New Company EZ Motorbike
Previously posted on motorbicycling.com on 10-25-2009
Although we launched the research & development segment of our new company some time ago, we still have more work to do. After a lot of data was collected concerning the problems with attaching a motor to a bicycle, we elected to solve as many of these issues as possible.
We started our quest by looking into the past and found the vintage Whizzer motor kit was one of the best choices, however it wouldn’t work well in today’s environment as a motorbike/motored bicycle/moped/motor assisted bicycle because of the 138CC motor. After more research we noticed the majority of the states require the motor to be under 50CC, then the issue of two-stroke verses four-stroke had to be approached.
We wanted a “bullet proof” solution, and our research favored the four-stroke for several reasons including, reliability, sound, low end torque, maintenance, green issues, and oil & fuel [no mixing fuel], just to mention a few of the deciding factors that have made the four-stroke the more popular choice. Next was motor location, an easy choice, because of looks, center of gravity, safety, and not reducing the ability of transporting additional cargo [racks, saddlebags, baskets, etc].
Next our research required us to look at the problems connected with transferring the power of motor to the rear wheel. After researching & testing [still testing] several great power plants, we have selected two, one for quality at a great price, or the more expensive motor if additional power is desired.
Additional research found it necessary to simplify the drive system and make it “bullet proof”, and easily adaptable to the end user. We found one size doesn’t really fit all, and it became necessary to apply some “American engineering” to develop a system rugged enough to take some abuse, and offers inexpensive choices for change. As an example, EZ Motorbike Company is in the process of applying for patents & trademarks for our new drive system, and because of our new design it will be easy to change the ratios to fit the individual needs [13.3 X 1, 15.23 X 1, 15.65 X 1, 15.99 X 1, 18.28 X 1, 18.66 X 1, 19.09 X 1, and 22.76 X 1], without changing the chain sprockets. Of course if the chain sprockets are added into the equation, the possibilities are almost beyond belief. Our original prototype machine is still running flawlessly…with over 7000 miles on it! YES! SEVEN THOUSAND MILES….without a repair.
The remarkable Q-Matic drive is smooth, silent, doesn’t require messy lubricants, and is inexpensive to change ratios. But, more importantly, it works. My original proto-type [proto-type #2] has been ridden by at least 25 different riders, and was unveiled at the show in Lewes, DE, and all were pleased with the power and performance of the 49CC OHV motor. There are several additional proto-types located on the West coast [including proto-type #1] and reports are also 100% favorable.
The new motor kit is getting ready to enter the “beta” testing stage [8 dealers have agreed to help test the new kits prior to release, and may consider adding 2 more]. The new kit will only be offered via an authorized dealer network. Unlike other companies, our corporate offices will not compete against our own dealer network. We contend the future of the motor bike will see its biggest gains from quality, trouble free kits, supplied by your neighbor, co-worker, family, local businesses, friends, etc. We are currently setting up an accessory line for the dealers and will include a vast assortment of quality items designed for motorized bikes at reasonable prices. Plans include offering upgraded products for many of the current motors, kits, and drive systems produced by other companies. As an example we will supply upgraded parts for the Whizzer, Honda GXH50, and the Hua Sheng 142, just to mention a few.
Very soon! RIGHT NOW!!!
EZ Motorbike Company is now accepting new dealers in all US states, Canada, and several additional countries. We already have dealers in virtually every state, in Canada, and in places outside the contiguous United States. Check our “Dealer Locator” page to find a dealer near you, and let us know if we can help you in any way.
Quenton “Lee” Guenther