The innovation. The original one.
BEST e-bike kit replaces your standard bike bottom bracket (including front chainrings) to turn your bike into the best hill-climbing e-bike, in 15 minutes.
BEST e-bike kit is composed by two main parts: our drive unit ( aka motor ) and the battery. It comes with all the additional items you'll need to convert your bike, such as two crankarms, torque arm for fixing the Drive Unit to the bike, throttle, battery holder, battery charger, controller.
MAKE YOUR FULL POWER EBIKE, FINALLY
Why settle for less power? BEST comes in four Power versions.
- 250W for Europe
- 500W for Switzerland and Canada, or EU S-Pedelec
- 749W for US (some States only) legal version
- 999W for US (some States only) legal version.
Just because people mostly buy 250W ebikes that doesn't mean you have to.
WHAT'S TORQUE ALL ABOUT
SPEED UP TO 30 MPH or 48 Km/h
If your Country have no restrictions, or when going offroad, you can take full advantage of the BEST system performance.
CONQUER ANY MOUNTAIN - up to 58%
Make your bike an e-beast Bikee Bike conversion have outstanding torque, and torque is what helps you conquering the steepest hills, having a burning acceleration and carrying the heaviest loads. Even your loved ones. If you live in a hilly area or have a cargo bike, that's what these motors are made for. BEST 250W e-bike kit trailing a Jeep just to prove its torque. Do not try this with other e-bike systems.
WHO IT'S FOR
We wanted to design the perfect electric motor for e-bikes. To do so we asked to many people what they needed. Everyone had a different answer. That’s why, to create the “perfect motor” for each individual we had to create a flexible system. You can install our motor on the bike frame you love the most, we won’t tell you which one it is. There is one thing that all the versions have in common: an incredible high torque. We build this product with a clear goal in mind. Being able to start your bike uphill on a steep slope. That was our mission and we achieved it. With a bit of overkilling to be honest. If you have an heavy custom bike or beach cruiser and need a motor that can make you feel like you are riding a carbon bike and looks great on it. If you want your cargo bike to tow or carry heavy loads, even uphill. If you want to ride with a broad smile on your face. If you have a foldable bike or a downhill bike, or anything in between. Now you have the chance to use an incredible tool that removes all the limits that you experience with the other products.
The innovative technology inside the Drive Unit received recognition from international players such as Ford ( within the Extreme Tech Challenge contest at CES 2015, as Best Automotive Technology 2015), Edison ( within the Edison Pulse contest 2016, Low Carbon City category) and Unindustria, as Best Italian Mechatronic Startup in 2015. What makes us stand out is the unbeliveable torque and power that such a small package can exert.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE KIT
Each complete kit includes:
- BEST mid drive Motor, including the chainrings,
- High Efficiency Controller,
- Premium Quality Li-Ion Battery, 48V, with smart BMS
- e-bike smartbox for phone Bluetooth connectivity,
- Battery charger for 110 - 220V
- Motor mounting bracket,
- Two crankarms,
- Two brake cutoffs,
- Wheel speed sensor,
- Mounting instruction,
- Operation Manual
We use all the best technologies, components and materials we can get our hands on. Batteries are certified Li-Ion at 48V.
Weights between 7,5Kg to 8,5Kg, depending on the version.
You can install the motor into your bike frame, since it's compatible with 90% of existing bikes. The battery mount can be screwed into the bottle holder threads while the motor slides into your bike's bottom bracket.
Thanks to the high torque, you'll discover you can do with your bike things you never imagined. Going uphill on snow tracks, hauling your car, or simply running your street food project with your heavy cargo trike, without effort.
OUTSTANDING CARGO CAPABILITY
STAY POWERFUL, STAY LEGAL
Bikee Bike systems are made to comply to most ebike laws of different countries. But why being limited by other countries' law? You can choose the version that better fits to your law. About this consider that not only the power matters: e-bike should have safety features and comply to speed limits and comply to restrictions about the operation mode. For instance in Europe the motor must stop working if brakes are applied. Motors without this feature are illegal. At the same time, US law states ( HR 727 ) that the motor must be less than 750W, so all the 750W motors are not legal, as a 2000W one.
What makes the difference is firstly the power rating of the motor, as stamped on the motor itself and, of course, the real nominal power of the motor. Same thing apply for our 999W version. Choose between the legal version for road use or dare to tame the Offroad version. Fun is assured!
ONE APP TO TAME THE BEAST
Three driving modes readily available on all the systems: Pedal Assist, Throttle and Throttle override. You can choose how to use your ebike day by day, not only at the purchase. Pedal assist or throttle are more comfortable when commuting, because enables you to have a smooth ride without worrying about pedalling. By the Throttle override toggle you can use your throttle in any riding mode you are. You have now full power of choice.
On our mobile app you can tweak the motor and other parametres as you please. The motor can be electonically adjusted to the response that most fits your needs. We didn’t build a perfect motor , but a motor that can be adjusted perfectly to anyone’s needs. We know that out there there are people that love a smooth ride while others loves power wheelies. You decide how you want Bikee Bike motor to respond.
The app is available for both iOS ( Apple products ) and Android.
DESIGNED & MADE IN ITALY WITH PASSION.
Bikee Bike kits are engineered to give you the best experience while converting your bike into your e-bike. BEST kits are super-easy to install, quick and with top perfomance. We designed the motor from scratch, always choosing the most performing solution at any engineering choice. Bikee Bike is going to manufacture the motor in Italy. Plus, the high quality battery ensure all the safety that you need. We choose to have zero compromises on this.
WATERPROOF & HEAVY DUTY SYSTEM
Waterproof and heavy duty. BEST e-bike kit is made to last, made to be there when you'll want to change your bike. So it's not just for your current bikes, but also for those to come.
Ever tried driving around with your car in 5th gear? I hope you did not, because that wouldn't be a good idea: you'd probably waste a lot of gasoline in acceleration and your engine would not be happy at all! But that's what happens constantly with most of the existing electric bikes in commerce. Cheaper e-bikes that have a "hub-motor" ( or "hub wheel", which is basically the electric motor inside the rear or front wheel ) are operating at one fix gear, which is usually high so that the e-bike can achieve its top speed.
You don't need to be an engineer to install the kit. No wiring needed: just remove the bottom bracket from your bike ( you can be supported by your local bike shop for approx 30$ ) and slide in our kit. Tighten the locking nut, put the chain and the pedal on, plug in the sensors and the throttle ( if requested, depending on the version ) and you are good to go. The e-bike kits fit almost any existing bike and come with a 68 to 73mm BB and the 100mm Fat Bike version. Your bike bottom bracket will be replaced by the built-in BB. Two front Chainrings, double pleasure. To use the full potential of your power. Bikee Bike BEST e-bike kit is supplied with two front chainrings ( 28T for mountain trails and 46T for commuting speed ) to extend your transmission ratio. In this way there's no slope you cannot dominate, and you can go fast, always in perfect efficiency conditions. Your battery will last more, your riding will be more pleasant. Or adrenaline-filled if you want to feel like that.
The people who planted the seed, which turned out to be Bikee Bike, are Brothers. Matteo and Luca took a very different path in life that brought them on the opposite part of the world. Matteo, the engineer, worked in USA for an American based multinational. He was in charge of the development of the whole US market and to study and then build the ideal motor for his customers. All the motors were for special applications, so each one designed for a precise purpose, very different from standard ones. All these challenges made him to learn how find revolutionary solutions in electric motors. Luca got a bachelor degree in Business and Administration. After working as purchase manager in Italy, he was selected By EU among the very few manager to go to China to learn mandarin Chinese, and to study in one of the most important business schools in Beijing. Curious by nature he loved to live in a society so different from his own. He decided to stay in China where he has been a CEO of a manufacturing plant of a Spanish multinational, and then he opened his own “quality assurance company” for European companies. In total he spent almost a decade in China. What brought the two brothers together was the project of a revolutionary motor. They moved back to the same garage where they use to fix their motocross bikes, go-karts, and everything that was fast and funny and it needed to be faster and funnier. Along the way other people joined the team, and companies that tested the motor and believed in the project If it might sound strange to you that two persons give up to good careers and move to a garage, you haven’t tried the good feeling of getting your hand dirty, working on something you love and with your family around.
All complete kits are covered by the 2-year factory warranty.
Risks and challenges
Creating an utterly new technology always brings risks. We have been facing them for the past years but the strong belief in our project, made us overtook them.
We faced the skeptics who didn’t think what we wanted to do was possible. It always happens when the technology is disruptive. We had our share of satisfaction make them try the finished products and compliment us.
Now the biggest challenge is to make the skeptics among customers try our motor, no matter where they are in the world. Because the feeling you sense riding a bike with our motor, is something hard to be explained. Even for the ones that tried e-bikes in the past, is hard to understand how much better this product is and the limits it can overtake.
We took a big risk as well deciding to manufacture the motor here in Italy. It was simpler to produce in Asia as many other competitors do. Luca, one of the co-founder, had its own quality assurance company in China and speaks mandarin. It would be easy for him to choose the easy way, but after years inspecting factories, he know clearly that the only place to manufacture this motor was Italy, so he sold the company and moved back to italy.
Each part is custom made specifically for this motor, and small batches produced in Italy, unfortunately bring the price up in the short term. We believe that our choice will reward us, and who buys our product in the medium and long run.
Our challenge is to reduce the price, and to do so we will need to increase the quantities in the future in order to achieve greater economies of scale and we need to invest further into faster manufacturing processes in order to cut the production costs.
Matteo, who built electric motors for special applications for many years, knows in detail all the technologies available and how to implement them in a production line in order to cut costs and, at the same time, increase reliability.
All the 3D drawings for parts and moulds are ready. Suppliers have been selected and tested for quality. All the machineries we will need, already have been negotiated and designed for our specific needs. The specific laboratory inspection tools have been designed and are ready to be produced. All is in place to start manufacturing, all we need is a first batch big enough to keep the initial cost acceptable and to pay the down payment for moulds and toolings.
Producing the first motors we know that we will bring lots of work, tasks to do, and lots of technologies and suppliers involved. We are also aware that having many different suppliers to work together might be not easy and lead to some production delays. Knowing this and having manufacturing experts in our team, we will try to avoid and anticipate all the possible problems and respect all the deadlines.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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