Parillino e-bike is fat-tired and folding-framed
A couple of years ago, we told you about Moto Parilla's radical Carbon off-road e-bike – it certainly made a visual statement. Go ahead and click on the link, we'll wait. Well, now the Italian company is back with the Parillino, a fat-tired folding bike/e-bike that's also pretty eye-catching.
Being made in both non-motorized and electric-assist versions, the Parillino features a Shimano 7-speed transmission, 16 x 4-inch all-terrain fat tires, front and rear 140-mm mechanical disc brakes, and a truss-like steel space frame that quickly folds down in three steps.
The electric model adds a 250-watt rear hub motor powered by a 7-Ah battery pack, boosting the rider's pedalling power to take them up to a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). It has a claimed range of about 50 km (31 miles), and tips the scales at around 15 kg (33 lb).
If you're interested, the Parillino is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$599 will get you the non-motorized version (if all goes according to plan), with $899 required for the electric-assist model. The planned retail prices are $1,165 and $2,100, respectively.
You can see the bike being ridden and folded, in the video below.