The ebikes that did things differently in 2020. This year has been a huge coming-out party for electric bikes, with sales going through the roof.
Why? COVID-19 has been a huge factor – people just don't want to be smooshing themselves up against unknown disease bags on public transport any more. Also, wild weather events have made people more conscious of climate change, endowing EVs with a bit of a mass-market halo, and a lot of people have had a chance to test-ride an ebike now as well; test rides can very quickly create fans and evangelists. Either way, the segment has exploded. As we look back over the year, we've covered a lot of bikes. With all that COVID cash rushing into the market and buyers showing more enthusiasm than ever to explore ebikes as a clean commuting option with as much or as little exercise as you like, the stage is set for an even more interesting 2021. Harley-Davidson spin-off Serial 1 debuts first production ebikes. Late last month, a new e-mobility company was formed from a skunkworks project at Harley-Davidson and showed off a striking one-off prototype.
Now Serial 1 has officially announced its first four production models. The concept prototype was created in tribute to Harley-Davidson's oldest known motorcycle, the Serial Number One. Very little information on the upcoming ebikes accompanied the company launch, other than that the first production model was due to be released in March, 2021. Now we know that the first Serial 1 ebikes will be released in the US and Germany, the four models are destined for urban commuters and casual recreational cyclists, and they've gone up for pre-order.
And, as expected, they're not cheap. Ducati unveils (even more) electric bikes in latest push towards EVs. Ducati seems to be doing everything it can to elbow its way into the electric bicycle market, now unveiling three new designs for folding electric bicycles.
Ducati unveils new folding electric bikes The newest electric vehicles to join the Ducati family come in the form of a trio of folding e-bikes, each with their own unique designs. The move comes just one week after Ducati made headlines by unveiling a new urban-oriented electric trekking bicycle. The Ducati Scrambler urban trekking bike was designed to tackle both urban riding and light trail duty, and the same could likely be said for some of Ducati’s new designs.
The three new models also cover a range of riding possibilities from urban commuting to off-road shenanigans. Cycles launches its range of Crossover e-bikes. PEUGEOT Cycles launches six « Crossover » electrically assisted bikes, which overlap the trekking and mountain bikes features.
These multi-purpose bikes meet the enthusiasm of cyclists, who will ride them for commuting and leisure as well. The elegant design of the PEUGEOT bikes eT01 (e=electric, T=trekking) Crossover is fluid, thanks to their in-frame battery BOSCH PowerTube. Their powerful BOSCH engines and large tyres strengthen their trekking capabilities. The FS (Full Suspension) models provide comfort whatever the road, the path or the slope. Buy e-bikes online. Canyon Grail:ON ebike rocks super-versatile double decker handlebars.
High-end German bicycle manufacturer Canyon has released this sleek electric gravel bike, complete with an interesting double-decker handlebar setup designed to give riders a wide range of riding positions.
Gravel bikes are targeted at the space between road bikes and mountain bikes. They typically offer a roadbike-style drop handlebar, letting you get down low and push hard on the street, while running bigger, thicker tires and the lazier geometry you need for mild to medium off-road action. Tern Folding Bikes. Yamaha hits the road with 28-mph pedal-assist Civante. Yamaha Bicycles has impressive form in the world of ebikes, having launched the world's first electric power-assisted bike back in 1993.
Now the company is launching its first Class 3 category ebike in the shape of the Civante. "The Civante will introduce a new group of riders to Yamaha’s legendary quality, comfort and performance and increases and diversifies our retail options," said Yamaha's Drew Engelmann. "The Civante looks great, feels smooth and comfortable, and delivers the cutting-edge handling dynamics and seamless integration of assist technology that Yamaha does better than anyone else. " Like other Yamaha rides, the frame, motor, battery unit and other components are all produced in-house. Cabling is routed through the aluminum frame for a clean look, and there are mount holes for fenders, a kickstand and cargo rack. Bosch unveils concept ebike designed for the company's tech. Bosch is already well-known for its electric bike motors and related technologies.
Now, the German company has unveiled a concept ebike, created to show how smoothly those products could be incorporated into one vehicle. Called the eBike Design Vision, the bicycle is described as an urban sports cruiser, made for "city adventures, commuter trips and off-road trails. " This versatility is made possible by both front and rear suspension, with the latter utilizing a shock absorber built directly into the top tube.
Triumph Motorcycles rides into the ebike market with the Trekker GT. Triumph Motorcycles has announced its first ebike.
The Trekker GT will roll for up to 150 km (93 mi) per charge, features the latest Shimano electric drive, and pricing starts at US$3,750. Triumph Engineering produced its first motorcycle in 1902, but its founder Siegfried Bettmann began by selling bicycles over a decade earlier. The Coventry-based moto brand went into receivership in 1983, and its name and manufacturing rights were snapped up by businessman John Bloor. Renamed Triumph Motorcycles, operations later moved to Hinkley in Leicestershire. The New Gogoro Eeyo Is the Sports Car of the E-Bike World. E-bikes are having a moment in the COVID-19 era, as they offer a reliable form of transportation that’s both environmentally sound and socially distanced.
Eschewing the traditional cargo hauler reputation of electric bikes, Gogoro is betting big on the fact that biking is fun—and that most e-bikes, well, aren’t. Built for agility, the Eeyo is an ultralight e-bike can be thrown over your shoulder, charged on the go, and ridden like a sport bike—so you can really hug those curves. Turbo Vado SL. Vanmoof rides out with more affordable, tech-packed city ebikes. Dutch bike maker Vanmoof has today officially launched its next generation ebikes, aimed at getting city folks out and about on two wheels – once COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The company recognizes that launching new ebikes at a time when people around the world are being told to stay at home to flatten COVID-19 curves may seem a little odd, but says that the time is right for a move to "cleaner cities with healthier people. " "COVID-19 is testing all of our assumptions and infrastructure – everything from health and security, to our community and connections is brought into question," said company co-founder Taco Carlier. "We now see that city-dwellers are looking for options that give them back their freedom. And we believe the VanMoof S3 and X3 can truly replace the car or public transport and open up cities to a new default transport option. " Aventon Level Commuter Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs. E-bike kit is said to be world's smallest and lightest. Instead of switching right over to a full-time electric bicycle, many people are now opting to simply add an electric-assist setup to their existing bike when needed.
The newly-updated Swytch Kit is claimed to be the lightest and smallest such system available. It was two years ago that the original Swytch eBike Conversion Kit came out. The Best E-Bikes of 2019. E-bikes are fun, they’re useful, and they help riders cover more ground more quickly than any other kind of bike. These days, there are e-bikes for every activity, from commuting and fitness to hauling cargo, from road and gravel riding to mountain biking.
Here’s what you need to know before you buy an e-bike. Editor’s note: Prefer to jump straight to our field-tested favorites? Click here. Hyper E-ride Electric Bike, 26" Wheels, 36 Volt Battery, 20+ Mile Range. Is an E-Bike Better for Commuting than a Motorcycle? We Find Out. E-Bikes are growing in popularity for their ability to offer commuters and fitness enthusiasts a means to cover greater distances without having to expend as much energy. As a motorcyclist, I believe time spent on two wheels is a matter of therapy; it’s religion, freedom and fun, all wrapped up in one. Anything that can bring that to more people more easily, well, it’s good in my book. The karmic OSLO is a city commuter with the comfort of a child's bike. Karmic unveils its latest electric bike featuring an uncomplicated design and a minimal aesthetic that’s akin to an apple product. the san-francisco based company launched the scooter-inspired ‘OSLO’ via a kickstarter campaign on tuesday (september 17). images courtesy of karmic karmic has tucked cables, batteries, gears, and the chain, underneath its patent-pending design. only an LCD display in the center of its soft-grip handlebars giving information on speed and battery. the hydroformed aluminum chassis features thermoplastic bodywork that weighs in at a relatively light 44lbs. sat atop the clean, monochrome frame is a wide, long saddle inspired by the ‘long and comfortable’ seat of a child’s bike. it’s size also offers convenient storage, with space to stash your phone and wallet underneath the seat. project info company: karmic model: OSLO price: $1,499 USD.
Phantom XR 400 Electric Bike – ProdecoTech Electric Bikes. A legend in the electric bicycle industry, the ProdecoTech Phantom has been making an impact since it rolled off production lines. ProdecoTech reinvented the Phantom line to offer a newly designed frame. The brushed aluminum Phantom X is powered with a 14.25Ah Samsung cell battery that’s mounted in the downtube of the frame. The 400 Watt direct drive motor is located on the rear wheel, and allows the bike to go up to 20mph.
Get 25-30 miles on a single battery charge and have the freedom to ride a variety of terrains with Continental Traffic tires. Accessory Roundup: New Gecko Puncture-Proof Tires, Litelok, & Sigma ROX GPS. Calamus One e-bike features blindspot assist. The Bike Trap. Home - Pragma Industries. Home - Pragma Industries. World's first fuel-cell e-bike gets a big boost in range.
Electric Bike for Urban Riders – COWBOY (Belgium) Bike Hunt Report – June - VanMoof Blog. When bike thieves struck close to home, the VanMoof Bike Hunters weren’t going to let them get away without a fight. The Bike Hunters made a promise to recover every single stolen VanMoof bike. But when a bike gets stolen from a VanMoof team member the stakes are that much higher. With bikes taken from VanMoofers in Amsterdam, London, and San Francisco, the Hunters really had their work cut out for them this month. First up, VanMoof PR Director Karlijn had a nasty surprise when she found her Electrified S2 stolen from inside her apartment hallway. Not the best start to a Monday. It didn’t take long. Over in London, journalist Steve Hogarty was taking a brand new Electrified S2 out to test. But while it was all smiles in Europe, San Francisco Brand Store Manager Folkert woke up to discover thieves had hit him where it hurts – kicking down the door to his beloved store. Bike Hunt Report – May - VanMoof Blog.
Luna's new Fixed offers hipsters a shockingly affordable stealth electric bike. Luna's Fixed is a killer deal on a super-stealth 400-W e-bike. Raleigh Misceo iE Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO] Electra Bikes. Limited edition Electra e-bike looks to Café Racers for inspiration. Raleigh Misceo iE Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs. Bike brand tries to track down one customer's stolen bike; accidentally exposes international bike theft operation - Cycling Weekly.
General Motors wheels out its first commuter-focused e-bikes. Cycle electric Komsa, a stylish upscale city ebike. This German ebike has an elegant and subtle style that caught my eye. Style may not be hugely important to most people, but I think that this time, it’s worth mentioning. The mid drive it uses is only a mild EU street-legal system, and here is what I could find out about it. Suru gets the Scrambler e-bike ready for road or dirt. Jet Bike makes e-biking effortless, but noisy. WAU - The BEST feature-packed smart eBike. The 6 Best Bike Locks in 2018. Yamaha launches 4 new mid-drive e-bikes in the USA. IZIP E3 Moda Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]
Coboc rolls out featherweight 24-lb stealth electric fixie. EasyRide - Badass Bike For Everyday Life! by Benedykt Starnawski. The Best Electric Bikes For Powered Pedaling. Juiced Bikes RipCurrent S Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs. The new Juiced Bikes RipCurrent S fat eBike commuter is in for testing & review! The RipCurrent S is an interesting combination of fat tire (4″ wide) eBike with up to 28mph of pedal assist. With its full assortment of accessories it is ready for the daily commute and adventure ride almost every kind of terrain and weather. Just some of the highlights are high capacity lithium battery options, a 750 watt hub motor, suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes, pedal assist & throttle, and much more.
The Juiced Bikes RipCurrent S pricing starts at $1,699 with free shipping (mainland U.S.) and they have a month payment options as well. Kvaern's BMX styled electric bike runs on solar power. Juiced RipCurrent S delivers a killer deal on a fully loaded fat-tire commuter e-bike. Why go with fat tires? Electric Bike Reviews, News, and Information; plus e-bike riding and maintenance tips! Rad Power Bikes RadRover Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs.
The all new 2018 Rad Power Bikes RadRover electric fat bike with 4″ wide tires and 750 watts of power is ready for mud, sand, snow, and fun rides around town. Some of the highlights of this eFat bike are a 750 watt geared rear hub motor, large 48V 14ah lithium Samsung battery, RST suspension fork, pedal assist & throttle, and much more. The RadRover is priced at $1,499 with free shipping (lower 48 states) and they have month payment options as well. Rad Power Bikes recently started selling their eBikes in Canada and select European markets. In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications. Part 2 of the RadRover review will give you info on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this eBike. High performance electric off-road motorcycles. Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent S. Billy: We’re redefining joyrides. by Enki Cycles. Risks and challenges By extensively researching similar campaigns we’ve identified several key areas of potential failure (common to these projects) and have actively tailored our campaign to minimize risk.
Joyrides, redefined. Gulas Pi1S: World's fastest e-bike lets you pedal down the freeway at 115 km/h. The very sharp observer might recognize the design here; it's very similar to the ErockIT bike we wrote about back in 2008. Evolution of Ebike Battery Packs. One of my favorite ebikes has gone through an evolution of battery pack changes in its five year life, which is a good illustration of ebike battery technology changes and the different ways to mount battery packs. BMW's Active Hybrid e-bike rides both ways. Biomega. Skibsted + biomega extends its product portfolio with the AMS E-Low electric bike. Electric-assist Urban Arrow cargo bike wants to be your second car. Spirit of Cruising - duesenspeeds Webseite! Düsenspeed delivers motorbike performance in retro-inspired e-bike bodies.
Cruzer e-bike can carry your surfboard to the beach in vintage style. The Ruffian - an epowered by Bosch eBike. Super 73 offers retro e-biking adventure on the cheap. Grunner e-bike mixes massive range with punchy performance. Review: GeoOrbital Wheel brings an electric boost and a touch of sci-fi to your bike. Bamboo e-bike is ready for the streets of Bedrock. Benelli Biciclette. Benelli Achle 29: Three weeks commuting on an Italian eBike. Lightweight Freygeist e-bike looks and lifts more like a regular bike. Stromer hopes stylish youth will swap cars for e-bike commutes on the ST1 X. Moke utility e-bike's seat goes to great lengths. Noordung's Angel Edition bike has a battery that doubles as a boombox. 43cycles. VELLO BIKE+ The First Self-Charging Folding E-Bike by VELLO bike. Greyp Bikes. Peugeot's electric bike folds in a snap. Pininfarina. Belt Drive Titanium e-bike – Budnitz Model E.
Klever Mobility E-Bikes - X Range. Klever X brings an alternative look to the e-bike market. SUV of electric bikes looks to conquer streets and dirt. RadMini Electric Bicycle. BH eMotion now producing AWD ebikes. New e-bike and scooter sure don't look retro. Bike motor keeps things small and simple. Bamboo e-bike is a real Car Killer. BestiaNera Sport e-bike may keep you up at night.
Vintage Electric Bikes: Quality hand crafted cycles. Propella e-bikes look casual and power up via throttle or pedal assist. Evolution of Ebike Battery Packs. The Gazelle company has a new ebike designed by Giugiaro. Electric Bike Emergency Repair Kits. Here's some pics and info on the Interbike 2015 convention. ZEHUS. ConoDrive rear-rack bicycle e-drive turns pedaling into pedelec-ing.
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