The IRIS has sure benefits over different eBikes together with its ancestor, and lots of of these come from its bodywork. As Sinclair factors out, “individuals nonetheless appear postpone biking in poor climate.” Danger, or at the least perceived danger, can also be a difficulty. Like all cyclists, individuals on eBikes are amongst essentially the most susceptible highway customers. This problem was exacerbated on issues just like the Sinclair C5, which was open-topped and positioned its rider near the highway floor. The built-in HEPA filter can also be a bonus, at the least whereas ICE automobiles are nonetheless on the highway. Riders will not have to fret about sitting in clouds of exhaust fumes because the air inside the IRIS ought to keep fairly clear.
Not like its predecessor, the IRIS’ rider is completely encased in a thick and sturdy, but gentle, foam physique. This design protects them from the weather, and different highway customers. Sinclair explains: “The EPP foam physique was impressed by RC helicopter design as a small RC toy I crashed a number of occasions amazingly had no harm in any respect to its inner parts, particularly its fragile Lipo battery and motors.” So IRIS riders are sheltered from the climate and have an excellent quantity of protecting materials between themselves and the automobiles that they are sharing the highway with. The rider’s place has additionally been lifted, “so IRIS riders didn’t really feel intimidated using in visitors and visual view was improved.”