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Ubco have announced that for 2018 their range includes a new road legal model, priced at only $7999NZ inc GST plus on road costs!

From the Ubco website:

UBCO is now street legal with the release of a road-registerable model of our award-winning UEV – the 2018 2×2, as well as our own custom line of accessories.

Dual Use

Although the dual-use UBCO 2018 2×2 may appear visually similar to its predecessor, 130 of the 150 components are either new or renewed, making it a superior model in all regards.

A key benefit is that the new 2018 model can be registered for on-road use in New Zealand, Australia and the United States, meaning users will no longer be faced with a barrier between on- and off-road travel.
To achieve this, we have added all the road-worthy components, including brake lights, indicators, reflectors, a motor cut off switch, steering lock, speedometer, odometer and a combined high and low beam LED headlight.

Its classification as an LA moped with a top speed of 50kmph means that no motorcycle license is required for the 2018 2×2 in New Zealand, making it accessible to the everyday person. While the 2018 2×2 is also classed as a LA moped in Australia, and a motor-driven cycle or moped in the US, licensing requirements vary depending on local country and state laws.

As UBCO Product Manager, Stuart Munro explains, the 2018 2×2 facilitates a new dual-use environment for users. “I think one of the biggest benefits of the 2018 2×2 is it’s dual-use capability. There aren’t many 2-wheelers out there that are equally at home both on- and off-road, especially ones that are as easy to use and quiet as the UBCO.

“Whether it’s for commuting, farming, hunting, government bodies, tourism or conservation work, the dual-use 2018 2×2 is designed to allow the rider to go where they want, when they want.
“This ease of use and its LA/moped vehicle class means the 2018 2×2 is accessible and suitable for almost anyone and opens the door to unconstrained adventure,” he said.

They even have their own panniers available.

Found out more on the Ubco website×2/.