The Toy To Die For That You Can’t Afford

Warning. Reading this post can be very frustrating. Especially if you struggle to pay your mortgage and your Harley loan. This is a very expensive toy (starting at $7500 up to $17,500!!!) conceived more for the eco-conscious Silicon Valley crowd than for us grease monkey gear heads. It’s a traditional pedal pusher, a motor-driven bike and an art piece. You can ride it as long as your legs and lungs hold out. Or just nudge the throttle with your thumb and let the 36-volt pack of nickel metal hydride batteries do the heavy breathing. The makers of the Pi, which weighs less than 60 pounds, like to describe the bike as a "human-electric hybrid," The battery power alone is enough to take the two-wheeler a distance of 25 miles at speeds up to 20 mph. The transmission integrates the motor and pedals into a single driveline so it can easily pull itself up a hill, while the flywheel not only produces electric energy but also regenerates it when braking, so the energy’s released again when it’s spinning. Wow! And if you are one of my readers who can afford one, please customize it. With a little after-market hot rodding, for example a larger chain ring and gears, the bike is capable of reaching about 46 mph. When you get one, call me and I promise to help you give your electro bike the full custom look. Electro Bike PI.

3 Responses to “The Toy To Die For That You Can’t Afford”

  1. 1 Nicker Dec 22nd, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    This may be all that’s left for us to ride once the
    “Greens” get their way…. 🙁

    Listen to what their teaching your kids at school.


  2. 2 rodent Dec 23rd, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I wouldn’t want one and sure as hell ain’t gonna get dead for it

  3. 3 J Dec 25th, 2007 at 4:19 am

    Oh man, you should have run the pic of their coolest version, the Bonneville racer, with the 50cc 4 stroke hybrid setup- now THAT is slick looking!

    Here’s the direct link-

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