Kawasaki has launched its first all-electric product, the electrode, on the world market. It’s basically a balance bike for kids ages three to eight.
The e-bike is aimed at children who are entering the world of two-wheelers for the first time. It claims 2.5 hours ride time on a single charge.
Kawasaki is known for making pedal-powered bicycles and small displacement motorcycles for those learning to drive two-wheelers.
It hosts competitions in the junior category around the world.
The electrode e-bike was created to bridge the gap between pedal-powered bicycles and small displacement motorcycles.
The Kawasaki electrode has an aluminum frame covered in a glossy Kawasaki lime green paint scheme.
It has a spacious handle bar and a large single seat for children aged three to eight.
It has scale tip up to 15kg with off-road based tires on 16-inch cast aluminum wheels. Adjustable according to handle bar and seat height.
The Kawasaki Electrode is powered by a 36V 5.1Ah battery that offers 2.5 hours of riding on a single charge.
It is combined with a 250W brushless electric motor mounted on the rear wheel. The maximum speed of electronically e-bike is 20 kmph.
Kawasaki electrodes offer three riding modes: low, medium, high, 8 km / h, 12 km / h and 20 km / h, respectively.
For safety, the bike needs a passcode to switch between different speed settings.
It comes with a 160mm rear disc brake with adjustable brake lever. E-bikes do not have a suspension unit. The rated load-bearing capacity of the frame is up to 45 kg.
Price and Availability
Kawasaki has launched the Electrode e-bike for children in the global market for $ 1,099 (approximately Rs. 85,880). Not likely to come to India.