California-based manufacturer Vintage Electric has created a unique bike indeed. Their E-Tracker model blends traditional flyer style with a powerful electric motor, combining nostalgia and twenty-first century ecological relevance. The bike’s developed quite a following in the three years since it first appeared.
The shop blended the classic aesthetic of a 1915 board track race bike with an impressively powerful 3,000-watt electric motor. This bike isn’t just an homage to the past, though; it can also perform.
The E-Tracker is crafted from a hydroformed aluminum frame, and holds its battery pack in an aluminum V-twin engine-inspired battery case. That’s a Brooks saddle, there, too, to help the E-Tracker look the part.
Performing rather differently than the classic bicycle that inspired it, the E-Tracker has an impressive range of 36 miles and a reasonably short charge time of two hours. The E-bike also boasts two operational modes: a “street mode,” allowing the machine to hit 20 mph, and the off-road “race mode,” which will push the bike to 36 mph. Riders will also feel safe thanks to the advanced braking system featuring Shimano “Alfine” hydraulic disk breaks.
Vintage Electric’s E-Tracker is available in several color schemes, and retails for around $5K.