukka Minibike
Motor: 400 Watt, high-efficiency electric motor
Voltage: 24 volts for better acceleration
Battery: 20Ah, deep-cycle, rapid-discharge, SLA
Ignition: Keyed switch
System design: Modularallows for easy troubleshooting and rapid replacement of warn-out parts
System control: Pulse Width Modulator (PWM), provides accurate acceleration sensitivity, and redundant shutdown protection against system overloads
Battery charger: 2 Amp (included)
The Pukkas electrical system is the perfect blend of
sophistication and simplicity. The heart of the system is the highly evolved PWM. From its
double-sided PCB layout to its dual Schottky diodes and beefy, automotive-grade relay, the PWM
is a genuine, best-in-its-class component. But for all the PWMs sophistication, the
Pukkas modular electrical system is a paradigm of simplicity. In the rare event of a
component malfunction, almost anyone can troubleshoot the problem and install a replacement
part in minutes. The Pukka electric mini-bike's controller has a linear response, meaning
half-throttle is half speed. This gives a feeling of control similar to a motorcycle. Other
controllers are highly non-linear, making slow speed maneuvering nerve-wracking.
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