Karbon Kinetics' Gocycle(R) Wins GOLD at EUROBIKE
LONDON, September 15/PRNewswire/ -- Karbon Kinetics Limited (KKL) today announced that Gocycle(R) - a new
class of city bicycle combining on-demand electric power, and clean, seamless
urban design - has won the GOLD Award at the 2009 EUROBIKE show, the world's
leading tradeshow for the bicycle industry.
Organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH and sponsored by Messe
Friedrichshafen, the EUROBIKE GOLD Award was presented to Gocycle on
September 2nd in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Out of 400 total entries from 25
countries around the world, Gocycle received the top honor in the electric
bicycle category for outstanding achievement in design and innovation.
The jury for the EUROBIKE GOLD Award issued this assessment: "The Gocycle
is a fascinating, pioneering solution. Usually, the individual bike parts
from different manufacturers are simply screwed together pragmatically. Not
so with the Gocycle: these parts are designed individually for the basic
concept to create an integrated whole. And it still also combines all the
trends: urban mobility, electric bike, good design and system integration."
The EUROBIKE GOLD Award is a "seal of design quality" and an important
endorsement of outstanding design to help distinguish a product in a large
market. All of the prize-winning entries will be presented in the iF online
exhibition on the iF website at www.ifdesign.de.
"We are proud to receive this prestigious award and industry-wide
recognition," said Richard Thorpe, KKL's founder and Gocycle's design
engineer. "Gocycle is a groundbreaking departure from traditional design and
manufacturing processes for bicycles, and we've delivered it to the market at
significant volumes and competitive pricing. Gocycle is the lightest
production electric bicycle currently available and the first
injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. We are proud of these
and other cycle industry firsts, and we remain focused on leading the
industry in design, engineering and production innovation in the urban
About Karbon Kinetics Limited and Gocycle
Based in London, Karbon Kinetics Limited (KKL) was founded in 2002 by
Richard Thorpe with the aim of developing and commercializing light electric
Gocycle meets EN 14764, BS 6102 North American Bicycle Standards and has
CE certification on electric components. Gocycle is available for purchase
through a Gocycle Certified Dealer or directly online at www.gocycle.com with delivery throughout the European Union. MSRP EUR
1,399. Visit www.gocycle.com.
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