Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Tim Tyler0
Superior Kid-Carrying Machine Hits Japan, and It’s an E-Bike!
With new electric pedal-assist, the Angelino Petite Assista (E-Bike) designed by Bridgestone Japan may just very well be the perfect bike for the mom that is always on the go.
The machine is built with a step-through rugged frame and some reinforced kid seats. As a matter of fact, this is a good bike for any cyclist that enjoys taking the little ones for a ride.
According to Bridgestone, the company has sold over 300,000 of these Assistas in the home market of Japan.
Truly, if nothing else Assista offers a throne-like ride for the younger occupants of the bike. The child seats include head guards, which help both if a child falls asleep in the chair or in the event that the bike tips over. The seats also include comfy footrests, and in the case of the back seat, a handlebar for resting the hands.
The Assista’s small wheel base makes it easy to handle when fully loaded. Range on a single charge is estimated at up to 32 – 37 kilometers.
Last but not least, the bike’s solid back kickstand allows the rider to easily park the bike in order to safely unload the tots.
We may have to wait awhile before being able purchase one in the United States, as they are only sold in Japan. But it might be worth the wait.
Image Credit: Bridgestone