• Jan 28th 2011 at 11:15AM
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Mopeds are nothing new, but the Grace Pro Race – a collaboration between designer Michael Hecken and downhill and cross-country aficionado Karl-Heinz Nicolai – is what a pedal-assisted bike should look like in the 21st century.

Grace Pro Race

CNC-machined and produced at Nicolai's factory, the Pro Race can output between 500 and 1,300 watts, propelling the bike to a maximum speed of 28 mph. That chunky aluminum box mounted in the center of the handlebars houses two headlamps, an onboard computer and several stacks of lithium ion batteries which supply juice to the axle-mounted brushless motor. There's no transmission to sap away the juice and Grace touts the lack of maintenance as a big advantage. Beyond the price – a tongue-choking €7,398 or right around $10,000 – we're more concerned about how much the Pro Race weights. There's no mention on the site, but there are a few less expensive variants that look to be almost as much fun.

[Source: Grace via CycleEXIF]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      $10k?! I could build a better version myself for less than that much, what a complete waste of money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      how much does it "weights"?
      and for hows long can it goes?

      • 4 Years Ago
      After looking at those flimzy disc brakes and lack of rear suspension, I would say that bike is an accident waiting to happen
      • 4 Years Ago
      for 10 large, mine will have a heater, bucket seat and roof.
      • 4 Years Ago
      10K.........buy a motorcycle, a nice one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was looking at one a few months ago that was only about $700 US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For $10,000 I can buy another 2009 Suzuki GSXR 1000 that does 190 mph and gets like 300 miles per tank
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would anybody want to spend $10K on an electric bike when you could get a really nice motorcycle or scooter for far less. I built my own elecrtic bike for less than $2K and it will do 30 MPH on a level surface. Any faster would be suicidal
      • 4 Years Ago
      Geez Sam, you and Benjamin have been saving 57.5% every day.I believe you to be a shyster, a charlatan, a hood winker, a plunker and a liar. Be gone with your obvious deception of false savings.
      The bike is cool but I like my Ezip. It only cost me 300 bucks. I can get an easy 20 miles out of a charge and thats letting the motor do most of the work.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just wanted to let you know, if brains were gunpowder, you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's no transmission to sap away the juice and Grace touts the lack of maintenance as a big advantage.

      Despite not having a transmission between the electric motor and wheel, what is the pedal powered multi-gear drivetrain suppose to be? Maybe its to pay homage to the "obsolete" human powered bicycles this moped will no doubt replace. Please techy geeks leave my bicycle intact in its pure efficient form, and I promise not to install suspension, grease, and gears on your computers. That would be progress right? Add on unnecessary crap instead of improve on the original idea.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Only for people with more money than brains. Like Chris said, buy a moped, or a motorcycle, either one gives great milage, and won't cost anywhere near 10K. Also, you can go farther than forty miles on them.
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