Give your legs the “BIONIC” boost you’ve always wanted to tackle the highest hills, deepest dales and toughest trails, thanks to “Bionic Buddy”, Tomcats brilliant new e-drive for Carer Supervised Tomcat Trikes. When the going gets tough – “Bionic Buddy” keeps you going.
About Bionic Buddy.
Bionic Buddy is a power drive accessory, suitable for most Carer Controlled trikes in the Tomcat range and it can be retrofitted to most Tomcats built after June 2016*.
Unlike conventional power-assisted trikes (where pedalling controls the power), Bionic Buddy is directly controlled by a hand throttle operated by the carer. Because Bionic Buddy’s maximum speed is regulated to a brisk walking speed, it is fully compliant with UK law and can be used on public pathways.
How it works
Bionic Buddy works by bringing a tiny but powerful motorised wheel in contact with the tricycles driving wheel. When the carer twists the throttle of the steering/braking control arm, the motor drives the trike along at any chosen speed between 0 and 3 mph.
When the e-drive feature is not needed, for example when the rider wants to ride the trike in the conventional way, Bionic Buddy can be instantly disengaged until needed once more. Being a detachable accessory, it can also be “quick released” from the vehicle when not required.
Features and Benefits.
- Ideally suited for use in hilly regions or difficult terrain.
- Ideally suited to limited strength, stamina, heart weakness or degenerative conditions.
- Works without the rider pedalling.
- Can be instantly engaged or disengaged during the trip.
- Can be easily removed when not required.
- Can be retrofitted to most Tomcat models (and sizes) up to 3 years old.
- Suitable for children under 14 who cannot ride a geared trike or bike
- Simple retrofitting by the end-user with full instructions supplied.
- Tomcat onsite retrofitting service available. (chargeable).
- Approximate 12-mile range on a full battery charge.
- Lightweight Construction.
*Retrofit Requirements and restrictions.
NOT AVAILABLE FOR TIGER OR TAMARA MODELS.
REQUIRES TOMCATS DUAL AXLE. (DUAL AXLE CAN USUALLY BE RETROFITTED)
BIONIC BUDDY MUST BE CONTROLLED BY THE CARER ONLY, ON CARER CONTROLLED™ TRIKES.
|Tomcat “Bionic Buddy” Data Sheet.|
|Battery Charge Level Indicator?||Yes|
|Battery Safety Fuse||5.8amps|
|Battery Charge Volts||42v|
|Battery Charge Time||2.1hours|
|Battery Safety Lock||Yes|
|Charge on Vehicle?||Yes|
|Speed Control Type||Twist Throttle|
|Road Speed (All trike models)||0 – 5kph variable|
|Disengage function||Manual lift, auto latch|
|Engage Function||Manual latch, Manual Lower|
|Unit Removal Function||By Quick Release latches|
|Grand Total Weight||6kg|
|Off Vehicle Weight (with battery)||4kg|
|Off Vehicle dimensions||58cm x 35cm x 15cm|
|Warranty||5 years Mechanical, 18months Electrical components.|