- Two Wheels
- Dec 16, 2011
Juicer 48 motorized bicycle gets its gumption from V-Twin battery banks
Twomey started the project by recycling a bicycle frame and having the down tube stretched into a loop to accommodate the Manta DC motor and his Headway lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4) battery packs. He then attached a self-fabricated set of springer forks up front and gave it a nice set of Felt "Thick Brick" hoops to help set off the cruiser look.
While most of the propulsive bits are left exposed, the tank up top houses a 400-amp controller as well as a BMS (battery management system). As shown in the gallery photos, the front is now adorned with a 113dB horn to
The Juicer 48 may still get a few finishing touches, but early feedback favorable to its current state may keep it from receiving its planned paint job. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, you can check it out in person at Hollywood Electrics where it will be hanging out with Dave's earlier and equally awesome creation, the Juicer 36, over the Christmas holidays. Hit the jump for footage of some sweet sweet 48-volt motorized bicycle action.