Copenhagen firm Biomega is launching a light-weight electric bicycle by KiBiSi, the Danish design supergroup co-founded by architect Bjarke Ingels (+ slideshow).
Made for city cyclists who want to use bikes for their commute but arrive at their destinations sweat-free of charge, the OKO involves an electric-aid motor to give further pedal power for riding uphill and covering longer distances. The 2500-Watt motor can travel up to 25 miles (forty kilometres) between fees.
The bike attributes a light-weight carbon frame with integrated fenders, an aluminum handlebar and stem, and weighs about 40 lbs (18 kilograms), which is uncommonly light for an electrical bike.
The electrical electrical power financial institution is located in the center cross bar to distribute its fat evenly and make riding OKO come to feel more like travelling on a typical bike.
The design also functions integrated front and rear mudguards. It is obtainable in three sizes, in both eight or eleven gear speeds.
KiBiSi was set up by architect Bjarke Ingels, industrial designer Lars Larsen and layout entrepreneur and Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted.
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The design and style group sees the OKO as an extension of its NYC bike as properly as Biomega’s SYD bike by Marc Newson.
“This is by far the most ambitious urban mobility project Biomega has undertaken to-date, eclipsing even the original Marc Newson bicycle,” stated Skibsted. “This is actually an expression of Biomega’s ethos, the place cutting-edge commuter technological innovation meets high degree design and style.”
“I hope savvy commuters will indulge and travel even additional each and every day with a sense of tranquility and comfort,” he extra.
Biomega’s items are targeted at urban cyclists and its range consists of bikes by Ross Lovegrove, Puma and other people. In 2014, the brand worked with KiBiSi to introduce a cargo bike with a trough for carrying items.
KiBiSi has also designed watches, pendent lamps, an office chair, stone candleholders, bicycle lights and numerous other items.