One of the things that you will notice as you get older, hills seem to get steeper. The engine that is your body begins to struggle and you run out of fuel at a much faster rate. Well if you have an old bicycle laying around you can actually use a simple bolt-on bicycle engine that will make those hills easy going.
Now, I don’t want to offend any exercise fanatics out there that might be at this point, sharpening their machetes as they read this. Of course, there are many health benefits of actually peddling a bicycle but when that energy needs saving up, I know which I would prefer to use.
The great thing about bicycle engines is that they can power virtually any kind of bike. These engines will allow you to ride up hills as well as down, and they can allow you to take many more extended treks and explorations into the wilderness. They are a much more affordable way to go faster than your body was meant to.
You could take the time and make this even cheaper by sourcing the parts individually from junk yards or online but to be honest that’s a more complicated process than is necessary. If you have the money, you could also go for production e-bikes, but for the price, you might as well just go all out and buy a small motorcycle. The better option is to go for a complete bicycle engine kit.
We are going to take a look at three of the best kits we’ve found online that will allow you to boost the power of your bike.
The mid-mounted two-stroke is by far the lightest and most compact solution here, but as with all two-stroke engines, maintenance is a little more involved. Namely, you must get the fuel ratio right, both for engine life and performance. This kit will keep the center of gravity low and give the bike a more natural feel, similar to a full-fledged motorcycle.
This 80cc bicycle engine kit has all the parts and fittings that you need to DIY your normal bike into a gasoline powered motorbike. It will allow you to reach a speed of up to 25-35 MPH, it is very energy-saving and economical.
Instead of buying an entire e-bike which will be incredibly expensive, why not just replace the front wheel instead for that extra boost. It’s the most compact and most eco-friendly system on this list and is by far the easiest system to install, but it’s also the least powerful. One major advantage the electrical system has over its gas-powered rivals is that where engines have a predetermined mounting point, the battery pack can be placed anywhere you see fit.