Cars

Icon's Retro Electric Bicycle

You know Icon, of course, from their highly desirable Ford Bronco and their all-conquering Dodge Power Wagon, as well as a multitude of other stunning projects. It is, therefore, all the more impressive that this hybrid Electric Flyer bike is perhaps the most advanced build they've assembled. 

Modeled to look like the board track bikes of a century ago, the E-Flyer is really state-of-the-art, with an electric motor wedged into the hand-built, all-aluminum frame.

Once you've pedaled up to speed, the electric bit takes over, and moves you along at either 20 or 36 mph, depending on if you're in "street legal" or "race" mode.

Range is up to 35 miles aided by a compact (like really compact) lithium battery and its own regenerative braking system, whereby the bike charges itself when you coast.

Icon powder coats the frame, then plates the various ancillary pieces in stainless steel, nickel, and brass, while the leather for the seat and handles is hand-stitched by an old English leatherworking company.


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's finally found a bike he'd be willing to ride for 35 miles.