Sherco’s premium ‘Factory’ model classification has now expanded from the enduro to the electric balance bike ranks courtesy of a new kid on the block – the EB16 Factory.
Compared to the EB16, the EB16 Factory now provides a higher-spec alternative with a more powerful brushless motor, three speed modes, a rear disc brake, front suspension, a more aggressive tyre tread pattern and styling updates – while still nurturing the fundamentals of motorcycling such as hand-eye coordination, balance and alertness.
Of course, the EB16 Factory continues the fun, silent and environmentally friendly profile of its siblings, as well as a simple twist-and-go throttle, a running time of up to 60 minutes and the option of a non-powered mode for kids to push, balance and coast before activating the brushless motor.
Like its siblings, the EB16 Factory features a battery level display and a host of safety features to inspire confidence in the rider as well as the supervising adult.
Running time is up to 60 minutes of constant use, and recharge time is up to three hours. An additional battery is available for a quick and convenient swap to keep the fun times rolling (runtime will vary depending on speed setting, rider weight and riding conditions).
Technical highlights include a lightweight aluminium frame and handlebar, chain drive, pneumatic all-terrain rubber tyres as well as durable water-transfer frame decals. The EB16 Factory comes with an Australian 240V household charger, owner’s manual and toolkit.
Additional features include a front plate with number decals, height-adjustable seat, a fully enclosed chain cover and a power cut-off switch built into the brake lever, which automatically cuts power if the rider pulls in the lever, thus preventing a panic throttle twist.