This New E-Bike Looks a Lot Like the Tesla Cybertruck—and That’s the Point

Tesla isn’t the only company with a cyberpunk-inspired EV on the way.

U.K. startup WAU has just unveiled a high-performance e-bike called the Cyber, according to New Atlas. The bold two-wheeler may not elicit the same level of anticipation as the similarly named Tesla Cybertruck, but it still looks like something worth getting excited about.

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The first thing most people will notice about the Cyber is its brash design. WAU’s latest creation is easily one of the more striking e-bikes available on the market. It has an aggressively styled body—particularly its imposing frame, dramatic lighting package and 24-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires—that are sure to remind plenty of people of Tesla’s battery-powered pickup. Thanks to these features, the two-wheeler looks more like a muscular dirt bike from the future than a traditional bicycle.

The WAU Cyber e-bike from the side
WAU Cyber e-bike

The Cyber is more than just a good-looking e-bike, though. WAU, which stands for We Are Underdogs, is releasing three versions of the vehicle. The first has a 250-watt mid-drive motor and a 15.5-mph top speed, the second a 750-watt mid-drive motor and a 28-mph top speed and the third a 5,000-watt mid-drive motor and a 55-mph top speed. All three versions come with a 10-speed Shimano gearset, though the most powerful model, which is more of a moped than bike and requires a special license, swaps out pedals for footpegs.

If you’re wondering why someone would possibly choose the 250-watt Cyber over the 5,000-watt model, the answer probably comes down to range. All three versions of the bike come with high-capacity battery packs with Samsung 21700 cells, but the 250-watt model has a 48-volt battery that’s good for up to 200 miles between charges. Meanwhile, the 750-watt model’s 52-volt battery has a range of up to 160 miles, while the 5,000-watt model’s 60-volt battery has a range of 60 miles. All three bikes can still be ridden even after their battery has run out, too.

The Cyber is currently up for pre-order on IndieGogo if your interest has been piqued. The campaign is already fully funded, but early bird pricing is still available through the end of next week. All three-models are currently available for $2,999, which is $2,000 less than they will cost at launch. There are several add-ons available for purchase if you want to fix yours up, too. Deliveries of the e-bikes are expected to begin in February 2024.

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