Empulse F55 Handbike

The new Empulse F55 is a good value powered handbike for everyday use. It attaches quickly to your manual wheelchair, and can drive you up to 15.5 miles at a top speed of 12 mph - letting you go further and faster.

Product Description


The Empulse F55 Handbike will fit to almost every wheelchair on the market, and unlike some handbikes it can be attached to a wheelchair with swing-away legrests. It can be used with both folding and rigid chairs, with a range of adjustments to fit both you and your wheelchair. The large receivers make docking simple, and an optional frame stand is available for those with poor trunk strength - although we have found most people will not require this.

Weighing just 11 kg with the 2 kg battery pack removed, the F55 fits easily into the back of a car, and the sub-frame can be removed if desired to make it even more compact.

While it will attach to any brand of wheelchair, the Empulse F55 is the ideal partner for a Quickie wheelchair. When purchased alongside a sturdy chair like the Quickie Life R, the total cost for both will work out as cheaper than most other handbikes!


Your F55 provides you with a comfortable, smooth ride. Brushless 12.4 mph motors let you get places quickly, and the light lithium battery has a good range of 15.5 miles. Slower speed motors are available if you are primarily using it indoors - however we would generally recommend getting the fastest top speed, as you can always use one of the lower speed profiles. The LCD screen display provides clear information on your speed, battery status, power consumption and trip data, while the bright LED headlight keeps you visible.

Your F55 can help you carry out everyday tasks, whether that be a commute, shopping, meeting friends and family, or walking the dog.

Two wheel sizes are available:

  • 8.5 inch air-chambered solid tyre - tighter turning, more compact and ideal for those sticking to paved surfaces.

  • 14 inch pneumatic tyre - improved outdoor handling, best for those wanting to go off-road.


Featuring the signature styling to match Sunrise's Quickie wheelchairs, the Empulse F55 provides a sporty yet smart upgrade to your wheelchair's looks. It comes in all-black with a choice of four accent colours - orange, red, blue and black.

Our Verdict

The F55 is a game-changer in the handbike market. It comes in at a much lower price point than other models, making a good quality handbike more attainable than ever before.

It doesn't match the same level of off-road power and torque as bigger models such as Alber's E-Pilot or Triride handbikes like the Compact HT, so if you want to go adventuring on rough terrain you will be better off with another model. However, for everyday use - commutes, pavements, parks - it excels, as well as offering great value, and is our recommendation.

Key Features

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    Affordable handbike
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    8.5 or 14 inch wheels
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    Fits almost every wheelchair
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    12.4 mph top speed

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair add-ons for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Product

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs and add-ons for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which to get.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying the equipment around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed12.4mph / 19.96km/h
Weight13kg / 2st 1lb
Range15.5miles / 24.94km
Power Add On TypePower Add-On, Handbike
Weight Capacity110kg / 17st 5lb


£2,995 exc VAT / £3,594 inc VAT
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