German auto maker Audi has revealed plans for an e-bike with five riding modes and a top speed of 80 km.
Weighing in with a carbon fibre frame of 1.6 kilograms and two 26 inch carbon fibre rims of just 600 grams, the bike is powered by a 11,042mAh battery delivering a peak output of 3.1bhp. The battery can be fully charged from flat in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The bike is also equipped with front and rear hydraulic disc brakes and an on-board touchscreen computer to operate the bike’s technology features.
The touchscreen allows the rider to select following riding modes: Pure, Pedelec, eGrip, Power Wheelie and Balanced Wheelie.
The ‘Pure’ mode disengages the battery drivetrain and the bike is run purely on pedal power, the ‘Pedelec’ mode is where the battery kicks in and the rider can attain a top speed of up to 80km/h, and the ‘eGrip’ mode makes the bike propel on all electric power which will take the bike up to a speed of 50kmh.