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Urwahn Platzhirsch E-Bike

Urwahn Bikes have introduced an electrified version of their award-winning creation, the Stadfuchs commuter model. The new Platzhirsch (German for "top dog") is a 3D-printed e-bike with integrated smart lighting and fully integrated cables. The sleek bike maintains the same distinctive design and ergonomic construction as the popular Stadfuchs model, at the back you get a curvy frame that acts as a way of dispersing strains and shocks on the rear wheel but also contributes in giving it its distinct look. The unique frame is made out of "organic steel" that is joined together via 3D-printed steel connectors, and hides electrical components including the 250-Wh battery. Pedalling power is augmented by a 250-watt Mahle ebikemotion rear hub motor with 40 Nm of torque and capable of delivering a top speed of 16 mph (25 kmh). The range is up to 80km, but you can also add a range extender to boost this by around 60km. Other notable features include integrated LED lighting system, with the front light built into the handlebars and the rear integrated into the seatpost, internal cable routing, Shimano BR-UR300 hydraulic disc brakes, a Gates Carbon belt drive, and integrated mounting points for fenders and racks. watch the video below



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VOLTA ELECTRIC BICYCLE

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BREKR MODEL B

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SLAMMER BAGGER | CUSTOM HONDA VT 1300

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