February 23, 2012
The Angelino POSH ASSISTA Three-Seat (Rider + Two Children) Motor-Assisted Bicycle Fitted with a Large-capacity, Long-life Battery for Additional Distance Now on Sale
 
Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. (president: Yuji Takeuchi) will release on nationwide sale on March 01 the Angeline series, including the Angelino POSH ASSISTA three-seat (rider + two children) motor-assisted bicycle, which has been fitted with a large-capacity and long-life 8.9Ah battery for additional distance on a single charge.

This series will also be advertised in television commercials broadcast around the metropolitan area from the middle of March.

The Angelino is designed as a child care bike to support young mothers by providing superior levels of child safety and comfort, and comes equipped with a special child seat at the front.
This bicycle has been certified as conforming to the safety standards for bicycles ridden with two child passengers by the Bicycle Association (Japan,) which were established in 2005 and revised in 2009 to allow three people (rider and two children) to ride on the same bicycle.
The high-class and elegantly-colored POSH model was added to the series in 2010. The Angelino has become a byword for child passenger bicycles, with a total of thirty-thousand units being sold so far, and it has enjoyed long-lasting popularity amongst our customers.

One of its main features is the front child seat equipped with a reclining function, the first of its type developed within the industry. The bicycle is fully equipped with all functions to guarantee the safety and comfort of children, including a headrest that will protect the child's head in the event of the bicycle toppling over, adjustable headrest and footrests that take the growth of the child into consideration, and a handlebar locking device and wide stand to prevent the bicycle from toppling over when parked. It also boasts low-wobble design handlebars, a low center of gravity frame for easy mounting even when wearing a skirt that prevents the knees from coming into contact with the child seat, front brakes with superior braking power, a tough frame providing the required strength, rigidity and safety levels for when three people (rider and two children) are on the bicycle, and a durable pipe carrier at the rear to which a rear child seat can also be fitted.

This three-seat (rider + two children) bicycle is also equipped with motor-assisted functions that include a main switch on the handlebars fitted with a digital meter for easy operations, S.P.E.C.3., which provides finely-tuned assistance in alignment with the gears, and the Auto Eco Mode Plus function that automatically controls the assistance power in accordance with all cycling scenarios.

The model change made to the Angelino POSH ASSISTA also includes a large-capacity and long-life 8.9Ah battery for additional distance on a single charge. The design has also been changed to include the graphically-designed Super Angel Seat 2.0 seat cushions and saddle.


<Overview of Sales for the Angelino Series>
Sales Area: Nationwide
Annual Sales Target: 40,000 units
Date of Release: March 01
Standard Cash Retail Price: 69,800 yen to 141,800 yen


Angelino POSH ASSISTA AP6L82 M. Precious Beige 141,800 yen

Product Configuration
Type Model Model Code
Wheel Size (inch)
Trans
mission
Standard
Case
Retail
Price (inc. tax.)*
Lithium Ion Battery Capacity
Frame Color
Estimated Traveling Distance per Recharge (Standard Pattern) Assistance Level
Auto Eco-Mode Plus Standard Mode Strong Mode
Motor-Assisted Bicycle
POSH
ASSISTA
AP6L82
Front: 22
Rear: 26
3
141,800 yen
8.9Ah
T. Matt Black
T. Sherbet Purple
M. Precious Beige
E. Pigeon Gray
44km
37km
32km
ASSISTA
A26L82
Front: 22
Rear: 26
3
140,800 yen
8.9Ah
M. Jewel Brown
E. White
F. Pure Red
44km
37km
32km
mini ASSISTA
A22L82
22
3
140,800 yen
8.9Ah
M. Jewel Brown
E. Cream Ivory
F. Pure Red
T. Matt BlackT. Matt Black
T. Sherbet Purple
43km
37km
32km
Bicycle
POSH
Front: 22
Rear: 26
3
70,800 yen
-
-
-
-
-
-
Front: 22
Rear: 26
3
69,800 yen
-
-
-
-
-
-
* The standard cash retail prices include the standard 7,350 yen (inc. Tax) recharging unit.

< New Angelino POSH ASSISTA Features>
1. 8.9Ah Long-life Battery
The 8.9 Ah long-life battery has a larger capacity than conventional batteries to provide extended distance with a single charge. Enabling between 700 and 900* recharges, this long-life battery has approximately doubled the life-span of conventional batteries (at the time of replacement) to double the total amount of traveling distance, which provides an economical purchase from the point of view that the extra life represents a full replacement battery over conventional models.
* This figure is a yardstick. The conditions under which this yardstick was established involve an annual recharge count of 200 cycles when used in the standard pattern at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. (1 cycle = a full charge after the battery has been allowed to run out.)



2. Graphically-designed Super Angel Seat 2.0 with New Colors
[New Features]
This graphically-designed seat is equipped with brown and black seat cushion covers to match up with the elegant and sophisticated color of the frame. Black has also been used for the handle that encompasses the seat to provide a sense of quality and enhance overall elegance.

[Features]
Equipped with a reclining function that can be angled back to between 20 and 30 degrees and that provides a safe and comfortable seating position without leaning forward, a flexible head guard with a thick support cushion that can be adjusted in accordance with growth for increased head protection, slide-type footrests that can be adjusted through six stages in accordance with growth, a soft seat pad that gently guards the passenger from jolts in the road, a three-point seat belt that firmly holds the shoulders in place, a clear front cowling to guarantee both mother and child an unhindered view, grip covers adjustable through three stages that are easy to hold for children, and a shopping basket function that can be used by folding away the foot rests when no passenger is using the seat.



3. Graphically-designed Terry Saddle
A Terry Saddle in the same design as the cushion attached to the Super Angel Seat 2.0.


4. Smart Control Brakes that provide even high levels of braking provided as standard on all models
A front brake that provides even high levels of braking in order to ensure that the bicycle stops immediately even with the weaker grip of ladies when the bicycle is carrying up to 100kg with two children on board.



5. New grip shift shape manufactured by Shimano
This new grip shift manufactured by Shimano enables the gears to be changed at the flick of a wrist, and the new shape provides a clean elegance to the overall appearance of the bicycle and additional strength in the event of the bicycle toppling over.




<Features of the Angelino POSH ASSISTA>

6. Open wide tough frame
The low center of gravity open wide frame allows easy mounting when wearing skirts and prevents the knees from coming into contact with the front child seat, and has been designed with a tough aluminum frame* providing the required strength, rigidity and safety levels for when three people (rider and two children) are on the bicycle to prevent warping and wobble.
* Approximately twice the rigidity of the regular Class 18 frames manufactured by Bridgestone.


7. Low-wobble design handlebars to provide peace of mind when riding with children.
The front child seat is located directly above the handlebar stem to provide a low-wobble design for safety purposes when transporting children. The bicycle uses 22-inch wheels on the front and 26-inch wheels on the rear as part of the low center of gravity design in order to ensure that the height of the child seat is kept as low as possible.

8. Temoto de Lock II to prevent toppling
This enables the handlebars to be locked with a fingertip switch without taking the hands from the handlebars. It avoids the risk of the bicycle toppling over owing to the unexpected rotation of the handlebars when parked or when unloading baggage.


9. Super Raku-raku Wide Stand to prevent toppling
The wide Super Raku-raku Wide Stand prevents the bicycle from toppling over when parked. The stand can easily be activated even when children are still on the bicycle with the application of the pivot and lever principle.


10. Rear pipe carrier to which a rear child seat can be attached
The rear pipe carrier is rigid and conforms to Class 27 levels (maximum load of 27kg) for securely attaching the special rear child seat.


11. Large foot guard to protect children's feet
A large foot guard for protecting the feet of children for danger when the rear child seat is attached. It has been designed with ventilation holes to prevent wobbling when cycling in heavy winds.


12. E. Mighty Road 4.5 rear tires with superior levels of anti-wearing performance for a light and easy ride
The E. Mighty Road 4.5 rear tires are fat (1-1/2) and have high pressure (4.5 atmospheres,) and boast superior levels of anti-wearing performance to provide a light and easy ride.


13. Air Pressure Miharu-kun that informs the owner of low air pressure
A red indicator informs the owner at a glance that there is insufficient air in the tires. Simply pump air into the tires until the red indicator is extinguished. Maintaining appropriate levels of air in the tires prevents punctures and extends their life-span.


14. Solar power and automatically flashing Solar Tail Lamp II
The light sensor and vibration sensor recognize when it begins to get dark while cycling and start the red LEDs flashing. The lamp is fitted with two LEDs to increase visibility at the rear and on both sides for safer cycling at night. The LEDs continue to flash for approximately 40 seconds after stopped to guarantee safety when waiting for traffic lights to change. The system has a built-in solar panel and can be used for long periods of time without having to replace the batteries.


15. Rear Roller Brakes fitted with fins for enhanced heat dissipation
Built-in roller brakes that are not affected by lowered performance on rainy days. Fitted with fins to heighten heat dispersion, which cools the brake and provides greater durability by preventing the grease from running out.


16. White Flash Mini 1W Tentomushi lamp
This bullet-shaped lamp is powered by the assistance battery and is fitted as standard equipment to all models. There is no need to worry about replacing batteries, and it uses LEDs so there is no risk of the bulb blowing. With 1W output, it brightly illuminates the surface of the road.


17. Main switch equipped with a digital meter
Battery capacity is displayed in units of 10% down until 20% remains, and then in units of 1% for the remaining 20%. The switch alternates between this and the speed display to eradicate anxieties over remaining battery capacity and estimated time of arrival to provide an even higher sense of security.@


18. S.P.E.C.3 providing finely-tuned assistance in alignment with the gear
Uses the S.P.E.C.3 (Shift Position Electric Control + built-in 3-speed gears) function to provide superior assistance power. The speed sensor enables the drive unit to detect the gear and speed. This controls the ultimate level of assistance power in alignment with each of the three gears. Simply change gears in accordance with road conditions, and this function will provide the ultimate cycling experience by providing the maximum amount of assistance power.


19. The Auto Eco Mode Plus that automatically controls the assistance power in accordance with all traveling scenarios
When [Auto Eco Mode Plus] is selected from the three assistance modes that determine traveling performance, pressure on the pedals is automatically detected to provide automatic control over the assistance power. This provides the perfect support by applying power when needed and by saving battery power when not needed under all conditions, including when riding up steep gradients, when riding into head winds and when on extended journeys. In addition, it is also possible to select either the [Strong Mode] for increased power and the [Standard Mode] that makes the best use of both power and distance.


20. Drive unit with an aluminum housing
Uses a drive unit with an aluminum housing to improve durability and noise suppression performance.


21. Warranty on main parts
A warranty on main parts has been added for peace of mind, with a two-year warranty on the battery and a three-year warranty on the frame, the front forks and the drive unit.


22. Complete with a carefree accident insurance package and a three-year theft compensation package
The bicycle comes complete with a compensation service package to cover injuries in the event of accidents while cycling, and a three-year theft compensation package. In the event of the bicycle being stolen within three years of purchase, 70% of the standard cash retail price will be discounted off a new bicycle as compensation.


23. Conforms to two-child passenger standards
Authorized in accordance with "the BAA" (bicycle safety standards) enacted by the Bicycle Association, and fitted with the mark "confirming conformance" with "the standards governing two-children riding" as passengers on bicycles capable of carrying two children as passengers at the front and rear by attaching the special rear child seat.


24. Fitted with the BAA (Bicycle Association Authorization) Mark
This model conforms to the BAA (bicycle safety standards) enacted by the Bicycle Association.
The new BAA standards enacted in 2008 require that no parts contain toxic substances that can have adverse effects
http://www.baa-bicycle.com/index.html



<Angelino POSH ASSISTA Specification Sheet>
1. 8.9Ah Long-life Battery
2. Graphically-designed Super Angel Seat 2.0 with New Colors
3. Graphically-designed Terry Saddle
4. Smart Control Brakes that provide even high levels of braking provided as standard on all models
5. New grip shift shape manufactured by Shimano
6. Open wide tough frame
7. Low-wobble design handlebars to provide peace of mind when riding with children
8. Temoto de Lock II to prevent toppling
9. Super Raku-raku Wide Stand to prevent toppling
10. Rear pipe carrier to which a rear child seat can be attached
11. Large foot guard to protect children's feet
12. E. Mighty Road 4.5 rear tires with superior levels of anti-wearing performance for a light and easy ride
13. Air Pressure Miharu-kun that informs the owner of low air pressure
14. Solar power and automatically flashing Solar Tail Lamp II
15. Rear Roller Brakes fitted with fins for enhanced heat dissipation
16. White Flash Mini 1W Tentomushi lamp
17. Main switch equipped with a digital meter
18. S.P.E.C.3 providing finely-tuned assistance in alignment with the gear
19. The Auto Eco Mode Plus that automatically controls the assistance power in accordance with all traveling scenarios
20. Drive unit with an aluminum housing
* Warranty on main parts
* Complete with a carefree accident insurance package and a three-year theft compensation package
* Conforms to two-child passenger standards
* Fitted with the BAA (Bicycle Association Authorization) Mark
(*) Indicates the assistant level and the assistance output. This may differ slightly between bicycles.

 
[Main Specifications]
Product Name
Angelino POSH ASSISTA
Angelino ASSISTA
Angelino mini ASSISTA
AP6L82
A26L82
A22L82
Size Wheels (inches)
F 22-inch /
R 26-inch
F 22-inch /
R 26-inch
F 22-inch /
R 22-inch
Tire Size
F 22×1-1/2
R 26×1-1/2
F 22×1-1/
2 R 26×1-1/2
F 22×1-1/2
R 22×1-1/2
Overall Length (mm)
1860
1865
1870
Overall Width (mm)
590
590
590
Saddle Height (mm)
745-890
725-870
715-860
Wheelbase Distance (mm)
1195
1195
1250
Minimum Height of Riders (when three riders are using the bicycle) 145cm or taller
(156cm or taller)
142cm or taller
(152cm or taller)
140cm or taller
(150cm or taller)
Bicycle Weight
33.7kg
33.7kg
32.9kg
Motor Performance Assisted Speed Range
24km/h or less
24km/h or less
24km/h or less
Model
Brushless DC System
Brushless DC System
Brushless DC System
Assistance Drive
3-mode Assistance (Strong, Standard and Auto Eco Mode Plus)
3-mode Assistance (Strong, Standard and Auto Eco Mode Plus)
3-mode Assistance (Strong, Standard and Auto Eco Mode Plus)
Assistance Level *1
Assistance Control
S.P.E.C.3 Mounted
S.P.E.C.3 Mounted
S.P.E.C.3 Mounted
Handlebar Switch
Fingertip switch with digital meter
Fingertip switch with digital meter
Fingertip switch with digital meter
Carefree Battery Light System *2
Standard Equipment
Standard Equipment
Standard Equipment
Rated Output
240W
240W
240W
Assistance Control System
Pedal Strength Comparison Control System
Pedal Strength Comparison Control System
Pedal Strength Comparison Control System
Housing
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Continual Traveling Distance
(Standard Pattern) *3
Strong Mode
32km
32km
32km
Standard Mode
37km
37km
37km
Auto Eco Mode Plus
44km
44km
43km
Yardstick for Battery Replacement and Number of Charges
700 to 900 charges
700 to 900 charges
700 to 900 charges
Battery Model
8.9Ah Long-life Battery (8.9Ah Lithium Ion)
8.9Ah Long-life Battery (8.9Ah Lithium Ion)
8.9Ah Long-life Battery (8.9Ah Lithium Ion)
Capacity *4
8.9Ah@25.2V
8.9Ah@25.2V
8.9Ah@25.2V
Recharger System
AC100V Stand System
AC100V Stand System
AC100V Stand System
Recharging Time
Approx. 4.5 hours
Approx. 4.5 hours
Approx. 4.5 hours
*1 The assistance level represents the assistance output. Slight differences are apparent between models. *2 The light system is safe in that the light remains on even when the switch to the assistance unit has been turned off. *3 The standard pattern represents repeated cycling at a predetermined speed along two areas of flat road for 1km and up and down a hill with a 4-degree gradient for a total of 4km. The traveling distance data is based on our own data under the conditions of the battery being new, the ambient temperature being 20 degrees Celsius, the load on the bicycle being 65kg (the total load of rider and baggage,) the surface of the road being flat and smooth, there being no wind, with the lights being extinguished, in second gear when traveling up gradients of 7.0% (4 degrees) and in third gear for all other occasions. There are cases in which traveling distance will become shorter under different conditions and in different environments. *4 The PSE rated capacities for battery capacities are listed on the right-hand side in accordance with PSE revisions (Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law.) 8.9Ah listings represent 8.4Ah listings.