The first thing most riders will notice about the Scrambler is its unique looks which resemble something Harley-Davidson may have designed a century ago. Where most ebikes feature a boxy design, this has a low profile, sweeping curves and a charming — yet rugged — throwback style. It even includes a leather seat and a battery pack that resembles a motorcycle engine from a bygone era.
Under the hood, the Scrambler is powered by a 704 watt-hour battery that gives its motor a range of roughly 35 miles in standard mode, which allows speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The bike also features a “race mode” as well, which can increase that speed to as much as 36 mph – at the expense of battery life of course. The current version of the Scrambler features a throttle that is pressed to engage the nearly silent electric drive, even when the rider isn’t pedaling, but we’re told an updated version is coming soon that will give riders the option to switch the drive over to a pedal-assist mode. When engaged, this allows cyclists to get a bit of an extra boost when pedaling, which comes in handy when going up hill or wanting to go a bit faster.
Speaking of rough terrain, the Scrambler is Vintage Electric’s most capable off-road machine. It includes a rugged front suspension system and wide 26-inch tires that allow it to transition from pavement to the trail, and back again, without missing a beat. Other nice features include hydraulic disc brakes and a built-in LED headlight as well.
Vintage Electric sells the Scrambler for $6,995 and offers several add-on accessories. Those include a cargo rack, saddlebags, a lock, bell, and even an onboard toolbox. To find out more, visit the company’s website.
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