Van Raam Chat (electric assist)

The Van Raam Chat tricycle rickshaw is designed for an adult to ride with one or two passengers on the front seat. The rear rider has full control of the steering and brakes. Made in the Netherlands, this is a quality machine – it is built to last.

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The Chat gives people the opportunity to talk to each other (Chatting!) while enjoying a comfortable bike ride, enabled by a combination of suspension, correct ergonomics, and comfortable seat. Elderly people, for example, can explore the city together with a younger person pedalling from the rear.



  • Optimal supervision of passenger(s)
  • Meets all legal / safety requirements
  • No driving licence required!
  • Adjustable footplate for easy passenger access
  • Safe entry and exit for passengers
  • Plenty of luggage space
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Unique powerful pedal support with reverse function and starting aid/launch control


Standard features include an electric motor with launch control (starting aid) and integrated lighting system, independent front wheel suspension, 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears, steering damper, lap straps, hydraulic disc brakes (front), parking brake, safety lock, and environmentally friendly paint. The frame comes with 5-year warranty.

Electric assist: the ‘Silent System’ is produced entirely by Van Raam. The motor, battery, controller, smart display, and software are developed especially for inclusive cycles. The motor also assists when reversing the cycle (pedalling backwards). A smartphone app connects with the settings of the e-system, and can record cycling data, including speed and distance. Battery capacity can also be viewed on the app, real-time.

The Silent electrical system is a 36 Volt system with 250-Watt motor. The pedal sensor detects movement and force and adjusts output accordingly. The system is very smooth – unexpected jolting, which can occur in other systems, is prevented with the Silent System.

‘Extra steering’ – a combination of Ackerman and Sensor-Point mechanisms (see video) – allow for a tighter turning-circle and increased stability.


Adapt and Customise

Canopy option (sun and rain protection for front passengers)

Other available options include walking stick holder, extra battery pack for electric assist, and rear-view mirror.

Other colours are available at extra cost, in any of the standard RAL colours.


Specification (standard)

  • Frame: made from high quality steel
  • Gears: Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
  • Independent front wheel suspension
  • Standard colour: orange (environmentally friendly paint)
  • Electric motor with launch control (staring aid)
  • Lights: powered by electric motor
  • Steering damper
  • Lap straps
  • Parking brake
  • Gel saddle (rear)
  • Safety lock
  • Rear wheel: 26″
  • Front wheels: 20″
  • Front brakes: hydraulic
  • Rear brakes: V-brake
  • Weight: c97 kg
  • Max length: 232 cm
  • Max width: 111 cm
  • Max user weight rear rider: 120 kg
  • Max user weight passenger(s): 200 kg
  • Frame size (adjustable): 53 cm
  • Step-over height (rear): 45cm
  • Inside leg length (rear rider): 80-95 cm


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Specialist Cycles

We have child-carrying options, cargo cycles, tandems, adapted cycles for special needs, folding bikes, fun bikes, tricycles, companion cycles, multi-seaters, recumbents and much more. If we don’t have a new model of what you need then we may well have a refurbished version. In any case, please talk to us so that we can check that the cycle you have in mind is right for you.

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