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$37,121
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 13 2014 4:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

KUBERG FREE-RIDER is one of the most versatile electric motorcycles ever offered on the market. It is primarily built for teenagers but adults can ride on it and have a plenty of fun on it as well. It has incredible features. It is lightweight, excitingly powerful, fast, easy to ride, it has fully adjustable long travel suspension and it is very affordable. It is the fun bike of your dreams.

The bike weighs only 84 lbs (38 kg). It uses peak 2 kW BLDC motor and 15 Ah Lithium Polymer batteries providing enough power to reach top speed 34 MPH (55 km/h) and providing realistic range of 1 hours full speed with 166 lbs (75 kg) rider.Regular recharge time is only 2 hours from a regular power outlet (110V or 220V) or from a generator. Quick charger will be available as optional accessory. FREE-RIDER is very quiet and easy to ride for novice and expert riders.

The bike is professionally built and has high quality components (RST R1 forks 180 mm travel, DNM rear shock, Tectro hydraulic brakes etc.) and comes ready to ride.

KUBERG has been manufacturing very popular and high quality electric motorcycles for kids. See how the kids are riding them:

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We have been asked by many parents and teenagers to manufacture some electric motorcycles for them as well. So they whole family can ride and play together.

FREE-RIDER is primarily for teenagers but will satisfy everyone who wants to ride on a lightweight motorcycle and have a ton of fun. The performance of this bike will satisfy all rider types from a novice to expert rider.With seat height 860 mm and long travel fully adjustable suspensions the bike will suit wide range of statures.

The bike has power maps that allow simple adjustment for different skill level. It has no clutch to bother with and no gears to transmission.

Regardless if you just want to have the fun of riding, training with your kids, improving your physical condition, need a commuter bike, need a bike for your RV the FREE-RIDER is the bike that you will love to ride every day and everywhere.

From teenager to veteran. For women and for men. From cruising to racing.For endless fun.

FREE-RIDER is a very silent bike. This opens the opportunities to ride at places where you could not ride on your gasoline powered bike.Technically is FREE-RIDER a motorized vehicle so you need to follow the laws for motorized vehicles in your area. The quietness and nearly mountain bike appearance makes FREE-RIDER acceptable and welcome for neighbors and surrounding in many new places.

It depends on which state you live in. Laws for motorized bicycles vary by state, so we recommend reading up on your local laws before hitting the road. In states that require DOT approval for all motor vehicles, you may have to install DOT tires and other specs. Some states allow motorized bikes in the bike lane and some don't, also, there is usually a 30mph speed limit on motorized bikes. Some other requirements like headlight, tail light, mirror and horn maybe needed, along with proper safety equipment. We plan to apply for homologation of FREE-RIDER for a street use in USA and EU once we are in full serial production stage. After homologation the bike will be street legal in most states.

Electric motorcycles are expanding the possibilities to ride into new areas where gasoline motorcycles are banned or disturbing others.

All KUBERG staff are motorcycle enthusiasts. We own and ride all kinds of bikes and we have top motorcycle racers in our team. We love to ride both gasoline and electric bikes and enjoy the best of both worlds.

We do not manufacture electric bikes for the sake of manufacturing electric bikes. KUBERG motivation is to make bikes that make real sense, which can fill a niche on the market that the gasoline bikes could not fill, bikes with features and performance providing the same joy as any other motorcycle.

KUBERG electric bikes provide more riding options and opportunity to spend more time doing the sport we all love so much – riding motorcycles.

FREE-RIDER is a project in preproduction phase. All development and testing has been successfully completed. All molds have been manufactured. We have been extensively riding and testing FREE-RIDER prototype to verify it meets our high performance criteria.

FREE-RIDER is amazing bike. It looks different and sexy. It is lightweight and nimble. Thrilling fast. Easy to ride. Jumps. Rocks.

See the chronologic development of FREE-RIDER from early sketches to the final bike

1.Early sketch

Bike starts to take shape

First frame welding mold

First welded frames out of mold

Early prototype on wheels

First Rideable bike

3D modelling of plastic parts

top plastic 3D model
top plastic 3D model

Plastic injection mold

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top plastic injection mold

It fits!

Bike starts to take final shape

  • Weight: 84 lbs (38 kg)
  • Carrying capacity: 220 lbs (100kg)
  • Seat height: 34 in (860 mm)
  • Motor 2kW BLDC (peak power 4kW)
  • Top speed: 34 MPH (55km/h)
  • Swapable Battery: Lithium polymer  48V, 15 Ah (666Wh)
  • Recharge cycles: min 500
  • Range: 60 minutes
  • Distance range: up to 60 km in flat terrain with 165 lbs (75kg) rider and smaller sprocket
  • Recharge time: up to 2 hours (recharging possible anytime, 30 min quick charger available as optional accessory)
  • Spare Battery cost: USD 600
  • Product Warranty: 6 months

We are the real manufacturer. All our bikes are manufactured in our own factory in Europe in the Czech Republic. You are most welcome to visit us either in Santa Cruz, CA or in Czech in case you are traveling nearby.

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QA before packing

Our bikes make smile on many happy children faces all over the world. We help to grow the next generations of riders who nowadays in our crowded world have more difficulty to find suitable places for riding than we had when we were kids ourselves.

We want to make happy also you – the bigger riders. We have some fantastic bikes ready for production.

First let’s start with the FREE-RIDER and give us the little kick that is needed to get these fantastic bikes on the market for you soon.

We'd love to send you these rewards for supporting us, and there are even more at right on the top of the page.

Reward #9 KUBERG START 2015

KUBERG START
KUBERG START

Pledge $799 or more and get the new 2015 KUBERG START for your 3 year old to start his riding carrier early. Incudes seat kit worth $82. This reward saves you over $300 from retail price. Estimated delivery: Sept 2014. Add $250 USD to ship outside the US (EU countries shipping fee only USD 65)

Reward #11 KUBERG TRIAL E 2015

KUBERG TRIAL E
KUBERG TRIAL E

Pledge $899 or more and get the new 2015 KUBERG TRIAL E for your 4-10 year old. Incudes seat kit worth $82.This reward saves you over $400 from retail price. Estimated delivery: Sept 2014. Add $250 USD to ship outside the US (EU countries shipping fee only USD 65)

Reward #12 KUBERG CROSS 2015

KUBERG CROSS
KUBERG CROSS

Pledge $999 or more and get the new 2015 KUBERG CROSS for your 5-12 year old. Estimated delivery: Sept 2014. This reward saves you over $400 from retail price. Add $250 USD to ship outside the US (EU countries shipping fee only USD 65)

Reward #15 KUBERG FREE-RIDER

KUBERG FREE-RIDER
KUBERG FREE-RIDER

Pledge $2,599 or more and get the this fantastic electric bike. Estimated delivery: Sept 2014. This reward saves you over $900 from retail price. Add $400 USD to ship outside the US (EU countries shipping fee only USD 99)

Reward #18KUBERG TREX

KUBERG TREX
KUBERG TREX

Pledge $4,999 or more and get the first preproduction prototype of the lightest electric trial bike ever made. This reward saves you over $2000 from retail price. Estimated delivery: July 2015. Add $500 USD to ship outside the US (EU countries shipping fee only USD 150)

Reward #20 KUBERG family package START, TRIAL E, CROSS, FREE-RIDER, TREX

KUBERG family package
KUBERG family package

Pledge $9,999 or more

This reward saves you over $3300 from retail price. Delivery of small bikes Sept 2014, TREX latest Jan 2015

1.Kickstarter backers will be the first to get the new KUBERG 2015 models, at far bellow best wholesale prices.

2.Plus, just for here, we're offering the seats as a free separate accessory for those who get START and TRIAL E Rewards. The seat will convert your bike into a dual sport machine, these are worth $82.

We’ve spent the last two years designing, prototyping, making, testing, riding, playing, and remaking the FREE-RIDER to deliver the most fun and versatile electric motorcycle on the market.

The prototype works beautifully, we’ve nailed suppliers and production, and we know we can make it and deliver the bike to every one of you by September 2014.

We have grown from an idea into real company that daily manufactures electric bikes for customers around the globe. We are strong enough to design and make great bikes for you but we are not yet financially strong enough to buy enough parts to produce sufficient quantities and obtain best possible cost of material. In business all is about quantity. Your pledges will allow us to purchase the materials in bulk and achieve low cost prices which will then allow us to sell Free-riders at affordable price.

We need your kick to make it happen.

Thanks for reading,

On behalf of the whole KUBERG team

Michal Kubanek, CEO

Risks and challenges

We are able to deliver what we promise. We have been manufacturing electric bikes for four years now and delivering them all over the world. FREE-RIDER has been properly tested and is just before the stage of serial production. We are manufacturing most of the bike parts ourselves in our own factory with our own people. We cooperate with verified suppliers and all the parts we purchase from them are carefully checked by our people during assembly.
The very late stage of the project with our ready infrastructure and experience give you very good level of security that we will successfully overcome any potential unexpected challenges.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!

1. SUPERVISION. A responsible adult must supervise at all times.
2. OFFROAD USE ONLY if not specified otherwise
3. WEAR A HELMET & SAFETY GEAR. The rider must wear a helmet & appropriate safety gear EVERY TIME.
4. NO PASSENGERS.
5. DO NOT EXCEED THE WEIGHT LIMITATIONS OF THE MOTORCYCLE.
6. OBEY ALL LAWS
7. RIDING CONDITIONS. Braking and traction are significantly reduced in wet or slippery conditions. Terrain varies, so be responsible!
8. DO NOT RIDE in low light conditions.
9. PLEASE MAINTAIN YOUR BIKE.
10. CARE FOR YOUR BATTERIES.
11. READ, STUDY AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE PRODUCT MANUAL.
12. If you don’t understand any aspect of the use and care of your bike, PLEASE contact KUBERG Customer Service.
13. RIDE RESPONSIBLY!

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    KUBERG supporter certificate - email version.
    We will email you a printable Thank you certificate with Your name and the pledged amount. The certificate can be printed, framed and hanged on your wall to show that you are a KUBERG backer.

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    KUBERG supporter certificate - glass plaque
    We will mail you a Thank you glass plaque certificate and Framed Thank you certificate with your name and the pledged amount that can you can proudly hang on your wall to show that you are a KUBERG backer.

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    Became KUBERG test rider. Enter the exclusive team of KUBERG test riders - test ride, review and feedback the new KUBERG bikes before they come on the market as a first one during non for public presentations. You are responsible for your traveling cost to the place of test. This is annually recurring event.

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    Dinner with KUBERG team in Santa Cruz, CA or in Prague, Czech Republic
    Meet, chat and eat with KUBERG key personnel in a good restaurant. You are responsible for your traveling cost to the restaurant, we pay the meals.

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    Riding day with KUBERG - Ride and Test all KUBERG bikes and ride the very new prototypes as one of the very first people. Includes lunch or dinner. You are responsible for your transportation to the place of this event.

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    Get a KICK STARTER edition TRIAL E bike
    This is entry level bike with mechanical brakes.
    Does not include seat kit. (Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 65)

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    QUICK CHARGER for FREE-RIDER.
    This charger will recharge your batteries in under 30 minutes. This reward saves you over USD 600 from retail price. (EU shipping cost only USD 65)

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    Spare Battery pack for Free-Rider
    (EU shipping fee only USD65)

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    KUBERG START 2015
    Get the new 2015 KUBERG START for your 3 to 5 year old to start his riding carrier early.
    The perfect launchpad into the motorcycle’s world. With seat height just 15” and weight bellow 50lbs is Start designed for the very youngest riders. Quality design with full coverage of batteries and chain guard, the parental speed dial control, great suspension, this bike is functionally brilliant, while still being very safe when used responsibly. The first riding experience for your children can be good, safe, clean, quiet & fun! Includes seat kit worth $82. This reward saves you over $300 from retail price. (shipping fee for EU countries only USD 65)

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    KUBERG TRIAL E 2015
    Get the new 2015 KUBERG TRIAL E for your 4-10 year old.
    This bike will easily climb steep hills and leap up large rock steps.
    Includes seat kit worth $82 that converts this bike to a great dual sport machine.
    This reward saves you over $400 from retail price. (shipping fee for EU countries only USD 65)

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    EARLY BIRD
    KUBERG TRIAL E 2015 Get the new 2015 KUBERG TRIAL E for your 4-10 year old. This bike will easily climb steep hills and leap up large rock steps. Includes seat kit worth $82 that converts this bike to a great dual sport machine. This reward saves you over $400 from retail price. (shipping fee for EU countries only USD 65)

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    KUBERG CROSS 2015 for your 5-10 year old.
    CROSS is the world’s first electric MX bike for riders from 5 to 12 years old! Thanks to heavy duty design and quality parts this bike will easily carry riders up to 220lbs! Amazing extra powerful motor delivers serious riding experience with lots of instant torque for incredible acceleration.
    This reward saves you over $400 from retail price. (Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 65)

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    Twins reward.

    Your choice of any combination of two different bikes from our children line (Start, Trial E, Cross).
    This saves you up to $1200! from retail price
    (shipping fee for EU countries only USD 150)

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    FAST BACKERS REWARD KUBERG FREE-RIDER Get this fantastic electric bike at dumping price as a reward for backing us among the first backers. FREE-RIDER is the world first electric multipurpose bike for teenagers. This robust 20” wheel bike can be used in various situations – it is strong enough to work as motocross machine for novice teenage riders, it is a great downhill or freeride bike and it can be used to play on BMX tracks or in freestyle parks. Although it is designed for teenagers this bike can easily be ridden by adults as a pit bike and has a surprisingly strong motor to deliver a lot of fun.
    This reward saves you over $1500 from retail price. (Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 99)

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    KUBERG FREE-RIDER
    Get the this fantastic electric bike.FREE-RIDER is the world first electric multipurpose bike for teenagers. This robust 20” wheel bike can be used in various situations – it is strong enough to work as motocross machine for novice teenage riders, it is a great downhill or freeride bike and it can be used to play on BMX tracks or in freestyle parks. Although it is designed for teenagers this bike can easily be ridden by adults as a pit bike and has a surprisingly strong motor to deliver a lot of fun.
    This reward saves you over $900 from retail price.(Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 99)

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    KUBERG FREE-RIDER RACE
    Get the this fantastic electric bike in RACE version with stronger 3 kW motor. This bike is suitable for experienced riders only.
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    KUBERG FREE-RIDER RACE Quick Charge
    Get the this fantastic electric bike with quick charger that will recharge your bike in under 30 minutes.
    This reward saves you over $1600 from retail price.(Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 99)

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    KUBERG TREX
    Be among the first people in the world to ride on the lightest electric trial bike ever made. Your bike will be a preproduction prototype and will have a high collector's value. This reward saves you over $2000 from retail price. (Shipping fee for EU countries only USD 150)

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    KUBERG weekend factory tour for two.
    Get all inclusive 4 day trip to Czech Republic and see where the bikes are manufactured plus enjoy beautiful sightseeing. Our CEO will be your guide!

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    KUBERG family package START, TRIAL E, CROSS, FREE-RIDER Quick Charge, TREX
    Get them all and save thousands. This reward saves you over $4800 from retail price. Delivery of small bikes May 2014, Free-Rider Sept 2014, TREX latest Jan 2015

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Funding period

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