Automotive engineering Excellence
So passionate was Richard Thorpe about creating the perfect e-bike that he left a dream design job with McLaren Cars to dedicate all of his time to that purpose.
With his experience in designing lightweight racing car components and enthusiasm for innovative engineering excellence, Richard believed that an e-bike should be elegant, desirable, a joy to live with and fun.
Karbon Kinetics Limited (KKL) was founded in 2002 with a mission to develop the best electric bikes in the world.
After an extensive and in-depth product development process, KKL’s multi-award winning breakthrough product Gocycle was first made available to the public in April 2009. Inspired by F1 high-performance and automotive design, Gocycle is the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. Lightest in class, environmentally sustainable and stylish with on-demand electric power, Gocycle is an automotive joy to live with.
Gocycle is the brainchild of Richard Thorpe, a former Mclaren Cars design engineer with a 25- year career working in the motorsports and light electric vehicle industry.