EGO-Kit Mountain Bike Electric Motor Kicks Out 2400W, 70 Km/h

It seems retrofit bicycle motors are seeing a resurgence in the market, a point emphasised by the new EGO-Kit motor for mountain bikes.

As a product aimed at downhill mountainbiking, EGO-Kit is able to bypass legal upper limits for speed and power as they stand for conventional e-bikes. As such, the high-torque 48V motor offers 2400W of maximum power and a nominal 1200W with a top speed of 70 km/h (43 mph). An included lithium-iron phosphate backpack-worn battery gives a 40 km range on a single charge and recharges in 1.5-hours.

And the best part? The motor’s mounting bracket is compatible with 70 per cent of mountain bikes on the market today.

EGO-Kit’s idea is that the motor can replace a chair lift, bringing both the bike and its rider to the top of the mountain in the same fashion they get to the bottom; by riding the bike. The rider has the choice of either using the motor, assisting the motor or forgetting the motor as the throttle and pedals can work exclusively but won’t obstruct one another. What’s more, the low position of the motor when mounted is said to have little effect on the bike’s handling.

These retrofits are a great idea. Rather than putting out one electric bicycle and expecting thousands of consumers to flock to the same type and style, EGO-Kit and other motor makers allow already-avid cyclists to give their own bike a heavy upgrade. No hinderance to individuality. No sheep-like fad-fashion bikes, and no “in” or “out” periods. Just the power to bring your own trusty cycle to places you may not have been able to go before.

Keep ‘em coming, EGO-Kit. Maybe make the next one for mountainboards rather than mountainbikes, eh?

The EGO-Kit sells for 1,870 Euro ($2,520 USD). They will ship April 1st.

[via Ego Kits]


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3 Comments

  1. NYCeWheels says:

    of course 250 watt is already 3 times to power of an average bicyclist. A 250 watt electric assist bike will pull you up any steep hill but you have to pedal with it, thats why they call it bicycle and they usually have pedals for a reason. Do we still call this an electric bike or is it an electric off-road moped?
    Still a nice toy.

    • FREEDOM FIGHTER says:

      Well NYCeWheels, yeah you are correct “it does have pedals to pedal and it is call bicycle”, you just think of yourself (selfish) because if someone like me it is looking for a electric motor it could be a reason why I need it? Well I was in Iraq and lost half of my legs and I want to go out of the house and have an outdoor fun but I don’t want to do it on a wheelchair, see !!! Maybe you were having FUN !!! While I was fighting for you and others…

  2. Texas555said says:

    man i wish I have one , this is the most amazing bike i have ever seen, 70 Km/h woooooow it’s faster than my car hhhhh
    good stuff

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