Talaria X3: The Nimble Street Warrior

Talaria’s X3 is the 125-pound little pocket rocket that is creating much excitement in the electric dirt bike world. Almost two years after Talaria released their flagship model, the Talaria Sting, the X3 showcases a smaller frame, yet comparable power at a price point that is unheard of. Depending on your country, Talaria offers the Talaria X3 as a street-legal version, or an offroad awesome machine capable of top speeds over 47 mph (Source).

Also known as the XXX, the Talaria 3X comes with Supermoto wheels from most dealers. Luna Cycles offers the option to upgrade to offroad tires which would provide many more options of locations to ride. Out of the box, the Talaria 3X would make the perfect commuter. It is powered by a 60V battery, which has options for a 25Ah or 40Ah version that provides up to 43 miles (70km) of range.

So, What’s in a Name?

With a smaller frame, smaller suspension, and a smaller price point, the Talaria X3 makes the perfect commuter at an awesome value. However, if you want an e-moto to rip it up on the track or hit the whoops, the Talaria XXX possibly isn’t the e-moto for you. As GritShift boss Josh says, “Sure you can take it off-road, I just wouldn’t be trying to jump logs or do hill climbs with it.” Not only are parts not yet readily available, it is also unknown how the frame will hold up on big jumps, or under repetition around MX tracks. The suspension is also unknown, it is a progressive spring direct to the swing arm. No linkage, and at the time of writing, no known upgraded springs for different rates. 

So, what is this e-moto best suited for? Warehouse manager Cody says, “I think the bike is ideal for the city commuter and wheelie guys.” And R&D guru Rusty reckons the “bike is very flickable, and confidence-inspiring, [so] it would be great for a new rider as well.” It’s a small, compact e-moto that will happily get you to work and back at a great price point, and Talaria themselves seem to agree with that notion. I love the description Talaria UK gives the X3: “designed for the modern urban explorer looking to make a statement.”

The Talaria XXX sporting an awesome color scheme
The Talaria XXX sporting an awesome color scheme

If you’re planning on taking it to the streets, always check your local laws as they are slightly different everywhere. In most cases, if you leave the e-moto stock at its restricted top speed, you’ll generally be dandy. Sometimes, you may need to purchase a pedal kit to comply with the ‘I’m an e-bike… see…’ laws. Don’t panic though, you won’t need to be pedaling your way home – you’re not buying the pedals for the exercise factor. 

If, however, you happen to cut the little brown looped wire in the wiring loom that any quick Google search tells you about, and remove the speed limiter, you’ll probably void any warranty, get fined on the road as you’ll probably be doing closer to 50 mph, and hypothetically, have a heap more fun. If you want further clarification on the laws, I’d suggest chatting with the guys from GritShift’s sister company Dirt Legal to make your e-moto road legal in the United States.

Surron LBX vs Talaria X3

What is better? The Sur Ron LBX or the Talaria X3?  Both e-motos side by side look very similar, but to make a fair comparison let’s look at the data. This comparison will be between the 2024 Surron X (LBX) and the 2024 Talaria XXX. If you’re looking at purchasing a second-hand LBX, the specifications will be slightly different depending on the build year. 

The biggest difference could be the weight distribution of the battery. The LBX has the ‘standard’ battery placement forward of the seat, while the Talaria 3X has an innovative design where the battery is under the seat, in a more central position, leading to a lower – and potentially better – center of gravity.

Additionally, the rear suspension is different on both e-motos. The stock LBX comes with either a KKE or DNM Shock with TR Suspension Link System, adjustable for both compression and rebound (Surron). By contrast, the Talaria X3 doesn’t use any linkage at all. Instead, it uses a progressive spring rate, which doesn’t inspire me with confidence on hard-hitting landings. Based on my riding experience, that simply wouldn’t hold up to months or years of hard MX-style riding.

The Talaria XXX has a belt reduction, much like the Surron X. I mention this as the Talaria Sting uses a gearbox that requires an oil change. Both options have pros and cons, oil requires changing, belts require replacing. It is just something to be aware of when making a new purchase. 

The Sur Ron LBX has been around for many years and has encountered many small changes to the model over the years, improving with age. For a very new e-moto, the Talaria 3X hasn’t gone through this progression, however, Talaria has already proven to be a popular and trustworthy brand with their LBX fighter, the Talaria Sting. 

What sets these two electric dirt bikes apart vastly is the cost. At $3250 for the 3X and $4400 for the Surron X, at the time of writing (add link), this may be your deciding factor…. or is it? Let’s discuss mods and see if you change your mind.

Available Modifications

Like most electric dirt bikes, the Talaria X3 is no different with the excitement of changing parts to make your e-moto truly yours. However, as a very new model, new parts are slightly harder to find than the Talaria Sting or Sur Ron dirt bikes. The GritShift team has been adding new parts to their rapidly growing Talaria X3 range, check them out here to see what you can get. Don’t forget to check back regularly as newly designed parts pass grueling tests and track days before making it to production.

As this e-moto is best suited for the road or trails, look at the ergonomics first – seat, footpegs, bars, and risers. When you’re comfy on your e-moto, you’ll find everything just flows better. 

GritShift boss Josh runs through potential upgrade points

The Talaria Range 

The Talaria X3 is the baby brother of the Talaria Sting, smaller in size, battery, power, and price! It is the perfect compact commuter for your weekdays. On the weekends, head to the track on Talaria’s flagship model the Sting or the newer Sting R.

Read about the Sting here

The Talaria X3 Verdict 

The Talaria X3 would be a great addition to your lineup of e-motos in the garage. If you’re trying to get another dirtbike purchase over the line, you could explain that this is different, smaller, cheaper, and would save money! At that price point, why not even think about buying your significant other an X3 also! 

Just don’t expect the XXX to be something it isn’t. This is not the e-moto to be taking over jumps, it’s much better as an urban commuter. So not only are suspension and power upgrades not really necessary, they aren’t even widely available as of yet. However, if you love customizing your e-motos as we do, we suggest tweaking your Talaria X3’s ergos to perfectly suit your size and style. Change the ergos so your X3 fits like a glove.

Rusty from GritShift R&D carefully examines the Talaria XXX

Weighing only 125 lbs, its 60v battery can propel you to a whopping 47 mph top speed (derestricted). And taking less than 4 hours to charge from its 10 amp charger, you can spend more time exploring. 

While the X3 doesn’t have as many options yet for modding, GritShift are adding new Talaria X3 parts to the store rapidly, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list to be alerted when new parts become available.

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