Some new, super stylized electric bikes have just been released and they are causing quiet a stir in the blog-o-sphere.
ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike
First up is the retro style ICON E-Flyer that “captures the classical elegance of the board racers that so effortlessly tackled the grand oval motordromes of the World War I era”.
The E-Flyer has 3,500 watts of power from the rear hub motor, a 52V 12.5ah lithium battery, and has a street legal mode (750 watts of power and 20 mph max) and a race mode (3,500 watts and 36 mph max).
The retro style ICON E-Flyer electric bike with 3,500 watts of power!
The 52V 12.5ah lithium battery is housed in the engine looking compartment in the frame. The claimed recharge time is 2 hours.
The huge headlight, double crown fork, and swept back bars add some style!
The motor powers the bike up to 20mph in street legal mode (at 750 watts) or 36mph in race mode (at 3,500 watts)….whoa!
The Brooks saddle is a good selection for the classic look.
The E-Flyer is handmade by ICON in California and limited to a production run of 50. The E-Flyer sells for $4,995.
Caterham Classic and Carbon Electric Bikes
Caterham is a high performance car manufacturer in England and they have just released some interesting looking e-bikes!
First up is the retro style Classis e-bike.
The Caterham Classic E-Bike has a retro style frame and swinger suspension fork. It comes with a Panasonic 250 watt mid drive motor and a 36V 12ah lithium battery. It uses a Shimano 3 speed internally geared rear hub.
The Caterham Carbon E-Bike has some Formula One inspiration in the carbon fiber/aluminum frame. The frame has adjustment points to fit the rider. The Carbon comes with a Panasonic 250 watt mid drive motor and a 36V 12ah lithium battery. An 8 speed Shimano Nexus rear hub is the drivetrain.
The Caterham electric bikes are prototypes at this point and it will be interesting to see if they actually make it to market.
No definitive word on prices for these e-bikes but they will probably not be cheap!
What do you think of ICON E-Flyer and the Caterham E-Classic and E-Carbon e-bikes? Would you like to ride or own one?
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