Urban cyclists will soon have a new option for tooling around town with their tunes, thanks to Slovenian cycling manufacturer Noordung. The company will produce just 15 of the unique electric bikes for what they call the Angel Edition, which fuses an appreciation for music with a form of transportation still growing in popularity. With its staggering price tag of $8,700, it’s tough to imagine who might actually want to buy the thing, but lucky for you, looking doesn't cost a dime.
The exclusive pre-production series limited edition Noordung bikes seek to connect music with urban cycling in a new way. The electric bike is outfitted with a boombox powered by 32 Li-Ion batteries and featuring two high fidelity speakers. The sound system connects to the rider’s smartphone, blasting any playlist the cyclist desires. Because the speakers are pointed at the rider, the sound system doesn’t contribute to external noise pollution (and, more importantly, isn’t likely to distract other riders who may have different musical interests).
The bike’s electric motor is housed within the frame, so as not to detract from the cycle’s stellar style. With a range of 19 miles (30km) per charge, the Noordung Angel Edition bike offers hours of cycling joy, complete with the rider’s favorite soundtrack. As a bonus feature, the speaker set can be removed from the bike frame. The boombox is fitted with a carrying strap, so the dance party can continue long after you dismount the ride.
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