There is no doubt that the popularity of electric is affecting several spheres around the world. This time it’s an electric bike. Built in partnership with Recon Power Bikes, this e-bike stands out from the ones you’ll find in stores near you. Its distinctive look stems from a partnership with GM and its GMC Hummer EV.
All-wheel drive and 3 driving modes
Bike and GMC Hummer EV enthusiasts will soon have the best of both worlds. Equipped with big tires and adjustable suspension, just like the Hummer EV pickup truck, this super bike will allow you to tackle a range of terrains. Each axle has a 750 watt, 48 volt electric motor. Its maximum speed on the ground is limited to 48 kilometers per hour and a 48-volt LG battery powers the motor placed on each wheel. In terms of autonomy, it will be possible to travel a maximum distance of 80 kilometers in propulsion mode in the best conditions.
Although it has many features reminiscent of the GMC Hummer EV, you won’t get the “Crabwalk” mode. On the other hand, you will have the right to 3 driving modes. The first is the cruise mode which only uses propulsion. It allows you to travel the maximum distance using the least amount of electricity. Then there is the traction mode which only uses the bike’s front motor. This one will allow you to navigate loose terrain, slippery surfaces and snow with better traction.
The last and third mode is called adrenaline and uses both engines simultaneously. By virtue of this mode, the all-wheel drive will allow you to practice your sport in the most arduous and difficult trails. Among other features, it will be equipped with 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, an 8-speed transmission and a control screen on the handlebars.
Even though this bike is one of a kind, it is only today that an electric bike offers all-wheel drive. Indeed, the Recon company already manufactures a similar bike called the Stryker. The latter, however, offers a less distinctive style and is equipped with motors of only 500 watts per wheel, which is less powerful than the Hummer EV version.
Two versions will be offered: the first uses a small 17.5 amp-hour battery, the second a 21 amp-hour battery. Prices will vary between $3,999 and $4,175 US. This super electric bike is currently available for pre-order and will arrive during the month of December.