Karbon Kinetics has officially launched its Gocycle in the US, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Claimed to be the lightest electric two-wheeler in its class, the Gocycle has been designed and developed by former McLaren Cars engineer Richard Thorpe. The Gocycle is also said to be the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history.
An electric bespoke micro-motor powers the front wheel while pedals power the back. A ‘predictive’ electronic gearshift is also incorporated into the streamlined chassis to prevent the rider from getting in the wrong gear.
A total weight of 16 kg combined with a low centre of gravity means the bike is relatively easy to lift and maneuver. The seat-post and frame geometry offers an automotive-inspired adjustable driving position, while the abscence of cables, chains, gears and sprockets means the Gocycle can also be packed away for transit or storage.
The bike additionally gets its own app. Using Bluetooth technology, the app enables the rider to program the bike by selecting one of three pre-set driving modes—City, Eco or On Demand—or edit the Custom mode to fine-tune the motor assistance for a “friendly, fun, no-fuss” workout or ride.
Source: Karbon Kinetics