When we designed UNI Moke, many were sceptical if this vintage-moped style electric bike would be successful for a wide audience of riders. Especially the acceptance among female bike riders was questioned.
We always believed that UNI Moke is an electric bike for women too and that the male-dominated bike industry just THINKS that ladies only want easy-entry pink or mint coloured "lady bikes" with a front basket... and it seems we were right...
Now, after almost two amazingly exiting years into the marked, we are proud to see so many ladies on our bike (Over 30 % of all UNI Makes are owned by females..).
As we keep a very touch touch with our owners community and always ask for purchase reasons, we are able to present the TOP 10 reasons for women to purchase a UNI Moke:
The number one reason were the sturdy and vintage looks of UNI Moke e-bike and the feeling of riding a cool electric moped rather than a flimsy bicycle with an engine mounted to it.
Women like the upright riding position and the comfortable seat of UNI Moke. Performance is a lot LESS of an issue than a relaxed, easy ridestyle.
Taking kids (on the bike or in a trailer) is number 3 on the list. The UNI Moke ebike is famous for its hauling capabilities and a bike that is ready to work obviously found many female lovers...
We see LOTS of couples riding UNI Moke electric bikes and usually it started off with the guy having one... It is just so much more fun to enjoy #unimokelove together!
Many female riders feel safer on a electric bike that looks more like a electric moped than a bicycle, because pedestrians and car drivers respect "motor vehicles" a lot more than bicycles and tend to recognize a UNI Moke as a moped when in traffic.
Many of Ladies where into mopeds and vintage Vespa-Style scooters before and just looked for a greener, more sustainable solution.
UNI Moke is a lifestyle and fashion statement. It represents rugged coolness, a certain utilitarian vibe and stands for green and sustainable urban transport without looking "old".
Especially younger female MOKE lovers love the fact that you can safely take a friend on the back seat and that UNI Moke gives them motorised independence without the hassle of road-bound gasoline vehicles.
Not needing to obtain a driving licence, pay taxes, inspections or insurance is Number 9 on the list why female urban riders love UNI Moke. The touch and feel of a moped without the hassle... Especially for teenage riders!
Although obvious, being able to use bike lanes and have full access to parks and nature within the city seems to be important especially to women. While most men would love to have more speed and would accept to be banned from bike lanes, women tend to prefer lower power with more freedom to move everywhere in town.