Vintage Electric drew a lot of attention when it unveiled its retro e-bikes a couple of years ago and managed to fuse the classic look of early 20th century board track racers with a decidedly modern electric motor. Well, it’s back here with a powerful, high speed, heavier electric bike akin to a moped with limiter settings for around town use (750 watt, 20 mph in Street Mode) and optional Race Mode (2800 watt 36 mph).
The Tracker utilizes a hydroformed aluminum tank frame crafted to stand the test of time. The feather-light frame provides increased performance and unsurpassed strength and longevity.
The heart of the bike makes battery pack and electronics in an aluminum V-twin engine-styled battery box, while its 52 V lithium-ion batteries provide a range of 36 miles, reaching fully-charged capacity in just two hours. A sophisticated computer located in the battery box provides smooth anti-lock braking. Combined with Shimano Alfine hydraulic disc brakes, the Tracker stops on a dime.
A regenerative braking system is integrated to Shimano ‘Alfine’ hydraulic disk brakes, which recharges some of the battery’s capacity while providing a smooth deceleration.
The saddle, grips, and frame guards are made entirely of Brooks premium leather. Durable yet supple and smooth to the touch, the full grain Brooks leather trim is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
The Tracker’s tires come in two flavors, midnight black and a light cream. Equipped with Schwalbe Fat Frank’s, these tires provide a soft ride while reducing friction to maximize range. Woven with KevlarGuard, a bullet-stopping, impenetrable material that protects against flats.
The standard price of this beauty is $4,995, but it can go all the way up to $6,845, depending on the accessories and upgrades you might want.