If you’re an E-cyclist and fan of retro motorcycles, you’re probably already drooling on your keyboard over Oto Cycle’s new RaceR E-bike. Inspired by the original café racer motorcycles of the 1950’s, Barcelona’s Oto Cycles adds the RaceR to their line of awesome-looking, hand-made electric bikes.
Last year Bikerumor checked out out some of Oto Cycles’ earlier moto-styled models including the OtoR and OtoK, which have also seen some aesthetic and functional updates. Read on for the details, and of course more photos of these rolling pieces of eye-candy…
The new RaceR is constructed from steel and chromoly tubing, and with its lengthy custom frame the bike measures 205cm (81”) front to rear. Some noteworthy components include a Brooks England B67 banana-style saddle, front and rear mechanical disc brakes, and integrated head and tail lights. The bike’s electronics are well concealed inside the fake fuel tank and battery bag under the seat. The RaceR rolls on Felt’s Thick Brick 24×3.0” tires.
In stock trim, the RaceR is equipped with a 250w, 36V geared rear hub motor powered by an 11Ah Lion Samsung battery. The motor produces 32nm of torque and can bring the bike to a maximum speed of 15.5mph. Using the pedal-assist modes, it’ll cover up to 43 miles on a charge. Customers do have the option of adding a more powerful motor that produces 500w and 36V, which increases the bike’s maximum speed to 22mph.
The RaceR uses a centrally mounted LCD display that shows five levels of power assist, which includes a full-throttle mode. The complete bike weighs 61.7lbs, and there is a weight limit of 265lbs for the rider.
Oto Cycles offers some options for customizing your RaceR with different tires and grip colors, plus you can accessorize even further with their line of custom cargo and tool bags. The RaceR will be available sometime this fall, but interested North Americans will have to search abroad- Oto’s bikes are currently available across Europe, and in Asia and Australia (but the company is seeking to expand further).
Oto Cycles’ existing OtoR and OtoK models have both also been redesigned, and feature new upgrades including bigger front lights, adjustable saddles, and battery bags made from recycled inner tubes. Seen above are the newly styled OtoR (top) and OtoK (bottom). Check out Oto Cycle’s website for more info on their eye-popping retro moto E-bikes.