When you think electric bikes, you probably have an image of a tech-ed up bicycle. But as design and technology advance, electric bikes have started to look and perform better than the average bikes while being a far more sustainable option. Be it a Tesla or bikes like the eScrambler here, the future is all about clean transport, renewable energy, and long-lasting design. And, of course, Wi-Fi which is one of the coolest things about the eScrambler!
Switch Motorcycles is a new electric bike company and they have just unveiled the eScrambler which is their very first product and we have to say, it’s quite impressive! To share some context, we expect nothing short of this from custom motorcycle veteran Matthew Waddick who teamed up with designer Michel Riis (former Yamaha Japan Advanced Labs Industrial Designer and past Danish Flat Track champion!) The first thing you’ll notice is that it has a sturdy, angular build, almost like the flat trackers and classic bikes of the ’70s or even the Tesla Cybertruck, making it stand apart from the usual slimmer electric bikes. To complete its big-guy aesthetic, it has 18-inch wheels wrapped in chunky tires, KTM forks, and a central mono-shock. Being a vehicle in 2020, it has all the tech you’d want in a bike – a digital display, cruise control, a battery level indicator, integrated GPS tracking, three power modes, and in-built Wi-Fi which truly sets it apart. However, we don’t encourage being on the ‘gram or making Tik Toks while you ride!
The eScrambler visually looks closer to the motorbike which might make the rider develop an emotional connection with it faster – we all know that is a real thing. This mid-sized electric bike has been in the making for over two years and has the top-notch tech you’d expect along with admirable performance. It is powered by a 50kW (67hp) electric motor and has a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). The eScrambler picks up from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in a whopping 3.2 seconds and has a real-world range of 150 km (93 miles) which makes it one of the top e-bikes in the market. With a pivoting swingarm at the output shaft, the complex gearing is eliminated to be replaced by a belt for smooth power delivery and lower maintenance than a regular chain drive. Designed by the masters of custom engineering themselves, the eScrambler is perfect for everyone who wants to give their bike a personal touch while riding into an environmentally friendly future with speed!
Designer: Switch Motorcycles