How do you satisfy a bike snob, a sustainable urbanite, and a slightly lazy normal person at the same time? The Grace Pro E-motorbike, that’s how. It’s an ultralight commuter bicycle with a handmade aluminum frame and a lithium-ion battery to pick up the slack while climbing tough hills. But with killer styling from handlebar to taillight, the Grace Pro looks respectable enough to win over even a grizzled fixie-riding bike messenger.
First, the motor: it’s encased on the back wheel, fully water-resistant, and requires no oil changing or special maintenance. When engaged, you can tool along at a cool 45 km/h without cracking a sweat.
Lithium-ion batteries slide discreetly into the frame and power the spartan-but-sexy lights, as well as the rugged-looking onboard computer (which displays information like current speed, battery level, and wattage-per-second used by the motor for true gearheads).
Finally, Grace offers a variety of custom frame geometries for racing, commuting, or relaxed touring. I’m partial to the “City” model, which combines a more relaxed stance with a still-badass overall look:
Any city that sets up a municipal bike-sharing program stocked with these beauties can expect an influx of drooling design aficionados… including us.