• Aug 13th 2010 at 2:01PM
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BlackTrail BT-01 – Click above to watch video after the jump

You know who you are. You care deeply about the environment and know the importance of looking cool. Also, you've got buckets of cash. You've been waiting to throw down $80 grand on a Fisker Karma but you're tired of the seemingly endless delays. Well, here's another eco-friendly vehicle on which to spend that stack o' cash – the BlackTrail BT-01.

Yes, it's a bicycle. But it's not just any bicycle. This, my affluent amigo, is an avant-garde, hybrid-electric piece of rolling retro art. It's got a classic leather saddle with matching handlebar grips, power pack cover and valve stem covers. We repeat, leather-wrapped valve stem covers! Oh yes, it also comes with its own theft deterrent device in the form of a set of leather-padded handcuffs. You heard us.

What, you want more? Okay. It's got integrated LED lights front and rear. OLED display with speed indicator and battery status. At its 30-50 km/h (20-30 miles per hour) cruising speed it will carry you 160 - 200km (100 - 120 miles). If that's too pokey, you can travel 25 - 30 miles at its maximum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph)!

While it's not yet offered for sale in America, we expect it soon will be. Production is limited to 667 units with at least 41 already being sold at €59,500 ($75,930 U.S. at today's exchange rate). Throw in the airfare to go get it and you're looking at $80,000.

Hit the jump for a better look at this breakthrough bicycle with someone who could actually afford to buy one if he wanted to, Jay Leno. Scroll a little further down for bonus video of an on-sidewalk presentation.

[Source: PG-Bikes via Engadget]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Who ever buys this bicycle should also buy a Helmet Model # ID10T aka IDIOT, A SUCKER Jersey, DUMBASS brand road shoes, and 99 cent pad lock then you should all be set.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is not the first carbon fiber bike frame...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting idea, but why wouldn't you just get an electric motorcyle for around $13k???

        • 5 Years Ago
        For $13k, I'd buy a real motorcycle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The two wheeled Volt.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Have a carbon fiber weekend everybody.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dunno if Leno looks all that cool in the photo. Looks more like he's leaving a skid mark. On the seat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      jay,,,,,, helmut........

      • 5 Years Ago
      Obviously everyone is going to focus on the price, but that is still some sick looking craftsmanship.

      I too would like to have a carbonfiber weekend.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure, what all the song and dance is all about on this bike..

      1. you can buy a full carbon bicycle that weights under 25lbs, and find an electric motor
      with, maybe not with a top speed of 65mph all for for $5-8k..
      2. where the hell are you going to leave it..? you going to lock up an 80k bicycle..?
      3. Carbon neutral..? where do you think electricity comes from..? fossil fuels, maybe..? burnt in a power station.. A traditional bicycle is carbon neutral.. damn sales monkey's ..

      I can think of some better ways to part with 80k...
      • 5 Years Ago
      With a top speed like that, I'd be wearing a full face helmet, a jacket, and gloves. Heck, even the cruising speed is enough to tear you up in a wreck.
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol.. for 75K $ i would buy a ZX-10R and a Boxster + vacation.
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