The ICON E-Flyer. One manly e-bike.
Electric bikes have a dubious reputation.
Most people think they’re for the lazy, or they’re for the ladies.
ICON keeps it classic with a brushed nickel and Rocky Mountain-grey aluminum frame designed after the board track racers of the early 1900s — the grandpappies of the modern motorcycle.
A sand-cast aluminum housing in the main triangle conceals the 52-volt engine. In front of that: tilted handlebars encased in worn leather. Behind: a spring-loaded leather rump rest.
And yes, you can pedal this thing. But at 69 pounds, we advise coasting at 20 MPH — a nice speed for getting around L.A.
And you don’t even need a motorcycle license.
It’ll do 36 MPH off-road (just talk to ICON about that modification).
The throttle is on the right, the brake is on the left, and there’s a little red button for regenerative braking (recharges the engine like a Prius does).
After a quick zap in your garage, you’re good for two-to-three hours of flying around town.