The Hybrid Bicycle features an electric eight-speed transmission and lightweight carbon fibre construction. The pedal movement boosts power to the front wheel from a 240W electric motor, via a 25.9V Lithium-ion battery, with a choice of Eco or Power modes.
"The Lexus Hybrid Bicycle has all-wheel drive, by means of a belt system. It is equipped with an electric eight-speed Shimano internal gear system, which references the sophisticated eight-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission of Lexus’s LS 600h limousine," a company statement reads.
"The carbon fibre construction shares the same light-but-strong composite materials technology that was used on Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP-winning motorcycle."
However, Lexus says the Hybrid Bicycle concept is less likely to become a production model.
Lexus Hybrid Bicycle Concept specifications:
- Length (mm) - 1,598
- Width (mm) - 425
- Seat height (mm) - 900
- Wheelbase (mm) - 1,080
- Tyre size - 20 x 1 3/8
- Weight (kg) - 17
- Motor output (W) - 240
- Battery type - Lithium-ion
- Battery voltage - 25.9V/4.0Ah
- Charge time - Approx. 2hrs
- Gear system - Shimano 8-speed internal gear
- Shift lever - Shimano dual control
- Drive train - Belt drive