Taking low-poly grunge as a deliberate design direction, the Droog DM-017 (also known as the E-Fighter V2) was designed to be the kind of e-bike that mirrors the anarchist end-of-the-world vibe this year has been so far. Building on the original E-Fighter, the V2 features an upgraded battery pack and brushless 2020 DS motor by Zero, sitting underneath a faceted distressed-metal body that does a great job of adding character to the bike… a feature that’s only further reinforced by the e-bike’s solid all-terrain wheels.
The E-Fighter V2 also comes with an unusual headlamp that shines through two slits in the front metal panel. This linear lighting approach mirrors the Cybertruck’s style, and can even be found on the back with the light-strip taillamps. While the aesthetics hint at a combination of futurism and performance, the bike is, in fact, built to live up to those expectations. The brushless motor from Zero gives the E-Fighter V2 80 lb-ft of instant torque and a top speed of 100mph. The e-bike even features upgraded suspension in both front and rear wheels, with adjustability on the fly, and a Bluetooth-enabled app that allows you to change parameters as well as monitor your bike’s performance. When all’s said and done, you can simply plug the e-bike into a 110V charging point to juice it up overnight… that’s if there is a functioning power-grid in the post-apocalyptic world.
Designer: Droog Moto (Max and Erica Droog)