How will the weather and terrain conditions influence the usability?

Rain: Windscreen wiper is on our optional list. It will be manual, as in old cars.


Dew/mist on the window: Jet wind is led through the ventilation duct along the inside of the windshield during cycling. Electric fan creates air circulation when the bike is stationary. Heater that preheats ventilation air during cycling. In addition the ventilation has large capacity and can be further enhanced by optional electric fan/ demist option.

Heat and sun: We have put much effort into trying to solve cooling in best possible ways. We plan to use both IR reflective coating on the surface and IR filter in the material of the canopy. We also plan to offer a removable internal sun shadow made of light fabric as seen on front windows on some tourist busses. The canopy can be removed completely or left partially open to be able to ride in very nice weather without overheating. Or you can purchase our ventilator solution with single or double blowers that is developed for very misty or very warm environments. A tinted canopy with extra UV protection will also become an option in the future. Active seat cooling increase mass, cost and complexity but we have been in contact with suppliers of such systems for cars. It might become an option at a later stage.

Snow and ice: Frikar is an all-year bike and is secure and stable on slippery roads as it has four wheels, all with the same 27-406 rim dimension. The wheels are attached with a single safety bolt, similar to a Formula 1 car. This makes it very easy and quick to change between summer- and winter wheels. We will offer optional extra winter wheel set with or without studs. With studs the vehicle rides excellent on both snow and ice.

How about ice and snow.

Bumpy roads: It is constructed to handle a lot, including bumpy roads. It has fully independent suspension on all four wheels. This allows for high air pressure in tires giving low rolling resistance, but still offer comfortable ride.