The Motoped is a high quality motorized bicycle that uses a 49cc to 155cc 4-stroke horizontal OHV motor, downhill mountain bike parts mounted to a custom frame and swing arm. Motopeds are street legal in most states as a motorized bicycle and can be easily modified for more speed and power if wanted.
The Motoped is extremely light and uses the latest in mountain bike suspension, which makes it a versatile bike with the same foot-print on the ground as most downhill mountain bikes. Riding it with the motor off on a steep trail feels like a heavy mountain bike. The bike uses a patented system that combines the engine drive with the pedal drive through a jack-shaft located in the swing-arm pivot.
The makers claim that with a stock 50cc engine, the bike will go about 30mph – and up to 45 mph on the road when a 88cc big bore kit is used on the motor. With a 110cc-140cc engine used, the makers claim a top speed in the 65mph range. They also recommend that a 4 speed transmission should be used for best results.
Black Ops Edition
Motopeds released information yesterday about a new limited edition “survival” version called the “Black Ops Edition”. The Survival bikes will be sold in stock form at Motopeds (as pictured above), you then can choose accessories you want. A fully kitted out example is shown in the photos below.
- Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow
- Rotopax RX-1G Gas Packs – 1 Gallon
- United Cutlery M48 Tactical Survival Shovel
- United Cutlery M48 Hawk Tomahawk
- United Cutlery M48 Hawk Harpoon
- Gerber Fixed Blade Saw
- Blackburn X6 Light System
- Black Diamond Carabiners / Climbing rope
- Cree Mini LED Flashlight
- BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone4/gps
- Tool Logic Tactical Multifunction Knife / light
- Tool Logic Credit Card Companion multi-tool
- CRKT Guppie multi-tool
- Tactical-Warrior Neck Knife
Of course, there’s too much chrome and bare metal on this for it to be truly “black ops”, and I’d rather have an AR or AK on the back, but its still pretty cool and makes me think that I might need to upgrade from my Montague “Paratrooper” folding mountain bike…