Electric bicycles have the potential to become the next big thing when it comes to personal transportation in large cities, but the problem with these two-wheelers doesn’t lie in their practicality but in their looks. Indeed, in order to implement the battery packs necessary for the electric motor, e-bike designers usually end up with a bulky frame, which isn’t always desirable.
However, there’s been some progress in this regard, and a fine example comes in the form of the Tempus Electric Bike, which actually boasts a rather classic, toned-down look. The bike was inspired by classic café racer motorcycles, and it is equipped with a 1,000-watt hub motor complemented by a 48-volt Lithium-ion battery. This battery needs just 5 hours in order to charge up completely, and it ensures a top speed of 31 miles per hour. The frame was put together using Aircraft-grade Chromoly steel, which is why it offers a maximum load capacity of 350 pounds. Other highlights include 26-inch wheels, Marks M2 Hydraulic disk brakes, and a rather affordable price tag of about $3,900.