Cycleagle electric off-road skateboard is ready to hit the dirt
Sure, you can just go skateboarding on the street, but … wouldn't it be more fun to take things off-road? That's what the Cycleagle is designed to do, and it gives you an electric boost while it's at it.
In its fanciest form, the Cycleagle features four 1000-watt brushless electric motors, each of them driving one of the board's independently-suspended rubber-tired wheels. Power is provided by a detachable lithium battery pack, that should reportedly be good for a maximum range of 14 miles (22.5 km) per charge – if you have a fully-charged extra battery, it can just be swapped in when the first one runs out.
Riders accelerate and apply four-wheel braking via a wireless handheld remote. A top speed of 27 mph (43 km/h) is possible, plus there's even a reverse gear.
The board's deck is made of aerospace-grade aluminum, covered in a protective layer of carbon fiber. It sports a ground clearance of 6.1 inches (155 mm), which its makers claim is significantly higher than that of most other off-road skateboards. And in order to customize the ride, users can tweak both the shock damping and the steering sensitivity to their liking.
The whole rig measures 46.4 inches (118 cm) in length, and weighs a reported 43 lb (19.5 kg) in its four-wheel-drive form – a less expensive two-wheel-drive version tips the scales at 38.5 lb (17.5 kg).
Should you be interested in picking one up, the Cycleagle is presently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign. Assuming the board reaches production, a pledge of US$1,980 will get you the 4WD model, with $1,480 required for the 2WD. Their planned retail prices are $3,699 and $2,699, respectively.
The Cycleagle can be seen in action, in the following video.