founded in 2015 by two canadian students, tempus is an electric bike manufacturer currently in its early stages. among many other e-bikes currently available, tempus’ CR-T1 electric bike stands out because of its design that recalls the form of a 1960’s cafe racer motorcycle. the result is a bike that boldly brings together the newest battery and motor technology with a stylish motif of the past, combining all the ease of riding a bicycle with the power and looks of a motorcycle.

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because there is no need for gas, the tank is used to house the controllers and wires

 

 

aside from its unique design, the CR-T1 electric bike by tempus boasts high quality with its hand-built aircraft grade chromoly steel frame. equipped with a 48V 17Ah lithium ion removable battery with samsung cells, the e-bike has a rage of 50km without any pedaling. its 1000 watt brushless rear-hub motor can reach a top speed of 50km/h for off-road use and is otherwise capped at the legal limit for ontario, canada (32km/h or 20mph).

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the frame is made out of aircraft grade chromoly steel

 

 

because there is no need for gas, the tank has been repurposed as storage space for the controllers and wires. the battery is rated for 600 charge cycles, which means you can get 35,000 km. when drained, its 4AH-rated charger can be plugged into any standard wall outlet and will be fully charged and ready to go in 4-5 hours. either way, the e-bike can be ridden as a regular one.

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leather cafe racer motorcycle seat for maximum comfort and style

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the CR-T1 has a range of 50km without pedaling, and 65+ km with moderate pedaling

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in order to charge the battery, just plug it to an standard socket and it will be ready in 4-5 hours

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