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Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

If you want to go old school with new school technology, then you might want to see these 1970s-style Capri e-bikes.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

 

The Capri range of electric bicycles is inspired by French bikes from the late 1970s, offering a retro look, super-light construction (these bikes are around 16kg) and of course, electric power if you want to give your legs a rest.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

 

They even have original 1970s paint jobs, taking their inspiration from metallic paint jobs of cars from that era. I love that kind of attention to detail.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

 

But the big selling point is the fact that they are electric, but without it actually showing. If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t know. There is a small, but powerful motor giving the back wheel some power when you need it. Working alongside a 6.8Ah battery, you can get power for up to 40km from a single charge. There’s no mention of top speed and I would guess isn’t particularly fast, but that isn’t the point. It just offers a helping hand when you start to feel the pain.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

 

The Capri comes in two versions, which are the Metz, with a top-tube frame, and the Azur, with a frame that ditches the top tube for twin tubes running diagonally downwards from the top front to the rear wheel.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes

 

Both bikes come with leather saddles and handlebars (there are variants with vegan leather too if you prefer), a bottle holder, and of course, those amazing paint jobs. It’s the little things that can set designs apart and in this case, the colours will be a big selling point here.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-inspired Capri e-bikes

 

The bikes are produced in Italy using parts made across Europe, allowing the company to adhere to the strictest standards of bicycle production. It might bump up the cost a little, but it does underline that this is a quality product, built to last.

Ride retro with the 1970s-style Capri e-bikes
Ride retro with the 1970s-inspired Capri e-bikes

 

If you want one, the Capri models are being funded via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and the good news is that the target was met in a matter of hours.

But you can still get your name down for one of the first bikes off the production line. Early bird pricing starts at £943 and note that all bikes ship worldwide too.

Find out more at the Indiegogo website

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