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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.

Richard Thorpe left Mclaren Cars Ltd. in 2002 to start up Gocycle and is the designer of the best electric bicycle in the world - the award winning Gocycle electric bicycle.

January 2002

Karbon Kinetics Limited is founded by former McLaren Cars design engineer Richard Thorpe.

April 2009

The multi-award winning Gocycle G1 launches in Europe to international media acclaim, and later that year wins the Best Electric Bike award at Eurobike 2009.

The Gocycle G1 was launched in March 2009.

August 2012

Gocycle G2 launched at Eurobike 2012 being the first production electric bike to be digitally connected via Bluetooth and again wins the Best Electric Bike Eurobike award.

The Gocycle G2 was launched in September 2012.

April 2016

Karbon Kinetics introduces new model Gocycle G3 in Europe with its automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), another first in the industry.

The Gocycle G3 was launched in March 2016.

September 2016

New Gocycle GS model successfully funded in the top 1% of all Kickstarter projects. Shipping starts internationally late Summer 2017.

The Gocycle GS was launched on Kickstarter in October 2016.

October 2017

New GS model officially launched.

New GS model officially launched.

January 2019

The new fast-folding Gocycle GX model is officially launched. Perfect for urban commuting, the GX folds in under 10 seconds. T3 Magazine crown GX as 2019’s “Best Electric Bike” shortly after its launch.

The new fast folding Gocycle GX model is officially launched. Perfect for urban commuting, the GX folds in under 10 seconds.

September 2019

The new fast-folding Gocycle GXi is revealed to the world. GXi sets a new standard for rider-focused technology in the folding e-bike segment.

The new fast-folding Gocycle GXi is revealed to the world. GXi sets a new standard for rider-focused technology in the folding e-bike segment.

March 2021

The Generation Four Gocycle is officially launched. The new G4 and G4i models set a new standard for lightweight design, innovation and performance in the portable urban e-bike segment.

The new Gocycle G4 and G4i models are officially launched.

January 2002

Karbon Kinetics Limited is founded by former McLaren Cars design engineer Richard Thorpe.

April 2009

The multi-award winning Gocycle G1 launches in Europe to international media acclaim, and later that year wins the Best Electric Bike award at Eurobike 2009.

The Gocycle G1 was launched in March 2009.

August 2012

Gocycle G2 launched at Eurobike 2012 being the first production electric bike to be digitally connected via Bluetooth and again wins the Best Electric Bike Eurobike award.

The Gocycle G2 was launched in September 2012.

April 2016

Karbon Kinetics introduces new model Gocycle G3 in Europe with its automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), another first in the industry.

The Gocycle G3 was launched in March 2016.

September 2016

New Gocycle GS model successfully funded in the top 1% of all Kickstarter projects. Shipping starts internationally late Summer 2017.

The Gocycle GS was launched on Kickstarter in October 2016.

October 2017

New GS model officially launched.

New GS model officially launched.

January 2019

The new fast-folding Gocycle GX model is officially launched. Perfect for urban commuting, the GX folds in under 10 seconds. T3 Magazine crown GX as 2019’s “Best Electric Bike” shortly after its launch.

The new fast folding Gocycle GX model is officially launched. Perfect for urban commuting, the GX folds in under 10 seconds.

September 2019

The new fast-folding Gocycle GXi is revealed to the world. GXi sets a new standard for rider-focused technology in the folding e-bike segment.

The new fast-folding Gocycle GXi is revealed to the world. GXi sets a new standard for rider-focused technology in the folding e-bike segment.

March 2021

The Generation Four Gocycle is officially launched. The new G4 and G4i models set a new standard for lightweight design, innovation and performance in the portable urban e-bike segment.

The new Gocycle G4 and G4i models are officially launched.

about Gocycle

Gocycle’s mission is simple: to create the world’s best urban electric bikes. A task which began in 2002 when former McLaren Cars Limited design engineer Richard Thorpe established his own business, Karbon Kinetics, to embark upon creating his two-wheeled electric dream. Sixteen years on and that dream is a reality with Gocycle renowned the world over for its innovative products, no compromises approach, stylish designs and pioneering spirit.

In 2009, after an extensive development process, the business launched the ground-breaking lightweight Gocycle G1 to international acclaim. The G1 capitalised on Richard’s expertise from a 25-year career working in the motorsports and light electric vehicle industry, becoming the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. It set the foundations which have enabled Gocycle to continually push boundaries with each of its three new models.

The Gocycle G2 entered the market in 2012 becoming the first production electric bike to have Bluetooth connectivity. It was followed by the range-topping Gocycle G3 in 2016, which debuted an automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), yet another industry first. The Gocycle GS was introduced in 2017 and the all new fast-folding GX and GXi model in 2019. 2021 sees the arrival of the new G4 and G4i models, the most rider-focused folding e-bikes yet.

about Gocycle

Gocycle’s mission is simple: to create the world’s best urban electric bikes. A task which began in 2002 when former McLaren Cars Limited design engineer Richard Thorpe established his own business, Karbon Kinetics, to embark upon creating his two-wheeled electric dream. Sixteen years on and that dream is a reality with Gocycle renowned the world over for its innovative products, no compromises approach, stylish designs and pioneering spirit.

In 2009, after an extensive development process, the business launched the ground-breaking lightweight Gocycle G1 to international acclaim. The G1 capitalised on Richard’s expertise from a 25-year career working in the motorsports and light electric vehicle industry, becoming the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. It set the foundations which have enabled Gocycle to continually push boundaries with each of its three new models.

The Gocycle G2 entered the market in 2012 becoming the first production electric bike to have Bluetooth connectivity. It was followed by the range-topping Gocycle G3 in 2016, which debuted an automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), yet another industry first. The Gocycle GS was introduced in 2017 and the all new fast-folding GX and GXi model in 2019. 2021 sees the arrival of the new G4 and G4i models, the most rider-focused folding e-bikes yet.