Mastretta launches new three-wheeled leaning electric bikes made in Mexico

FlatSix911

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Looks like an interesting cargo trike with the ability to tilt when cornering... no word yet on pricing.


You may remember Mastretta from the first ever entirely made-in-Mexico sports car, the Mastretta MXT. Now the brothers behind the automotive design company are tackling e-bikes, and they’re doing it with the same sporty focus they’ve drawn on in the past. The result is the newly launched Mastretta MX3 electric bike.

The Mastretta MX3 isn’t a typical e-bike though. It’s not even a typical e-trike. The three-wheeler uses a tadpole trike design with a pair of wheels in the front, but also incorporates a leaning mechanism and suspension into the front end. Leaning trikes provide the ride sensation of a typical two-wheel e-bike yet offer increased stability and convenience inherent to a three-wheeled design.

Mastretta’s Tilt Lock System (TLS) allows the rider to lock the MX3 in the vertical position whenever necessary. This can be useful at stop lights so that the rider doesn’t have to put his or her feet down to balance, or to maintain stability when loading or unloading cargo.
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FlatSix911

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That shouldn't be too hard to fix. The first picture in the link shows a Bafang mid drive.
"The MX3 CARGO 40 uses a hub motor while the other models sport Bafang mid-drive units. "
Good catch that only the base model uses the hub drive... all of the other models are equipped with the mid-drive. ;)

The cargo bike is actually available in four different models that offer different features and payload limits:
  • MX3 CARGO 40: Up to 40 kg (88 lb) of cargo capacity
  • MX3 CARGO 60: Up to 60 kg (132 lb) of cargo capacity
  • MX3 CARGO 80 LONG TAIL: Up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo capacity
  • MX3 CARGO 200 TRAILER: Up to 200 kg (440 lb) of cargo capacity
All of the models run on 36V systems. The MX3 CARGO 40 uses a hub motor while the other models sport Bafang mid-drive units. Both the MX3 CARGO 40 and 60 offer either a 360 Wh or 720 Wh battery, while the larger two models offer options for 720 Wh or 1,440 Wh batteries.