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The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

Image source: greyp-bikes.com

When you need to get around in the city, sometimes one option isn’t enough. A bike is great way to travel in some areas, while a motorcycle will let you travel greater distances without a whole lot of energy input from the rider. But now you can have the best of both worlds, with the Greyp, a transportation option that lets you pedal it like a standard bike when you want to, but ride it like an electric motorcycle when that’s called for.

The Greyp G-12 can either be pedaled manually, with electric assist, or hit up to 65 km/h in full electric mode. With a range of up to 120 km on a single 80 minute charge (with a 220V outlet), the G-12 can be a full-service commuting option that offers speed and convenience at a low energy cost (the full charge uses about 1.3 kWh of energy).

The bike’s lithium-nanophosphate battery packs are said to have an expected minimum life of 3000 charge cycles, while still maintaining 80% capacity, and the G-12’s regenerative braking system can recoup some of the bike’s energy input while driving.

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The G-12 has three different power modes, Street, Eco, and Power, allowing riders to pick the mode that’s optimal for their current use. A display panel offers the rider plenty of data on speed, consumption, ideal and calculated range, and motor temperatures, and the bike is fingerprint activated, so there are no keys to be misplaced or forgotten.

The Greyp G-12 retails for about $8,000, so it’s not an impulse-buy type of bike, but it could be well worth it for the serious eco-conscious commuter. Find out more at Greyp Bikes.

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