German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid
A German company has developed a new emissions-busting motorcycle that mixes human input with battery power.
The eROCKIT 2019 has pedals like a conventional bicycle, however multiplies the effort put in by 50 times, thanks to an internal 52-volt lithium-ion battery-powered motor.
The firm unveiled the bike earlier this year, claiming a top speed of 50mph and a range of over 70 miles between four-hour recharges.
Andreas Zurwehme, eROCKIT’s Managing Director said, "We have set ourselves the goal of making our world a better place to live!"
The bike weighs just 120kg thanks to an aluminium frame and alloy wheels, but costs a fairly hefty £10,500. And riders will need a bike licence to use it on the road.
If you fancy getting your hands on one, the first batch of eROCKITs will be available as a 100-strong 'Limited Edition 100' series in three colour options.
- Frame Aluminium frame
- Front suspension 37mm adjustable upside down forks
- Rear suspension Preload-adjustable 203mm shock
- Front brake 300mm single disc, four-piston radial caliper
- Rear brake 220mm disc, two-piston caliper
- Front tyre size 80/100 x 17
- Rear tyre size 100/90 x 17
- Weight 120kg
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