We know we're supposed to be impartial and all that, but we have to admit to being big fans of Icon's work. Whether it's a Bronco, a Toyota FJ, a Dodge D200 or even an old DeSoto wagon, the folks at Icon never fail to transform their projects from old and busted into eminently desirable. But if their usual six-figure price tags and less-than-green footprint make you wince, allow us to point you in the direction of Icon's latest set of wheels. Only by "set," this time we mean "pair."

What we're looking at is the Icon E-Flyer, the Californian company's new electric bike. It's inspired by early World War I-era board racers, but packs a 3,500-Watt electric motor and 52v battery. Limited to 750 Watts for the road, it'll carry you for 35 miles on a two-hour charge. It'll top out at 36 miles per hour derestricted, but is limited to 20 mph for the road.

Icon's first two-wheel project since the Ural Solo-based Quartermaster, the E-Flyer is built around a hydroformed aluminum frame, powder-coated in Rocky Mountain Gray, with billet forks and Brooks leather handles and saddle, and it looks stunning. Icon will only make 50 examples, each built to order, at with a price tag of $4,995.


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      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      That seems like a reasonable price for a hand made, limited production bike. It also looks cool!
      Arch
      • 1 Year Ago
      You do realize that these are two different Icon brands? Seriously do some research. They are icon4x4.com and rideicon.com. Please go to each site and become familiar with theses companies. This is the first 2 wheel project of Jonathan Ward the CEO of Icon4x4.
        trenchanting
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arch
        I was thinking the same thing, Autoblog has their Icons mixed up. One builds resto mods the other is a motorcycle apparel manufacturer. Both great companies, with similar styles even. Still different non the less.
        vikinglab79
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arch
        http://www.icon4x4.com/overview/e_bike
      manure
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good price for what it is. Doubt they are making money on the project. Shows they are creative / ambitious / etc.
      yoatmon
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's really a good looking machine but also by it's looks, I wouldn't want to crank those pedals with an empty battery not even for 800 yds.
        waetherman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @yoatmon
        I agree - at 60 lbs it's a bit of a porker for pedal power. I assume they included pedals for emergency backup, but perhaps also because it gives it some kind of legal moped status so it doesn't require a license or something.
          2 wheeled menace
          • 1 Year Ago
          @waetherman
          I've ridden an electric bike with a dead battery for 10 miles. I'm 250lbs and the bike was 50lbs. Guess whose weight was more detrimental to the ride.. :P
          paulwesterberg
          • 1 Year Ago
          @waetherman
          Legal for bike paths.
        Hi There Paul
        • 1 Year Ago
        @yoatmon
        57 lbs
      ScrewBot
      • 1 Year Ago
      Real bicycles are great. Electric bicycles are stupid,
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ScrewBot
        Wow, real deep. *passes you huffing up a hill, doing double the speed that your body can manage*
          George Krpan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @2 wheeled menace
          I rode 80 miles on Sunday with 8000 ft of climbing. I doubt if you could cover the distance in less time on an electric bike. You'd have to stop and charge.
          George Krpan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @2 wheeled menace
          I have an electric bike. It goes 20 mph on level ground with no wind but is much slower uphill. I can get anywhere faster on a road bike. I dumped your buddy on The Snake trying to pedal his 75 lb electric bike up it. PS I was on a fixie.
      reattadudes
      • 1 Year Ago
      "the Californian company's". REALLY? isn't it, "the California company's"? has the Autoblog staff moved across the pond, and we just didn't know it? is your "paycheque" now in pounds?
        GoodCheer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @reattadudes
        I don't remember ever hearing the name of a place used as an adjective until a few years ago. Is it an East coast / West coast thing? This is a great France cheese! IKEA sells modern Sweden furniture. Would you like some Canada bacon with your eggs? It'll be tough to get used to.
        danfred411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @reattadudes
        what are you talking about??
      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      If a $3500 bike was something I would even consider, it would be this one. The problem is I'd want to use something like this to run to the grocery store, but I'd be far too scared to just leave it locked out front. It would just sit in my shed and never get used.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have went full motorbike. Pass.
      vexvulsamee
      • 1 Year Ago
      $5k for something that is restricted to 1 hp?
      EXP Jawa
      • 1 Year Ago
      I looked at this today at SEMA. It appears to use a Felt cruiser frame. It was finished well, but I didn't see $5000 there. This, mind you, comes from a cycling enthusiast that dabbles in all various forms of it. To folks complaining about the 60 lb weight, you've obviously never ridden an old Schwinn Phantom or something of the like. They were close to that weight as standard and were only powered by legs! I've got bikes that are in that weight range. I wouldn't climb mountains with them, but they're fine on flat ground.
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Year Ago
        @EXP Jawa
        I didn't notice that. Yes, it's made from a ~$500 felt cruiser chassis it seems. Heh, weight doesn't really matter when you have 10 times your legs' output coming out of the motor continuously :)
      danfred411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well if you like the custom vintage motorbike look then it's pretty good.
      1989merc560sec@gmail
      • 10 Months Ago
      This bike is very unique. And for those who are concerned about the comfort, just like any bike, you can custom the bike by adding front and rear shocks. If you're not using the battery it is not difficult to pedal to your destination. You got to admit, this is a cool vintage bike and perfect for city living. Also, a nice conversation piece as well. If money is not a concern, then this bike is worth the purchase. My advised is to have it repainted to get that vintage vibe and a nice old school helmet for safety and you are on way. Don't forget to get a nice lock and chain because everyone would admire this bike when parked.
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