capri e-bikes are vintage on the outside and all-electric on the inside
 

capri e-bikes are vintage on the outside and all-electric on the inside

designed to celebrate the rich history of automobile design from the EU, capri is a series of e-bikes inspired by vintage french models from the late 70s. the bikes are designed to look like just like classic bicycles, while a rear-wheel motor and 6.8ah battery gives a pedal-assisted drive for a range of 40kms.

images courtesy of capri

 

 

available in a selection of metallic hues inspired by 1970s automobiles, the capri comes in two variants: the metz, which has a top-tube frame, and the azur, which comes with a mixte frame without the top tube for twin tubes running diagonally downwards from the top front to the rear wheel.

 

 

the e-bikes are impressively light, weighing in at just 16kgs. both models come with leather saddles and handlebars and there’s the option for vegan leather too. other handy features include a bottle holder and easy setup. it takes just 20 minutes to assemble a capri.

 

 

‘at a time when the mainstream bike industry has moved most of its production to asia, we are looking for a fresh start,’ a description of the fundraising campaign for the bikes reads. ‘capri bikes works with the same producers that once brought the first quality bicycles to the rest of the world. remaining producers manufacturing bike components with the love and dedicatino that their ancestors were able to share across generations.’

 

 

‘by working with them we help to keep alive an industry that respects its people and its environment. riding a capri will allow you to enjoy the present with a reminder of our point of departure.’

 

project info:

 

company: capri
type: electric bike
status: crowdsharing
platform: indiegogo
designers: andrés maldonado elvira & adrían garcía gonzalez

  • Where is the battery that powers this bike …. don’t see one … the only odd object is what looks like a chain guard … ???

    LEONARDO SIDERI says:
  • Though clever… How well did the CIVIC Hybrid sell compared to the PRIUS? If you spent all that $$; you will want people to know it – not that you ride your grandfather’s bike.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi says:
  • I agree with the no battery comment. The bottom bracket and hubs are all non-electric size. Either the campaign is misrepresenting the final product or they have no intention of actually producing an e-bike. I’d be extremely wary of this campaign.

    Shaun says:
  • Just sloppy how the mudguards and especially the rear mudguards are attached. Just look at the distance to the wheel.

    ckd says:
  • The battery is in the water bottle guys. Rather clever

    Jim says:
  • To those also wondering where the motor & battery are. You can follow the links to Indiegogo to see more details.

    You can see them in the photos on this page. A small 250W 13cm hub motor & the battery is disguised as the metal bottle.

    John says:
  • Hey, yes this sounds a great product, I checked in detail the components and there is a very good cost for what you get, obviously is not a 3K USD bike so don’t expect high performance brakes or gears, but look the tyres, frame and brooks parts, thats a good offer.
    The idea of the battery is fantastic.

    Peter says:

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