There’s no reason a bike can’t add a little extra oomph.
The new from Electra Bicycle Company Café Moto Go! is an electric bike that will let cyclists ride the city “like a bat out of hell”, reaching blazing assisted speeds of up to 28 mph. The limited-edition two-wheeler is the Southern California brand’s latest attempt to marry classic styling with today’s technology, while advancing the electric bike.
Inspired by the look of cafe racer motorcycles from the ’60s and’ 70s (think a Honda CB750), the highly styled single-speed is one of the most eye-catching e-bikes on the market today. The sleek, almost all-black bike sports a subtle tan and olive racing stripe, illuminated Spanning Custom front light, and includes a premium Brooks leather saddle, tool bag, Cambium grips, and personalized keyring.
But as well designed as it is, Café Moto Go! is not just for looks. The bike’s impressive speed characteristics are provided by a Bosch Performance Speed 350W motor, a nearly maintenance-free Gates CDX Centertrack carbon belt drive and an Enviolo Trekking 380% continuously variable rear hub, all powered by a Powertube 500wh battery. and a 4 amp charger. There are also Cramp Brothers Stamp 2 pedals and Hayes Prime Sport front and rear hydraulic disc brakes to ensure riders can come to a complete and safe stop.
Thanks to these components, the Café Moto Go! is still easily Electra’s fasting electric bike. None of the company’s previous bikes have ever gone over 20 mph, which might explain why this speedster costs $ 4,499, a marked increase from its previous electric offerings.
Founded in 1993, Trek-owned Electra is best known for its traditional cruising bikes, like the Townie. But the company is well aware of the growing public interest in e-bikes and has invested in a growing number of them in recent years, including the city dweller go! ($ 2,599), Townie Commute Go! ($ 2,699) and Go for it ! ($ 2,799).
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