The Bite FD is a pedal kayak that is designed from the water up to provide you with top performance without requiring a lot of maintenance. Bite FD focuses on three key factors: power, propulsion and steering. The deck offers unbelievable stability for sitting or standing. The front and rear both provide impeccable storage space to haul all of your gear and feature durable bungee cords to keep that gear secure on your wildest adventures. We've also included gear tracks for you to easily attach your accessories and customize your kayak the way you want. The Bite FD is packed with efficiency, comfort and versatility that will make adventures more convenient for any water enthusiast!
Built on the same Bite hull that refused to compromise in hull quality, performance, gear management, and comfort at an economical pricepoint, Jackson Kayak’s Bite FD doesn’t cut corners.
The Bite FD performs to the high bar of pedaling and stand-to-fish standards associated with the Jackson Kayak name. New for 2021, the Bite FD has been upgraded to the Comfort Seat, which is the perfect combination of breathability, drainage and comfort in a framed seat not traditionally found on price point kayaks.
The Bite FD uses our Flex Drive 3D System, which is uniquely engineered to retract the propeller into the hull when beaching or when running over submerged obstacles. Ample storage fore and aft, paired with our updated bungee attachment system which prevents water from seeping into the hull, means there is plenty of storage space.
Our Flex Drive E accessory allows a quick and easy transition to a motor from the Flex Drive 3D system. Simply twist off two thumb knobs, remove the Flex Drive and replace with the Flex Drive E, connect to battery and motor your way to your favorite fishing hole. Check it out here: https://store.jacksonadventures.com/flex-drive-e-motor-kit/
Two recessed areas on either side of the Bite FD make quick, easy and secure storage for tackle boxes. Also included are flush mount rod holders and cup holders on both sides of the Comfort Seat.
Four molded-in inserts on the stern of the kayak will accept our newly developed Accessory Mounting Bracket, designed to accommodate accessories with the four bolt mounting pattern such as a PowerPole or Torqeedo trolling motor.
The Bite FD is the perfect combination of comfort, smart and innovative design offered as a great value for anglers, earning its title as ‘the go-kart of pedal driven kayaks’. Its at home across a diverse variety of waterways including small lakes and rivers, ponds, streams and inshore saltwater.
THE BEST WATERCRAFT DRIVE SYSTEM
JUST GOT BETTER.
From bow to stern, Flex Drive 3D integrates propulsion, power and precision into a uniﬁed system that delivers unparalleled versatility, efficiency and convenience. Designed from the water up for maximum performance, intuitive use and ease of maintenance; Flex Drive 3D empowers anglers, sportsmen and enthusiasts to get closer to the action. Backward compatible with all Jackson Kayak Flex Drive boats. Check our FAQ page for questions.
The power to get you there. And back.
The new Flex Drive 3D takes fun, freedom and efﬁciency to a new level. Compact and lightweight (under eight pounds), our Flex Drive E motor interchanges with the Flex Drive3D pedal in seconds to offer an effortless power source for getting to and from secret ﬁshing spots, beaches and campsites.
Leaves other systems in its wake.
The only drive system on the market that combines quick-interchange pedal and electric drive, shallow water 3-position engagement with auto retract dagger board/prop safety release, intuitive forward and reverse operation, sealed above-water pedal system, and a satisfaction guarantee warranty.
Precisely where you want to be.
With a history of continuous improvement, we have also enhanced the new FlexDrive3D rudder and stearing control. This improved steering system allows for more precise placement, truer tracking, tighter turning radius’ and less input demands for more hands-free navigation in both forward and reverse. FlexDrive3D Trac2 can be retroﬁtted to any existing FlexDrive3D kayak.
Starting with the upper unit (A), we’ve upgraded the bearings (B) so they are optimized while spinning at relatively low RPM (ideal for pedaling or while using a 12V battery setup with our Flex Drive E). The fit of the crank arm (C) is now more secure and easier to deploy. The spider coupling (D) has been updated to include a time-released lubricant and provides a more secure mating of upper and lower units. We’ve also added easy-access grease ports (E) and a grease accessory kit, which includes a tube of Finish Line grease and a grease gun to make maintenance a breeze. We’ve upgraded the pedal crank arms (F) from cast to forged aluminum, increasing durability.
The upper unit is still a sealed system, which means no gears or moving parts are below the waterline.
We’ve tightened the tolerances on the lower unit (G)’s flexible shaft (H), which results in a dramatic reduction in noise on the water because of the vibration in the lower unit, making it noticeably more quiet.
The propeller (I) is now a two-bladed, 10” x 10 pitch prop which is optimized for pedaling or when using a 12V battery system with our Flex Drive E. This prop maximizes efficiency and cuts through water smoothly, and when used with the Flex Drive E helps the motor go faster for longer periods of time on the water, while minimizing battery consumption.
The lower unit is not a sealed system. This allows water to drain from the system easily.
2021 Accessories (included with new boat purchase):
Long Load Flag
5" JK Sticker
|11' 6" - 350 cm||35" - 89 cm||400 lbs - 181 kg||96 lbs - 44 kg / 82 lbs - 37 kg w/o seat & drive|