Not only is the SBU V3 capable of attracting larger herds of women, it also has a dramatic increase in performance. This performance increase is due to two main reasons, a smaller wheel (18″) and an increased battery voltage (58V). The smaller wheel provides more torque and hill-climbing (30% grade) while the increased battery voltage gives users a higher ceiling for maximum speed, now 15mph. Combine these two together and riding the V3 feels like a muscle car.
We took both the V2 and V3 out for a side by side comparison on a small incline and did some official shopping cart push tests in the QFC parking lot… I’m sure they were happy.