Decathlon Magic Bike concept has Keyless Go and up to 90 km assisted range
Decathlon has unveiled the Magic Bike, or B’TWIN Concept_01, a new e-bike concept. The pedelec is designed for commuters looking for a more sustainable way of travelling to their place of work. The bike has a wireless recognition system, or Keyless Go, which automatically unlocks when it detects your key or phone nearby.
A built-in kickstand locks and doubles as an alarm system, triggered if anyone else tries to move your bike. An electric motor can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) with an automatic gear system. You can attach up to 3 battery packs to the bike, providing up to 90 km (~56 miles) of range. Plus, the charger can be stored on the bike frame, allowing you to top up your range on the go without carrying the gadget in a bag.
A mono brake controls both wheels, split 60:40 at the front and rear; the Magic Bike team claims this braking style is easier to use and more effective. The Magic Bike comes with various accessories, such as racks and panniers, to make it easier to carry luggage.
Integrated LED headlights keep you visible and help you see in low lighting, plus the pedelec has a rear light and LEDs at the sides of the handlebars, which could be indicators. It is currently unclear whether or when the Magic Bike could be available to buy or how much it would cost.