Hi Andy here.
Since Monday, two weeks ago, our store is online and I am still quite nervous. For the orders, the kind words and the diligent spreading the word, I am so infinitely grateful to you. This support is not to be taken for granted. In our video message, Joko and I try to tell you in person:
What has happened since the launch on July 29?
😮 The first 50 bikes for 799 euros were sold after 6 hours.
🔋Now you can order extra batteries.
📰 As the founder, I'm really happy that the bike has been so well received. Also with journalists, who have already put the bike through its paces:
- STERN was very positively surprised: "The Sushi is a real offering and has what it takes to become an e-people's bike for young city dwellers."
- The ElektroRad experts even give it a buy recommendation: "Overall: thumbs up for the concept, the purist look, coherent component selection, the nimble riding characteristics. And all that at a fair price."
🚲 We have conducted 43 test drives and now have support in the team so that we can prepare concepts for other cities and have more time available. Looking forward to introducing you to my first colleague soon!
📲 There were 413 requests created since Monday, many of which were not resolved with a response. Means: My fingers are burning.
📸 Joko and I were on the road in Hamburg and Munich to visit editorial offices. Did we have fun? Here is a picture from the shooting with BikeBild:
What else is happening currently?
In the coming weeks I will inform you transparently and honestly about where the journey is going and what challenges lie ahead.
The last endurance tests have shown that we still need an even higher quality bottom bracket. I have incorporated this last change and the certification is still being adjusted accordingly. We hope to get a date for testing in the next 14 days.
I'm still sorting out the last details for production with regard to the components and packaging. Then it can start soon and we produce your Radl.
...Do we think of running sushi when we say production line and SUSHI? Maybe.
Frequently asked questions
We always love to answer you. But since most of the inquiries are very similar, we collect the most frequently asked questions here:
Currently we are still planning how, where and when we will allow test rides in large parts of Germany. Since we are still a small team, test drives are currently only possible in Munich. But we'll hurry up and inform you via Instagram, Facebook or this newsletter. Munich you can book here. It's worth checking back often, as dates are always being added: https://sushi-bikes.com/probefahrt
"What about fender and lighting?"
Our Maki models have normal mounts for fenders or racks. In general, we use standardized geometries, so you don't have to rely on our accessories. However, we will offer some options for modification in the weeks leading up to delivery.
"Is there a ladies bike?"
Today the beautiful thing arrived. Now we're still photographing it and then it will be available for order in about 2-3 weeks. By the way, the Maki looks great on girls too.
"Can I lease a SUSHI bike?"
At the beginning, we rely on pre-orders because it allows us to kick off production. Everything is in the starting blocks so we can start right away. That's why we're offering a special low price now.
"Without gears? That'll never work!"
Yes it will, one physical gear is all you need, because the three assistance modes will help you in any situation. You can even ride from 0 - 33 km/h at a comfortable cadence.