Now before even knowing if an an motorised 80cc engine will will fit your bicycle or not we want you to know the Top 5 benefits of converting. This way we assist you in making an informed decision about converting or even getting you a complete motorised bicycle or FATBIKE. 

If you been exploring the idea of alternative ways to improve your journey; be it to work and back, perhaps venturing out to explore un-charted and uncrowded fishing spots along the coast or even just simply looking for alternatives to just save costs by travelling by car or public transport; converting your bicycle could just be that alternative feasible solution that will make an immediate impact on your life.

So, exactly what are those benefits by converting my bicycle to a motorized pedal assist bicycle?

  1. The cost saving of time & money. The most valued benefit is the cost saving associated with this type of transport. On a full 2lt tank you can cover up to 40km in distance per liter of fuel. That’s 80km on a tank. So for example; if your home to work journey and back is 20km; for a period of 5 working days your total distance is 100km. At R15 per lt of fuel; for the week you’ll spend about R40-R50 traveling on fuel. Then there is traffic, the most blatant killer of time and one that we succumb to, too easily. Well, not anymore. Getting around through traffic with a motorised bicycle is seamless and un-noticeable. Simply, switch off the engine and ride it as a normal bicycle in a dedicated bicycle lane or pavement. What once took you 50-60 minutes in traffic is now literally only 10-15mins travel time.    

  2. Very cheap and easy to maintain and they damn reliable engines. If it's dirty, clean it. If it's worn, replace it. If it's dry, lube it... it is that simple to maintain motorised bicycles.  Occasionally you will require a new spark plug and perhaps an new change but that’s about it. Provided 2-stroke oil is mixed in the correct proportion, these engines are extremely reliable.

  3. Hills? No problem. Ah, a steep incline. A nightmare known to cyclists everywhere. It’s a huge bother, even when you’re not riding on the road. I’ll bet at least once you’ve climbed a hill on a bike, only to stop at the top to catch your breath and curse the hill’s very existence. However, if you were to have a motorized bicycle, that hill would be no problem at all. In fact, one of the biggest selling points for motorized bikes are their hill-climbing capabilities. See our premium complete set motorised bicycle options here.

  4. Got heavy cargo/or product stock on the Go? No problem.  Ok, yeah, cargo bikes are amazing but come on. You couldn’t really take anything that heavy on one, right? The extra weight would be too much, right? Wrong. With a motor to assist you, you’ll be able to handle bigger and heavier burdens on your converted bicycle. A motor on a cargo bike will allow you to push that baby to its absolute limits. I’m talking small cooler boxes, mobile kiosks or fruit and veg. It’s a simple solution to small entrepreneur’s with product stock on the go; taking your product to wherever your captive market is.

  5. An Explore’s pride! Deflate your wheels a little, gear all in your fish crate, full tank on the go and you off to explore uncharted and uncroweded fishing spots where-ever the fish calling is. If any adventure is calling or you are wanting to explore places inaccessible by vehicle, then this is the perfect combination for you. Ideal for sand, gravel, snow and mud terrain. Its neither bicycle nor is it a motorbike, it’s the best of both worlds.  See our premium fatbike option here.


Now that you aware of the benefits of converting and convinced that this might be your best alternative to your transport requirements; please click this link to determine if an motorised engine will fit your bicycle.