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Cruzer e-bike can carry your surfboard to the beach in vintage style

Cruzer e-bike can carry your s...
Emission-free surfboard transport courtesy of the Cruzer from Rayvolt
Emission-free surfboard transport courtesy of the Cruzer from Rayvolt
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Emission-free surfboard transport courtesy of the Cruzer from Rayvolt
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Emission-free surfboard transport courtesy of the Cruzer from Rayvolt
The Cruzer is available with a 250 W or 1,000 W hub motor
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The Cruzer is available with a 250 W or 1,000 W hub motor
The Cruzer comes in two frame sizes and two wheel size options
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The Cruzer comes in two frame sizes and two wheel size options
Retro cool combined with modern electric assist technology: the Cruzer from Rayvolt
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Retro cool combined with modern electric assist technology: the Cruzer from Rayvolt
The Cruzer e-bike being used to pull a hydro-board along the coastline
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The Cruzer e-bike being used to pull a hydro-board along the coastline
The Cruzer benefits from disk braking front and rear, with regen topping up the batteries
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The Cruzer benefits from disk braking front and rear, with regen topping up the batteries
Interestingly, Rayvolt uses only solar power during production of the Cruzer
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Interestingly, Rayvolt uses only solar power during production of the Cruzer
The Cruzer has LED lighting front and rear
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The Cruzer has LED lighting front and rear
The Cruzer is available with a 1,000 W hub motor
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The Cruzer is available with a 1,000 W hub motor
The Cruzer is available with a 250 W hub motor
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The Cruzer is available with a 250 W hub motor
Lockable housing low in the Cruzer's steel frame contains Samsung Li-ion battery packs
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Lockable housing low in the Cruzer's steel frame contains Samsung Li-ion battery packs
Not shown here, but Rayvolt can supply an optional cover that rocks PV cells to charge the Cruzer's batteries while baking in the sun
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Not shown here, but Rayvolt can supply an optional cover that rocks PV cells to charge the Cruzer's batteries while baking in the sun

Surfers looking to transport their boards to the beach on two wheels could take inspiration from Deus ex Machina's Honda Super Cub, but those wanting to go emission-free may find the Cruzer of interest. The cafe racer/board tracker-styled e-bike can be supplied with a surfboard cradle, and will make its Eurobike debut next week.

Aesthetically somewhere between the Ruffian and the Avionics e-bike, the Cruzer's rear wheel hub motor comes in 250 watt or 1,000 W flavors, the latter being more suited for off-road adventures. Maker Rayvolt says that its retro e-bike can provide electric assist up to 45 km/h (28 mph), but the model making its way to next week's Eurobike expo in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, has been speed-restricted to 25 km/h.

Lockable housing low in the steel frame contains Samsung Li-ion battery packs in 48 V/10.5 Ah/567 Wh or 48 V/22 Ah/1,134 Wh sizes. Rayvolt offers a smart charger or fast charger, and the option of a PV-packed bike cover that can top up the Cruzer's battery pack while it bakes in the sun. Regen braking should also help eke out more juice from the battery.

Retro cool combined with modern electric assist technology: the Cruzer from Rayvolt
Retro cool combined with modern electric assist technology: the Cruzer from Rayvolt

A proprietary control system connects to the rear hub via Bluetooth, allowing the rider to adjust pedal assist, check speed and keep an eye on battery status using an app running on a paired smartphone or using a dedicated control unit with 4.5 inch HD touch display. The control system can also activate the Cruzer's anti-theft system.

The e-bike's frame comes in two sizes – 1,294 or 1,466 mm (51 or 58 in) from front wheel hub to rear – and two wheel sizes are also available, 24- or 26-inch. Elsewhere, there's front and rear LED lighting, disk braking and a thumb throttle to get riders moving without pedaling.

Interestingly, Rayvolt uses only solar power during production, which adds to the e-bike's green appeal. The Rayvolt Cruzer Eurobike model is available in orange, green or gray for €2,700 to €3,500 (about US$3,000 to $4,100), depending on configuration. Have a look at the promo video below to see the e-bike in action.

Source: Rayvolt

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3 comments
ljaques
Heavy, overpriced, homely bike, but gorgeous girl model. Oh, I like the surfboard rack concept, too. With import hub motor -kits- priced at sub-$200, how do they expect to command these unGODly prices?
ErstO
I disagree, I kind of like the style, not quite a fat bike, but close... sort of reminds me of a 1920’s Harley with no engine, but still kept the tank and flaring under the seat... I agree the price seems a bit high when you can get a 50cc Yamaha Zuma for 2,200 US .... I wonder whats driving the price up on these electrics, the batteries? the low volume build? .... and dont get me started on that gorgeous girl, god I miss my youth :-(
Mzungu_Mkubwa
Kinda wondered why the guy at the first of the video had his headlight pointing up at the sky... guess that's the chic/hip way to set it up! I do like the bike's style, tho (yes, highly overpriced). With the pedal-forward geometry, it seems like you'd need a mini backrest to "push" against when pedaling. Also, please put a gearset for the pedal-power, y'all! Those single-speed cruisers are killer on the hills on the way home from a long ride to the scenic outlook for the sunset make-out session with your sweetie after your battery's died. (whew!)