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The Greyp G12 is half electric bike, half motorcycle, wholly amazing

The Greyp G12 is half electric bike, half motorcycle, wholly amazing

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We got to check out a few electric bikes at NYCeWheels last month, but nothing captured our imagination as much as this burly new design from Rimac Automobili's Greyp Bikes. The Greyp G12’s downhill-inspired dual-suspension frame, hydraulic brakes, and beefy midsection remind us of Frog Design’s Rana 2 electric motorcycle concept, and the company says that it straddles the line between bikes and bikes, but there are pedals if you feel like doing some work yourself.

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Not that you’d need to. Greyp says that the G12 can do 40mph unassisted and get an astonishing 75 miles on a single charge. (The 1.3 kWh battery cells pictured above push the bike's total weight to nearly 110 pounds.) Recharging from nothing takes just 80 minutes with a standard 220V outlet, after which you’ll be able to unlock the bike with its built-in fingerprint scanner. The G12's retail price and availability are still up in the air, but Engadget notes that the price for dealers is €6,000, or about $7,900.