PATENTED

          MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS                   MOTORIZED LANDBOARDS             





About us

Motoblade is a Pacific Northwest company that has been producing motorized skateboards and landboards for several years now, and has always stayed true to its founding concept;  

For ultimate stability, control and manueverability, a board should steer like a bike.  It should turn with the front wheel and drive with the rear wheel. 

Our patented design, borne from the discovery process of several prototype stages, does just that. Even though our board rides on four wheels, it handles more like a two-wheeled bike. The front wheel turns the board, and the rear wheels follow. This helps the Motoblade track a great line when going straight, (no speed wobbles) and cut sharply into and out of corners.  

Our boards are easy to ride and great for all skill levels.  Most riders are able to easily cruise at full throttle after just a few minutes of experience.  That being said, the Motoblade was really designed to handle the punishment dished out by more experienced riders in offroad and trail conditions. 

Whether for sport or transportation, Motoblade motorized skateboards and landboards offer a fun and exciting way to ride.
 

What is a Motoblade

Although we refer to a Motoblade as a 'board', there isn't really a board in the familiar sense.  While there are two deck sections to stand on, there is no actual board element.  Instead, the whole framework and chassis, made from high strength aluminum, constitute the riding and operating structure.  It does have four wheels to maintain stability, but they are positioned in a manner best suited to give the Motoblade that two-wheeler effect.  

Most of the load is borne by the in-line front and rear wheels. The other two wheels are control wheels, and are located on either side of the rear wheel. This gives the Motoblade chassis its unique arrowhead shaped footprint, or outline of the wheels when viewed from above, (as illustrated below).




                                        




Motoblade's proprietary Quadra-flex steering and shock absorbing system includes a center monoshock, two sets of front fork compression springs , and a floating front axle.  These four components all work together to give the rider a sense of floating over the ground while maintaining supreme control over the board.

Both Motoblade products are powered by high quality and low emission gasoline engines.

The M-35 uses the Honda GX 35, and the M-40 uses the Tanaka PF 4000.  Both engines comply with C.A.R.B tier 2 emission standards, making them legal in most jurisdictions and localities.  They both have great power to weight ratios and are the industry leaders in reliability.

The placement of the engine within the center of our frame was an engineering feature from the beginning, not a bolt-on after-thought. The engine, transmission, fuel tank and live axle jack shaft are all located near the center of the chassis, giving the Motoblade a great center of balance.

Also, at less than 50cc and being legally catagorized as a 'stand up' scooter, these do not require a license to ride, and are legal on most roads in most states.  (Check your local laws).



How it works


Steering and control of the Motoblade is a function of harnessing the forces created by leaning the board left or right and putting pressure on the rear outer control wheels, which move up and down and tilt in tandem with the inline wheels.  These forces are then transferred to the front wheel axle, making it turn in the chosen direction.  It is this dynamic relationship between the rear control wheels and the front wheel that gives the Motoblade great handling characteristics.


                                                                                  

                                                               



The front forks are loaded with long compression springs and provide a balanced resistance to the leaning forces transferred to the front axle, allowing the axle to 'float' within the left and right forks. When going straight ahead, the balanced pressure keeps the front wheel pointed straight forward, and when leaning pressure created, the front wheel turns in the direction of the lean. The harder the lean, the sharper the turn. 

The inline rear drive wheel is chain driven by the engine and gear reducing transmission. A centrifugal clutch gives the Motoblade a strong and smooth acceleration, moving the board forward as the front end does the steering. A free-wheeling rear sprocket allows the board to coast when the throttle is off.
 
A hand held baton with throttle and brake levers for speed and braking are connected by cables and dual sheaths to the engine and rear disc brake, for ultra-reliable controllability. 

The Motoblade also has its own binding system, one that works best for the speed and general terrain conditions its made for. (see below) 


                                                                                     

                   
                                                           
We call them SemiBinders.  Falls happen, and  dirt or pavement is a lot harder than snow or water.  Our binding system will keep your feet on the board regardless of terrain conditions, including jumps. However when that need for a quick dismount happens, the ability to detach from the Motoblade is instinctive and immediate, greatly reducing the chance of injury.


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                                                                               M-35 motorized skateboard


                                                  


Powered by a quiet 35cc 4-stroke Honda engine, the M-35 is great for harder packed surfaces, and urban type settings where streets are more available then trails, (though it does great in the dirt as well).  The fuel tank holds about .65 liters of regular gas, so you can fill it up at the gas station for about 60 cents.  

With a cruising speed of 20 + MPH and a range of 16 -18 miles, the M-35  is great for running around the street, the neighborhood, the town, or the paths in between. 
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                                                                                      M-40 motorized landboard


                                                      


Powered by a strong 40cc Tanaka Purefire two-stoke engine, the M-40 is great for the rougher dirt surfaces, as well as grass or hard sand. Of course it will go anywhere the M-35 will, but the added power it will get you out there a little farther in the rough, and a little faster. The fuel tank on the M-40 holds over 1 liter of pre-mix fuel, giving it a range of 17 - 20 miles, depending on terrain conditions and riding style.

With a cruising speed of 25 + MPH, the M-40 will keep up with traffic on many roads, but it's really at home on the beach, or at campgrounds, ORV parks, logging roads, or wherever your travels take you.
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