Dutch bike manufacturer Gazelle is getting in on the e-cargo bike action with the release of the Makki, a Long John style bike that has been designed with the input of parents and children.
Tweewieler reports that Gazelle spent time with various families in Amsterdam and Eindhoven who already use a cargo bike to develop the Makki.
Designers cycled to nurseries, schools and shopping centres to find out what problems parents and children encountered with cargo bikes already on the market and to see what families do and don’t find important.
The Makki has a spacious container on the front, big enough to transport several children. This features adapters for a car seat and child seat, plus a storage drawer for essentials.
The high rim keeps everyone from falling out and there are recesses on the left and right so that the kids can easily get in and out themselves. A sturdy and easy-to-use double leg stand prevents the bike from tipping over.
The bike is fitted with the Bosch Performance Line motor, which offers 65 Nm of torque, plus a 400Wh battery, hydraulic disc brakes and a low-maintenance belt drive. It comes with a rain hood and cover too.
That version’s priced at £4,199, or you can get a version with a 500Wh battery for £4,369.
The Makki Load will be available from September.