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JoystickeBikeBy JoystickeBike
First created
JoystickeBikeBy JoystickeBike
First created
CHF 672
pledged of CHF 50,000pledged of CHF 50,000 goal
11
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 16 2018 11:12 AM UTC +00:00

About

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Dear Friends, Backers and soon to be “Joystickbikers”,

We are happy and proud to welcome you on this short presentation and hope that you’ll have as much fun reading it as we have putting together the Joystickbike project.

Joystickbike was invented in Switzerland by Yvan Forclaz. 

Yvan Forclaz, Joystickbike's inventor
Yvan Forclaz, Joystickbike's inventor

For years, Yvan had been dreaming of combining the sensations of an airplane pilot and those of riding a motorcycle

He then set out to build the vehicle of his dreams. In 2014, after hundreds of hours of work and thanks to many used parts, the first Joystickbike was born. This is the world’s first (two wheels) electric bicycle (e-bike) with a joystick replacing the handlebars

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Patented at the end of the year and presented at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2015, Joystickbike makes a strong impression.

Joystickbike at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2015
Joystickbike at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2015

Since then everything has accelerated : press coverage around the world, trade shows and many requests from a potential market to get a Joystickbike. The plans were made public and several joystickbikes have been created around the world.  

Joystickbike prototype
Joystickbike prototype
Another Joystickbike prototype
Another Joystickbike prototype

The federation Joystickbike was created in 2015, an association that aims to help its members to share and develop all forms of this new discipline. It will gather more and more partners who will contribute to the improvement of Joystickbike. This combination of skills and work has led to a high quality, marketable, and secure version.  

Joystickbike final version 2017 (model Creusalp)
Joystickbike final version 2017 (model Creusalp)
JoystickeBike final version 2017 (model FAT)
JoystickeBike final version 2017 (model FAT)
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Finally in 2017, following more and more requests to buy a Joystickbike, Yvan Forclaz and his partners decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to launch a production line. And here we are !

Dear Friends and Backers, 

We need you for this last stepping stone, the launch of this adventure in which we put all our work and passion. We thank you in advance for your pledges that will make the Joystickbike a reality.  

Sincerely yours,  

Yvan Forclaz and the JoystickBike Lab team.

The Joystikbike experience

The experience with a Joystickbike is outstanding and completely different than other e-bikes

You drive it with a joystick, making you a pilot. You feel incredible gliding, fun and exciting sensations. 

Imagine the feeling of driving a fighter jet with 2 wheels. Half a plane, half a motocycle. 

Something you have never experienced before.

We are not the only ones to say it. Here are some reviews from the press:

  • "An insane machine everyone wants to ride" - Freeze Lists
  • "A real-life computer game" - Outrageous Act of science
  • "A more fun and engaging form of cycling" - Motorbikewriter.com
  • "An incredible gliding and fun sensations" - LeNouvelliste
  • "A revolutionary driving experience" - Le Matin
  • "Every video game enthusiasts' dream" - Touring

Ready to experience something totally new ? Join the Joystikebike community and support us on Kickstarter, we will never match such prices in the future.

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Specs

Joystickbike is an assembly of 3 kits : motorisation kit, frame & steering kit and technical kit. Let's see the details.

Kit motorisation (250 - 1000 Watts)

We opted to provide you with a complete and compatible 48v electric KIT for various frame models. All components come with assembly screws, identifiable connections and adjusted cable lengths. The electronic elements are regulated basic for the use of the vehicle in standards bicycle with "electric assistance" and 250w/25km / h and engagement by rotation of the pedals to be in conformity with the legislation of your country. (possibility to increase the power up to 1000W for use in private area). The autonomy is 15 to 60 km depending on the power used. By our preparation the kit is simple to assemble while remaining compatible for additional options.

Motorisation Kit
Motorisation Kit
  • 1 Battery 48v 10amp. removable with: USB output - key closure - support - led charging - on / off  
  • 1 battery charger 220v 2a (4 to 5 hours for full loads)  
  • 1 step system trigger motor by the pedals  
  • 1 controller 48v 250w -1000w (According to territorial legislation or private use)  
  • 1 throttle grip  
  • 1 wheel 26 'motorized rear 48v 250w-1000w (cassette, tires and disc in kit spare parts)  
  • 1 Joystick LOGITECH PRO with direct control for the management and LCD control  
  • 1 LCD screen control, power, speed, distance, autonomy.

Kit Frame - Steering - Seat

Kit Frame and Steering
Kit Frame and Steering
  • Reinforced wheel axle rear support for motorization up to 1000W
  • Schimano rear disc brake clamp holder from 160 to 230 mm  
  • standard rear wheel center distance 137 mm  
  • Welded steel frame with laser cutouts  
  • Termination finish
  • Dimensions 200 x 35
  • Total weight 25 kg
  • Stearing system with fixing provided for 20 "hanging front fork
  • A Logitech Pro joystick
  • A fiber seat

Kit technical pieces

Technical pieces Kit
Technical pieces Kit
  • two chains (264 links needed)
  • an 8-speed rear cassette (11-32 teeth)
  • ACERA rear derailleur 8 speeds
  • 8-speed rotary handle selector
  • a set of chain guide sprockets
  • a SCHWALBE BIG APPLE PLUS rear tire 26 "X2.50 + air chamber (model FAT 26" X4.00)
  • a front tire SHWALBE BIG APPLE PLUS 20 "x2.50 + air chamber (model FAT 20" 4.00)
  • 20 "front wheel with brake disk hub (or FAT model)
  • Classic front telescopic fork (or FAT model)
  • two sets of hydraulic SHIMANO brakes
  • two SHIMANO brake discs
  • a security flag
  • a crutch
  • a rear-view mirror
  • two adjustable brackets
  • two sets of stem bearings
  • 170 mm crankset
  • a pedal bearing
  •  a pair of wide pedals

Timeline

Risks and challenges

Our team is fully committed to making JoystickBike the best it can be.

Joystickbikelab has already assumed the manufacture and delivery of the new product in the USA. Sourcing is partly done in China and partly locally in Switzerland and France.

The risk of manufacturing is controlled, the plans that were used to develop the different prototypes are existing and updated. The main risk is shippment and delivery time.

The technical challenges were lifted, that is to say that the delivered vehicles passed the conductivity tests. If the first prototypes tended to be unstable, this problem was solved.

The biggest challenge right now is the conditioning of the vehicle so that it can be delivered anywhere in the world in a standard packaging mode. For this, we must be able to fold the frame to gain space. The joystickbikes will then be sent in a standard format of 60x60x40.

JoystickBike, like everything else on Kickstarter, is a work in progress. We believe in transparency and communication, so our backers will be the first to know about any unplanned hurdles or delays.

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    Pledge CHF 50 or more About $52

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    Thank You, every bits counts ! :-) A big thank you email to express our gratitude. Your name will be proudly displayed on our website. And you'll receive a voucher for a free afternoon of joystickbikes trials

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    Pledge CHF 150 or more About $156

    Half a day of initiation

    Bonus : get a tasting of Swiss Wallis regional products

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    Pledge CHF 300 or more About $313

    Contribution de CHF 300 ou plus

    A half-day personalized introduction with a professional and pilot + test of several models of joystickbike with aperitif (after the test!), Photos and videos

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    Pledge CHF 1,650 or more About $1,720

    Kit Frame, seat and Steering

    550 CHF off from retail price! (-25%)

    Reinforced wheel axle rear support for motorization up to 1000W, Schimano rear disc brake clamp holder from 160 to 230 mm, standard rear wheel center distance 137 mm, Welded steel frame with laser cutouts, Termination finish, Dimensions 200 x 35, Total weight 25 kg, Stearing system with fixing provided for 20 "hanging front fork, A Logitech Pro joystick, A fiber seat.

    7 days no-questions asked return, 30 days exchange and lifetime frame warranty included.

    After the campaign we'll contact you to get the sizes and color options!

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    Pledge CHF 2,550 or more About $2,658

    Kit Frame, seat and steering + motor kit

    850 CHF off from retail price! (-25%)
    Kit Frame and Steering : Reinforced wheel axle rear support for motorization up to 1000W, Schimano rear disc brake clamp holder from 160 to 230 mm, standard rear wheel center distance 137 mm, Welded steel frame with laser cutouts, Termination finish, Dimensions 200 x 35, Total weight 25 kg, Stearing system with fixing provided for 20 "hanging front fork, A Logitech Pro joystick, A fiber seat.

    Motor kit : 1 Battery 48v 10amp. removable with USB output - key closure - support - led charging - on / off, 1 battery charger 220v 2a (4 to 5 hours for full loads), 1 step system trigger motor by the pedals, 1 controller 48v 250w -1000w (According to territorial legislation or private use), 1 throttle grip
    1 wheel 26 'motorized rear 48v 250w-1000w (cassette, tires and disc in kit spare parts), 1 Joystick LOGITECH PRO with direct control for the management and LCD control
    1 LCD screen control, power, speed, distance, autonomy.

    7 days no-questions asked return, 30 days exchange and lifetime frame warranty included.

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    Pledge CHF 2,950 or more About $3,074

    Full bike to assemble by yourself

    1750 CHF off from retail price! (- 37%)

    Kit Frame and Steering : Reinforced wheel axle rear support for motorization up to 1000W, Schimano rear disc brake clamp holder from 160 to 230 mm, standard rear wheel center distance 137 mm, Welded steel frame with laser cutouts, Termination finish, Dimensions 200 x 35, Total weight 25 kg, Stearing system with fixing provided for 20 "hanging front fork, A Logitech Pro joystick, A fiber seat.

    Motor kit : 1 Battery 48v 10amp. removable with USB output - key closure - support - led charging - on / off, 1 battery charger 220v 2a (4 to 5 hours for full loads), 1 step system trigger motor by the pedals, 1 controller 48v 250w -1000w (According to territorial legislation or private use), 1 throttle grip
    1 wheel 26 'motorized rear 48v 250w-1000w (cassette, tires and disc in kit spare parts), 1 Joystick LOGITECH PRO with direct control for the management and LCD control
    1 LCD screen control, power, speed, distance, autonomy.

    Technical piece Kit : a pair of wide pedals, two chains (264 links needed), an 8-speed rear cassette (11-32 teeth), ACERA rear derailleur 8 speeds, 8-speed rotary handle selector, a set of chain guide sprockets, a SCHWALBE BIG APPLE PLUS rear tire 26 "X2.50 + air chamber (model FAT 26" X4.00), a front tire SHWALBE BIG APPLE PLUS 20 "x2.50 + air chamber (model FAT 20" 4.00), 20 "front wheel with brake disk hub (or FAT model), Classic front telescopic fork (or FAT model), two sets of hydraulic SHIMANO brakes, two SHIMANO brake discs, a security flag, a crutch, a rear-view mirror, two adjustable brackets, two sets of stem bearings, 170 mm crankset, a pedal bearing

    7 days no-questions asked return, 30 days exchange and lifetime frame warranty included.

    After the campaign we'll contact you to get the sizes and color options!

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    Pledge CHF 3,525 or more About $3,674

    Full bike assembled + Day of initiation

    1975 CHF off from retail price! (-40%)

    7 days no-questions asked return, 30 days exchange and lifetime frame warranty included.

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    Pledge CHF 5,000 or more About $5,211

    Full bike + distribution exclusivity

    With this exceptional offer you can set an agreement with us by getting a one year distribution exclusivity of 100 km ring. You will get an exclusive re-sellers right + a full joystickbike to be assembled.

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    Pledge CHF 9,500 About $9,901

    2 bikes and more

    2 personalised joystickbikes + a full day trial + personal contacts with the owners to discuss further development

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Funding period

- (45 days)