To us, the Sinclair X-1 looks like a recumbent bike trapped within a bubble. Lo and behold, that's what it is. Well, sort of. Sinclair technically calls the X-1 an electric vehicle (EV) because it's powered by a lithium-ion battery pack linked to an electric pancake motor that's connected to the rear wheel via a fixed gear drive chain. We still think the X-1 is more electric bike than EV, so that's the name we're gonna stick with.
Regardless of what category the X-1 falls into, here's what it offers: the electric bike can be
The X-1 is technically classified as a bicycle, so there's no need to insure it and no operator's license required to ride it. Additionally, anyone over 14 years of age can drive it on public roads in the UK. Interested? Hop the jump to watch the Sinclair X-1 dice through congested traffic.