2009 Vectrix VX-1 at Long Beach IMS

New accessories to help broaden appeal

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 04, 2008
Electric scooter manufacturer Vectrix will present its 2009 VX-1 model at the Long Beach, Calif. stop of the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, Dec. 5-7.

The 2009 VX-1 “Personal Electric Vehicle” features updated graphics and a new line of accessories that Vectrix says will help broaden its customer base.

“Vectrix appeals to men and women of all ages, and our new model and accessories make the VX-1 available to more people who are looking for good clean fun,” says Mike Boyle, chief executive officer of Vectrix.

One new option that is targeted for female riders is a lower, narrower seat that Vectrix says will decrease the height to 28 inches from the standard 30 inches. Other new accessories include a sport windshield that is seven inches shorter than the standard shield, and a winter windshield that is 8.87 inches wider to provide added protection on the handlebar grips. A new center stand is also available.

The 2009 VX-1 will be available in January with less powerful versions available in Spring/Summer 2009.Apart from the design updates and accessories, the 2009 VX-1 will offer the same performance as the 2008 version, with a claimed top speed of 62 mph and a range of 33-55 miles per charge.

The 2009 VX-1 will be available in dealerships in January 2009 at a retail price of $10,495 with four color choices: burgundy red, metallic silver, sapphire blue and acid green.

Vectrix also announced it plans to introduce two additional models in 2009, the VX-1e and the VX-2. The VX-1e will be a detuned version of the VX-1 with lower acceleration and top speed. The VX-2 will be a smaller, more compact engine version that Vectrix says will be equivalent to a 50cc combustion engine. Additional power profiles equivalent to 150cc combustion engines may also be available.

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