The Pi1 is an electric two wheeler, that combines the character and interface of a bicycle with the power and speed of a light motorcycle. The base version of the Pi1 has an 8,000 Watt motor and a top speed of over 80 kph. The acceleration is nd fast enough to leave many cars behind (at the traffic light). The feeling of having surplus power and a performance level at or above many cars, on a bicycle, is the most fascinating and emotional appeal of the Pi1.
Technologically the Pi1 takes a new direction and represents a paradigm shift for the motorized vehicle world. The Pi1 goes beyond traditional e-bike concepts, by connecting the pedals to a generator (like a home trainer). Mechanically separated from the pedaling, the electric motor drives the rear wheel. Different from motorcycles though, the motor is not controlled through a hand throttle but through the speed of pedaling, similar to a bicycle. And this combination of motorcycle power controlled through pedaling is new, exciting and addictive.
The Gulas Pi1 is homologated as a light motorcycle (125cc class) with a top speed of over 80 kph. You need a motorcycle license to ride the Pi1 in some countries (Germany, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Holland) or can use your car drivers license in others (France, Italy and Spain)