no more sweaty subway rides

This Awesome E-Bike Takes the Pain Out of Urban Riding, And It’s Back in Stock


May 6, 2020 Cars By
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While many of us may be experiencing a social distancing-related break from it, it’s only a matter of time before we have to go back to the trying experience of urban commuting. You may only have to travel a few miles, but there’s no easy way to do it. Taking the train can be circuitous and dispiriting. A car is impractical, and bad for the environment. Cycling? Awesome…if you can avoid the potholes and have a private shower waiting for you at the office. Motorcycles can be expensive, and you need a license. Even if you’re the freaking genius who figured out how to commute via jet-ski, you can’t do that year-round.

What’s the ideal commuting solution, then? An e-bike.

The Super 73-S1 Universal Motorbike currently for sale on Huckberry looks like an old-school motorbike, but it’s a bicycle. It’s street-legal. It requires neither a license nor insurance. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and can be parked anywhere you put a bike. It ships in a box, with minimal assembly required; you just have to screw on the handles and pedals.

The Super 73-S1 delivers a battery range of 35–45 miles, depending on conditions, and a top speed of 20 mph. It offers a headlight and brake light, and heavy-duty tires to handle all types of terrain — urban or otherwise — in comfort. The bike can be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, and comes in two different colors, either of which make it look like something Indiana Jones would ride across occupied Austria: tan and army green.

While $1,995 for the Super 73-S1 e-bike may sound expensive, the best e-bikes on the market can cost much more (and require you to sit on a much less comfortable bicycle seat). Even high-end commuter bikes can approach or eclipse that price point. Oh, and if that’s still a little too rich for your blood, Huckberry also offers the smaller, less powerful Super73-Z1 for $1,395.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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