Gocycle recently received a 2015 Red Dot Prize for Product Design for its G2 electric bicycle. Developed by former McLaren Cars engineer Richard Thorpe, the Gocycle G2 is strongly influenced by automotive engineering principles.
"I'm delighted and honoured that the Gocycle G2 has been recognised the 2015 Red Dot Product Design award," Thorpe commented. "As a designer, the end result of your work is defined by the product's DNA - the building blocks. A no-compromise mind-set in the choice of materials, production processes, and total component integration so that all parts work and fit together is what sets the Gocycle G2 apart; it has more in common with a car than a bicycle.
"Materials choices and construction processes expand the possibility for a designer to come up with different creative solutions. Gocycle's fluid form is a result of my choice to work with different materials such as lightweight and exotic magnesium alloy. Using an injection metal moulding process for the construction of the frame and wheels yields smooth and naturally flowing lines in the form. The weight is balanced, the power is balanced, central and dynamic from a visual perspective - and you feel this too when you ride an electric Gocycle."
The lightest-in-class (16kg) electric Gocycle G2 is stowable and packs away perfectly where space is tight making it ideal for storage on super yachts and boats or in the car boot for active weekends away. Designed with a low center of gravity, the bike is agile and responsive to ride, and easy to lift and manoeuvre.
The streamlined chassis and interchangeable PitstopWheels make cleaning Gocycle fast and easy. An electric bespoke micro-motor powers the front wheel and pedals power the back. Gocycle's predictive electronic gearshift ensures that you are never in the wrong gear. The VgonomicTM designed seat-post and frame geometry offers an automotive inspired adjustable driving position that can fit every rider.