CROWDFUNDING - OPEN TO BACKERS WORLDWIDE PRICES IN US$
$658,117.00 raised by 580 backers
Now Extended Due To Popular Demand
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.
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.
You can choose to charge the battery within the bike or remove the battery and charge it at work or at home.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Confiture 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.
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.
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
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?
Stark Drive delivers to our crowdfunding backers worldwide. (However currently not to the Arctic or Antarctica)
Crowdfunding is a way of funding a specific project by raising donations from usually through a time limited campaign. Stark Drive chose to use the crowdfunding campaign to be transparent to our backers about our status as a start-up company. At this time, we are well into the funding goals and the bikes are in production. In returning for your donation, we commit to gift to you our end product: the electric bike of your choosing, based on the package your donated to, and any accompanying accessories. As with all crowdfunding campaigns, there is the slight chance that you may not receive your gift. Stark Bike does not anticipate this to occur with our campaign as we are already in production and delivery has already begun for our earliest backers.