Are electric bikes the future? We’re not sure—but with EU regulations getting progressively more restrictive, it’s not completely unfathomable.
If that day ever comes, put us down for one of these. Yes, you’re looking at an electric chopper—and a damn pretty one at that.
It’s the brainchild of electrical engineer Bruno Forcella, who works under the alias of Sine Cycles. He actually built the bike over a year ago, but it’s the first we’ve heard of it. And it’s so intriguing, that we had to share.
Why an electric chopper? Simple: Bruno wanted to build something out of the ordinary, but couldn’t figure out quite how. Then it hit him.
“An electric drivetrain in an open frame style chopper,” he says, pointing out the main components: the heat sink, the battery housing and “a good looking, highly efficient electric motor.”
Bruno started by stripping a second hand Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist down to a rolling chassis.…