TK-1: A British breakthrough in e-bike retrofit technology

“The inventor of a revolutionary new E-bike retrofit kit says it will disrupt the industry as it means every pedal cycle in the world can now be quickly and easily converted into an E-bike.”

The bike industry is on track to be worth more than 51 billion dollars in the next 5 years and has attracted models from the likes of Porsche and GM. But CEO of Connect 4 Engineering Bobby Singh is calling for a lot more honesty between manufacturers and customers.

“I passionately feel that everyone who has a bike should be able to have an E-bike. I’ve been genuinely disheartened to see the industry hiking up prices due to the increase in demand brought about by the pandemic. This is not acceptable, let’s face it, cycling is the best possible way to travel in a socially distanced way and better for our environment too,” Bobby said.

“Our model, the TK-1, gives people of any age, an affordable solution which will revolutionize global public transportation. If they’ve got a bike then, thanks to the TK-1, there’s no reason they shouldn’t convert it into an E-bike,” Bobby added.

Speaking on the TK-1, Head of Research & Development Engr. Hafiz Ali said, “The TK-1 is a hybrid system, and when you need that little bit of extra pedal power you can, at the press of a throttle, moderate your power. This differs from the traditional hub motors that have cadence sensors – that means they normally have no or just a partial mechanical link between the pedals and hub. Unlike other retrofit kits and E-bikes, the TK-1 delivers the true pedal-assist technology, mechanically and electronically, only normally found on top-end E-bikes.” 


“We’ve developed the TK-1 entirely in-house using intelligent Green technology and processes to ensure it has a low carbon footprint, a rapid rate of production and can be manufactured anywhere in the world. This means we are well placed to meet the ever-increasing demand: there are an estimated 2 billion bikes on the planet, and the TK1 has already been tested across many brands and bike types,” Hafiz Ali added.

Designed and engineered in the UK, the TK-1 is a plug-and-ride, with a range of a hundred miles and speeds of more than 15 mph, which can be customized to meet different legislation in different countries. 

TK-1 is in the final stages of development with a fully functioning, prototype that has been successfully tried and tested in both the UK and Internationally, attracting the attention of investors.

Speaking on the innovation, His Excellency Adnan Al Noorani, The Chairman of the Board of The Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, said, “We welcome this innovation from Connect 4 Engineering to the United Arab Emirates. The TK-1 offers a new, fun way to explore Dubai.”

“The TK-1 represents the biggest disruptor in E-bike technology. It’s a real game-changer, which will enhance many people’s lives now and in the future,” Sir Anthony Ritossa said.

Further adding to the statement Bobby Singh added, “It’s an engineering solution with an international patent-pending, which is unique: at the moment you have to change the structure of your bike to turn it into an E-bike – that’s costly and doesn’t offer cyclists, particularly good performance. The TK-1 bridges the gap and offers something which will bring cycling a new life around the world.”


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