High-tech Reevo Bikes, an all-Malaysian brand with international demand

Reevo Bikes are the world’s first hub-less e-bikes, from USD2,700

Reevo Bikes from Malaysian-based company Beno Technologies, are the world’s first hubless electric bicycles. Conceived, designed and manufactured in Malaysia, the aluminium alloy-framed e-bikes have a futuristic design to match the technologically advanced engineering. Spoke-less wheels, a 250W electric motor and capable of a top speed of 25km/h, Reevo bikes have a range of 60km, making them suitable for longer distance rides. There is also a 750W version which has a throttle, for the US market.

The bikes have two modes – hybrid with adaptive pedal assist and manual paddling. The electronic adaptive pedal assist system has five levels of pedal assistance which automatically detect the gradient of the road and provide assistance. The 750W variants are also capable of pure electric, pedal-free propulsion.

Low battery? Remove the discharge battery and swap in a fully charged unit on the go. There is no need to wait around for three hours while the battery recharges to full. The wheel frames are designed to carry the spare battery.

The sleek frame incorporates automatic LED headlights and tail lamps with integrated turn indicators in the rims. There is also a phone holder, USB charger and a concealed kickstand which also doubles up as an anti-theft device when deployed.

Reevo bikes are also theft resistant, care of a microchip implanted within the frame. If it senses motion or the bike leaves a preset geofencing radius, the anti-theft system will alert the owner. The GPS tracker linked to the Reevo app also shows the bike’s location and can track it anywhere in the world, all in real time. There are several anti-theft features such as fingerprint authentication, and an electronic wheel lock which activates when the kickstand is fully extended.

The multifunction Reevo app includes the bike’s speedometer as well as provides ride tracking. It also keeps a record of every ride and compiles the information into statistics covering details like battery level, distance travelled, trip times, pace and average speed so ride histories can be compared. Other features are lock/unlock, pedal assist adjustment and pedal assist calibration.

Reevo bikes is the brainchild of three Malaysians and their company Beno Technologies. The team who design and build the bikes are in Penang. The initial funding to start the project was via Indiegogo and has since raised over RM28million. Reevo bikes are available in Europe and the US, starting from US$2700.

Reevo Bikes is at IGEM 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 12 – 14 October 2022. More information about Reevo e-bikes at reevobikes.com