The Derringer Electric Coming Soon

derringer1deringer2Derringer3Derringer4I already featured the beautiful motor bikes of Santa Monica based Derringer Cycles, all modern interpretations of 1920’s board track racing motorcycles with evocation of banked wood motordromes, of fuel smell, of speed, of danger, of checkered flag…

At the time of my feature they were only offered equipped with a small 49cc four stroke engine meeting stringent CARB tier 3 emission standards with a superb fuel efficiency of 180 miles per gallon. With the same simple, pare-down, aggressiveness of early motorsports, Derringer will offer very soon an electric version. Waiting for the details, admire the first pictures of this new model that you will be able to personalize.

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6 Responses to “The Derringer Electric Coming Soon”


  1. 1 Kirk Perry Mar 29th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    About time!

  2. 2 Brandon Mar 29th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Pretty cool looking.

  3. 3 Seymour Mar 29th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Yeah baby!

  4. 4 troll Mar 29th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Electrically powered vehicles will only make sense for real use when you can 1. Generate your own electricity onboard (fuel cell) or 2. Be able to recharge the batteries in the same amount of time it takes to fill a fuel tank, or 3, have a decent range at a decent speed. My bike goes almost 200 miles on a 5 gal. tank @ 70 mph…my car can go 375 miles on a tank @ 70…neither one takes any more than 10 minutes to be ready for the next leg…can you say that of ANY electric vehicle?????? I still wonder how far a Nissan Leaf will go when it’s -40 Fahrenheit…six or seven feet?

  5. 5 Terence Tory Mar 29th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Electric bicycles and electric motorcycles are two different birds, for completely different uses.

    A motorcycle racer friend of mine has an normal electric bicycle that he uses to get about town, It’s not a car, scooter or motorcycle replacement: It’s a very fast bicycle, that’s SO easy to use. He loves the thing.

    Battery bicycles are getting better and better real fast.(and cheaper).I’ll get one soon enough, I’ll build or buy complete.

    One problem with fast electric bikes is they are nowhere near as safe or stable hitting big bumps,as even the cheapest scooter or motorcycle.They are not for novices.

    Battery or hybrid motor cycles are pretty much a technological dead end, Hydrogen fuel cells are really the only way forward.

    This Derringer looks great.

  6. 6 bigitch Mar 30th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    just think…
    your zipping down the highway on your electric bike and your out in the middle of nowhere and your battery goes dead.
    just pop in the batteries from your ipod and away you go!
    too kweel

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