Source: Electric Cycle Rider | Dust Moto | Last August, THE PACK shared details about Dust Moto’s Founders50 Program – an innovative approach to develop the Dust_Model 1. Recently, Tucker Neary from Electric Cycle Rider got the opportunity to test the first prototype of Dust Moto’s electric dirt bike, known as the Model 1 Alpha.
Tucker Neary: “Dust Moto prides themselves on their transparent development process, which is not often seen in other brands. As this is only an alpha build, a full review will not be provided. Instead, the focus will be on providing feedback to Dust as they continue to refine the bike. The current specs for the Alpha version are subject to change as development progresses, but here’s what we know: the bike boasts a custom 72 volt nominal battery with a capacity of 39 amp hours. It is powered by a Silixcon SL controller running at 200 nominal and 350 peak phase amps, driving a QS 165 v3 motor and producing 25 kW of peak power and approximately 15 kW of nominal power.
For suspension, the Dust Alpha features a WP 43 mm fork paired with KTM Freeride EXC triple clamps. In the rear, an Ohlins shock that is typically used on a Yamaha YZ 85 has been incorporated. The bike also sports a 21″ front wheel and a 19″ rear wheel. The entire setup is bolted onto a custom steel frame with an aluminum sub frame and swing arm, all covered in custom machined ABS plastics.”