The global e-bike market is valued at more than $23bn and the latest player is Perth-based Tiller Rides which will be releasing its highly-anticipated first model later this year.
The Roadster has a long list of high-tech features including a built-in SIM card, anti-theft system, always-on front and rear LED lights, a world-first moulded aluminium frame, three levels of rider assist from the onboard 250W motor as well as onboard Bluetooth and a mobile connected companion app with GPS tracker.
The first 500 models of The Roadster will begin arriving in Australia in December.
“Our first e-bike, The Roadster, is one of the most advanced and digitally connected e-bikes on the planet – everyone else’s e-bike is like an old Nokia phone in comparison,” said Tiller Rides co-founder, Julian Ilich.
“Not only is it cheap to run, costing 20 cents to charge a battery that will last 95-100kms, it has insane features other e-bikes could only dream of.
“The Roadster includes the world’s most comprehensive anti-theft system, so you’ll never stress about your bike being stolen again – a retracting quick tether cable lock and keyless motion sensing alarm, mobile connected GPS tracker and central locking of all other removable features.
“It also has a stylish world-first moulded aluminium monocoque frame that houses the bike’s battery, electronics, mechanics, and even a storage compartment with a puncture repair kit and rain poncho.
“Furthermore, our bike doesn’t have a greasy chain that will chew through your clothes – it has a belt drive powering the tires, one of the only e-bikes in the world that operates this way – and it’s a trend that is quickly catching on.”
Tiller Rides raised more than $3.4m from investors and 200 bikes have already been pre-ordered ahead of their December arrival.
“One of my favourite features is its connectedness – the bike has its own inbuilt sim card which connects back to our central database. Just like a Tesla,” says Ilich.
“The Roadster can self-diagnose any problems it may be having, and we can often fix your bike remotely by sending updates.
“Unlike other e-bikes, our customer service team will look after you throughout the bike’s lifecycle.
“Its mobile or Bluetooth connected app allows you to lock and unlock your bike remotely as well as track your speed and distance travelled. You can even charge your phone while you ride via the USB-C port.”
The Roadster’s Features
Safe and secure: always on front and rear LED lights including a rear brake light, hydraulic disc brakes and wide all-weather tyres. The most comprehensive anti-theft system available, which includes the retracting quick tether cable lock and keyless motion sensing alarm, mobile connected GPS tracker and central locking of all other removable features so you’ll never stress about your bike being stolen again.
Sleek, yet practical design: stylish world-first moulded aluminium frame combined with a range of inbuilt features such as the click-on click-off carriers, belt drive, retracting double stand, and onboard tyre repair and rain protection kit.
Smooth electrics: 3 levels of rider-effort sensing electric assist and a silent 250w motor, the Roadster rides like a dream. The 750Wh (21 Ah) lithium ion removable battery is one of the longest-range electric bike batteries on the market, allowing you to travel 90km+ on full assist.
Smart Technology: Equipped with the latest tech, you can lock and unlock your bike and track your speed and odometer using the Roadster’s Bluetooth and mobile network connected app. You can even charge your phone while you ride via the USB-C port.
Find out more at www.tillerrides.com