Skarper electric motor transforms standard bike into high-performance e-bike
The Skarper e-bike conversion kit has been unveiled, allowing you to transform a regular bike into an electric bike. The kit includes a 250 W motor combined with a 202 Wh lithium-ion battery; the part is named DiskDrive. The wireless drive system can assist you at speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph) with up to 60 km (~37 miles) range. DiskDrive is light yet powerful, weighing 3.3 kg (~7.3 lbs).
The battery will fully charge in around 2.5 hours, and a 30-minute charge will provide up to 20 km (~12 miles) of range. The DynamicClimb algorithm monitors your output and other parameters such as road incline to provide a smooth and energy-efficient ride.
A button on the gadget allows you to switch the motor’s pedal assistance on and off. You can attach the Skarper motor to your bike by replacing its rear disc rotor with DiskDrive. Plus, you can easily detach the motor using a quick-release button and take it with you, so it cannot be stolen.
The Skarper e-bike conversion kit will launch starting from £1,000, with the first deliveries expected in 2023. A range of models is anticipated for city, road and mountain bikes. The Skarper system will debut at the National Cycling show in the UK later this month.