The wonderful thing about Alibaba is that you can find just about any type of vehicle under the sun, especially electric vehicles. Want to explore the seas? Have an electric boat. Want a whole train to drive your friends around your sprawling property? Here is your own train. Attacking a Normandy beach? How about an electric Jeep Willys?
But when it comes time to hop on your own electric steed and hit the highway for some midlife-crisis motorcycle fun, you’re going to want to turn your attention to this awesome electric motorcycle that’s earned a coveted spot as the that Awesomely Weird Alibaba of this week. Electric vehicle of the week.
I mean, you’re going to want to pay attention to it in a curious, deadpan way – because I don’t know how many people would actually want to be seen on this stuff.
Although for around $600, I could perhaps be convinced of its cool factor.
There’s a significant shortage of cruiser-style electric motorcycles on the market, with leaders like Zero, Energica and LiveWire focusing primarily on naked roadsters or sport bikes. However, the price alone might not be enough to convince the most hardened leather-clad bikers to hop on this contraption that looks like it escaped from a coin-operated kiddie ride.
Don’t let its looks fool you. This electric motorcycle has been prepared with quite impressive performance – at least compared to what we usually see.
Motor options go up to 3000W, which is the power I have in my own electric minivan.
A 60V, 40Ah battery will give you a capacity of 2400Wh, which they claim is enough for a range of 150 km (96 miles). There’s no way it’s accurate, but at least it sounds good!
That powerful rear hub motor can take this bike to a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) when fully geared up, meaning you can do some serious commuting or cruising on this thing. You might not be freeway ready (or freeway legal), but you’ll own the back roads with your bright yellow two-wheeler – or any bright color, for that matter. There’s a wide range of color options, which means you can customize this thing to match your pants or your key ring or your mood for the day.
As far as parts go, I’m actually pretty impressed here. Not only is it dual suspension, of course, but you even have rear footrests to carry a frightened passenger with you.
A giant headlight and motorcycle horn adorn the front fork while a neat little license plate holder hangs from the rear. I don’t know what you would put in there because no self-respecting DMV official would take more than a quick glance at this thing before telling you it’s not even close to street legal and wondering how you even introduced her to the country. But maybe a fun novelty plate is in your future.
You can even be assured that your bike will be expertly packed and loaded by the company’s team of young lads, shirtless or, at most, half-shirtless. Seriously, they put it straight into the marketing material. They have all the Chippendales dancers from Shenzhen packing this stuff. Check it out below!
As usual, though, that’s where I put my disclaimer that this is all for fun, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone try and buy one of these things for $600. You’re almost certainly going to find that it costs more than expected and is riddled with issues you didn’t expect.
That, of course, hasn’t stopped some of my more stubborn readers from buying the weird things from Alibaba I feature here (or finding their own), so we can all live vicariously through them at instead of spending our own hard-earned dough!
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