Update, 5/26/2021: Huckberry is currently down to just one remaining example of the Super 73-S2 in stock, at least for now — so if you’ve been on the fence about buying this e-bike, now could be the time to make the leap.
While many of us may still be experiencing a social distancing-related break from it, it’s only a matter of time before we have to go back to the trying experience of urban commuting. You may only have to travel a few miles, but there’s no easy way to do it. Taking the train can be circuitous and dispiriting. A car is impractical, and bad for the environment. Cycling? Awesome…if you can avoid the potholes and have a private shower waiting for you at the office. Motorcycles can be expensive, and you need a license. Even if you’re the freaking genius who figured out how to commute via jet-ski, you can’t do that year-round.
The Super 73-S2 Universal Motorbike currently for sale on Huckberry looks like an old-school motorbike, but it’s a bicycle. It’s street-legal. It requires neither a license nor insurance. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and can be parked anywhere you put a bike. It ships in a box, with minimal assembly required; you just have to screw on the handles and pedals.
The Super 73-S2 delivers a battery-powered range of 40 miles, depending on conditions, and a top speed of 28 mph. It offers a headlight and brake light, and heavy-duty tires to handle all types of terrain — urban or otherwise — in comfort. The bike can be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, and comes in several different colors.
While $2,695 for the Super 73-S1 e-bike may sound expensive, the best e-bikes on the market can cost much more (and require you to sit on a much less comfortable bicycle seat). Even high-end commuter bikes can approach or eclipse that price point.