Harglo Performance has been appointed UK importer for Kuberg children’s electric motorcycles. Harglo, part of the Watsonian Squire group, has a long history with junior motorcycles and was a distributor for Malaguti prior to the Italian factory closing last year.
Launched at last month’s Motorcycle Trade Expo, retail prices for the three-model Kuberg range start at £750 inc VAT for the Start (2-5 years old). This is followed by the Trial E (5-10 years old) and the Cross, said to be the market’s first electric motocross bike for 5 to 12 year olds. All three models are powered by inexpensive 12V sealed lead acid batteries and feature front suspension, steel frames and custom-made swing arms. A parent speed-control is fitted on all models.
Kuberg is based in the Czech Republic and Harglo plans to sell 400 bikes this year through dealers with exclusive sales territories. First shipment is due in this month.
Harglo say that electric power is gaining popularity for children’s bikes, the obvious benefits being no noise or fumes, no kick starting, gears or hot exhausts and low maintenance costs.