The minimum speed that the Gocycle motor will operate is 4mph / 6km/h. This is the same for all models and all settings. However, due to the low weight of the Gocycle (between 15kg and 17kg, depending on the model) it is very easy to pedal without the motor assistance. There are two main reasons for this;
- Efficiency - In order to start moving the Gocycle from a stand still, a large amount of power is required. For the first couple of meters, the muscle power of the rider is always significantly more efficient than the motor power. Once the Gocycle is moving, the motor will start to assist in a much more efficient way.
- Wear & Tear - The Gocycle us equipped with a very small but powerful Motor-Gearbox unit (which has one of the best power-to-weight-ratio in the industry). In order to guarantee the longevity of the product the motor requires a minimum speed to operate.