To celebrate International Noise Awareness Day on the 30th April, MHB Motorcycles officially launched their exclusive new range of ‘quiet’ electric motorbikes. The SEV e-Tricks range of electric bikes is currently only available in the UK from MHB Motorcycles in Brough, Cumbria.
Noise Awareness Day, was originally launched by the The Center for Hearing and Communication in the USA to promote awareness of the dangers of long-term exposure to noise. This could be through listening to music too loud, noisy neighbours, or the impact of exposure to transport noise. Some may love the purr of their car, but there is substantial evidence in the UK that the noise of roaring vehicle engines, including motorbikes can have a considerable long term effect on our health and hearing.
MHB Motorbikes, which was opened two years ago by former British Antarctic Survey engineer Martin Bell, has recently taken delivery of their newest electric vehicles, the E-tricks range by French manufacturer SEV. MHB are the sole supplier of the range in the UK.
Martin is Cumbrian, born and bred; he has enjoyed 19 years working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) both in Cambridge and in Antarctica and has clocked up over 10 years on the ice. A farmer’s son, Martin trained as an agricultural engineer in Cumbria, before finding his vocation working on the ice twenty years ago.
“I have a passion for all things mechanical, so it was a natural progression for me to open MHB Motorcycles after I left Antartica. Of course I love the roar of an engine, but the new range of electric SEV bikes are fantastic. They can deliver the same amount of power of a small motorbike, but with less emissions and noise pollution. I am delighted that we are the only stockist in the UK and hope we can see more people using these environmentally bikes in the future.”
The e-Tricks bikes are extremely versatile and can be used for commuting, leisure and sport effective for mobility, mountain biking and motorcycling; appealing to all bike users. What makes the e-Tricks bikes special and different is that SEV has designed the range with the environment at their forefront of design using environment propulsion, quiet and non-polluting features and are made using 90% recyclable materials. The bikes can be easily charged, easily transportable and not only reduces emissions, but also noise pollution.
The range includes:
• The eTRICKS off road bike which is designed for sports enthusiasts and is a great alternative to traditional mountain bikes.
• The eTRICKS Evolution o 01, which is a fantastic bike for those who make a daily commute to work, enabling the user to ride between 2 and 10 Km, in comfort, silence and with very low operating costs
• eTRICKS Evolution S01 bike which is a quiet alternative to the scooter, giving more power and speed on the road.
The range is available to buy online from www.mhbmotorcycles.co.uk or from the store in Brough.