Luca Bar is back with a new, but very vintage, design, this time for an electric scrambler. He designed the Electro Scrambler to look like a retro off roader, something you might have seen forty years ago with a name like Triumph or BSA on the tank. This one has the advantage of 2 wheel drive, something easy to do with an electric since hub motors need no mechanical drive, just the wires to the motors.
If you’re like me, you might think some of the electric designs that show up are a bit cold. Zero, for instance, makes an electric off road bike that looks sort of industrial, very functional in many ways, but no matter how well it works, it’s not something that attracts your eye.
I much prefer something retro like this to the radical, some electric bikes look a bit too Star Trek for my taste, but that may be a reflection of my age, there’s probably a strong contingent of younger riders who see the newer designs as what they would expect for an electric. Now, if we can just get some long range batteries …
Link: Luca Bar