The swaddling blanket that had effectively obscured the identity of Quantya's latest product line addition has been removed to reveal (wait for it....) twins! OK, they're not identical twins. They may even have different fathers, but a new electric city scooter and junior-size motocross machine are today both proudly wearing Quantya colors at the Swiss-Moto show now underway in Zürich. The exterior branding is not the only place you'll see a familial resemblance though. The new two-wheelers bear both lithium polymer batteries and DC axial gap brush motors like their big Track and Strada brothers and sisters but with a few vehicle-appropriate changes.
While not the super-sexy super-bike that might have garnered lots of initial attention, the new duo may prove to be a very shrewd set of product decisions. Take the "Squter P1" (just pronounce it "scooter-pee-one"... and quit laughing). There is a dearth of electric scooters that you can drive in amongst city traffic and have complete confidence in both performance ability and build quality. This bike sweetly fills that gap by offering a 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) top speed and a "mixed cycle" range of 43.5 miles (70 kilometers) in a step-through design that reassures with the words "Swiss Electric Movement."
The MMX junior bike is not to be quickly discounted either and nicely compliments the Quantya Parx that are being opened across Europe. Younger riders can now rent or buy a suitably-sized machine and have a controlled environment to ride in. Specs for the little guy say it has a top speed limited to about 30 mph (50 km/h) and should keep a kid grinning for about an hour or so. When the fun is over, the hour-long fast charge will bring the smiles back quickly enough.