One Spanish bike company is cranking out electric cycles that are both stylish and eco-friendly, not to mention downright wicked cool. Otocycles, based in Barcelona, is the origin of these hand-crafted works of art on two wheels. Their latest offering, RaceR, is the first e-bike inspired by the legendary UK cafe racers of 1950s fame. Classic design meets modern technology with an ecological twist, resulting in a cool e-bike that looks great from every angle.
We’ve reported on Otocycles’ designs before, when Otocycles launched its previous models. The OtoR and OtoK bikes were made for urban travel—a step up from a bicycle but not quite a motorcycle. The new offering, the RaceR bike, takes all the best things about the previous models and turns them up a notch. The latest version features a bigger front light for better visibility at night and an adjustable saddle for added comfort.
Otocycles designed the RaceR e-bike using recycled materials for the frame’s tube, which is something previous models didn’t feature. The same material is used for a battery storage bag, and Otocycles has also added a line of accessories made from the recycled material.
The RaceR has a top speed of 25 km/h (15 miles per hour) and a range of 75 km (about 43 miles) with pedal assistance. Along with human power, the bike is propelled by a 36V 11AH lithium ion battery, which is pretty popular among e-bike designers. The RaceR also features a 5 level LCD to help monitor battery power and bike performance.
Otocycles plans to make the RaceR available for purchase this Autumn. The price has not yet been announced.
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