The weight of the motor is 4.1 Kg, which is not more that most 250w motors. When driving on public road, use the “low” or “high” mode, and the motor power is limited to max. 250w. This also has the benefit that wear and tear on the motor is reduced dramatically, and it will last longer. When using the trike on private roads, you can use the “offroad” mode and enjoy the full 3000w and 60 km/h top speed.