Michigan-based recumbent trike designer, TerraTrike, has announced a partnership with Bosch which will see the release of a power assist Boost Kit.
The Boost Kit, which is compatible with most TerraTrike models, is now available through the brand’s official dealers.
The Boost Kit’s Bosch motor provides gentle acceleration up to 20mph, allowing riders to extend their range and overcome hilly terrain. A Bosch PowerPack 400Wh Lithium-ion battery and Purion controller are also included, along with hardware and charger.
With an MSRP of $2,499, the Boost Kit is compatible with the Maverick, Rambler, Rover, Gran Tourismo and Traveler TerraTrike models.
“Pedal assist is the future,” said Marshall Randall, TerraTrike Director of Sales and Marketing. “It’s scientifically proven that these Boost-equipped TerraTrikes induce uncontrollable grinning, which comes with all kinds of health benefits. And of course, the other reason we’re embracing this technology is because it’s gotten so good – Bosch is a brand we can trust, their product is incredible, and it’s going to eliminate a lot of barriers of entry.”
Unlike a dedicated e-Trike or e-Bike, a Boost-equipped TerraTrike can be converted from an e-Trike back to a purely human-powered vehicle, and vice versa, will relative ease. The Boost Kit is also backwards compatible with TerraTrike’s Rover model, which sold over 15,000 units in its 10-year run.
TerraTrike is owned and distributed by WhizWheelz, which earlier this month acquired Australian trike brand Greenspeed in a bid to bring trikes more into the cycling mainstream.