What was first a concept back in around 2011, the Sway Electric Bike has now even completed its 2015 production for its second model –the Sway Lithium PLUS electric three-wheeler, an urban creative capable of reaching speeds of up to 60-70 mph.
Funded by Shark Tank, this creation by Joe Wilcox makes you feel like you’re skiing more than riding a motorbike as it allows riders to lean into turns, yup, just like a motorbike but with — I say — ‘lesser’ risk of falling. Check out one of its earliest videos in 2011..
Hmm… if a 79-year-old did ride without issues or even a girl who never rode a motorbike before felt at ease with this one then we could ride without fear as well. But I say, be cautious and try to get used to the handles first before being more adventurous..
Okay, although the trike has stability since it’s three-wheeled, its ‘control’ is a little concern. Yes, it’s agile but since you could turn while leaning as well as swerving the handles, doesn’t it make the handles a bit ‘slippery’ otherwise kinda hard? Know what I mean?
See, regular motorbikes do turn on leaning but it’s normally done on high speed — unlike the Sway Lithium which makes our imagination a little more active. Just look at how it was on snow and perhaps on slippery or wet roads too. Braking would be quite like ‘horse playing’ even if it has 50% more braking capacity.
Oh, in case you were wondering what’s the difference between the Sway Lithium and the Sway Lithium PLUS.. the PLUS has a 50% more battery capacity for highway speeds and longer range.
In the end, it would boil down to affordability. The first model costs $7,999 while the second one costs $10,999. Yeah, it’s worth more than some models of Harley Davidson but it has its PLUSes.