While it seems new bike technology arrives every day, there’s not always a clear goal behind the products.
At Arcimoto, the goal is explicit: sustainable mobility. That core concept drives the company’s development of electric vehicles, including its newest eBike hybrid: the Cybertrike . Part eBike, part tricycle, and part stationary trainer, the Cybertrike combines several existing models for something new. It’s the mid-level version of Arcimoto’s Mean Lean Machine , another electric vehicle aiming to change how people get around.
The Cybertrike comes with three-wheel drive thanks to three independent motors. A tilting suspension helps keep the rider in an upright position even when the rig’s on a slant. And it gets what appear to be solid carbon fiber wheels to keep the weight down.
“The beauty of three independent motors becomes apparent when you’re on rough roads or taking tight turns,” Arcimoto Mechanical Designer Leo Cruces said in a promotional video. “We’re excited to get it into testing and final production so you can have this experience, too.”
Riders can take full advantage of assisted pedaling or just use the thumb throttle and avoid pedaling altogether. And as part of the design process, Arcimoto is also finalizing attachment points like bottle cages and racks.
While it’s clear that this is still firmly in the prototype phase, Arcimoto mentions the inclusion of a pedal generator “for speed control and stationary recharge.” Based on the short clip of a rider pedaling a stationary Mean Lean Machine in his garage, it would seem that production […]