The Riptide has dual belt drive motors capable of 1800 watts of peak power. These are brushless, sensorless DC motors, similar to what you’d find on a DJI drone, but bigger. We picked belt drive over hub motors because our Riptide thesis is all about maximum performance in a small package, and belts drives allow for better torque delivery to maximize acceleration and hill climbing. It’s true that belts will wear down over time but it’s a quick five minute replacement and we felt that it was worth it.
Modified on: Sat, 24 Feb, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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