Forward to the Past: Hand-crafted, retro electric bikes inspired by classic motorcycles

Forward to the Past: Hand-crafted, retro electric bikes inspired by classic motorcycles

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The earliest motorcycles — as the word suggests — were simply bicycles outfitted with a motor. Those early spartan models have an aesthetic that has long been admired by bike enthusiasts, and they are now inspiring the design of cutting-edge electric bikes.

AHEAD TO THE PAST

In the past few years a slew of artisan bike shops have created electric bikes that meet at the intersection of tradition and technology — combining classic motorcycle styling with state-of-the-art electric batteries. The resulting creations exist somewhere in the space betwixt bicycles and motorcycles, while offering the best of both worlds.

Forward to the Past: Vintage electric bikes evoke early days of motorcycling

''Our bikes give you the ultimate freedom. Without the need for a license or registration, you have access to roads, bike lanes and even trails. Best of all, you can power up anywhere there's electricity.''

— Eddie Johnson, Vintage Electric

Below we present the specs for five different electric bike offerings with retro styling: Vintage Electric Scrambler S (United States), Avionics V1 (Poland), Italjet Ascot Classic (Italy), Kosynier Delux (Poland), and Lovett Industries Michael Blast Greaser (Australia).

VINTAGE ELECTRIC SCRAMBLER S

AVIONICS V1

ITALJET ASCOT CLASSIC

KOSYNIER DELUX

MICHAEL BLAST GREASER

2018-10-17T13:22:12+00:00 October 17th, 2018|

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