OUTRIDER 422 ALPHA ELECTRIC TRIKE REVIEW


Outrider 422 Alpha Electric Trike Review. Electric Bike Review has an article about this motorized tadpole trike which you can read HERE. HP Velotechnik is not the only game in town when it comes to factory motorized tadpole trikes. This one is built on a KMX Venom frame and can go considerably faster than HP’s … like 40 mph. It has three modes to choose from which I will show below in the specifications. It is heavy at about 100 pounds.  It is very stable due to the fact that the battery and motor are positioned low and near the center.

As you can see in the images below it is a serious looking machine. That bottom bracket height is something else. If you don’t know what the term bottom bracket means I am talking about the end of the boom … the height of the pedals and crankset. It is really high up in the air off of the ground.

Outrider 422 Alpha Electric Trike right side Outrider 422 Alpha Electric Trike left side view

MANUFACTURER’S WEBSITE

Top Speed: 40 mph
Range: 165 Miles / 111 Miles (with / without pedaling @ 20 mph)
Power: Three selectable modes: Assist (750 Watts), Economy (2100 Watts), Power (4200 Watts)

costs only 25 cents per 100 miles

Price: $11,995.00

Included Features
Crankset: Schlumpf High-Speed Drive 40T
Wheels: Industry 9 Premium Trike Wheels (Aluminum Straight-Pull Spoke)
Front Light: Cycle Lumenator (1000 Lumen LED)
Rear Light Arizona Whip (6 ft. Flashing LED Flagpole 2-Sided, Red/Yellow)
Rear Rack: Axiom Journey Heavy Duty
Pannier Bags: Axiom Randonnee Aero 40 (Waterproof)

Features
Full 2-Year Limited Warranty
Free 6-Month Full Tuneup (we’ll reimburse your local recumbent shop if you’re not local)
Illustrated Owner’s Manual
American-made Motor and Drive System
Hand-built in the USA
Maintenence-Free Premium Brushless Motor

Technical Specifications

Max speed
40 mph

Power
Three selectable settings: Low (750 Watts), Medium (2100 Watts), High (4200 Watts)

Charging time
2 hours to 90% Charge
2 hours and 45 minutes to 100% Charge
Charges on a standard 110V outlet

Motor
3-Phase Brushless DC
Maintenance-Free
Twin Ceramic Ball Bearings
93% Efficient
Freewheeling for full-speed, drag-free coasting
American-Made

Battery
2.1kWh (2131 watt-hours)
Voltage: 44.4 Volts Nominal
Chemistry: Lithium Polymer
Rated Life: 1000 cycles

Weatherproofing
Fully-sealed for all-weather riding conditions

Componentry
Rear Shifter: SRAM X.0 Gripshift
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7
Rear Cassette: SRAM PG-950, 9 Speed
Brakes: 180mm Avid BB7 Mechanical Discs

Visibility
Front Light: Cycle Lumenator (1000 Lumen LED)
Rear Light: Arizona Whip (6 Foot, 2-Sided, LED Flagpole, Red/Yellow)
Dual Mirrors
Diamond Cross-Hatch Reflective Tape

Computer functions
Battery Voltage
Instantaneous Speed
Instantaneous Motor Power
Amp-Hours Consumed
Miles Traveled
Watt-hours Consumed
Efficiency in Watt-hours per Mile
Average Speed
Maximum Speed
Trip Time
Lifetime Battery Cycles
Lifetime Energy Consumed
Lifetime Miles Traveled

Dimensions
Length: 73-78″ (depending on boom’s position)
-with boom removed: 61″
-with rear wheel and boom removed: 52″
Width: 32.5″
-with front wheels removed: 26.25″
Height: 26″
-with wheels removed and handlebars folded: 20″
Time to remove wheels and fold handlebars: 10 Minutes

Weight
99 lbs (44.9 kg)
Max suggested rider weight: 250 lbs

They also have trikes which are ADAPTIVE FOR DISABILITIES.       Here is a video where they explain some about this.

Speaking of speed (I wasn’t but I will) …

WOW, I AM IMPRESSED!!!

(Keep in mind that this is a modified version)

I must admit I am not understanding how they are going 65 mph when they show 40 mph as the top speed. Even at 40 mph I would probably just wrap it around a tree or telephone pole anyway. I reckon I will just stick with good ol’ pedal power and simply dream about stuff like this. How ’bout you? 85+ mph on a tadpole trike? Unbelievable! (It would probably give me heart failure!) Yeah, most definitely I am better off travelling only 8.5 mph. 🙂

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About Steve Newbauer

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