From September 4 to 7, Eurobike, the largest bicycle trade show was held in Europe. In this show, many new models of electric bicycles – that we can see in the bicycle market from now on – have been presented.
One of the head-turning models in the show was “Le Cafe Racer” e-bike. The model, produced by the French startup Aevon, has attracted much attention, among other things, at the Eurobike Show, thanks to its unconventional urban design. It shows that Le Cafe Racer is a world-class e-bike inspired by motorcycles, with lines that remind more of a chopper than a normal bicycle.
The Le Cafe Racer ebike’s engine has two pedaling assistance options. Riders can choose between a mid-drive motor or a hub motor. From which the mid-drive motor can be modified for anywhere from 250 W up to 1,000 W. The first one allows to reach the bike speed of 25 km/h (15 mph) and is more common in Europe, where laws limit most street-legal e-bikes to 250W. On the other hand, a 1000w motor allows reaching speeds as high as 50 km/h (31 mph). The second is more focused on the US market, where high power electric bicycles are favored.
And in case, if the rider chooses for a rear hub motor, it offers a 1,000 W motor that will be capable of reaching the speed of up to 45 km/h (28 mph).
Also at the battery level, the Le Cafe Racer electric bike has two options, a 36-volt (for lower power models) or 48-volt (for higher power models) battery with which we can travel a distance from 40 km (25 mi) to 80 km (50 mi).
This mini-bike style e-bike has a total weight of 17 kg and uses 24.8″ double-walled wheels with 180mm hydraulic disc brakes. The rear-wheel features a Sturmey-Archer internally geared hub and suspension in rear consist of dual moped-style coil-over shocks. However, there’s no front suspension.
It is an electric bicycle that seeks more the infatuation of the owner of having something different and exclusive, rather than mere functionality. You might be seeing this e-bike coming to the market early next year.