Is this the vehicle the world needs? DryCycle

DryCycle

(DryCycle) is a fully enclosed pedal electric vehicle for people who are constantly traveling. Bicycles equipped with an auxiliary electric drive system are of great importance and attractiveness, and the electric motors intended for them, along with the battery pack, give them an extraordinary force and traction that can be used for trips and excursions. Useful benefits that, of course, with the occurrence of the corona pandemic, their use was limited and stopped.

DryCycle
DryCycle

E-bikes are still a popular option for people who have an old-fashioned way of thinking and do not want to do bicycle sports activities under the influence of electricity (to increase speed or as an auxiliary force in There are uphill routes, but the question is whether e-bikes can be turned into something like a bicycle for what they call the DryCycle, something that people enjoy. And especially to attract cyclists? This name is a combination of the word DRY meaning dry and Bicycle meaning bicycle, which clearly indicates that unlike other types of bicycles, DryCycle protects its riders and users against various natural factors such as wind and Keeps rain, snow and dust safe.

 

Propulsion DryCycle

The DryCycle also has four wheels, which makes it look more like a mini car than a bicycle, but it should not be compared to a car because the DryCycle does not have the ability to move, but it is the rider or user who has to pedal it. Move the end like any other type of e-bike on its one wheel hub Shimano’s electric motor is installed, which receives its energy from a 1 kW battery and can be considered as an auxiliary force. Its maximum speed is limited to 25 kilometers per hour, and if the battery is fully charged, it can travel 80 kilometers, of course, with the rider pedaling. A complete set of headlights, including turn signals and brake lights, ensures that the DryCycle is perfectly visible at night on city streets and alleys, and that things and features such as relatively high altitude do not interfere with its movement.

DryCycle
DryCycle

A separate auxiliary battery is used to power the lighting system and other electronics throughout the vehicle. The shifting system, also equipped with Shimano, lets you switch between 11 different gear ratios. Thanks to the rear gear, parking is possible with DyrCycle, which allows you to pedal the bike backwards. The manufacturer of this emerging vehicle even announced that it had performed the so-called crash tests, but one of the videos depicting the status of the DryCycle showed that after The crash test has become an English T-shaped bone, of course, in the place where the collision took place, and therefore it is better for the people who intend to do this test to give up.

DryCycle
DryCycle

Performance on the go

Driving or dry DryCycle is relatively easy, and its manufacturers remind buyers and customers that DryCycle, as an e-bike, does not require a driver’s license to ride, and does not even require license plates and insurance, and the buyer pays for them. does not. A flat board on the DryCycle floor prevents water and other impurities from entering the cabin and the rider or user under a beautiful awning (which has accordion capability and can be moved up and back for easy access to the seat, which is comparable to a Is a car seat). Its seat is such that it puts the rider in a sloping position. The steering wheel consists of a pair of handles that are located on the sides of the seat and have a bulldozer-like function, ie by pulling one back and pushing the other forward, they can angle the front wheels to make left and right turns. The suspension system and full wheel suspension provide an acceptable level of comfort even when crossing relatively rough roads, which is connected to its lightweight aluminum chassis in the form of a tube. The rear axle is positioned by a shellless differential, which allows it to rotate quickly and freely, and the Shimano computer in front of the dashboard shows the speed. And so is the remaining battery charge.

 

Accessories

For DryCycle, a number of attractive options can be ordered, which include: electric locking system for the cabin or cabin, alarm or warning system, GPS tracking system, wiper, hot air heater, seat heating system, steering wheel heating system and finally The heating system of the side mirrors The yellow handles on the front of the dashboard, in terms of size and dimensions, are made in such a way that they are compatible and compatible with the specifications of ordinary bicycle handles, which means that any accessory for bicycles It is common in the market, such as a place to put a cell phone, can be installed on it.

 

Value against the amount paid

The price of the DryCycle, which is something between a bicycle and a microcar and currently only available in the European market, is ۹ 14,995, which is roughly equivalent to US $ 21,000 (based on today’s exchange rate, of course). The fact is that there are many e-bikes on the market for a few thousand dollars, but they can not protect you from the wind and rain and can not sit in them like a car. On the other hand, with such a figure, you can buy all kinds of new cars with all the features, but the advantage of DryCycle is that you do not need a license, insurance and license plate, so you do not have to pay for them and you do not need gasoline. It does not have and its maneuverability is high in passing the crowded traffic of cities. So the choice is yours to make or not to buy?