We’re still not really sure where the line is drawn between an electric moped and an e-bicycle, but we’re guessing you probably won’t care when you’re zipping around on this retro boardwalk racer inspired e-bike. Called the E-Flyer, the electric assisted creation is the first two wheeled product out of Icon – well known for their super clean, and super simple Jeep FJ, CJ, and Broncos. Perhaps in a small effort to offset the gas guzzling nature of their off road vehicles, their electric bicycle is turning some heads.
Get the details on this limited edition after the break!
Instead of a boring, cylindrical battery pack like you’ll find on a lot of e-bikes, the E-Flyer offers one shaped to resemble a v-twin motor (e-twin?). Inside is a 52v 12.5 Amp hour battery rated for 1000 cycles that can fully recharge in 2 hours with the included charger. Thanks partially to the regenerative braking, the battery is good for up to 35 miles on a single charge. The battery is housed in an Icon Rocky Mountain Gray powdercoated hydroformed aluminum frame with a custom dual crown fork made with steel legs in billet aluminum triple clamps.
The juice is fed to a 3,500w hub motor that is limited to 750w in “street legal” mode. Otherwise the brushless DC motor pumps out a full 3,500w which will push the E-Flyer to around 36mph (20mph in Street Legal mode). Fairly impressive when you consider the bike weighs a reported 57 pounds! Front and rear stopping power is provided by Avid BB7R mechanical disc brakes with 140mm rotors as shown (57 pounds? 140mm rotors?).
The rest of the bike sees custom bits like the brake levers, the CREE H4 LED head light, and a leather work provided by Brooks. Made in California, the E-Flyer will be limited to 50 pieces and will retail for $4,995. But that’s not all – the price includes any specialty tools, owners manuals, and a Brooks leather care package.