With the introduction of the Super73 and other electric hub motored bikes the team at Roland Sands Design couldn’t help but imagine the possibilities a platform like this could offer. Racetracks in indoor facilities where racing makes its way in front of the public with little sound and no emissions, or rentable rider friendly machines that take up little space and require essentially no maintenance. It’s a low risk, high fun concept.
In the case of local transport, we’ve seen the introduction of the electric scooter displacing the bicycle in some places. In any case, people are getting their first shot at a two-wheeled powered machine, even if they are standing on it. It opens up the case for low dollar, low power bicycle class electric bikes and pedal assist platforms without the need for ownership. Of course, we can’t go too far down any road until we start thinking about racing and what that looks like with a low powered electric platform.
We took a simple direction for the build converting the easily accessible and un-intimidating Super73 into a slim road racer that performs well and looks the part. The bike roll’s on slicks giving it tacky grip and plenty of traction when leaning the bike over at extreme angles. The fork was a prototype unit from Super73 and added adjustability into the frontal dampening. The back of the bike was removed, and a slim custom fabricated subframe and the aggressive tapered rear tube was put in place to give the machine some race flavor and also help simplify the lines of the bike.