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1950s-style Otocycles electric bikes

We were knocked out by the Icon Electric Flyer from the US recently, but it seems Europe has more than matched it with the Otocycles electric bikes.

Said to be inspired by the 1950s (although we would have pitched them a little earlier in truth), the bikes are craftsman made by a Barcelona family of engineers, kicking off as a hobby before turning into a full-blown business. They worked in a frame, then followed it with the motor, before combining the two into what you see here.

That's a bike weighing in at 23kg and able to cover between 40 and 65km per charge. Ideal for a reasonable daily commute in a town or city. You can also customise your bike in various ways, resulting in 'your bike' being an individual rather than another mass-produced cycle.

You can see some of the designs here or you can check out these and other designs at the Otocycles website. In terms of price (included transport costs, customisation and tax in Europe), you are looking at €1,650 for the eretroV (pictured at the bottom of the page), with the OtoR and OtoK pictured above coming in at between €2,685 and €2,850.




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