When you think of an electric vehicle, odds are that being comprised of wooden elements isn’t one of the defining characteristics that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what makes the recently unveiled Avionics V1 Electric Bike stand out, which incorporates wooden components into its design alongside a flexible steel frame.
At the forefront of its design, the Avionics V1 Electric Bike blends a minimal frame with stylish wood accenting. Ditching plastic, steel or other materials used to house internal components, it opts for a less conventional Jatoba wood casing. You’ll find everything from the motor and battery casing to other accent elements like handlebar grips and the saddle are comprised of the ultra-tough wood. The bike is only available in a single color option, which complements the wood by coating the steel frame in a deep matte black paint.
Now this eBike isn’t just all about looks; in fact, what it packs under the hood is just as impressive as its stylish exterior. Thanks to a 5,000 brush watt electric motor powered by a 25aH Lithium Ion battery, the Avionics V1 Electric Bike can reach top speeds of over 36mph. Range-wise, you can expect to cruise up to 75 miles on a single charge. In terms of refueling times, you can expect an estimated 2-3 hours to recharge and get back out on the road.
Other incorporated features include a chrome-plated headlight, leaf spring suspension system for smoother handling and regenerative breaking to recharge the battery. If all the other artistic design choices weren’t enough, the folks at Avionics have decided to name every single model they produce, claiming that it is the soul of their eBikes.
As of now, pricing and availability info is pretty scarce. With an Indiegogo campaign set to launch later this year in September, the recent unveiling of the Avionics V1 Electric Bike is most likely to gain some attention prior to the initial preorder stage. Although with that being said, there’s still no word on a final cost. Oftentimes with these more high-end eBikes, the retail price is equally as high. So while Avionics have already made one unconventional decision in its incorporation of wood, maybe they’ll also opt for an unexpected, more modest retail price, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Openwork frame holds the wooden saddle that hangs on shock absorber. This exceptional construction identify AVIONICS. The leaf spring with upper pipes of frame suggests wing section. The wing is ended with saddle springs. Just behind the saddle is a perfectly adjusted back lamp. The front lamp just like the other wooden components is made of exotic tree Jatoba. This extremely hard and difficult in processing precious wood is as strong as steel. Oiling and time develops its exceptional character. The color is deeper and the grains are more visible. The soul of AVIONICS is a lamp and its name. Every single bike has a name with dedicated unrepeatable lamp. The golden, warm light she emits makes night ride enjoyable and safe.