Information: 5号機只今製作中

サイクルモードインターナショナル2019 (Cycle Mode 2019)

今年も奇跡的に展示が実現しましたサイクルモード!!
あまりにも準備期間が無かったので勢いだけで参加です。
https://www.cyclemode.net/2019/

 

会場全体は昨年と同様な感じですね。今年もゆっくり見て回る余裕はなさそう。

昨年に続き急遽展示が決まったため、前日突貫工事の極小ブースでしたが、、、入り口正面ピナレロの真横という信じられない場所で注目度抜群です。
(初日は照明が無かったからちょっと暗い!!)

今回は3.7号機&4号機の2台展示。新旧の試作車を見比べてもらえることができて嬉しいですね。スタイリッシュな4号機は大人気ですが、無骨な3.7号機も根強い人気があります。今年は所謂カーゴバイク系は殆ど展示されてないので、相変わらず異彩を放ってます。昨年もSTROKEを見に来て頂いた方もいて、徐々に知名度が上がってるのを実感しますね、有り難いです。

なんと!初日にバイク関連で有名なときひろみサンも来てくれていました!!ありがとうございます。

今年は念願の試乗も実現しました。ただしSTROKEは特殊な車両扱いらしいので、一般車の試乗コースではなく裏の試乗エリアでひっそりと(笑)
試作車両がこの1台しかないないので、展示と試乗で大慌て。そろそろ複数台試作車が欲しいですね、、、、できれば最低5台位は。

電動アシスト+3輪は一般的な2輪自転車とは乗車感覚が少し違うため、最初は少しコツが必要ですが5分も乗れば普通に乗ることは可能です。
大事なのは「三輪は倒れにくい」と思わないこと!!(笑)

狭い試乗コースにも関わらず、皆さん上手に乗られてました。

今年はシンプルなブースだったので、スペースを活用して来場者の皆さんに寄せ書きをしてもらいました。応援メッセージや要望など様々。

ドドーン!!

ドドドーン!!

これはますますやる気になります。量産に向けてモチベーションが一気に上がりますね。このパネルごと会社に持ち帰りたい気持ちを抑えて、サイクルモードは終了!!お越し頂いた皆様ありがとうございました!

2020年はいよいよ量産予定の年!頑張ります!!


Cycle Mode International 2019

By another near miracle, we were able to exhibit again at Cycle Mode 2019!!

It was a last-minute decision, so preparation was completed by sheer momentum.

https://www.cyclemode.net/2019/

The venue layout was the same as in 2018, and once again we had no time for a good look around the rest of the show.

Because things were decided in a hurry, preparation of our small exhibition space was a last-minute rush the previous night. Luckily, the booth was in a stand-out spot next to Pinarello in front of the entrance.

(No booth lighting on the first day, so it looked a bit dark!)

We exhibited T4 alongside last year’s T3.7 so visitors could compare them, which was pretty cool. The stylish T4 was very popular but the rugged look of T3.7 also had its fans.

There was little evidence of other cargo bikes at the show, so the STROKE still felt unique. We had repeat visitors from 2018 and it’s great to see the increasing recognition of the STROKE project.

Hello! On Day One it was nice to get a visit from motorcycle personality Hiromi Toki!!

This year we were also able to offer test rides. However, the STROKE was treated as a special vehicle, so we were limited to the backyard test area away from the main test course.

With only one up-to-date prototype, exhibiting and offering test rides at the same time was difficult. It would be nice to have more than one prototype… more like 5, actually.

With electric assist and the 3-wheel layout, it has a slightly different riding feel from a bicycle but less than five minutes is all you need to get used to it.

The important thing is to forget the idea that 3 wheels will stop it from tipping over!!

Even on such a narrow test course, people were soon riding smoothly.

This year’s “booth” was basically a wall, so our visitors were able to leave messages of support and requests for the future.

Roll of drums…

…Da-da…!!

All these contributions have given us huge motivation to get the Trike into production. After everything was over at Cycle Mode, we wished we could take this wall back to the office with us!! Thank you to everyone for coming to see us!

On schedule for mass-production in 2020!!