Awards

Kimera Road Premium - Red Dot award 2014
Kimera Road Premium - Red Dot award

The international “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” is granted to the new KOGA Kimera Road Premium. The innovative power of Koga B.V. impressed the 40-member jury of experts. Those who succeed in winning over the renowned experts in the field can decorate their product creation with the “red dot” and position themselves at an international level. The jury members were delighted to receive 4.815 entries from 53 countries in this year’s competition. Only the best designs were able to win the enthusiasm of the jury, which is how the KOGA Kimera received the Red Dot for its successful design creation.

X29-Runner - Red Dot Design Award 2014
X29-Runner - Red Dot Design Award

The "Red Dot Award: product design 2013" is awarded to the KOGA X29-Runner. The 37 members of the international jury were impressed by the innovative power of the design of this special mountainbike and gave it the this International recognized designaward. The jury received an astonishing 4.662 product to evaluate in 19 different categories. The KOGA X29-Runner came out victorious in the categorie “Leisure/Outdoor”.

 

The Red Dot Design Awards were first handed out in the early 50'. The Red Dot is know for being as one of the most important designawards in the world. The awardceremonie took place on the first of Juli 2013 as part of the traditional Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany. The KOGA X29-Runner was placed in the exposition of the Red Dot Design museum.   

 

 

2012: SuperMetro - iF Product Design Award 2012
2012: SuperMetro - iF Product Design Award

The SuperMetro is a trendy “naked bike” for a new generation of cyclists that value lifestyle and design. This bike targets city dwellers that like to move elegantly through the urban jungle. The frame features a QR code that offers direct access to the online world of the SuperMetro. The SuperMetro has a clean and understated design in matted black with red components. Due to his trendy design and functionality the SuperMetro has been rewarded with a iF Product Design Award in the category ‘’ Leisure and Lifestyle. The jury judged the bike based on: design, quality, innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, safety, , brand value and branding and aspects of universal design.

 

JURYSTATEMENT


This bike is totally trendy. The concept is very cohesive. Individual elements are extremely well organized, the graphics are implemented beautifully and the color is a perfect match as well. Slim and reduced, yet with numerous elements that support the graphics concept: this is life-style.

WorldTraveller29 Eurobike Gold Award 2011
WorldTraveller29 Eurobike Gold Award

Eurobike Award Jury:

 

“The new WorldTraveller 29 is a dream for any long distance traveller. Extensive tests have shown that a touring bike based around a 29er mountain bike has numerous advantages. Larger, wider tyres mean a more composed ride, longer ground contact patches and better traction. They also roll over bumps or loose gravel more easily, and they are more comfortable. Skilfully balanced geometry means that even fully loaded, the WorldTraveller 29er remains responsive. Equipped with the sporty Shimano SLX groupset, Magura HS-11 hydraulic brakes, 40-spoke rear wheel and stable, integrated Tubus rear rack, the WT 29er is all set for extreme touring.”

2010: Koga TeeTee frameset - Eurobike Award 2010
2010: Koga TeeTee frameset - Eurobike Award

After around a year of development and tests, Koga launched a highly specialist frame for professional time-trial and triathlon use. The innovative, distinctive time-trial design is the result of a collaboration between Netherlands cycle manufacturer Koga and its French sister company Lapierre. Both belong to the Dutch Accell Group. The development departments of both brands pooled their expertise and experience for this complex frame: ultra-light (1250 g), uncompromisingly stiff, super-aerodynamic, optimally proportioned to convert energy into speed, and also to conform to the strict UCI rules. The sleek aero design was drawn up by Koga and optimised in wind tunnel tests. Extensive performance tests with the Skil-Shimano Team ensured that the geometry was optimised too. 

2009: Koga-Miyata Prominence - Special Award 2009
2009: Koga-Miyata Prominence - Special Award

In the voting for the Bike of the Year 2009, Koga received a Special Award for the comfort and handling of the Prominence. “The Prominence is a very attractive and lightweight sporty touring bike, which offers exceptionally comfortable ride quality. Contributing significantly to this are the aluminium frame and the special suspension system, located within the fork’s headset. The discerning cyclist will notice straight away that alongside delivering outstanding ride comfort, all of the components, including the very stylish carrier rack, are carefully matched to suit the overall design. A chic bike at a very good price for the quality.”

 

2010: Koga Q-Guard - Eurobike Award 2010
2010: Koga Q-Guard - Eurobike Award

For the 2011 model year Koga introduced a striking new component, the Q-Guard. The patented Koga Q-Guard is both a quick-release and also a derailleur guard. The lever of the quick release is designed so that it also functions as a protector for the rear derailleur. It’s a functionality which is easy to use and which weighs less than the two components would were they both fitted separately. It also looks cleaner. A functional innovation. The Q-Guard is fitted on various bikes in the Koga 2011 range, among them the Prominence and Koga trekking bikes.

2008: Koga Vector – Golden IF Product Design Award 2008
2008: Koga Vector – Golden IF Product Design Award

The Vector was designed to make the everyday ride to work in the big city to a fun and healthy experience. With its sporty stability and agility, its easy shifting sports gear hub and its wide, shock-absorbing tyres, the Vector is prepared to turn city challenges into pure fun. Made to be fast and in control. Hydraulic brakes bring you to a safe stop, and hub-dynamo LED lighting makes for good visibility. The stable carrier with special bag transports everything you need for a working day. The Vector is rugged and low maintenance with a gear hub, hub dynamo and chain protection. Chaincase and mudguards protect clothes from getting dirty.

2008: Koga-Miyata Adaptor - Eurobike Award 2008
2008: Koga-Miyata Adaptor - Eurobike Award

Ever more people are keen to go cycling in their upcoming holidays. Folding bikes aren’t well suited for this, but full-size bikes aren’t easy to take with you. The solution is the Koga-Miyata Adaptor: a full-blown touring bike which you can take with you in car, caravan, boat or mobile home, and which offers you full-sized riding pleasure. The Adaptor is simple, compact and clean. Stem and saddle can be easily folded away. This makes the Adaptor compact enough for transport. The grease-free belt drive ensures cleanliness both in use and in transport.

2006: Aeroblade - Red Dot Design Award & RAI Innovation Award 2006
2006: Aeroblade - Red Dot Design Award & RAI Innovation Award

This exclusive bike is the result of a collaborative project between the Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker Cars, the design department of Koga, and Weber Marketing Consultancy. The sporty and comfortable design reflects the spirit and philosophy of Spyker. Just as on the Spyker supercars, unique components made from the finest materials are used, with the material properties chosen to ensure optimum functionality. So the Aeroblade’s features include a titanium frame, an aluminium fork, wheelset and mudguards in carbon, premium leather grips and saddle by Hulshof and a special version of the Rohloff hub gear transmission. Both the design and also the manufacture were carried out entirely in-house at Koga’s own development department. The Aeroblade is a unique creation and yet still functional for daily use.

 

2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year 2003
2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year

The new millennium got off to a flying start for Koga-Miyata. At the FietsRAI cycle show in Amsterdam, on the 9thof March, the Koga TwinTraveller was declared “Bike of the Year 2000”. It took the prize by besting the six other nominees. The reasons for the decision were clear for the jury: the TwinTraveller is of high technical quality and plucks  the emotional heartstrings of the purchaser like no other bike.

1999: Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller - Bike of the Year 1999
1999: Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller - Bike of the Year

Jury verdict: “The bike for any adventure: you’ll need to take extra days of holiday for this bike! A robust aluminium frame, fully equipped with carrier racks front and rear, and 27 gears.”

F3 2.1 Red Dot Design & iF Design Awards 2014
F3 2.1 Red Dot Design & iF Design Awards

The KOGA BeachRacer and the KOGA F3-series have been awarded with the iF Product Design Award 2014. For both models this is already the second award they received: The BeachRacer won last years’ Eurobike Award and the KOGA F3 was winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2013.

 

The BeachRacer and the KOGA F3 have both been awarded in the category “Leisure and Lifestyle”. The iF Product Design Award has a history of 60 years. For this edition, 3.249 products were judged by the renowned experts.

The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualization of intended use, safety and brand value.

BeachRacer - EuroBike Award 2013
BeachRacer - EuroBike Award

The KOGA BeachRacer is is a mixture of a cycling-racer and a 29'er mountainbike. This created a bicycle with unique drivingfeatures. Ideal for beachraces, but also for speedy rides on the road or in the field. 

 

The base of the BeachRacer is vormed through the high quality and slender Aluminum 7005 frame in combination with the KOGA Pinza full carbon front fork.

 

The geometrie is aimed for sporty usage with a steep seattube so that the rider sits close to the bracket.

 

The headtubeangel is two degreas fainter than for example the Cyclo Cross bike. This results in a bike that stays very good on track. 

 

The brake- and shiftercabels run at the top of frame securing an easy lift on the shoulders when heading over obstacles and in places where running is faster than riding. 

2012: E-Tour - iF Product Desing Award 2012
2012: E-Tour - iF Product Desing Award

The brand new KOGA E-Tour has been rewarded with the iF Product Design Award 2012. This contest is one of the worlds’ leading design competions, organised by the International Forum Design represented in Hannover and Munich (Germany), Taiwan, Korea and Brazil.

 

The KOGA E-Tour has been awarded in the category “Leisure and Lifestyle”. The iF Product Design Award has a history of almost 60 years. For this edition, 4.322 products from 48 countries were judged by renowned experts.


The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualisation of intended use, safety, brand value and branding and aspects of universal design

2010: Koga-Miyata E-Light - Bike of the Year 2010
2010: Koga-Miyata E-Light - Bike of the Year

Every year, the Netherlands Bike and Automobile Association RAI shortlists a number of bikes. Active members of the Dutch touring club ANWB also tested various bikes in November 2009, carrying out around 500 test rides. The choice of the public panel was given equal weight to that of the specialist jury, among which the ANWB was also represented. The public vote gave a positive verdict on Koga and judged the design, handling, safety and price-quality ratio with an overall rating of 8. According to the specialist jury the Koga Miyata E-Light impressed with its very lightweight riding comfort. The bike was also proof that electric pedal assist is a good fit with sports bike status.

 

2009: Bergmönch - ISPO BrandNew Award 2009
2009: Bergmönch - ISPO BrandNew Award

In the “Summer Hardware” category, the Koga Bergmönch won a BrandNew Award. The ‘Bergmönch’ is a system solution. It consists of a rucksack and a downhill bike. Uphill, it’s transported on your back. Once you’ve reached the top, it can be re-assembled in just two minutes, making it a gearless off-road bike, which can be ridden either standing or kneeling on the rucksack. Great for descending without stress on the knees, and with a huge ‘fun-factor’.

2009: Vector - Nomination for Design Prize Germany 2009
2009: Vector - Nomination for Design Prize Germany

The rugged Vector makes the everyday ride in the big city to a fun and healthy experience. With its sporty stability and agility, its sports gear hub and its shock-absorbing tyres, the Vector is prepared to turn city challenges into pure fun. Hydraulic brakes bring you to a safe stop, and hub-dynamo LED lighting makes for good visibility. The closed driving-train efforts low maintenance. Chaincase and mudguards protect clothes from getting dirty. Easy: The stable carrier with waterproof bag.

2010: Koga CityLite - Milestone 2010 Award 2010
2010: Koga CityLite - Milestone 2010 Award

The Koga CityLite was voted the winner of the ‘2010 Milestone’ by the readers of the magazine “Trekkingbike”. Even nomination of a product for a Milestone award is a special honour for any manufacturer.

 

The Koga CityLite is an exceptionally sporty town bike with an ultra-lightweight chaincase (Chainglider) and an 8-speed hub gear transmission. The bike is surprisingly light, has a trendy "look and feel" and is suitable for daily use – and not just around town.

 

The final word on which of the nominated products is declared the winner in each category goes to the readers of the magazine - and hence also the products’ end users. Categories are bikes, components and accessories. It’s a prize which can be regarded as the Oscars of innovation in the cycle industry.

 

2008: Rayo front light - Nomination IF Product Innovation Award 2008
2008: Rayo front light - Nomination IF Product Innovation Award

The Rayo bicycle front light is the result of a collaboration between Koga and Busch&Müller. Our goal was to develop a front light which would also work with a handlebar bag and also would form a better unity with the bike. The two housing parts of the lamp together with the mudguard to which it connects form a strong sandwich construction. This made the Rayo to excel in strength and durability tests. A new extremely powerful LED and reflector technology, IQ-TEC, allowed us to combine lamp and reflector on a very small surface, while still achieving illumination of 33 lux. This is more than three times stronger than obliged by the German StVZO.

2008: Koga Kimera - Good Industrial Design Award 2008
2008: Koga Kimera - Good Industrial Design Award

In 2008, the Kimera track bike was awarded the “Good Industrial Design Award”. In comparison to its predecessor, the Kimera has a 100% stronger frame, 5% aerodynamic gain and an extra 150 gram weight reduction. The product’s shape and graphics also give it a powerful allure. The design has been comprehensively optimised through computer analysis and the use of innovative Ulthymo carbon fibres.

2006: Koga Tesla Golden Eurobike Award 2006
2006: Koga Tesla Golden Eurobike Award

While the jury of the Netherlands RAI cycle show chose to reward ‘moped-like import bikes’, the committee behind the Innovation Award of the international cycle show 'Eurobike' in Friedrichshafen went for true innovation. The electrically-assisted Koga-Miyata Tesla was selected for the Gold Award. The stable handling, the comfortable gearing, the relatively low weight and the fantastic design were decisive. The bike can also be ridden comfortably even without electric pedal assist. Further, with its unique frame design with fully concealed batteries, the bike isn’t identifiable as an electric bike. Koga is proud to have received this international recognition.

2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year 2000
2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year

The new millennium got off to a flying start for Koga-Miyata. At the FietsRAI cycle show in Amsterdam, on the 9thof March, the Koga TwinTraveller was declared “Bike of the Year 2000”. It took the prize by besting the six other nominees. The reasons for the decision were clear for the jury: the TwinTraveller is of high technical quality and plucks  the emotional heartstrings of the purchaser like no other bike.

Kimera Road Premium - Red Dot award 2014
Kimera Road Premium - Red Dot award

The international “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” is granted to the new KOGA Kimera Road Premium. The innovative power of Koga B.V. impressed the 40-member jury of experts. Those who succeed in winning over the renowned experts in the field can decorate their product creation with the “red dot” and position themselves at an international level. The jury members were delighted to receive 4.815 entries from 53 countries in this year’s competition. Only the best designs were able to win the enthusiasm of the jury, which is how the KOGA Kimera received the Red Dot for its successful design creation.

F3 2.1 Red Dot Design & iF Design Awards 2014
F3 2.1 Red Dot Design & iF Design Awards

The KOGA BeachRacer and the KOGA F3-series have been awarded with the iF Product Design Award 2014. For both models this is already the second award they received: The BeachRacer won last years’ Eurobike Award and the KOGA F3 was winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2013.

 

The BeachRacer and the KOGA F3 have both been awarded in the category “Leisure and Lifestyle”. The iF Product Design Award has a history of 60 years. For this edition, 3.249 products were judged by the renowned experts.

The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualization of intended use, safety and brand value.

X29-Runner - Red Dot Design Award 2014
X29-Runner - Red Dot Design Award

The "Red Dot Award: product design 2013" is awarded to the KOGA X29-Runner. The 37 members of the international jury were impressed by the innovative power of the design of this special mountainbike and gave it the this International recognized designaward. The jury received an astonishing 4.662 product to evaluate in 19 different categories. The KOGA X29-Runner came out victorious in the categorie “Leisure/Outdoor”.

 

The Red Dot Design Awards were first handed out in the early 50'. The Red Dot is know for being as one of the most important designawards in the world. The awardceremonie took place on the first of Juli 2013 as part of the traditional Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany. The KOGA X29-Runner was placed in the exposition of the Red Dot Design museum.   

 

 

BeachRacer - EuroBike Award 2013
BeachRacer - EuroBike Award

The KOGA BeachRacer is is a mixture of a cycling-racer and a 29'er mountainbike. This created a bicycle with unique drivingfeatures. Ideal for beachraces, but also for speedy rides on the road or in the field. 

 

The base of the BeachRacer is vormed through the high quality and slender Aluminum 7005 frame in combination with the KOGA Pinza full carbon front fork.

 

The geometrie is aimed for sporty usage with a steep seattube so that the rider sits close to the bracket.

 

The headtubeangel is two degreas fainter than for example the Cyclo Cross bike. This results in a bike that stays very good on track. 

 

The brake- and shiftercabels run at the top of frame securing an easy lift on the shoulders when heading over obstacles and in places where running is faster than riding. 

2012: SuperMetro - iF Product Design Award 2012
2012: SuperMetro - iF Product Design Award

The SuperMetro is a trendy “naked bike” for a new generation of cyclists that value lifestyle and design. This bike targets city dwellers that like to move elegantly through the urban jungle. The frame features a QR code that offers direct access to the online world of the SuperMetro. The SuperMetro has a clean and understated design in matted black with red components. Due to his trendy design and functionality the SuperMetro has been rewarded with a iF Product Design Award in the category ‘’ Leisure and Lifestyle. The jury judged the bike based on: design, quality, innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, safety, , brand value and branding and aspects of universal design.

 

JURYSTATEMENT


This bike is totally trendy. The concept is very cohesive. Individual elements are extremely well organized, the graphics are implemented beautifully and the color is a perfect match as well. Slim and reduced, yet with numerous elements that support the graphics concept: this is life-style.

2012: E-Tour - iF Product Desing Award 2012
2012: E-Tour - iF Product Desing Award

The brand new KOGA E-Tour has been rewarded with the iF Product Design Award 2012. This contest is one of the worlds’ leading design competions, organised by the International Forum Design represented in Hannover and Munich (Germany), Taiwan, Korea and Brazil.

 

The KOGA E-Tour has been awarded in the category “Leisure and Lifestyle”. The iF Product Design Award has a history of almost 60 years. For this edition, 4.322 products from 48 countries were judged by renowned experts.


The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualisation of intended use, safety, brand value and branding and aspects of universal design

WorldTraveller29 Eurobike Gold Award 2011
WorldTraveller29 Eurobike Gold Award

Eurobike Award Jury:

 

“The new WorldTraveller 29 is a dream for any long distance traveller. Extensive tests have shown that a touring bike based around a 29er mountain bike has numerous advantages. Larger, wider tyres mean a more composed ride, longer ground contact patches and better traction. They also roll over bumps or loose gravel more easily, and they are more comfortable. Skilfully balanced geometry means that even fully loaded, the WorldTraveller 29er remains responsive. Equipped with the sporty Shimano SLX groupset, Magura HS-11 hydraulic brakes, 40-spoke rear wheel and stable, integrated Tubus rear rack, the WT 29er is all set for extreme touring.”

2010: Koga-Miyata E-Light - Bike of the Year 2010
2010: Koga-Miyata E-Light - Bike of the Year

Every year, the Netherlands Bike and Automobile Association RAI shortlists a number of bikes. Active members of the Dutch touring club ANWB also tested various bikes in November 2009, carrying out around 500 test rides. The choice of the public panel was given equal weight to that of the specialist jury, among which the ANWB was also represented. The public vote gave a positive verdict on Koga and judged the design, handling, safety and price-quality ratio with an overall rating of 8. According to the specialist jury the Koga Miyata E-Light impressed with its very lightweight riding comfort. The bike was also proof that electric pedal assist is a good fit with sports bike status.

 

2010: Koga TeeTee frameset - Eurobike Award 2010
2010: Koga TeeTee frameset - Eurobike Award

After around a year of development and tests, Koga launched a highly specialist frame for professional time-trial and triathlon use. The innovative, distinctive time-trial design is the result of a collaboration between Netherlands cycle manufacturer Koga and its French sister company Lapierre. Both belong to the Dutch Accell Group. The development departments of both brands pooled their expertise and experience for this complex frame: ultra-light (1250 g), uncompromisingly stiff, super-aerodynamic, optimally proportioned to convert energy into speed, and also to conform to the strict UCI rules. The sleek aero design was drawn up by Koga and optimised in wind tunnel tests. Extensive performance tests with the Skil-Shimano Team ensured that the geometry was optimised too. 

2009: Bergmönch - ISPO BrandNew Award 2009
2009: Bergmönch - ISPO BrandNew Award

In the “Summer Hardware” category, the Koga Bergmönch won a BrandNew Award. The ‘Bergmönch’ is a system solution. It consists of a rucksack and a downhill bike. Uphill, it’s transported on your back. Once you’ve reached the top, it can be re-assembled in just two minutes, making it a gearless off-road bike, which can be ridden either standing or kneeling on the rucksack. Great for descending without stress on the knees, and with a huge ‘fun-factor’.

2009: Koga-Miyata Prominence - Special Award 2009
2009: Koga-Miyata Prominence - Special Award

In the voting for the Bike of the Year 2009, Koga received a Special Award for the comfort and handling of the Prominence. “The Prominence is a very attractive and lightweight sporty touring bike, which offers exceptionally comfortable ride quality. Contributing significantly to this are the aluminium frame and the special suspension system, located within the fork’s headset. The discerning cyclist will notice straight away that alongside delivering outstanding ride comfort, all of the components, including the very stylish carrier rack, are carefully matched to suit the overall design. A chic bike at a very good price for the quality.”

 

2009: Vector - Nomination for Design Prize Germany 2009
2009: Vector - Nomination for Design Prize Germany

The rugged Vector makes the everyday ride in the big city to a fun and healthy experience. With its sporty stability and agility, its sports gear hub and its shock-absorbing tyres, the Vector is prepared to turn city challenges into pure fun. Hydraulic brakes bring you to a safe stop, and hub-dynamo LED lighting makes for good visibility. The closed driving-train efforts low maintenance. Chaincase and mudguards protect clothes from getting dirty. Easy: The stable carrier with waterproof bag.

2010: Koga Q-Guard - Eurobike Award 2010
2010: Koga Q-Guard - Eurobike Award

For the 2011 model year Koga introduced a striking new component, the Q-Guard. The patented Koga Q-Guard is both a quick-release and also a derailleur guard. The lever of the quick release is designed so that it also functions as a protector for the rear derailleur. It’s a functionality which is easy to use and which weighs less than the two components would were they both fitted separately. It also looks cleaner. A functional innovation. The Q-Guard is fitted on various bikes in the Koga 2011 range, among them the Prominence and Koga trekking bikes.

2010: Koga CityLite - Milestone 2010 Award 2010
2010: Koga CityLite - Milestone 2010 Award

The Koga CityLite was voted the winner of the ‘2010 Milestone’ by the readers of the magazine “Trekkingbike”. Even nomination of a product for a Milestone award is a special honour for any manufacturer.

 

The Koga CityLite is an exceptionally sporty town bike with an ultra-lightweight chaincase (Chainglider) and an 8-speed hub gear transmission. The bike is surprisingly light, has a trendy "look and feel" and is suitable for daily use – and not just around town.

 

The final word on which of the nominated products is declared the winner in each category goes to the readers of the magazine - and hence also the products’ end users. Categories are bikes, components and accessories. It’s a prize which can be regarded as the Oscars of innovation in the cycle industry.

 

2008: Koga Vector – Golden IF Product Design Award 2008
2008: Koga Vector – Golden IF Product Design Award

The Vector was designed to make the everyday ride to work in the big city to a fun and healthy experience. With its sporty stability and agility, its easy shifting sports gear hub and its wide, shock-absorbing tyres, the Vector is prepared to turn city challenges into pure fun. Made to be fast and in control. Hydraulic brakes bring you to a safe stop, and hub-dynamo LED lighting makes for good visibility. The stable carrier with special bag transports everything you need for a working day. The Vector is rugged and low maintenance with a gear hub, hub dynamo and chain protection. Chaincase and mudguards protect clothes from getting dirty.

2008: Rayo front light - Nomination IF Product Innovation Award 2008
2008: Rayo front light - Nomination IF Product Innovation Award

The Rayo bicycle front light is the result of a collaboration between Koga and Busch&Müller. Our goal was to develop a front light which would also work with a handlebar bag and also would form a better unity with the bike. The two housing parts of the lamp together with the mudguard to which it connects form a strong sandwich construction. This made the Rayo to excel in strength and durability tests. A new extremely powerful LED and reflector technology, IQ-TEC, allowed us to combine lamp and reflector on a very small surface, while still achieving illumination of 33 lux. This is more than three times stronger than obliged by the German StVZO.

2008: Koga-Miyata Adaptor - Eurobike Award 2008
2008: Koga-Miyata Adaptor - Eurobike Award

Ever more people are keen to go cycling in their upcoming holidays. Folding bikes aren’t well suited for this, but full-size bikes aren’t easy to take with you. The solution is the Koga-Miyata Adaptor: a full-blown touring bike which you can take with you in car, caravan, boat or mobile home, and which offers you full-sized riding pleasure. The Adaptor is simple, compact and clean. Stem and saddle can be easily folded away. This makes the Adaptor compact enough for transport. The grease-free belt drive ensures cleanliness both in use and in transport.

2008: Koga Kimera - Good Industrial Design Award 2008
2008: Koga Kimera - Good Industrial Design Award

In 2008, the Kimera track bike was awarded the “Good Industrial Design Award”. In comparison to its predecessor, the Kimera has a 100% stronger frame, 5% aerodynamic gain and an extra 150 gram weight reduction. The product’s shape and graphics also give it a powerful allure. The design has been comprehensively optimised through computer analysis and the use of innovative Ulthymo carbon fibres.

2006: Aeroblade - Red Dot Design Award & RAI Innovation Award 2006
2006: Aeroblade - Red Dot Design Award & RAI Innovation Award

This exclusive bike is the result of a collaborative project between the Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker Cars, the design department of Koga, and Weber Marketing Consultancy. The sporty and comfortable design reflects the spirit and philosophy of Spyker. Just as on the Spyker supercars, unique components made from the finest materials are used, with the material properties chosen to ensure optimum functionality. So the Aeroblade’s features include a titanium frame, an aluminium fork, wheelset and mudguards in carbon, premium leather grips and saddle by Hulshof and a special version of the Rohloff hub gear transmission. Both the design and also the manufacture were carried out entirely in-house at Koga’s own development department. The Aeroblade is a unique creation and yet still functional for daily use.

 

2006: Koga Tesla Golden Eurobike Award 2006
2006: Koga Tesla Golden Eurobike Award

While the jury of the Netherlands RAI cycle show chose to reward ‘moped-like import bikes’, the committee behind the Innovation Award of the international cycle show 'Eurobike' in Friedrichshafen went for true innovation. The electrically-assisted Koga-Miyata Tesla was selected for the Gold Award. The stable handling, the comfortable gearing, the relatively low weight and the fantastic design were decisive. The bike can also be ridden comfortably even without electric pedal assist. Further, with its unique frame design with fully concealed batteries, the bike isn’t identifiable as an electric bike. Koga is proud to have received this international recognition.

2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year 2003
2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year

The new millennium got off to a flying start for Koga-Miyata. At the FietsRAI cycle show in Amsterdam, on the 9thof March, the Koga TwinTraveller was declared “Bike of the Year 2000”. It took the prize by besting the six other nominees. The reasons for the decision were clear for the jury: the TwinTraveller is of high technical quality and plucks  the emotional heartstrings of the purchaser like no other bike.

2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year 2000
2000: Koga Miyata TwinTraveller - Bike of the Year

The new millennium got off to a flying start for Koga-Miyata. At the FietsRAI cycle show in Amsterdam, on the 9thof March, the Koga TwinTraveller was declared “Bike of the Year 2000”. It took the prize by besting the six other nominees. The reasons for the decision were clear for the jury: the TwinTraveller is of high technical quality and plucks  the emotional heartstrings of the purchaser like no other bike.

1999: Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller - Bike of the Year 1999
1999: Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller - Bike of the Year

Jury verdict: “The bike for any adventure: you’ll need to take extra days of holiday for this bike! A robust aluminium frame, fully equipped with carrier racks front and rear, and 27 gears.”

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