At the beginning
of February 2009, Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. (president: Keiji Watanabe)
will release the Assista Stila L motor-assisted bicycle that provides
high levels of support for new standards in the ever-expanding market
for motor-assisted bicycles.
Background behind the Development of the Assista Stila L
Enforcement Act was revised as of December 01. This entails revisions
to the ratio of motor assistance to a maximum of 1:2 under human propulsion
at low speeds of 10kph in order to reduce wobbling and fatigue when
women and elderly people, who have less strength, ride up hills and
carry heavy loads, which is in direct contrast to the previous maximum
ratio of 1:1 at speeds of 15kph. As this enables easier cycling with
motor-assisted bicycles there has been increased demand amongst people
over the age of fifty and amongst housewives in their thirties, and
the new standards brought about by this revision to the law has resulted
in us completely reviewing our conventional model and making dramatic
improvements. Using this opportunity to display the appeal of the new
standards, we are planning to sequentially release additional new models.
Features of the Assista Stila L
1. High levels of assistance through the use
of the most recent "S.P.E.C. 3" (Shift Position Electric Control
3) technology that improves the tangibility of the assistance function.
(1) The newly-developed "S.P.E.C. 3" (Shift Position Electric
Control 3) Assistance mode ensures that
all gear positions provide optimal assistance power that supersedes
the power available with conventional models.
(2) Conventional motor-assisted bicycles involve a mechanism
that controls the assistance power in the top gear, which makes it
difficult to exploit the power in the lower gears, but the newly-developed
"S.P.E.C. 3" (Shift Position Electric Control 3) Assistance
mode allows the optimal assistance power to be set for all gears
to provide powerful and smooth assistance even in the low gears.
(3)The speed sensor in the front wheel enables the
drive unit to recognize the gear in use and the speed of traveling,
and this controls the best levels of assistance power for each gear.
2. Uses the "lithium-ion battery 4.0"
(1)The use of a 4.0Ah lithium-ion battery enables a distance of up to
67km to be cycled with a single charge when in the "Auto-Eco Mode
(2)It is possible to recharge only the amount of power that has been
consumed to reduce recharging times.
(3)The use of the stand-type recharger means that it is less bothersome
and only needs to be situated in place in the same way as a mobile
3. The assistance mode can be selected from the "Auto-Eco
Mode Plus" in accordance with the cycling scenario.
(1)The use of the "Auto-Eco Mode Plus" enables the automatic assistance to
be felt when pressing on the pedals, automatically controls the assistance
power, and either provides increased assistance or saves battery power in
accordance with the cycling conditions.
(2)The use of a "magnetostrictive torque sensor" enables light and easy pedaling
when the power is switched off.
4. Safety Aspects Improved to Provide Upgraded Functions
(1)A strong (compatible with Class 25 to enable a maximum load of 25kg) and
fashionable "pipe carrier to which child seats can be attached".
(2)The "new Temotode Lock II" (At-Hand Lock II) enables the handlebars to
be locked and released in the most natural manner without having to take
(3)The "new rakuraku wide stand II"(new Easy Wide Stand II) has greater
breadth to prevent the bicycle from falling over, and it can be operated
with a simple
of the foot
to avoid unstableness when parking.
5.Equipped with a "White Flash W(double) Battery Lamp" that
uses two high-luminance LEDs.
(1)Located in the center of the Front carrier, these LEDs have safety specifications
that provide high visibility by shining on both sides when riding on roads.
(2)Equipped with a "safe battery light system" that enables the battery lamp
to be illuminated even when the assistance switch is switched off.
6.Equipped with Many Functions to Improve Practicability.
The bicycle is not only fitted with a motor-assistance function, it
also has many other functions that make it easy and safe to ride.
(1)Equipped with two highly visible "Solar Tail Lamp II" LEDs that
operate on solar power and automatically turn on and off.
(2)Equipped with an "Kuuki Miharu-kun"(Air Monitor function) that
enables the pressure in the tires to be checked with a single glance.
(3)"Three Year Theft Compensation Plan" (30% of the retail cost of
the bicycle provided a compensation in the event of it being stolen
the valid period.)
Assista Stila L AS6L49 E.X. Marino Blue
Overview of the Assista Stila L
1.Product Name: Assista
2.Product Configuration and Price