Roshan Thomas, CEO and Founder of Biktrix Ultimate Electric Bikes, wanted an easier way to commute to work in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. An avid DIY’er and motorcyclist, Roshan spent a lot of time rebuilding vintage motorcycles. Annoyed with a carburetor on one of the gas-powered motorcycles that he was working on, Roshan was determined to build himself an electric motorcycle. However, after basic research, he soon discovered that an e-motorcycle would be cost prohibitive to build.
During this time, Roshan was travelling to Europe frequently and had a chance to ride an eBike on one of his trips. Impressed by how well they worked, he decided to build his own electric bike. He built 2 bikes with conversion kits that were available in Asia. Though they were far from perfect, Roshan was getting a lot of attention riding around town and it soon became clear that there was a demand for electric fat bikes.