It was designed for young people who are seeking a sustainable alternative to a car and who expect it to be easy to use, fun, as well as faster and more convenient than a conventional bicycle. The KLEMENT features a futuristic aluminium frame and single-sided forks for both the front and the rear wheel. The mobility concept does not have any visible levers or cables; the rider’s feet rest on fixed pedals, which are located where e‑bikes have a bottom bracket.
The KLEMENT two-wheel concept is celebrating its Asian premiere at Auto Shanghai, taking place from 16 to 25 April 2019.
Riders accelerate and brake the KLEMENT just like they would popular hoverboards – by tilting the foot pedals. If the user shifts their weight forwards on the pedal, the KLEMENT’s hub motor accelerates. If the pedals pivot backwards, a hydraulic disc brake at the front equipped with ABS is activated, as is regenerative braking at the rear wheel.
The hub motor on the rear wheel outputs up to 4 kW and accelerates the two-wheel concept up to a maximum speed of 45 km/h. Two lithium-ion batteries, each featuring 52 cells, have a total capacity of 1,250 Wh – providing a range of up to 62 km. These batteries can be easily removed and charged using a household plug socket; they can also be recharged whilst riding thanks to brake energy recuperation. With a target weight of approx. 25 kg, the KLEMENT is easy to manoeuvre at all times.