Vintage Electric’s Scrambler is the best looking motorized bicycle we’ve ever seen

More moto than e-bike

The phrase often used to describe the utility of many e-bikes is “car replacement”. Vintage Electric’s Scrambler may not be the ideal grocery getter, but it will replace your clapped-out Honda Civic and immediately give you Steve McQueen levels of cool.

See the new Vintage Electric Bikes Scrambler in action

The Scrambler shouldn’t be described as an e-bike. It has a throttle and only has a singlespeed drivetrain. It’s a 21st century take on a moped, but a moped with an impeccable sense of style.

The Scrambler uses a 54-volt, 702 watt-hour lithium battery to power the silent direct-drive rear hub motor — so will require riders to produce their own “Braaap!” noises.

The Scrambler's battery takes two hours to charge
The Scrambler's battery takes two hours to charge

In ‘Race’ mode the Scrambler has a top speed of around 36mph. The street-legal mode throttles things back to a max speed of 20mph and a range of 35 miles.

Component highlights include Shimano Alfine disc brakes, Schwalbe’s Black Jack tires and a dual-crown fork developed by MRP.

The suspension fork is a shortened version of the MRP Groove
The suspension fork is a shortened version of the MRP Groove

The Scrambler may cost more than said Honda Civic, with a base price of $6,995, and goes up from there with high-end options such as an aluminum rack, leather and canvas saddlebags, a Brook’s Challenge Tool Bag and a Spurcycle bell.

Visit vintageelectricbikes.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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