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Motorised, full-suspension swing-arm scooter


July 22, 2003

Motorised, full-suspension swing-arm scooter

Motorised, full-suspension swing-arm scooter

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Wednesday July 23, 2003

The F18 swing-arm scooter adds twin-suspension to motorised scooter design with 50mm of travel on the front and a mono spring providing 90mm travel on the rear. A 24-volt electric motor reaches a maximum speed of approximately 20kmh and the F18 can cover 15km on a single battery charge.

The new Currie motor features 40% more torque than its predecessor the Phat Flyer SE along with built-in electronic pulse width modulated (PWM) controller that includes low voltage battery protection, motor overheat protection, peak amperage protection, maximum speed protection, and brake inhibit.

The full-sized 12" F18 features alloy rims, front BMX style brakes and rear band brakes along with the rear mono-shock swingarm suspension.

Don't be fooled by the relatively low top speeds - these vehicles zip along - but expect a little weight when carrying the F18 up and down stairs.

A demo model of the Currie Tech F-18 Swingarm is now in Australia and the first shipment is expected to arrive soon. The F-18 is available in Midnite with red metalflake and the new motor will be available separately to upgrade existing Currie scooters. The Currie Tech F-18 Swingarm costs AUD$1495, see www.currietech.com.au for further information.

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