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Electric assisted bicycle “Honbike” is super cool so I tried riding it –Engadget Japanese version

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Click Holdings is implementing a project for the electrically power assisted bicycle “Honbike” at Makuake. We are developing early discounts that can be purchased for 136,000 yen, which is 52% off. The project period is until June 29, 2021. This project is developing a model with chic coloring of “black / black” and “red / black”.

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▲ From the left, “black / red” and “black / black”

Attracted by the design of “Honbike”, the author who wanted to see and ride the actual car had the opportunity to test drive through the person in charge of Makuake. There are many unique functions other than the appearance, so I will introduce them one by one.

First of all, the electric assist function. It can be assisted in 5 steps and is controlled by automatic output according to pedaling. In addition, it automatically detects uphill and downhill and assists rationally. The maximum design speed is 24km / h, the following mileage is about 47-35km, the battery is 3200mAh and the charging time is about 3.5-4 hours. At the time of the test drive, he climbed up the steep uphill slope of Shibuya without difficulty.

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▲ The motor is mounted on the front wheel.

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The handle is an integrated meter and brake handle. You can adjust the assist stage and turn the front light on and off with the controller on the right side of the steering wheel. Also, the small protrusion on the left side of the handle is a bell (the appearance is sharp).

When I actually got on it, it was harder to grip the brake handle than the type that opens outward. However, it’s insanely cool, so I wonder if I can put up with fashion.

The saddle is also integrated. Since the saddle cannot be removed from the main body, there is no need to worry about the saddle being stolen. The height of the saddle can be adjusted from a minimum of 80 to 90 cm, and the recommended height is 150 cm to 190 cm.

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▲ The front and rear lights are also integrated.

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▲ There is no chain

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▲ The contents are like this

A chainless bicycle that uses a closed shaft drive system. Not only does this contribute to the stylish appearance, but women can ride with confidence because they will not get caught in the chain even if they are wearing skirts.

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▲ You can row comfortably even with a long skirt.

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In addition, the “Honbike” is foldable. With a size of 910mmx460mmx830mm, you can pack it in a car or pack it in a wheel bag and board the train. Since it is chainless, it will be a big point that your hands and the inside of the car will not get dirty when you carry it.

A brief summary of the features of “Honbike”.

“Honbike” is a neat collection of these functions. When I saw the photo, I really wanted it, but riding the real thing further stimulated my desire. One point is that there is no lock function. If you wind a thick chain, this sophisticated car body is a waste … By all means, I hope that the next version will be a model that also integrates a secure lock function.

A project for the electrically power assisted bicycle “Honbike” is underway at Makuake. We are developing early discounts that can be purchased for 136,000 yen, which is 52% off. The project period is until June 29, 2021.

Related link: Honbike (Makuake)

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