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Electric Bikes You Won’t Expect From Big Brands

by: Alex Bowden
electric bikes you won t expect from big brands | Newsletter

You would not expect a big car- and motor brand to go on the path of electric bikes, but fortunately, they do! BMW, Harley, and 'Tesla' all designed bikes for the future. Take a ride with Model B from Tesla, the BMW Urban Hybrid E-Bike and 

Electric Bikes Popular: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the transportation industry. While car sales continue to grow, other industries have been less fortunate. Public transportation and ride-sharing have seen the largest decline, with most people practicing the recommended social distancing.

Electric bikes You Won’t Expect From Big Brands.

Meet The BMW Urban Hybrid E-Bike

At $2,330, the BMW Urban E-Bike is the cheaper of the two. The BMW Active Hybrid E-Bike rings in at $3,260, but it comes with a larger battery pack and a few other whistles and bells. Compared to the more expensive Active E-Bike, the Urban version features a more minimal design with a slender frame design ideal for daily commuting.

Woman, wall, road BMW electric Bike

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The matte black frame comes in three sizes: S, M, and L. The sleek frame also houses a 300 Watt-Hour rechargeable battery pack. As you’d expect, the battery pack adds some weight to the e-bike, which tips the scale at 18.5 kg or 40.7 lbs. Not the lightest in the segment, nor the heaviest.

The build quality of the frame is fantastic, while the minimalistic design doesn’t show off. It’s also quite sturdy, even when you ride over potholes or even gravel. While BMW positions their hybrid e-bikes as urban bikes, they can easily ride on light gravel as well.

BMW Electric Bike: Comfort

Speaking of comfort, the saddle is made by Selle Royal, which was specifically designed for the E-Bikes. The comfort is comparable to the more expensive saddles. The electric motor is integrated into the rear hub, which also houses a Deore/Shimano XT 10 gears derailleur. While riding in the city, I found the cassette adequate for urban riding, even when riding at higher speeds.

BMW-Urban Hybrid
BMW Urban Hybrid Electric Bike

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Electric Bike From BMW With Shimano 1800 mm HD Brakes

For the stopping power, the BMW Urban Electric-Bike uses the Shimano 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes. If you’ve ridden with hydraulic disc brakes, then you’d immediately appreciate their bite and effectiveness. They make the ride significantly safer, with very little maintenance needed. The electric-bike came equipped with the Rody Airline 4 Plus wheels in 28-inch sizes wrapped in Continental Contact cruiser tires.
The pedals are great. Size 13 shoe and a little more is no problem.

Effortless Charging

BMW has also made sure that charging their e-bike is as easy as it can get. You basically have two options to charge the frame-integrated battery. You can either connect the power supply directly to the bike or remove the battery pack and use the bridge adaptor supplied to charge the battery.

The Ride Experience

Now, the e-bike handles just like a 'normal' bike would. The gear changing is smooth, and the e-bike can easily get to high speeds within seconds. The BOOST mode is quite fun, especially when you take off at stoplights with everyone admiring 'your fitness levels.' For city commuters, the flat bars make sense. They’re also not too wide, so you shouldn’t have an issue getting close to cars next to you. The BMW Urban Hybrid e-bike also came with drilled holes in the frame, which allows you to add other accessories, like water bottle cages or bags.

There are no mudguards installed from the factory, but based on the tire clearance, you should be able to install your own if needed. In the end, it might save you during those rainy days.

Harley-Davidson Unveils A Gorgeous New Electric Bike: Serial 1

Harley Davidson Electric Bike, Serial 1
Recommended: Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Bike Drives Like A Tesla

It’s been almost a year since we’ve last heard from Harley-Davidson’s nascent electric bike project, but based on what the company is announcing today, it may have been well worth the wait. Harley-Davidson unveiled a stunning new electric bike that it says will go on sale in March 2021. And the motorcycle manufacturer is also spinning out its e-bike division as a separate company called Serial 1 Cycle.

First and foremost, this is a nostalgia play. The name Serial 1 refers to “Serial Number One,” the nickname for Harley-Davidson’s oldest known motorcycle built-in 1903. With its white tires, leather saddle and handgrips, and sleek black frame, the bike's design is meant to harken back to that prototype.

Harley Davison’s Serail 1: A Nostalgia Play

Harley’s new company sprung out of the company’s skunkworks Product Development Center, where a small group of “passionate motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts” have been working on designing and developing an electric-bike “worthy of the Harley-Davidson name,” Harley says.

Harley-Davidson wouldn’t offer up any specs, so we can only speculate on power levels, battery size, range, and price. Based on the photos, Serial 1 has a mid-drive motor, a belt drive system (possibly a Gates Carbon system known to be long lasting), a frame-integrated battery, and frame-integrated headlight and taillights, and leather accents.

Harley Davidson Electric Bike, Serial 1, front, stear
Harley Davidson Serial 1

Recommended: Electric Bicycles And Cars: Retro Models

Also, no word from the company about whether it plans to put its fun-looking electric moped into production, which we first saw in early 2019. (Given the popularity and hype surrounding similar models from Juiced, Rad Power Bikes, and Lithium Cycle, as well as the growing electric moped market globally, it would be wise for Harley-Davidson to jump on the bandwagon and put these bad boys on the streets.)

Electric bike sales in the US have been exploding since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, though most e-bikes are imported overseas. Last year, the US imported about 270,000 e-bikes. This year, the total is expected to end up somewhere between 500,000 and 600,000, according to Bloomberg citing data from the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Model B: A Tesla-Inspired Concept Self-driving electric bicycle.

Kendall Toerner (not officially affiliated with Tesla) has designed what he refers to as the Tesla Model B e-bike concept. Like actual Tesla products, it breaks with common conventions, and it even has an autopilot.

Tesla Electric Bikes, yellow banner

Recommended: Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport

While this design looks very ‘Tesla,’ there are not actually any concrete references to a Tesla bike. This is basically a hyped-up fan creation.

Model B forms a bridge between conventional bicycles and road-vehicles, with a design that, like cars, is designed to be safer, more efficient, and less energy-intensive. The Model B’s sleek frame comes with forward, side-facing, and rear proximity and LiDAR sensors that scan the surroundings to create a protective bubble around the rider, alerting them of any obstacle. Each wheel comes with its own dedicated motor, forming the Model B’s dual-drive system. Spokes on the wheels are replaced by shock-absorbers, helping keep your ride smooth.

Yanko Design

Instead of conventionally controlling moving the handlebars, this still concept e-bike steers by exerting pressure on the handlebar grips. As more pressure is exerted, the wheel turns more. The frame has a small display embedded in it that gives you battery status and other information. There are radar and ultrasonic sensors and cameras installed around the frame to help you remain safe. And yes. This thing has autopilot.


                                                   Tesla Cycle/Bike - 2020 TESLA CONCEPT - Techblood

In certain situations, the concept of an e-bike could take control of you and make the best out of the situation. The sensors can detect bikes, car potholes, bumps, and other objects. It’s even got an independently powered fork shaft.

The YouTube video from TechBlood above looks at a brand new Tesla Electric-Bike concept developed by industrial designer Kendall Toerner. Ducatti and Harley Davidson (and even BMW) have E-Bikes out in the market right now. Still, Toerner’s concept imagines what an E-Bike from EV pioneer Tesla would look like.

After all, if Tesla can make short shorts and tequila, why not a bike?

Tesla is no stranger to smaller vehicles either, as the company unveiled its Cyberquad ATV alongside its Cybertruck Semi. Toerner’s Tesla E-Bike concept — the Tesla Model B — pictures a self-driving and environment-aware bike, equipped with one electric motor in each wheel that looks like something right out of a sci-fi film.

The imagined E-bike has a retractable handlebar, the amount of pressure applied to which determines how fast the bike goes, an in-frame display, and wheels equipped with shock absorbers instead of conventional wheel-spokes. The E-Bike would also have a camera in the front and an array of sensors (LiDAR and the like) around the sides and back to create a safety bubble around the bike (and its rider) and inform the autopilot system.

With Elon Musk’s documented aversion to vehicles with less than four wheels on account of them not being as safe; however, Tesla developing an E-Bike is improbable at best.

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Tesla is no stranger to smaller vehicles either, as the company unveiled its Cyberquad ATV alongside its Cybertruck Semi. Toerner’s Tesla E-Bike concept — the Tesla Model B — pictures a self-driving and environment-aware bike, equipped with one electric motor in each wheel that looks like something right out of a sci-fi film. The imagined E-bike has a retractable handlebar, the amount of pressure applied to which determines how fast the bike goes, an in-frame display, and wheels equipped with shock absorbers instead of conventional wheel-spokes. The E-Bike would also have a camera in the front and an array of sensors (LiDAR and the like) around the sides and back to create a safety bubble around the bike (and its rider) and inform the autopilot system. With Elon Musk’s documented aversion to vehicles with less than four wheels on account of them not being as safe; however, Tesla developing an E-Bike is improbable at best. Before you go! 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