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Electric without a budget: Blacktrail BT-01

3 Comments 25 September 2010

For just €59.500, this "bike" can be yours! | Photo by PG bikes

There are six billion people on the planet and the internet has a page or four thousand for every single one of them. Luckily, quite a few of them are about bicycles and some of them are beyond wildest dreams of wild dreams. The first on our list is the extravagant Blacktrail BT-01, a German blitzkrieg machine that costs close to 60 thousand Euros and the wheels alone cost a whopping twelve thousand!

Sure, technically it is a bicycle, but this two meter, hybrid-engine powered electric motorbi- bicycle can reach speeds up to a 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph) and when fully charged, the battery can drive you for 200 kilometers. Its construction is limited to 667 pieces, so if you want to get yours – start ordering now!

Link: Blacktrail BT-01 at PG-Bikes

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  • Georgia

    What is the conversion into Cdn. dollars – …not that it is in my budget – but clicking at 100 kms per hr is pretty fast for being on a bike. Does it also have the option to cycle manually?

  • It’s around 80 thousand CAD, the wheels alone are 16.500 CAD :)

    In a way, you can use it for cycling, but since it’s so heavy and I’m pretty sure the ergonomics are as good as trying to pedal a tank…

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