(VIDEO) Electric bicycle : FlyKly - a simple conversion kit weighing only 4kg
The company FlyKly is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to market an electrification kit simple, light and relatively inexpensive...
Its founder Niko Klansek is in the field of electric bicycles since 2011 and quickly identified the need to offer conversions of classic bikes to electric bikes, so he quickly developed a first prototype.
This type of kit was presented in different forms, the MIT GreenWheel or the Copenhagen Wheel, the principle is simple, battery, motor and controller are housed in the wheel, in this case the rear wheel.
FlyKly has developed the same technology and wishes to market it next year, this kit weighs 4kg and features a 250Watt motor that allows a 25kph max speed while the range can go up to 50km.
FlyKly works via a SmartPhone application that communicates with the wheel via Bluetooth.
The FlyKly wheel comes ready to install in just a few minutes - it comes in 8 colors (white, black, gray, blue, red, green, yellow, pink) and two sizes 26 and 29 inches. Charging takes 2 to 3 hours, a life of 1000 cycles is announced.
The first deliveries are expected in May 2014 at a price of $599