Not everyone is looking for an efficient commuter or a go-anywhere eMTB or even a way to tote a kid to school. Some folks don’t really want to do all that much pedaling either. And while we’re at it, why can’t an e-bike carry the hot style of a motorcycle? Super73 has taken on this perspective as the entire reason for their line of e-bikes.
Super73 makes 11 different e-bikes—seven of them can be ordered direct from Super73’s website, while the others are only available through one of Super73’s dealers. Even with so many different models, there are some features that all of Super73’s e-bikes share in common.
All of the Super73 e-bikes are styled to look like a motorcycle. The frames are built with a motorcycle-style bench seat in mind. As a result, the seat cannot be raised or lowered, though the rider can slide forward or backward on the seat. They all roll on 20-in. wheels, though the tires run from smooth-treaded street rubber to knobby ones ready for off-road use.
Super73’s lineup runs from affordable—$1495 to start—up to more than $3500. The e-bikes ship with a throttle and the ability to ride in one of four different modes: Class 1, 2 or 3 and what they term “Off-Road Mode.” In Off-Road Mode, the motor is unrestricted and riders can throttle their way to 28 mph—or more. This may be how many Super73 owners ride their e-bike; only five of their models feature a multi-speed drivetrain to help them reach Class 3 speeds. Most of their models run on a single gear, so the only way to go faster than 20 mph will be to ride in Off-Road Mode and use the throttle.
For teens who need to get around but may not want to deal with getting their driver’s license, a Super73 e-bike can serve as an effective alternative.