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Enter the Wi-bike, Piaggio's latest addition to the pedelec range, an electrically-assisted bicycle that comes loaded with top technologies to make riding fun and rewarding.

The Piaggio Wi-bike comes in two major flavors, Comfort and Active. The Comfort line comprises the Unisex, Comfort Plus and Comfort Plus Unisex models, whereas the latter family includes a base version and the Active Plus.

All Wi-bikes come with a GSM module that helps to monitor the position of the bike at any time. The bikes remain connected 24/7, allowing users to check their position on the move or while parked. Even though it's not exactly a key, the display of the Piaggio Wi-bike acts like one. Once removed, the battery and the motor are no longer interconnected, making the activation of the bike impossible.

Wi-bike can also act as a personal trainer, as the dedicated mobile app allows riders to customize their workout. They can set how many calories they want to burn, the maximum heart rate allowed, alongside multiple other variables to make the ride as purposeful as possible.

Pedal assistance can be set in three modes, City, Hill, and Standard. The smart motor management provides effortless starts and constantly adjusts the extra power as needed. Travel accessories are also available in both sporty and stylish fashions, to match each rider's own personality.

The bikes are designed and made in Italy by Piaggio, and this includes the motor. The entire structure boasts a refined aluminium design, with both the mid-mount motor and the battery pack neatly integrated into the frame.

The Piaggio Wi-bike has a 250W motor that can produce 50 Nm (36.8 lb-ft) of torque and can assist the rider up to 25 km/h (15.5 mph). The
418 Wh (36V - 11,6 Ah) Lithium-ion battery is supplied by Samsung and integrates the GPS-GSM module. Recharging it takes 3.5 hours, and, with minimal assistance, it can provide a range of 120 km (74 miles); it can also be removed.

Piaggio Wi-Bike prices start at €2,899 (equivalent to $3,235).

 
 
 
 
 

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