It’s pretty clear there’s a passion for all types of bikes at Specialized. So far, our visit to their concept museum has shown a wild variety of Fast Bikes, some clever Fun Bikes, and now this collection of motorized bikes. Many of them bear more resemblance to motorcycles, street racers and motocross bikes, but the bicycle inspiration is obvious…
This race bike got the full faring treatment to resemble classic race motorcycles.
If you’ve noticed a theme of “74” on the bikes, it’s because that’s the year Specialized was started by Mike Sinyard. Check out our HQ tour for a look at how he kicked things off.
This stretched cruiser was sitting just outside the security-coded steel doors leading to designer Robert Egger’s private lab.
This Road Toad uses their Turbo battery pack and motor, paired with a Bluto and fat bike tires.
This commuter reminds me of a Honda Ruckus, except it’s electric and wouldn’t cause you to choke if you had to draft it.
During image sorting, I mistook this yellow “electra” Globe bike for an e-bike, so I’m including it here, but it looks like that dark compartment in the middle is actually a closed in storage box with yellow fade-in paint on tinted plexiglass.
If the dirt is more your speed, this Moto Demo is based off their downhill mountain bike, but adds a lot of extra oomph for racing up the hill, too.
This Scrambler looks like it’s got a motor at first glance, but it’s electric.
The Cafe Racer gets a special motor…
…from none other than Robert Egger Motor Works Co.
Huge thanks to Specialized for showing us around. That wraps up the four-part tour!