Tesla is known for making fully electric cars. However, many bike enthusiasts wish the company would put its expertise into use in making an electric motorcycle. Although Elon Musk has gone on the record saying that Tesla will never make motorcycle, that did not stop me from speculating on what an ebike made by Tesla would like.
The model closest to our imaginary Tesla ebike is the Model B, produced by Brekr. If you want to know why we decided on the Brekr Model B, keep reading.
What would an electric motorbike made by Tesla look like?
Going by Tesla’s upcoming vehicles, it seems the company has moved on to designs that stand out boldly. Take the Tesla Semi truck as an example. The front of the truck is by far different from anything available on the market, although the design team was aiming for the least drag. However, putting the driver in the cabin’s center instead of to a side and a cockpit-like dashboard proves Tesla is not afraid to go where others do not.
The Cybertruck is even a bolder example of Tesla’s design. Elon Musk, the CEO, said the pickup truck had its appearance because he wanted something different from every other company’s bland pickups. The truck is actually a head-turner with its futuristic Cyberpunk inspired shape and massive size.
Another theme common to Tesla’s vehicles is minimalism. You would be comfortable in a Tesla car, but you won’t fail to notice the attempt at minimalism. The Model Y and Model 3 don’t even have an instrument cluster on the dashboard!
We expect an electric bike made by Tesla to incorporate all of this, and one model that does so is the Brekr Model B.
Meet the Brekr Model B
The Brekr Model B looks like the perfect companion to the Tesla Model X, with its cyberpunk appearance. The Netherlands-based startup behind it has succeeded in using a minimalist approach to create a sleek machine.
What you will first notice is that the bike has been stripped of every unnecessary component from a usage point of view. The frame, which appears to be nothing more than a strip of aluminum, looks like it can be removed to decouple the front wheel and handle from the rest of the bike. But of course, you can’t do that.
Here’s an in-depth review I did of the only Brekr Model B in the US.
Appearance aside, the Model B is not a bad performer. It has an electronically limited top speed of 30 mph, and you can squeeze out 50 miles from the removable battery. If you wish, you may double the battery to gain more range. Here’s a Brekr Model B with a Cyberbackpack on it and parked next to a Riivian R1T.
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