Getting Started with the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit

by Seth Werkheiser on October 23, 2012

With the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit you can take a bike you already love to ride and convert it into an electric bike with fully automated pedal assist and power on demand. The BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit comes with everything you need to electrify your bike, and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

BionX Basics

So here’s how it works. The Pl350 BionX Conversion kit uses a 350 Watt motor powered by a 36V 10Ah Lithium Ion Battery. You’ll be able to go around 20 miles on a charge, reach top speeds of 20 miles per hour, and recharge your bike in just 5 hours.

Cost Effective Electric Bike Conversion

You don’t need to buy a whole new bike – the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit is a cost effective way to electrify the bike you already own. The BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit includes a new wheel with a motor, battery and bracket, charger, console (for displaying current battery charge and speed) and all the hardware you need to get your bike rolling. If you’ve got the proper tools, installation can take a few hours. If you’re not up for the installation yourself, talk with your local bike shop and see if they can install the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit for you.

Console for the BionX Bike Kit

Console for the BionX Bike Kit

BionX uses pedal assist or throttle control

Some electric bikes come with either a pedal assist or throttle control system. But with the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit you’ll have both options at your finger tips. You can the control panel to set level of pedal assist, and as you pedal the the 350W motor kicks in with a nice smooth and steady boost to your pedaling. If you’d rather relax a bit and show up to your destination without breaking a sweat, click the handlebar-mounted throttle control and let the electric motor do the work.

Lightweight Electric Conversion Kit

The BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit only adds about 17lbs to your current bicycle. You can also upgrade to the Premium 48volt BionX kit, which is not only more powerful but also two pounds lighter, making it one of the lightest conversion kits on the market. Most of this weight is the motor that’s installed in the included new rear wheel and the battery pack. You’ll hardly notice this extra weight as you ride, and even when the BionX PL350 isn’t in use you can still ride your bike just fine.

Long Range with the BionX Conversion Kit

A single charge of the BionX PL350 will give you 25 miles of long range electric biking. After you’ve climbed a hill, switch to Regenerative Mode, so as you descend and apply the rear brake you’ll actually recharge your battery. It won’t top it off to a full charge completely, but this feature on the BionX PL350 can add about five miles of riding to your range.

BionX Electric Conversion Kit

BionX Electric Conversion Kit

The BionX PL350 in Summary

If you’re just getting into electric bikes, converting your existing bike with the BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit is a great way to go. The BionX PL350 Electric Bike Kit will fit most any bike, adding minimal weight while extending the range of how far you can comfortably ride in a day. The BionX PL350 Electric Conversion Kit is built tough and will provide many miles of smooth, 350W assisted pedaling on the bike you’ve been riding for years.

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