The Electric Crotch Rocket Bicycle

by editors on December 5, 2012


What bike goes 80 MPH and can go 200 miles on a single charge and can be pedaled like the “bicycle” it is after the battery dies? It’s the Handebrink X-5, according to a story in Wired.

The 120-pound bike has a dual suspension monocoque chassis build out of aircraft-grade aluminum tubing. The suspension has 177 mm of travel to keep the ride smooth, while Avid hydraulic front brakes and rear Brembo four-piston brakes bring it to a stop. Hanebrink says, “Optional adjustable offset triple clamp forks allow the rider to adjust for corner entry reaction from very quick to very stable, or anywhere in between.”. . . When the juice runs out, use a coin to turn the fasteners and pop out the pedals from behind the fairings to go on human power.

The only problem? The thing costs $16,940, however, if you’d like to buy us one for Christmas we’ll take it.

[Link: Wired]

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