Electric Bicycle Comes Via Special Kit

GBNpro, a bug-screen bike helmet manufacturer, has announced that a recent electric kit upgrade test has been successful. In January of this year the company commissioned two technicians from South Shor Cyclery in Wisconsin to convert a Rans Screamer tandem recumbent bicycle into a pedal-assist model by installing a BionX kit on the vehicle.

The BionX 350 watt electric hub motor is powered by a 37 volt lithium-ion battery, giving the tandem bike a top speed of 21 miles per hour. The company says that the electric bicycle can go 11 miles per hour while carrying two adults, against the wind, up-hill without any pedaling necessary.

image via GBNpro

While the battery can be charged by plugging-in at home, which takes up to three hours to reach full capacity, it also features a regenerative braking system and and optional four level power generation system while pedaling. So far, the company has only used the new device around a dozen times, and notes that a range of 15 miles in electric-only mode depleted the battery to about 30% capacity.

To see the bicycle in action, check out the video below:

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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