Virtus Kit Makes Any Bicycles An E-Bike
ETOY, Switzerland – “The Virtus system is ideal for the active cyclist who already owns several premium bikes and is a real additional asset as support for longer rides”, states Shinji Okuda, Senior Executive Officer at Sunstar.
The Japanese company with a European headquarter in Switzerland introduced a mid-mounted motor that fits on any conventional bicycle frame and can be detached within a few minutes and swapped between bikes.
The only requirement is the installation of a special multi sensor controller which can also be obtained separately. This sensor not only measures torque, pedalling cadence and crank angle, but it also acts as the controller and transmits the data wirelessly to a Smartphone – even when no motor is fitted.
With its Virtus system, Sunstar draws on long-standing know-how as a manufacturer of e-bikes in Japan and of universal bottom bracket motors for the European market. Virtus is manufactured using Japanese technology under strict quality assurance. The company works together with Hyve, a renowned Munich company whose international client base includes leading names as Adidas, Siemens, Uvex and Zimtstern.
According to Sunstar the Virtus makes virtually any bicycle type and any model a premium e-bike – in no time and with no additional development costs or specific frame shapes, as would be needed by other manufacturers of mid-mounted motors.