Italian Bad Bike with fat tyres
ITALIAN electric bike builders Bad Bike have released a 25 kg Fat Bad folding bike (pictured) that continues the theme of new design freedoms as displayed above by French company Expemotion.
The blurb on the website states the folding bike is “quiet, ecological and designed to move nimbly in the urban traffic, in full respect of nature”.
A choice of two motors assist the cyclist, allows him or her “to chew up the miles and easily overcome the climbs”, according to Bad Bike.
These motors are either a 36V/250-Watt or 48V/500Watt drivetrain. The 250-Watt drive is wired to a 10-Ah lithium-polymer battery pack with a top speed of 70 km/h.
Riders will have to allow five hours to recharge the lithiumion battery. As with all European electric bikes, even the entry-level 250 Watt costs the price of a good motorbike — about $1 775 (over R22 700).
The 500-Watt Fat Bad R can be pre-ordered for $2 220.
The company also sells a bike with a sleek little sidecar for the bambino, as well as various city cruisers — all with electric motors mounted more or less elegantly between the back wheel and the frame.
— Wheels Reporter.