For Santhosh, it all began with a hobby that stuck on to him since his childhood. A native of Mysore, Karnataka; Santhosh’s love for motor cycle racing and designing motor cycles has paved the way for an innovation – the world’s smallest e-bike, Moosshiqx.
The e-bike in question is the world’s smallest at just 12 inches high and 18 inches long. Despite its size, the e-bike still manages to run at a speed of 16kmph. However, we’re not sure of how comfortable the ride would get since it does look a tad too small for comfortable seating. Also, in one of the pictures we saw (see below), it was seen that the person in the picture (whom we presume to be Santhosh himself) had the battery pack wrapped around him, instead of placing it on the bike. Now while that spells portability, we’re not sure about how comfortable this seating arrangement would be for long rides.
On the go..
Moosshiqx can be charged using a battery charger and uses 12v dc 2no = 24v. Here’s a snapshot of Moosshiqx for you:
- Wheel base – 30.5cm
- Height – 33.0cm
- Width – 10.2cm
- Dry weight – 4kgs
- Weight with battery – 5.4kgs
- Max speed – 13-15km/h
- Can ride backwards, rear brake, head light
With all the limitations, Moosshiqx still seems to be a much liked and appreciated innovation. It recently entered the Limca Book of Records and has made a dual appearance in the popular show on AXN – Ripley’s Believe it or Not – last year.
Publish date: April 6, 2011 10:06 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:34 pm