Expensive Electric Bikes: E-Bike Tweets for the 1%

Imagine if we could go back in time and visit the innovators of the 1800’s who filed the first electric bike patents. We could sit down at a dusty bar and flip through our phone showing them modern electric bikes. Perhaps we could pull up Twitter hashtag #ebike and find all the newest inventions. Sure there wouldn’t be cell phone service, but just go with it for a moment.

Remember when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) visited Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in Back to the Future III? We’d probably look like Marty.

Marty McFly Back to the Future III

While we’d be sitting at the bar, we’d have to explain social media, Twitter, cell phones, and our clothes, but I think the early innovators of electric bikes would be thrilled to see what has come of their work a century later. On the contrary, I also think they might be disappointed. The price tags would shock them. They’d realize that their desire to invent clean and affordable transportation has not been fulfilled even a century later.

The expensive tech seems to get the buzz and the practical solutions are often overlooked. The most practical being the electric bike conversion kit, which costs 200-500% less than most electric bikes sold today.

We wanted to imagine what we would show these original innovators if we could go Back to the Future. Let’s ignore the price tags while we do this. So we scoured Twitter and found the coolest electric bikes. We think you’ll like these techy e-bikes as much as we do. One more thing…

In case you do find a time-traveling DeLoreon and win the lottery, be sure to add these bikes below to your post-lottery-e-bike-collection.

B52 Stealth Bomber – $9,900


Johammer J1 – $32,000


Raht Racer – $45,000


Bolt Electric Bike – $4,490


B4 Electric Bike – $9,000


Blacktrail BT-01 – $80,000


Prodeco Titanio – $5,000


Specialized Turbo – $6,000


HaneBrink All-Terrain – $9,000


Outrider 422 Alpha Electric Trike – $12,000


M55 Electric Bike – $40,000


GM Electric Bike – $TBD


Gi FlyBike – $2,290


Ford MoDe:Flex Folding – $TBD


Ford Super Cruiser – $3,895


Afghan-Engineered Electric Trike – Not For Sale


4 thoughts on “Expensive Electric Bikes: E-Bike Tweets for the 1%

  • August 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    That’s not a Harley there, it’s a B4. It’s that logo on the side. LadyDee’s language was a bit unclear, true, but it’s possible she meant that it’s a design that looks similar to Harley’s designs.

  • November 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, Teddy. Thank you for the tip. We’ve made the change.

  • April 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Considering the prices, it is somewhat relatively new to some buyers and bike enthusiasts, Surely, this article was informative and amusing. Twitter really proves that it can connect ideas and people. Awesome!

  • July 18, 2017 at 5:14 am

    The most obvious associated cost of running an e-bike is the electricity used to charge the battery. The cost of which is considerably less than running a car over the same distances. Additionally there are on-going costs as batteries will eventually need replacing. The frequency will depend on use but if you take care of your battery as with any other component then replacements will be required less frequently.

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