This epic motorized walking bike is a treadmill on wheels

  • This incredible walking bike is basically a treadmill on wheels
  • It was created by a Dutch inventor who wanted to feel the wind in his hair and lose weight
  • The bike can travel up to 25kph and last around four hours between charges

Published on Jun 21, 2024 at 2:46 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 21, 2024 at 2:46 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

This incredible electric walking bike is basically a treadmill on wheels – and it’s a pretty cool way to increase your step count. 

The Lopfit is the brainchild of Dutch inventor, Bruin Bergmeester, who came up with the idea after noticing that he was struggling to maintain a healthy weight and wanted an alternative to driving for his daily commute to work. Smart. 

The innovative vehicle runs off a 960 Wh battery, which lasts around four hours – or between 50 to 70 km (31-44 miles) – per charge. Its 250w engine can hit a top speed of 25 km/h (16 mph) – so it’s a lot faster than walking – and its five gears mean you can set it to a speed you’re comfortable with. 

The vehicle is pretty easy to use – just hop on, get walking and you’re off. It has sensors in the handles which can stop the treadmill at any point, and to turn you simply turn into the corner. 

Lopfit says its unusual bike offers a ‘unique and a wonderful experience’ and allows you to benefit from a ‘relaxing stroll’ while feeling the wind in your hair. And, unlike a lot of bikes, you won’t have to endure saddle pain, because… well, there’s no saddle – check out this Henry Hoover converted into a motorbike, too.

# Tags - bike, DIY, E-bike


Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.