Icon branches out into electric bicycles with new E-Flyer

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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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