TAIPEI (The China Post) — We all like e-bikes. We particularly like practical, sleek but chic electric bicycles like the new “Eeyo” — an ultralight quick, responsive, and fun bicycle.
As Gogoro founder Horace Luke rightly puts it, it’s “an adrenaline time machine bringing back the pure joy of riding we all once had.”
Luke and Gogoro have for sure taken a different approach entirely; they have made the bike light enough so that you can just throw it over your shoulder and carry it up to your apartment.
It’s all carbon fiber, the seat post is eliminated and the whole package is only 12 kg (26.4 pounds), insanely light for a full-size e-bike.
The motor, battery and sensors are housed in the SmartWheel, and connected to the pedals with a carbon fiber belt.
There are no cables to a controller; you do that wirelessly to your smartphone which clips onto the handlebars. When you get it home, there is a very clever stand that charges the bike.
The only concern is the bike’s hefty price which has left many screaming “Eeyo.”
It’s not cheap at US$3,899 (NT$125,364), even though we can argue that it is built and priced like a sports car.
One that you can carry into your apartment, contrary to the equally fancy Gogoro S1 (NT$106,980), Gogoro S2 ABS (NT$77,980) or Gogoro S3 (NT$64,980).