LIL’BUDDY – We are bringing back the Seventies electrified with a Bosch drive
It’s gonna get wild! The Lil’Buddy is our homage to the crazy bicycles and minibikes of the seventies, that were widely popular due to their extreme level of fun.
Get close to this bike, its your best friend, homie and bro – all in one! It does not judge you, no matter if you take it offroad, to the urban city or on a date. Where ever you go, the Lil’Buddy will stick to your side and make sure you will never forget your ride.
For the development of this bike, we have partnered up with no other than Aaron Bethlenfalvy. Aaron has been designing bicycles since 1994 and was the former Global Vice President of Design for brands like GT, Cannondale, Schwinn, Nirve, Felt and Mongoose.
«After 25 yrs of designing bicycles, I can finally say I’ve designed the bike that I want. I’ve spent the past 10 months developing the Lil’ Buddy with Ruff Cycles and can’t say that a single day seemed like “work“ and has truly been one of the highlights of my long bicycle design career. The Lil’ Buddy redefines fun and the journey taken to develop it did as well. The opportunity to create a modern version of the minibike I wanted as a child for a company that embraces non-competitive cycling culture as its core value has been more fun that I could begin to express.
The Lil’Buddy takes fun to an all new level. I can’t wait to get one!”
Equipped with a BOSCH Active Line – drive unit, SHIMANO hydraulic disc brakes and a SHIMANO 7-speed derailleur, the Lil’Buddy is all set for any of your adventures. We will offer a wide range of accessories for the Lil’Buddy, such as Supernova lights, fender sets and frame bags. The 300 Wh battery of Bosch offers a reach of 30 – 100 km and only needs 2,5 hours to be fully charged.
The Lil’Buddy will, just as The Ruffians, be assembled in our own production in Regensburg, Germany. The frames are being hand welded in the own frame manufactory in Bosnia-Herzegovina.