An E-Motorcycle with Carbon Fiber Wheels? Meet the Graft EO.12

Photo By: Graft

Graft is a Taiwan-based e-powersports vehicle manufacturer founded by American-born engineer and power sports enthusiast, Azizi Tucker and his team of hand-picked specialists.

Azizi Tucker in his shop surrounded by prototype e-motorcycles.
Azizi Tucker in his shop. Photo by Graft

Azizi has always been a maker. At the age of 13, he won a scholarship from a young entrepreneurs competition at his local community college and immediately sunk his winnings into 3D design software and a metal-cutting machine, which he promptly used to build his first bicycle.

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Later in life, Azizi took his engineering and entrepreneurial spirit to Tesla, where he was one of the first 100 employees. Azizi also had a stint as CTO of Xing Mobility as well as working on the solar dynamic observatory (SDO) satellite at NASA. Since his early days, his technical knowledge and workshop have improved significantly, but his design ideals haven’t changed much.

Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle

Image of the Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle
Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle. Photo by Graft

The EO.12 is Graft’s take on an enduro dirt bike with more power and torque than similar e-motorcycles on the market. The EO.12 boasts a power output of up to 20KW – 200% more than electric motorcycles of similar weight – it delivers lots of power while weighing in at an easy to handle 50kg / 110-pounds.

Graft EO.12 Frame and Suspension

Front end view of the EO.12 e-motorcycle from Graft
Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle front end. Photo by Graft

The frame of the EO.12 Motorcycle is built with aircraft grade CNC machined aluminum that promises no distortion from welding and increased consistency, accuracy, and stiffness. The 3D printed TiAl6V4 Titanium drivetrain components ensure trail grade strength. The EO.12 features a zero-maintenance, permanently-lubricated chain, so you don’t need to worry about trail fixes when you’re out exploring.

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The Graft EO.12 showcases a premium 3-way adjustable suspension with hydraulic bumpstop and 21-inch motorcycle tires to offer a smoother ride and greater traction across all terrain. 

The EO.12 has an IP67 rating, meaning that it can be completely submerged in 3.2-feet (one meter) or water for 30 minutes and still run.

Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle Wheels

Close up photo if the Graft EO.12 e-motorcycle's "first-of-it's-kind" carbon fiber wheel.
The Graft EO.12 boasts a “first-of-it’s-kind” carbon fiber wheel. Photo by Graft

The low 50-kg. / 110-pound weight of the Graft EO.12 E-Motorcycle is a testament to the raw materials put into it’s design. One case in point is the first-of-it’s-kind carbon fiber spoked wheels that come standard on the bike, which are an incredible 25-percent lighter than traditional wheels. Not only does this save weight, a lighter wheel is easier to stop, putting less strain on your braking system and lowering heat build up in your brakes.

Graft EO.12 Monolith Battery

Photo of the hot-swappable Monolith battery from Graft.
The hot-swappable Monolith battery from Graft. Photo by Graft

Graft’s proprietary, hot-swappable Monolith battery system powers the EO.12 (and all of Graft’s vehicles for that matter) meaning you can keep a spare to extend your exploration range or keep one on the charger at all times and switch back and forth easily. The Monolith battery appears to be sold separately from the motorcycle and you have the option of the 1.1E – Endurance for $3600.00 or the 1.1R – Race for $2650.00.

Graft EO.12 Availability and Pricing

The Graft EO.12 is not currently available and pricing is not yet disclosed, however the sister bike to the EO.12 – the The Graft E0.12 Factory Team Edition – is slated begin delivery in Q2 of 2022 and the price on that is $9800.00, so you can do the math yourself. You can learn more at the Graft website.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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