biomega electrifies the clean scandinavian design of the OKO bicycle
 

biomega electrifies the clean scandinavian design of the OKO bicycle

the danish urban bicycle brand biomega is set to launch their second low step electric bicycle on city streets. called ‘OKO e-low’, the new bike was designed by KiBiSi formed of jens martin skibsted, lar larsen, and bjarke ingels of BIG. its crisp, modern aesthetic is paired with a lightweight design to be ideal for the urban commute.

biomega electrifies the clean scandinavian design of the OKO bicycle
all images courtesy of biomega

 

 

I loved this project,says jens martin skibsted of KiBiSi.the idea was obviously to transform the OKO into a low-step electric bike for easy entry. and as with the OKO the aesthetic idea was to stay true to the heritage bikes of biomega, marc newson’s MN01 and my CPH. but also, to bridge today’s clean cutting-edge technology and green mobility with my childhood nostalgia – from the days when we didn’t feel doomed by oil.

biomega electrifies the clean scandinavian design of the OKO bicycle

 

 

the core design of the biomega ‘OKO e-low’ is an electrified twist on their iconic ‘OKO’ model, which balances a resemblance of classic mopeds with a clean-cut scandinavian style. after three years of testing and trials, the original frame was redeveloped into a low-step pedelec.

biomega electrifies the clean scandinavian design of the OKO bicycle

 

 

alongside its pure aesthetic, the bicycle is extremely lightweight at under 20kg in total. its center of gravity is perfectly balanced in the middle to make for a comfortable and easy ride. this is further helped with 250W motor – integrated in the front wheel hub – with four easy levels of assistance.

 

 

product info:

 

name: OKO e-low

brand: biomega

designers: KiBiSi

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