All great ideas start in the most peculiar of places: in a garage, an attic, or a messy room. In our case, it all started on the road. In 2012, a group of adventurous friends came together in their search of a super-cool electric off-road vehicle.
Why all-terrain vehicles? Because it holds the best of camping, hiking, and long drives — all in one. Imagine the ecstatic experience of feeling the wind in your hair, witnessing the sun rising over the snow-peaked mountains, or walking through lush green forests. These vehicles have the ability to connect you to nature in the most glorious way possible. But, they soon realized that many traditionally available all-terrain vehicles were difficult to transport, and buying them would be like using a sledgehammer on your bank account. Tired of the bulky, extravagant, and expensive designs, they decided to take things into their own hands and manufacture the lightest off-road vehicle for all the brave-hearts out there. This was their chance to offer something extraordinary to all those who shared their intense love for nature!
The plan was perfect, and so was the team! The dream team consisted of three outdoor enthusiasts, vehicle designers, and production management experts. No wonder they seamlessly transformed into a capable entrepreneurial team.
They initiated the experimentation to apply the car platform idea to a real off-road skateboard. The concept of this innovation depended on two major rules: it should be different from most off-road vehicles, and it should be an environment-friendly option for nature lovers. Being true RC fans, they took inspiration from their favorite RC models. Initial designs for the first prototype were sketched by hand, and the first sample was designed with independent suspension shock absorption systems, steering wheels, and seats. Was it classy? Yes. Was it light-weight? No.
So, the team explored various design options. Finally, the idea of a ski-like design clicked, and the first engineering prototype, the First Generation, was successfully manufactured in 2013.
The seven years that followed involved uncountable redesigns, updates, and hard work to iterate four generations of sample vehicles. It was a rollercoaster ride that involved overturning and verifying numerous design ideas, obtaining seven national patents in 2016, and a total of 20000km road tests. But each second was exhilarating, and each step brought them closer to their dream: “To build the Best Electric Off-Road Skateboard of the World.”
The product was hailed as CYCLEAGLE. The name evolved to commemorate the arduous journey. Since the team is passionate about the quality control of the product and works in the “cycle” of optimized design, production, and testing, this became the first half. Whereas, the second half is inspired by the fearless, free Eagle that hovers in the sky, just like our customers driving our product. The Eagle also symbolizes our intense focus on product quality.
The team had managed to cover more terrain types while also ensuring a more comfortable driving experience and longer service life. However, they had also spent all their savings on product development by 2018. A financial dead-end seemed just around the corner. But, they refused to compromise on the quality of their product and strived for only the best. Their persistence paid off in 2019 when they got their first Angel Wheel Investment. This allowed them to take their design game up a notch and upgrade the fourth-generation car. They were all set for mass production of this new and improved prototype.
Fast forward to the present, the team proudly presents to you a product that meets the highest quality standards, their brainchild: CYCLEAGLE – the first electric cross-country skateboard with independent R & D intellectual property rights.