Enki creates an electric BMX built to tackle any terrain
enki cycles’ ‘billy’ is a folding urban electric BMX that can ride through curbs and potholes like a mountain bike. its comfortable ride is enhanced with an adjustable air shock fork and a coil shock in the rear, plus it features fast-accelerating 20 inch wheels wrapped in 4 inch-wide tires.
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enki cycles’ ‘billy’ electric BMX is built from a super-lightweight and durable 6061 aluminum, with an embedded 13.6-ah samsung lithium-ion battery that powers its 500 W bafang rear hub motor. the eBike’s top speed is 32 km/h (20 mph), while it offers five different levels of electrical assistance, with a throttle-only mode. according to the san francisco-based manufacturer the ‘billy’ has a range of 66 km (41 m) per charge, under average use. additional refinements include BMX handlebars, a 5-volt UBB charging port for a smartphone, mechanical disc brakes, and a maintenance-free gates carbon belt drive. the bike is a featherweight, tipping the scales at just 54 lb (24.5 kg) with the battery.
enki cycles’ ‘billy’ electric BMX is reaching out for funding via its kickstarter campaign, which can be viewed in detail here.