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For an overview of Stark Drive Electric Bike, its features and our story click above. Our passion for biking and our determination to take electric bikes mainstream have driven us to create the world’s most affordable electric bike. As technology improves, so will Stark Drive with the caveat that we will always offer the most affordable electric bikes in the world.

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THIS IS STARK DRIVE

Designed for all types of weather conditions.

From the tropics to the polar caps, Stark Drive is designed to handle a broad range of temperature conditions with a ruggedized frame and high quality battery pack as well as all terrain tires (standard) or even our fat tire model. Take Stark Drive with you wherever you go. When Designing Stark Drive in Stockholm Sweden we were very conscious of the fact that weather effects battery life on your electric bike so we designed our electric bike with this in mind.

Colors as simple as your choice

From the beginning we are offering your choice of White or Matte Black and for those that want a bit more exclusivity a limited edition Metallic Blue will be offered on our best equipped Stark Drive.

Unisex Design

A bike that competes with the highest price electric bikes on the market with carbon disc brakes both from...

Front suspension by default with the option of rear suspension and various motor sizes depending on the rider.

21 Speed Gearing System included with all units of Stark Drive.

We have included the best all terrain bike tires we could find.

Tesla Uses Panasonic, So Does Stark Drive

You can choose to charge the battery within the bike or remove the battery and charge it at work or at home.

  • We also designed the bike to hide this battery and its power distribution system neatly inside the frame making the bike look just like a normal bike.
  • It includes a locking mechanism that ensures no one can remove the battery without your uniquely produced key.
  • You can choose to charge the battery within the bike or remove it and charge it at work or at home.
  • We will offer both a quick charger as well as standard charger with Stark Drive (2 or 4 hours charge time respectively).

OUR RANGE

Stark Drive has chosen not to 'reinvent the wheel' (no pun intended) so we went with an existing frame design built on readily available moulds in order to reduce the cost of tooling and manufacturing. We have chosen the best components designed to work in harmony with one another while keeping total cost at the forefront of our design goals.

The result is the most affordable electric bike in the world, bar none. Take a look at Stark Drive and the many customization opportunities that we offer as we believe that the perfect electric bike is the one that matches our customers needs.

Stark Drive City

  • Motor
    250W
  • Suspension
    Front Lockable
  • Speed
    25 kph / 15 mph
  • Color Choice
    Bright White
    Black Matte
  • GPS Tracking
    Optional
  • Rear Light
    Optional
  • Battery (Up To)
    60 km / 38 miles
  • Throttle
    No
  • Retail price $999.00
  • Limited Launch Pricing $399.00

Stark Drive City+

  • Motor
    350W
  • Suspension
    Full Lockable
  • Speed
    32 kph / 20 mph
  • Color Choice
    Bright White
    Black Matte
  • GPS Tracking
    Optional
  • Rear Light
    Optional
  • Battery (Up To)
    60 km / 38 miles
  • Throttle
    Yes
  • Retail price $1,599.00
  • Limited Launch Pricing $599.00

Stark Drive Advanced

  • Motor
    350W
  • Suspension
    Full Lockable
  • Speed
    32 kph / 20 mph
  • Color Choice
    Bright White
    Black Matte
    Metallic Blue
  • GPS Tracking
    Optional
  • Rear Light
    Optional
  • Battery (Up To)
    85 km / 53 miles
  • Throttle
    Yes
  • Retail price $2,199.00
  • Limited Launch Pricing $799.00
  • Motor
  • Suspension
  • Speed
  • Color Choice
  • GPS Tracking
  • Rear Light
  • Battery (Up To)
  • Throttle
  • Retail price
  • Limited Launch Pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

L1e-A Certification

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that as of today, Stark Drive is officially L1e-A Certified as per the eu regulations which can be found here:

L1e-A Certification Whitepaper

What does this mean for anyone with Stark Drive that was backed with greater then a 250W motor? Quite simply, it means that as long as you have not modified Stark Drive in any way, and depending on your local countries regulations (if they differe with this EU Standard) you are now able to use your bike legally in your location no matter where you are in the EU.

You should be extra aware about your local regulations as in many countries an L1e-A certified bike needs to be registered and insured (be sure to consult your local laws and rules) and with registration comes the security that the bike can be tracked if it is stolen or misplaced. This approval that we have received is European Union wide and even those countries that are not part of the EU but rather EEA do adopt similar regulations in order to keep the market common but you will need to consult with your authorities. We will detail more about the registration process in an upcoming blog post but if you have any questions you can email us and we will respond in kind.

Throttle

we have recently reworked our configuration page so that both throtle and cruise control are combined and with the throttle you can choose if you want to pedal or just move quickly up to speed without needing to pedal whatsoever. This is especially useful when you are trying to move uphill from a standstill.

Configure up to 1000W Motor

Up to today we have been offering up to 500W of power for those that need this extra umph depneding on rider weight or terraine but now with up to 1000W soon configurable from our hope page you will have the power you need to handle any situation. Tow loads with Stark Drive, leave the car at home and use pure electric power to bring home your groceries from your local market. Take your kids with you wherever you would like with a cargo carrier.

Lights?

Stark Drive has always included a front head light by default at no charge for safety with the rear brake light being optional for those who needed this. Now we have reconfigured the homepage so that the rear headlight options i clearly visible and availble without needing to compllicate matters by adding it from our accessories page. We highly recommend a rear brake light no matter what motor you choose for Stark Drive.

Helmets?

We always recommend one wears a helmet when using Stark Drive no matter what motor configuration you choose. You only have one head and these dont heal very well when impacted. This is why Stark Drive is developing and soon launching the ultimate LED equipped helmet which you can read about here: https://starkdrive.bike/blog/eu-batch-2-delivery

Torque Versus Cadence Sensors

Stark Drive currently uses a Cadence Sensor but we are going to be launching a Torque Sensor Model via crowdfunding in 2018. But what is the difference between Torque and Cadence sensors?

Basic Cadence Sensor

The basic cadence sensor uses a magnet on the crank, it turns the motor ON when you start pedaling and turns it OFF when you stop pedaling. It works more or less like a switch.

You have to control the boost level and speed by adjusting the assist mode manually up and down. Most basic e-bikes have this.

The advantage it is an inexpensive way to get some sort of pedal assist onto the bike, but the disadvantage is that the pedal assistance can feel jerky, laggy and counterintuitive.

Torque Sensors

The torque sensor is a totally different technology that uses a precision strain gauge. It measures your actual force on the pedal, sampling at 1,000 times per second over the entire pedal stroke.

The harder you pedal, the more power it gives to the motor. If you pedal lighter, less power goes to the motor. It makes this adjustment in real time so it is technically amplifying your every input. It feels like you are bionic.

Most all higher end bikes use torque sensors. The disadvantage is the cost is significantly higher to implement this technology.

Where do you deliver?

Stark Drive delivers to our crowdfunding backers worldwide. (However currently not to the Arctic or Antarctica)

Stark Drive Bike Measurements

When do you plan to deliver?

Our manufacturing partner and Stark Drive LLC have a frame agreement signed and they are ready to produce as soon as we transfer funds. Our anticipated delivery for our early bird backers is Fall 2017 for Batch 1. We update our blog regularly and there you will find the latest information about factory production. Check there first.