Part of the Storck Raddar e-bike range, which also launched today, the bike is the result of a collaboration with legendary Formula One outfit Cosworth. The carbon-framed bike sports Shimano Deore XT groupset and hydraulic disk brakes, and weighs in at 18.9kg. Its 250W motor is powered by a 25.5V lithium polymer battery and retails for £3,999. The Cosworth’s motor will be limited to 15mph to comply with UK law but can be removed in countries where no speed limit applies.
Ian Hughes, UK distributor for Storck Bicycle said the product launch was hugely exciting for Britain’s bicycle industry. “The timing is perfect for this innovative product to be launched to the market. There has been enormous growth in the use of electric bikes in mainland Europe, and the time is right for the product to take off in the UK,” he said. The bikes will be available to buy from the end of April at www.storck-raddar.co.uk.