[From $17,500; bmwmotorcycles.com]
The Stealth Commuter
It took a small military of designers and engineers to construct Specialised’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a light-weight motor and fittings, created a trip you’ll be able to truly carry, which nonetheless assists as much as 28 mph. “You don’t want a giant engine to get to prime pace,” says Senior Product Supervisor Marco Sonderegger. “And, simply because you’ve a giant fuel tank doesn’t imply you’ve wide array. If the unique 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.”
If the unique 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.
The battery is hidden within the body, and the bike’s so gentle you overlook it’s electrical—till you want a lift. The glossy setup comes with lights and a pc mount, in addition to choices for rack, fenders, and a water bottle-size vary extender that provides 40 miles. “If you drink a superb wine, it’s all in regards to the mix,” Sonderegger says. “It’s the identical right here, however the good mix is energy, weight, and vary.”
[From $3,350; specialized.com]
With a large-arbor spool and a carbon-fiber/stainless-steel disk drag system that options a variety of stress ranges, the Abel Vaya can deal with every part from gentle saltwater work to trout streams requiring a superlight tippet. Plus, with 80 completely different finishes, every part from a local cutthroat sample to retro Caribbean—and eight distinctive deal with colours—the western Colorado crafters carry customized type to unmatched retrieval pace (sizes: 4/5, 5/6, and seven/8).