Back in 2018, a British startup launched a tube-frame e-bike on Indiegogo with a 500W hub motor and a kilowatt-hour battery. Now, WAU is back with the Cyber, described as the e-bike of the future.
The Cyber from WAU (which stands for “We Are Underdogs”) will be available in three limited-edition mid-motor models.
Customers in Europe and other heavily restricted regions will need to opt for the 250W version with 95 Nm (70 lb.ft) of torque and a top assist speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h). Riders in the US can also ride a 250W 28mph (45km/h) Class 2 e-bike or choose the 750W style for a Class 3 adventure (whereas in Europe it’s classified as an L1e-B vehicle). Either way, a Shimano 10-speed gearset is included.
For folks who want to go off-road or use the Cyber as an electric motorcycle in the US or Europe (a driving license is required), there’s a powerful 5,000-watt beast that can swap pedals for pedals and go up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h).
High-capacity battery packs using Samsung 21700 cells are model-specific. The 48V/1kWh battery is combined with a 250W e-bike for a range of 200 miles (320 km) per charge on the lowest level of assistance. The 52V/1kWh unit comes with a 750W model with a PAS range of 160 miles (257.5km). The 60V/2.8kWh version comes with a 5,000W version that can travel up to 60 miles per charge.
There’s a boost button on the “tank” that toggles between the main battery and an optional secondary battery for hot swapping without stopping, and the battery unit can also be used to power gadgets at home or camping between rides.
Each model features an angular 6061-T6 frame with 8 liters of integrated storage and KKE Double Crown Suspension forks. Wear the RFID ring to turn it on. Global GPS tracking via Emnify is available as an upgrade, as are custom rear wheel locks.
The Cyber rides on 24-inch double-wall wheels with puncture-resistant Duro road tires as standard, but can be upgraded to Kenda off-road tires. Custom fenders keep splash and debris in check, and stopping power is provided by Tektro four-piston hydraulic disc brakes.
In front of the rider is a smart color LCD display with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB-C port for topping up mobile devices, available as an optional upgrade. WAU equips every ride with built-in RGB lighting, front, rear and sides, plus a 58 dB horn up front and optional blind spot radar.
WAU Cyber is currently raising production funds independent website, benefits start at $2,999. With a run limit of 25 of each model, the usual crowdfunding caveats apply, but if all funding goes according to plan, shipments are expected to start in February 2024. The video below has more information.
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source: I am