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Greyp G-12 e-bike has supercar roots

Greyp G-12 e-bike has supercar...
The Greyp G-12 electric bike is made by Croatia's Rimac Automobili
The Greyp G-12 electric bike is made by Croatia's Rimac Automobili
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The Greyp G-12 electric bike is made by Croatia's Rimac Automobili
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The Greyp G-12 electric bike is made by Croatia's Rimac Automobili
A view inside the G-12
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A view inside the G-12
The bike features a two-speed planetary Schlump bottom-bracket transmission
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The bike features a two-speed planetary Schlump bottom-bracket transmission
The G-12 has a Acer Body form saddle, on a Bontrager Rhythm Elite seatpost
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The G-12 has a Acer Body form saddle, on a Bontrager Rhythm Elite seatpost
The bike features Tektro Auriga E-twin custom brakes with a 203-mm disc system
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The bike features Tektro Auriga E-twin custom brakes with a 203-mm disc system
Some of the G-12's electronics
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Some of the G-12's electronics
The G-12 in use off-road
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The G-12 in use off-road
The G-12 in use on the city streets
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The G-12 in use on the city streets
One of the G-12's more interesting features is its 5-inch tablet-like touchscreen user interface, with a fingerprint scanner
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One of the G-12's more interesting features is its 5-inch tablet-like touchscreen user interface, with a fingerprint scanner
When using the motor, users can choose between three driving modes
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When using the motor, users can choose between three driving modes
According to Rimac, one charge of the 64-volt 1.3-kWh lithium nanophosphate battery should be good for a motor-power-only range of up to 120 km (74.5 miles)
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According to Rimac, one charge of the 64-volt 1.3-kWh lithium nanophosphate battery should be good for a motor-power-only range of up to 120 km (74.5 miles)
The Greyp G-12 and its four-wheeled sibling, the Rimac Concept One
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The Greyp G-12 and its four-wheeled sibling, the Rimac Concept One
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If you want a stunningly fast, eye-catching electric supercar, you could do worse than the Rimac Concept One. Should you not have approximately US$1 million to spend on one, however, there's still something you can buy that's made by Croatia's Rimac Automobili – the €6,000 (US$8,000) Greyp G-12 electric bicycle/motorcycle/moped-type thing.

The 49-kg (108-lb) G-12 is the more teched-up descendant of the Greyborg, an electric off-road bike that was made and distributed by Rimac mechanical engineer Zvonimir Sučić in his spare time.

Riders can choose to pedal with no assistance, pedal with assistance from the electric motor, or go with motor-power only. When using the motor, users can choose between three driving modes: Street, in which its top speed is limited to 25 km/h (15.5 mph) so it won't be legally classified as a motorcycle; Eco, which maximizes energy-efficiency; and Power, which allows for faster acceleration and a top speed of 65 km/h (40 mph).

According to Rimac, one charge of the 64-volt 1.3-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery should be good for a motor-power-only range of up to 120 km (74.5 miles). Recharging takes 80 minutes, from a standard outlet.

One of the G-12's more interesting features is its 5-inch tablet-like touchscreen user interface, with a fingerprint scanner
One of the G-12's more interesting features is its 5-inch tablet-like touchscreen user interface, with a fingerprint scanner

One of the G-12's more interesting features is its 5-inch tablet-like touchscreen user interface. This is what allows riders to switch between modes, plus it displays data such as speed, power output, battery life and estimated range based on current power usage. That display also incorporates a fingerprint scanner, that can identify up to 50 different users, and up to five fingers on each user. This gives riders the option of switching between modes, or accessing other functions, simply by pressing different fingers against the scanner.

Other features include a high-tensile steel frame with a carbon fiber body, regenerative braking, a two-speed planetary Schlump bottom bracket transmission, along with front and rear shocks offering 180 and 110 mm of travel, respectively.

The Greyp G-12 can be seen in action in the video below.

Source: Greyp

Greyp G12 introduction

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12 comments
Anru
Great Message. Go zipping at high speeds down urban sidewalks. Unfortunately, the first child who runs out of a building, not expecting to be slammed by a 100 lb electric bicycle, is dead. I found this ad terrifying.
The Skud
We get enough head-on collisions between trail bikes now, let alone letting these loose on tail ride areas! Without enforceable "one way" direction limits more deaths or injuries will occur as 'silent' bikes suddenly appear around a corner.
Danimal
Holy Crow - flippin' relax people. It's just an ad for crying out loud.
gerald
Anru and The Skud pretty well summed up my reaction to this ad. Except for one thing, the young woman didn't wear a helmet. Or does the manufacturer consider that unnecessary in urban areas?
wle
why is this better than a regular motorcycle for half the money?
Walt Stawicki
it cant get legal in u.s.a. because no hack is required to get it over the kegal ebycyle speed limit. plus....utility? zero zip nada
flylowguy
With the seat back like that and no rear tire protection, that bike is just itching to bump a rider off the seat, onto the rear tire, and put his sensitive parts in a pinch while abrading his butt which is now the rear brake.
Al Mayberry
The bike looks good, the film could be pretty good--I agree with the comments about encouraging raging down busy street, sidewalks and bike paths is what will get bikes banned and keep the 15 mph limit in EU. I have three ebikes and friends with them for years. We almost always pedal while motoring--often vigorous peddling. This film NEVER shows that--it always shows sitting on yer butt like a motor bike and then gives a text message that you can pedal it with no motor. The most common and useful way to ride an ebike is to pedal and motor at the same time. What a clueless marketing film that diminishes the marketability!!
frogola
if it were going for two grand we would all buy it in a micro second.
Guido Muldoon
Cool bike! I'll wait for something more practical with the same or better performance specs and a price point in the 1.5k - 2.5k USD range.