Besides the big-wheeled bikes, Benelli also
had this smart-looking mini commuter.
Kuberg has a family of electric trials bikes to fit everyone from the kids
to the parents. The belt-driven Trex is their adult bike, which uses a
lithium-polymer battery with four power modes and a claimed three
hours of range. www.kuberg.com
One of the world’s oldest bike brands still in existence, Peugeot
had an old-school-like e-bike on display with an oversized battery that took up the entire front triangle—not exactly the most
representative form of modern battery technology.
Originally founded in 1961 as a motorcycle brand,
Italjet remains a player in the motorized, two-wheeled
world with a production line that includes both scooters and e-bikes. Although we have yet to find any
information on this wild bike, it keeps being displayed
at every bike show we attend.
Although Benelli is one of Italy’s more famous motorcycle
brands, the e-bikes bearing the fabled name are actually the product of Goccia, a Hungarian-based company.
The Benelli booth had a wide variety of bikes on display,
including these two that have their batteries mounted both
internally (top) and externally (bottom).
Wayel is an e-bike-specific brand out of Italy whose bikes
stand out with their unique combination of a front hub
motor and shaft-drive transmission. The bikes use lithium-polymer batteries and lean toward city bike designs.
Besides their line of traditional commuter bikes,
Wayel also produces folding commuters that handily
fit into a bag that can beat the airlines out of their
overpriced handling fees for standard bikes.