Rich Drivers Drive BMWs. Rich Riders Ride This Bike
They all start with letter “U”, but Unique is my preferability, not Ubiquitous.
It’s an electric bicycle that can hit 43.5 MPH, can be folded up, and has a price tag of $24,000. Yes, I’m talking about the cafe racer-style e-bike Trefecta.
Designed for military-grade use, this bike reminds me of the Humvees or BMW R75, the motorcycle with sidecar popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army. Unlike those vehicles, which always appear with a heavy-class looking, the Trefecta gives me the feeling of a revolutionary yet smart military vehicle — if our army has ever wanted to use it in mission.
Made from military-spec aluminum, the bike boasts a beefy construction. This ensures it can withstand more than its share of the elements since all sensitive components are housed inside the frame, allowing you to enjoy the ride regardless of terrain or weather conditions. The Trefecta features a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub, a Smesh Gear transmission, 26-inch carbon fiber wheels, and Schwalbe mountain bike tires. A computer mounted at the center of the handlebars lets the rider control riding modes, suspension, and check several data such as speed, battery level, navigation or distance.
Now let’s talk about power. The bike uses a 4-kW motor, which creates up to 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel, allowing the Trefecta to cruise at top speeds of 43.5 MPH. A pedelec system is integrated in order to help managing the motor output at low speed, adopting a pedal-assist type of operation to minimize battery drain. And as I said at the beginning: this is a truly cafe racer-style e-bike since it comes with a throttle on the right handlebar that you can crank to speed things along on the open road. Very brilliant!
“Trefecta’s aim is to create the game, instead of changing it. By focusing on true innovation, we create the norm and set the standard for the products of tomorrow. In our opinion, the only way to truly differentiate is to start with a clean sheet. This way we stand out from the crowd and make the impact that we envisioned from the start. This vision translates itself in both our product as well as business model,” said Trefecta
As if you’re worrying about space, the bike can even fold down into a compact pile, making it easy to store. Click here to pre-order.
I’m falling in love with a guy who rides on this cafe racer!