Looking more like a futuristic compact vehicle that’s taken right-out-of the pages of a micromobility campaign, the DryCycle is officially classified as an Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle that’s similar to a Velomobile in the sense that it features a fully-enclosed bicycle drivetrain.
Riders get in and out of the DryCycle by raising and lowering its hinged polycarbonate canopy, while an ABS body protects them from the elements that’s further reinforced by a welded aluminum frame, complete with crumple zones.
The DryCycle is powered by a 250-watt Shimano Steps E8000 motor that’s capable of propelling it to speeds of 15.5 mph (25 km/h), along with a range of travel up to 30 miles (48 km) on a single charge thanks to its robust 500-Wh battery. There’s also a separate 270-Wh battery to power the bike’s full lighting system and electronics.
Other features that punctuate the DryCycle are a Shimano Di2 electronic groupset, a reverse gear that enables it to be pedaled backwards when parking, full front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, sidestick-style steering, an electric horn and an electronic lock that can be operated remotely. Owners can also opt for a heater and a windshield wiper.
According to the British brand, the DryCycle weighs in at a claimed 265 pounds (120 kg), which is also its maximum rider/cargo payload.
The DryCycle fetches a hefty sum of around $19,500 (£14,995), which can be purchased directly from the company here.
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