Los Angeles automaker Icon is best known for creating classic-looking 4x4s for well-heeled off-roaders. Its latest offering, however, has just two wheels and is made for the pavement.
Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike
Icon’s E-Flyer, developed in concert with Silicon Valley–based Vintage Electric, is roundly retro —a ll WWI-era motordrome racer lines topped with a Brooks leather saddle — but it’s boosted by a thoroughly modern electric motor.
The rear-hub-mounted drive has two settings: a 750-watt mode for tooling around at 20 mph and (if you sign a waiver) a 3,500-watt mode that’ll let you zoom down country lanes at 35 mph. It takes two hours to charge, weighs 69 pounds, and has a range of about 30 miles.
Just 50 E-Flyers will be built, and with a sticker price of five grand, this electrifying ride will also shock your wallet.
Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike | $4,995
-- Damon Lavrinc, Wired
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First published May 27 2014, 1:40 PM