UK COMPANY PRESENTS DIY ELECTRIC MOTORBIKE KIT
Shed Rides will be exhibiting at the Manchester Bike Show (23rd-24th March 2019) with a concept version of its new Shed One build-your-own electric motorcycle kit.
The start-up electric motorcycle company, based in Todmorden, will be attending the show, held in EventCity, to get feedback from riders with regards to the final design and customising option for its DIY machine in order to set a final retail price.
With a power output of 17kw (22hp), the street legal Shed One is intended as a short- range commuter and utility bike. Its purpose-built frame has configurable spaces and attachment points for front/rear racks, stands, accessories and bodywork panels. There are also many optional features, including displays using a mobile phone, Bluetooth proximity start-up, integrated alarm and regenerative braking.
The approach of Shed One continues the tradition of fixing, customising and maintaining bikes that’s always been at the heart of motorcycling. Using advances in lithium-based batteries, BMS (Battery Management Systems), electric motors and motor controllers means Shed Rides are able to supply feature-rich, modular packages along with futureproof upgrades.
Andy Trainor of Shed Rides said: “Shed One is not designed to worry a Ducati Panigale but riding something self-built and customised to your own satisfaction would reward its owner with a sense of achievement and connection whilst zipping along.
“Shed Rides are looking for input into the final design of our self-build electric motorcycle kit at the Manchester Bike Show. All feedback at the event - whether positive, irreverent, helpful, critical, influential, down-right rude or even encouraging will be rewarded with a roll of insulation tape – essential kit for all riders!”
The approach of Shed One is to appeal to hands-on riders or clubs looking for an exciting challenge that could result in creating a second bike for easy commuting or even help motorcycling appeal to mechanically-minded people.
Each Shed One kit comes with full instructions supplied and telephone and email support will also be available. Additionally, Shed Rides will be offering regular courses covering energy requirements, components, wiring, displays, bike set-up, legalities and road-
Shed Rides can be found on Stand 156 at the Manchester Bike Show, 23rd-24th March 2019 or visit www.shedrides.uk for more information.