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OtoCycles Combines Vintage Style with Green Transportation

by , 12/20/13
filed under: Green Transportation, News

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Barcelona’s Otocycles combine classic retro style with the modernity of an electric bicycle. Inspired by 1950s design, each of the Otocycles is made to ensure sustainable, but comfortable mobility in urban environments. Weighing just fifty pounds, these super stylish bikes allow users to accelerate to 30 miles per hour without breaking a sweat.



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Otocycles were conceived by a singular Barcelona family that has been producing bicycles for 15 years. Working with a team of engineers, the family created a new line of electric bikes ideal for navigating the busy city strees of Barcelona in comfort and in style. Otocycles come in two classic designs, the Otok and the Otor, which are both inspired by the sleep designs of the 1950s and bring an element of charm and vintage chic to green transportation.

Borrowing from both motorcycles and bicycles, each Otocycle ebike is certified by Applus, having undergone comprehensive checks that comply with ebike regulations. Made from lightweight steel, each model comes with an NCM battery and rear hub motor that can be switched on in lieu of peddling. A pedal-powered LCD display keeps tabs on the speed and functionality of the bike while a front LED headlight efficiently illuminates the ride at night.

Best of all, the Otocycle is completely customizable: it comes in an array of Pantone colors, tire styles and seats that allow users to personalize them in accordance with their own unique style.

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  1. ngquinn December 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    First of all…All bicycles need taillights which are much more important than head lights. Rear enders are the cause of most of bicycle deaths.
    I like the design of these bikes.
    IDEA; install an 80cc, four stroke gas motor in the loop frame. Add a 5 speed cassette to the rear sprocket. Add a jack shaft onto the seat tube to bring the gas motor’s power over in line with the rear sprockets so the rider can have 5 speeds. One can go till it runs out of gas and then use the electric motor to find a gas station. I’d ride to California on this design of bike (with a plush seat of course) to just do it plus promote the bike’s usefulness.
    Keep punchin,
    Fla George Quinn
    United 2 Wheel
    Fort Pierce, Florida

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