Well well, looky here: Puma and Biomega have introduced the “Mopion,” a cargo bike designed in collaboration with KiBiSi.
According to Puma’s press release, this cargo bike “accommodates a true urban lifestyle.” The Mopion lets “you cruise the streets in style, while transporting your daily groceries or bigger loads. The smooth steering provides you with easy maneuvering around the city just like a commuter. Mopion is a unique lightweight and highly practical cargo bike with a fashionable twist that will make heads spin.”
The continue: “Developed for city dwellers, Mopion features a light aluminum frame, making it a one-of-a-kind lightweight cargo bike weighing only 22 kilos. The geometry holds the body in a slightly inclined, but still heads-up position for navigational ease and exceptional balancing.
“The name Mopion derives from an island in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the new Trans-Atlantic approach and balancing PUMA’s European heritage with American popular culture. Mopion will be available in white, black and in the bold color combination magneta/blue/lime. The colors are likewise inspired by vibrant island colors. Mopion defies the expected.”
I don’t have any other details such as load carrying capacity, size of that basket, or any build options that might be available, and no information is available on Puma Bike’s website as of yet.
You’re already familiar with various cargo bike designs if you read Cyclelicious, Copenhagenize or Bike Portland with any regularity. I like Puma’s ability to get mentioned in design blogs like Core 77 and eVolo, which has a readership beyond niche bike nerds like you and I.
That's a pretty cool looking bike, Richard. I could see you and I taking one of those out for the right kind of trip.
I'll see if I can bring one along for my next trip to the Caribbean 🙂
Pretty fugly, but at least a ‘production’ cycle-truck would not have a ’boutique’ price!