AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – For the second consecutive year the jury awarded an e-Bike as the Dutch Bike of the Year. Yesterday, at the trade show FietsVak Wouter Jager (photo) MD of Koga-Miyata was handed over this prestigious award for the Koga Miyata E-Light.
The jury has not only chosen the Koga Miyata E-Light for its electrical support, but mainly as a proof of a fine combination between a sportive bike and electric support. The E-Light is equipped with high-end components only, while the relatively low weight of 23.5 kilograms presents extra comfort to the rider.
Next to the Koga E-Light, two other bikes got a Special Award, the Gazelle Ultimate Excellent and the Giant Techno RS1. In their overall report the jury noticed that product managers have been paying more and more attention to the safety of the bike and its rider. The bike lighting and brake systems in general have become more sophisticated. Almost all bikes participating in the election were equipped with LED front and rear lighting in combination with a hub dynamo. The traditional wheel dynamo has almost entirely disappeared from the Dutch market.