Bicycles make the heart of almost every car lover beat faster! Make them electric – and you have the best of both worlds! They are powerful, super fast, look menacing and are a boon for the environment. And we’ve seen a torrential and exciting downpour of e-bike designs at Yanko Design. Each bike was innovative and brought us something we had never seen or experienced before. From blazing speed to dashing looks to impenetrable safety standards, every electric bike we’ve featured at YD has broken some design barriers for us, and hopefully they’ve done the same for you. So we’ve curated a collection of what we think are the best e-bikes of all! From an electric motorcycle that doubles as a reliable training tool to a futuristic Tesla cyberbike, these electric bikes are sure to satisfy your need for speed and sustainability!
1. The WAYRA EV-03
The WAYRA EV-03 electric cruiser motorcycle is a 100 percent no-gimmick concept that will please any rider – be it a cruiser enthusiast, a performance lover or an off-road fanatic. The WAYRA EV-03 is a bike with a lot of personality, designed with the heritage of fat bikes and cruiser bikes in mind while still having those minimal, bold, modern touches to create visual appeal. There’s also no denying the presence of café racer aesthetics due to the low-slung driver’s position. The drag racing element is evident through the stretched rear end, but the high ride height also exudes that dirt bike racer vibe.
2. Model M
The M model was designed with the urban space constrained in mind, so the detachable handlebars make perfect sense. The electronic stand makes parking the vehicle easy and hassle-free. When it comes to adventure escapades, Tesla Model M has your needs covered. Right where the fuel tank of traditional bikes is, there is a detachable bag with its own battery that powers the lights and multimedia system. The bag has its own start-stop system, which serves as an anti-theft device.
3. The GYMO FIT
Meet the GYMO-FIT concept bike that has the typical urban commuter vibes and a durable exercise bike to keep fit. The uncertain times of the last few years have led to people opting for home fitness equipment – which is why exercise bikes have been enjoying increasing popularity lately. But like I said, the excitement of using this piece of fitness equipment quickly wears off. So, isn’t that a waste of money?
4. The NUPO e-sports bike
Equal parts edgy, cyberpunk, cold and dominating, the NUPO E-Sportbike is clearly the two-wheeled spiritual successor to the Cybertruck. The conceptual two-wheeler is remarkably sleek, but not traditionally aerodynamic. It plays with volumes quite beautifully, just like the Cybertruck, always opting for simpler surfaces over complicated ones. Combine that with that rather cold and calculating light strip headlight and the silver paint job and the NUPO looks like the electric motorcycle we wish Tesla would already make.
5. The railway motorcycle
The Railway Motorcycle is a never-before-seen idea to make the lives of railway staff easier and more importantly, to make railway track safety 100 percent foolproof to prevent major incidents. After all, the lives of hundreds of people who board trains every day depend on these controls. The idea is to have a two wheeler that hops around the tracks for easy inspecting warps, as well as a stylish bike when you’re not working. Yes, the suspension on this bike is designed to adapt to the two very different surfaces and riding styles.
6. The DAT bike
Developed by Vietnam-based Carota Design, the DATbike is a conceptual dirt bike that explores a dynamic new aesthetic that challenges the status quo. It starts with an incredibly slim frame that’s mostly bare basics apart from the heavy battery at the base, and finally adds a flourish with that beautiful hollow “fuel tank” that makes for an INCREDIBLY interesting silhouette!
7. The EQUILEUS e-mountain bike
The EQUULEUS Electric Mountain Patrol Bike rethinks what a Mountain Patrol motorcycle should be and beckons to the future of crime-fighting. This two-wheeler concept was developed with driving safety and sufficient space for all important tools and equipment in mind. The rangers, on the other hand, patrol inhospitable regions with the greatest confidence and the freedom to take everything they need with them. Even better, the storage modules loaded in the different sections of the bike are fully removable, allowing the rider to take tools with them in the most organized way possible.
Meet Reverso, an e-bike that reverses every single instinct of automotive design. I think we could attribute its design direction to the Cybertruck, which also challenges the norms with a design that’s strikingly different from anything that came before it. The Reverso sits firmly in this class too, with an aesthetic that I find difficult to put into words simply because I can’t find a real frame of reference. None of the details or parts of the Reverso look “standard” and that’s what makes the e-bike so alluring.
9. The CE 02 concept
More than just a cool toy, this electric two-wheeler is a futuristic yet simple urban mobility solution, centered on city touring to be precise. According to the head of vehicle design at BMW Motorrad, the bike is a skateboard on wheels, developed for everyone who likes to be mobile and independent. The Concept CE 02 has a very minimalist footprint and a low center of gravity – in line with the company’s claim to bring a level of design innovation that is sharpened by the emotional component and, above all, by the driving pleasure.
10. The Ronin Bike
The unique sense of fluid aesthetics is something that keeps my fire burning when I see a fresh automotive design. The Ronin bike hits the spot with its mix of cyberpunk-influenced shapes and metallic inserts. It has a long rear left swingarm that looks a bit strange when viewed from the 6 o’clock position. It almost looks like it’s crippled on one side. The front, however, with its forward lean position, gives the rider a sense of balance and the confidence to step on the gas too. The headlights and taillights have a very contrasting yet quirky design that seems to be inspired by modern devices. Especially the headlight, which is dominated by the industrial design and is housed inside the round metal housing.