Review by John Gunther
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When a product like the GBE GTO Caterpillar Electric Tricycle comes on the market, it gets a lot of attention from an energy conscious public. Now more than ever it is important to save money as well as the environment in any way possible, and this sleek motor trike designed exclusively by GBE Electric Bikes can do both. With all the available features of the Caterpillar, this e-trike definitely proves that kids don’t have to be the only ones to have fun with tricycles.
The GBE GTO Caterpillar Electric Tricycle boasts a simplistic trike bike design backed by a 350 watt brushless DC magnetic motor, and a total weight of about 95 pounds. It is an attractive and stylish alternative to a car specially designed for quick errands, shopping, or a day of fun. In fact, this motor trike is uniquely suited for metro life. Avoid the traffic and headaches, leave the car parked at the curb, and head to the market on a trike bike built for stability and economy.
With dual wheels in the back measuring sixteen inches and a twenty inch wheel up front for easy handling, the GBE GTO Caterpillar Electric Tricycle is rugged enough to stand up to a variety of terrains. GBE has researched and designed its exclusive sway system which allows a rider to lean and bend around turns with the flexibility of a bicycle while maintaining the stability of a tricycle. This makes for a sturdy e-trike that is suitable for seniors who fear tipping over a normal bicycle or trike bike and injuring themselves. The overall design of the Caterpillar motor trike deters falling off accidentally and encourages safe, easy handling for almost anyone.
The lightweight design of the Caterpillar e-trike features a LiFe PO4 36V 10Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate light weight, high density battery that averages between fifteen and twenty five miles per charge, depending on your pedal use. The motor trike can be used in either pedal assist or manual throttle mode and has a smooth pedal action that can give the added benefits of a cardio-vascular workout. It is fully front wheel driven to pack even more power and maneuverability.
The GBE GTO Caterpillar Electric Tricycle requires no permits, registration or license to operate and is quiet and graceful. Its large hauling capacity makes it the perfect bike trike for a day of errands and grocery shopping, while the simplistic design and top speeds of between sixteen and eighteen miles an hour make it a fun choice for a day on the town or even going to work locally.
From leather wrapped handlebars to the classic lines of the bike trike, this latest choice in a long list of excellent GBE selections is the best combination of value, safety, functionality, and handling. It is currently available in classic metallic black or head-turning metallic copper gold colors, and is fully adjustable to ensure rider comfort. With no fumes or fuel, this motor trike will not leave an impact on either the environment or your bank account.
The modest price tag of this motor trike makes the Caterpillar Electric Tricycle an affordable and fashionable substitute for a car and is suitable for almost any lifestyle or need. More user reviews
GBE GTO Caterpillar Electric Tricycle
|Motor||350W brushless electric motor|
|Battery||36V 10Ah LiFePO4 Lithium Iron Phosphate high density light weight battery|
|Range||15-25 miles range (based on mixed road condition and pedaling pattern. Estimation only)|
|Speed||16-18 MPH top speed on electric motor|
|Wheels||20″ wheel front, 16″ dual wheel back|
|System||Sway” adjustable system|
|Modes||Manual throttle & Pedal Assist mode|
|Product dimension||71 x 22 x 41 inches|
|Product weight||80 pounds|
|Shipping weight||95 pounds|