Fremantle innovator says he has bike design to change e-bike industry


Julian Ilich has designed a new-look model that will change the e-bike industry.
Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au   d473989
Julian Ilich has designed a new-look model that will change the e-bike industry. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d473989

A FREMANTLE innovator says he has come up with a new bicycle design that could change the e-bike industry.

He just cannot say what it looks like yet.

Julian Ilich said he was a regular bike rider but struggled to find an urban e-bike that addressed functionality issues he experienced when he rode.

“I couldn’t find a bike that was right; if it was beautiful the functionality had been lost and if it was highly functional, it gave little consideration to aesthetics,” he said.

“Despite having all the right gear I have always found city riding frustrating because it is a logistical nightmare trying to remember and carry a lock (and keys), lights, pump, patches, raincoat etc.

“After realising no one else had created a bike that was both functional and beautiful we decided to create our own.”

Features of the new bike include integrated lights, a one-piece frame, a five-part anti-theft system and a USB charging outlet.

However due to the fear of competitors stealing his design, he can’t say what the new mid-section looks like just yet.

Visit www.tillercycles.com for more information.

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