Best known for their electric scooters, Gogoro has entered the electric bike segment with the launch of its new Eeyo 1, prioritizing agility over utility with an ultra-lightweight design that tips the scales at an impressive 26.4 lb (11.9 kg).
“Ebikes don’t all need to be heavy cargo haulers or feel like you’re riding a battery, so we created the Eeyo 1 to be ultralight, quick, responsive, and fun,” said Horace Luke, founder, and CEO, Gogoro Inc. “With its iconic open-frame design and new powerful Eeyo Smartwheel, Eeyo 1 is an adrenaline time machine bringing back the pure joy of riding we all once had.”
“Gogoro creates smarter and cleaner transportation choices for how people in cities live, work, and move. Gogoro Eeyo is a new human-electric hybrid brand established to develop innovations in lightweight electric-assisted transportation. The first Gogoro Eeyo project to address these challenges is the Eeyo Smartwheel and the Eeyo 1.” adds Luke.
Taking a rider-centric approach to electric bike innovation, the new Eeyo Smartwheel is an all-in-one digital drive that leverages Gogoro’s advanced technical experience to tightly integrate the motor, battery, sensors, and smart connectivity into a compact self-contained hub.
With Intelligent Power Assist, the Eeyo Smartwheel utilizes a state-of-the-art torque sensor to detect the rider’s pedal-power and instantly delivers pedal assist that provides increased control, power and speed that feels more balanced, and natural. This not only conserves energy and prevents the rider from “breaking a sweat”, but it ensures there’s enough power to get you where you want to go and back with power to spare. Moreover, wirelessly integrated with Eeyo Smartwheel, the Eeyo app optimizes the ride, while displaying a simple and intuitive interface that delivers riding essentials that minimizes distractions.
Natural Riding Modes – To simplify the ride, Eeyo Smartwheel utilizes riding modes that provide varying levels of power assist based on rider preference. Each amplifies the rider’s own power, cadence, and riding style, so they can go faster or farther without a second thought.
Over The Air Updates – Eeyo app enables over the air firmware and software updates to wirelessly deliver the latest features and refinements to the Smartwheel, ensuring the Eeyo experience gets better over time. Gogoro has delivered millions of over the air software updates to its existing Smartscooter customers.
The Eeyo 1 is an open-frame design that eliminates the seat tube and uses Kevlar reinforced carbon fiber to increase strength, shave weight and deliver a smoother ride. With forward-leaning sport geometry, the bike is both aggressive and nimble, allowing riders to move speedily through city streets, bike lanes and bridges with greater control. Inspired by city living as well, Eeyo 1’s unique design is optimized to be easily carried on a rider’s shoulder into an apartment, subway station, or wherever a bike can’t be ridden.
Commuter Range – The Eeyo 1 combines the power and efficiency of the Eeyo Smartwheel with its lightweight frame and components to provide ample range for any city rider. Sport Mode delivers 40 miles of range, the equivalent of three days of city commuting, or range can be extended to about 55 miles with Eco Mode.
Worry-Free – Eeyo 1 is easy to ride and simple to own. Every part has been chosen for durability and to be nearly maintenance-free. Using the industry-leading Gates Carbon Drive™ system means Eeyo 1 will last much longer than chain drives and is cleaner since it does not require lubrication. Eeyo 1 is simple to charge, there is no need to search for hidden charge ports, just snap the charger around the hub. The included charger is both rugged and small enough to carry with you.
Additionally, there’s a Stand Charger that allows the rider to simply drop the bike on and display it while charging. With proximity-based auto-lock, once the rider walks away from Eeyo 1, the motor locks, making it challenging to move or ride away.
Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1s utilize the same Smartwheel power and lightweight full carbon fiber frame and fork but come in different colors and are equipped with a different seat post, handlebars and rims.
Eeyo 1s – $4599
With the ‘warm white’ color, the Eeyo 1s is subtle but stands out in a crowd. It adds a carbon fiber seat post, handlebars, and rims to the full carbon fiber frame and fork for the ultimate lightweight experience. At only 26.4 pounds it rises above the competition.
Eeyo 1 – $3899
Bold and distinct, the Eeyo 1 comes in ‘cloud blue’ or ‘lobster orange’ colors and utilizes the same carbon fiber frame and fork as the 1s but comes with an alloy seat post, handlebars, and rims. At 27.5 pounds, Eeyo 1 is still half the weight of typical ebikes.
Eeyo 1 is Gogoro’s first ebike project to demonstrate the potential of Gogoro’s Eeyo platform. The company will continue introducing new Eeyo products and solutions and work with other bike manufacturers and brands to accelerate their path to market by helping them quickly integrate Eeyo Smartwheel into a range of new ebikes.
Eeyo 1 will be available in the US and Taiwan in July and in Europe later this summer. To learn more about Eeyo 1, visit https://eeyo.bike. Also follow @eeyobike on Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and details.
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