Polaris® Launching Electric Bicycles In United States, Canada & Latin America

Polaris1Polaris is launching the global distribution of a new line of electric bicycles with innovative features that take riding an eBike to work, for play or sport to a new level. New Polaris eBikes are stated to revolutionize the Light Electric Vehicle market with Duo Drive™, BioSync™, Arc Regen™, and ProRide™ Rechargeable battery technology. Polaris eBikes are a premium 8-speed bicycle equipped with an electric motor, operating on a rechargeable battery. eBikes are quickly becoming a popular way to commute to work, run errands or simply get around town. Because the eBikes run on a rechargeable battery, you don’t need to buy gas, nor do you need a license or insurance.

Polaris2Polaris eBikes can travel up to 30 miles on a single charge at a speed of up to 20 mph. To recharge, just pop out the internal battery pack and charge it off the eBike. The battery, can also be charged on the eBike. The eBike recharges in 4-6 hours. An LED indicator shows battery status level whether in-use or recharging. All models of eBikes are distributed throughout the Independent Bicycle Dealer network, as well as select Polaris dealerships nationwide. MSRP is $2,999.

Polaris3Most competitive eBikes are either throttle controlled or pedal assisted – not both. Polaris eBikes feature both Biosync Pedal Assistance technology and Power On-Demand Throttle Control, which operates like a throttle in order to ride without pedaling. Biosync Pedal Assistance Technology is a superior advancement in eBike power management. Comprised of an advanced MultiSensor and proprietary smart controller, BioSync reads the power output of a rider during a natural pedal motion. It then matches that output to give you the most efficient and comfortable ride on your eBike. BioSync technology results in the closest thing to the feeling of a regular bike ride, but with added power.

Polaris4Polaris eBikes are built around a top-of-the-line 8-speed mountain bike with top-of-the-line features. The Vector Model is an-all-around rugged bike designed to go from the trail to the street and every place in between. Features include a 6061 aluminum frame, 26” Kenda wheels, Suntour XCT front suspension, Tektro brakes, SRAM 8-speed gear, and in-frame battery design. The Strive and Strive Step-Through models are sports utility bikes, but also built for comfort and control. The Strive and Strive Step-Through models include all the features of the Vector, as well as a cargo rack.

17 Responses to “Polaris® Launching Electric Bicycles In United States, Canada & Latin America”

  1. 1 Vinnie Apr 5th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    $3000 for a bike that I can pedal faster than 20mph without having to “charge it” for 4-6 hours? No thanks…

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC Apr 5th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    if im gonna spend 3K on a bike its gonna be one helleva downhill full suspension bike

  3. 3 Matt Apr 5th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    With all of the investments Polaris has been making in the EV industry I suppose it was just a matter of time. Would be interesting to see a Polaris electric race/sport motorcycle sometime in the future as well.

  4. 4 Rodent Apr 5th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This is their fall back if Indian fails!

  5. 5 Cobalt Apr 5th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Indian cannot fail and will no fail.

  6. 6 burnout Apr 5th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Nope. peace

  7. 7 Waldo Apr 5th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    If you go to the web site and read it carefully, this is actually a Polaris licensing agreement with EVantage.

  8. 8 Scout Apr 6th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    CustomiIng ebikes is fun. I made on that looked like Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang meets Time Machine meets the Nautalus. Minds were blown. Was fun to ride on bike pathways between bars.

  9. 9 Shanedrive Apr 6th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Oddly enough, this week an acquaintance (spell?) stopped by on a bike he turned into an electric unit. He’s been battling cancer, can’t work in the field he used to so he’s looking to generate income doing something else. Was a neat set up. Said he’s @ $900 wrapped up in it, it does @ 30mph, uses the lithium batteries. The motor is the wheel. armature is stationary at axle. All the studying he’s done lays claim to ability to run up to 30 miles on one charge but he hasn’t tested distance w/it yet. He’s taken it to two different long steep inclines to see how it handled such loads. He said it did great, never seemed to lose speed either. He’s going to try and build/sell them. I hope he succeeds. There’s a pretty strong bicycle culture around here.

  10. 10 Shanedrive Apr 6th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Oh forgot to mention how professional the build looked too. appeared mass produced.

  11. 11 Blackmax Apr 6th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Ok ????
    Polaris is a BIG company with its fingers in many “pies”
    so it’s nice if you like that sort of thing.
    I’m betting that with the deep pocket that Polaris has, Indian will NOT fail
    Me, I’m still waiting for my Indian (Press) “Test Ride”

  12. 12 Rick Lossner Apr 8th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    At this price point … painful. However, there were always be those that jump on early with the new technology.

    When these suckers scoot along a lil’ faster and have maybe… 100 mile to a charge on them… and price is 1/2 … they should really take off? This is not doubt getting them to the forefront of the new technology ..

    Does make that ebay 60 cc bolt on bike motors seem cheap though at sub-$200?

  13. 13 Mike Corbin.com Apr 8th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I have a strong hunch the new Indian will be a big winner..

    DNA has been recaptured along with serious commitment.

  14. 14 BobS Apr 8th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    3k is pretty steep, but I can see a market in places like NYC, Miami, LA, etc. I bet any reliable, and easy to operate ebike would do well. The folks interested in them are not looking for a 100 mile joy ride on the weekends, or triple digit speeds. They want a commuter vehicle that they don’t have to find a gas station or mechanic for maintenance, and they can fit it in the elevator and park it inside their apartment. A sub 1000 dollar option seems the most reasonable but we are talking about people that spend more than that every month on a 700 s/f apartment…I mean “loft space” lol.

  15. 15 Bigwoody Apr 9th, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Dad had one of last “real ” Indians. A 1953 Chief.
    Rember it well.
    Now ride a BMW and a custom Harley.
    Hopedfully the Polaris Indian makes it.

  16. 16 Tooj Apr 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Folks DO realize that Polaris is pretty good at reducing costs through assembly efficiencies?

    This is an introduced item… mass production on a scale to reduce price is putting the cart before the horse. Seems that Polaris has always had a love affair with torque and electric motors do have that.

  17. 17 Bigalyts Apr 9th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Schwin did an electric Bike and it was like $15-$2,000 and the leftover are $600 in a shop in Ft. Lauderdale.Lee Iacocca did one backed by a small Company as we.all heard of Chrysler called ebike. they went out, I think the fact that for $3 g’s you can buy a Scooter that will do a 150 miles at $3 and go 45mph for $3 g’s not to say the Chinese Crap for $1,000

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