The GoCycle G2 frame has to carry a Bluetooth chip that will allow users to control the output of the e-bike's motor via a downloadable mobile phone app.
Released today, GoCycleConnect - free for both Android and iPhone users - will allow the user to flick between one of three pre-set driving modes (City, Eco or On Demand), or edit in 'Custom' mode to fine-tune the motor assistance for a workout, or a no-sweat commute.
Additional features of the app include the ability to set the legal speed for the rider’s local region, remotely view the charge status and health of the Gocycle battery, download the latest software to the Gocycle’s controller, and upload the Gocycle’s “maintenance log” to the tech support team for remote diagnostics.
CEO Paul Stratta commented: “With Gocycle, it’s all about maximising the comfort and enjoyment of the commute to meet the demands of a particular day, which can include many different factors such as distance, weather and wind, weight carried and the intensity of exercise desired.”
Gocycle's G2, with its suggested retail price of €3,499, is available for purchase through select resellers throughout the European Union and Switzerland (see www.gocycle.com/resellers), and directly through www.gocycle.com for UK customers.