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pedelec wins red dot award for product design

The Gocycle G2 electric bicycle from Karbon Kinetics Ltd has been awarded the 2015 Red Dot prize for product design. Developed by former McLaren Cars engineer Richard Thorpe, the Gocycle G2 is said to be strongly influenced by automotive engineering principles.

“I’m delighted and honoured that the Gocycle G2 has been recognised by this prestigious 2015 Red Dot Product Design award,” said Thorpe. “As a designer, the end result of your work is defined by the product’s DNA – the building blocks. A no-compromise mind-set in the choice of materials – such as lightweight magnesium alloy – production processes, and total component integration so that all parts work and fit together is what sets the Gocycle G2 apart.”

The 16kg Gocycle G2 is stowable, making it ideal for storage on super yachts and boats or in the car boot for active weekends away.

More pedelec coverage in the May issue of BDN.


Key Distinctions & Awards

2015 Red Dot Award Produc Design

2012 EUROBIKE iF Award

2010 BikeBiz Awards Winner: Product Innovation

2010 British Library One of fifteen most iconic inventions of this century’s first decade

2010 Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Nominated


2009 iGIZMO Eco Product of the Year

2009 The Gadget Show Live Top Five Gadget

2009 FietsVak Bicycle Innovation Award

2008 Taipei International Cycle Show Best Complete Bicycle and Best Innovation

2006 igus Gold Manus Award


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