For city dwellers, cycling is one of the best modes of transportation: it’s cheap, can help you avoid traffic jams, and keep you in top shape. Plus, it’s good for the environment. The downsides of regular cycling, however, can be annoying, to say the least. For one, no one likes arriving at the office sweaty, and two, locking up can be tricky and time-consuming. Enter HONBIKE. With its lightweight and foldable frame that’s easy to carry and store, and its 250W motor, the new award-winning e-bike from Japan solves these problems in one go.
The Honbike E-Bike Features
- Foldable, modular design
- Maintenance-free patented shaft drive
- Auto uphill assist
- Gyroscope smart drive
- Smart safety response
- LCD with speedometer
- Waterproof IPX4/electrical parts IP65
- Battery charge time 3.5-4 hrs
- Dimensions 61.4 x 23.2 x 41.7 in
- Weight 45.9 lbs
- Maximum rider’s weight 220 lbs
This urban folding bike comes with specifications perfectly suited for city dwellers. The seat features a unique ergonomic design that’s ideal for long rides, and the design itself is eye-catching and modern.
The most interesting thing about this bike though is the fact that it has no chain or belt drive: the spinning shaft is completely enclosed in an aluminum alloy shell. This protective case keeps out dirt and water so the bike won’t require any maintenance for up to 25,000 miles.
The inconspicuous 250W motor is located in the front hub with a 216Wh battery. The battery charge time is up to four hours.
The bike can achieve a speed of 15.5 mph or 25 km/h, which while modest, is enough for urban needs. It has a built-in smart sensor system to provide the power you need immediately from a standing uphill start.
It comes with 3 sensors, a gyroscope, speed and torque, and it adjusts its pedal-assist level to the terrain and rider input. There is also a built-in smart sensor that shuts off the motor when it registers over 30 degrees tilting, protecting you when making a turn.
Thanks to the foldable design (33” x 39”x 18”), this e-bike is super-easy to take anywhere with you. You can remove or attach the battery in less than 5 seconds as it is compact and portable. The bike itself can be folded in 15 seconds or less in 4 simple intuitive steps. Everything you need is included: 12 screws, 1 cover, and 1 cable.
The HONBIKE e-bike can be preordered on Indiegogo for $1499, while the extra battery is available for $199. The delivery of pre-orders is planned for June 2022.
Learn more at Honbike.com.