7 stylish and functional electric bikes to get you in motion

7 stylish and functional electric bikes to get you in motion

It's the new, fashionable way to get around town and burn a few extra calories. Here's why you should consider jumping on board this two-wheeled trend

WE’RE ALL FOR FINDING TIME to push the fitness button in life, and if somewhere in your busy schedule you can fit in a workout ‘quickie’ or a little burst of activity, we’re all for it. 

Imagine strapping on a helmet, hopping on your bike, and cycling to work. It’s not just a way to get to the office, it’s a mini workout. Sure, it might not be as intense as a gym session, but it’s a step towards a healthier lifestyle. And every step counts, right? 

The growth of electric bikes or ‘e-bikes’ has become the trendy transport craze; as lame as the phrase ‘transport craze’ sounds, we have to admit e-bikes are the new groovy way to get around. Allowing the average guy the chance to burn calories without really trying, getting to and from work, the gym or a mate’s place both actively and comfortably. 

Note: Each State and Territory in Australia has a different set of rules and regulations regarding the use of e-scooters (including where they can legally be used and whether they need to be registered with the relevant road traffic authority). Any user of this product must ensure that they check and abide by their local by-laws and use it responsibly.

Below, we break down seven of the e-best bikes on the market and show you where to get your hands on them. 

E-bikes are entering the fitness world

A recent study published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia suggests that there are some actual beneficial components of active modes of transport, and there is a growth of evidence to suggest that e‐cycling can seriously benefit an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. The study found that, compared to regular cycling, e‐bike users still receive a moderate amount of physical activity that fits perfectly with the required 150 minutes of moderate to intense activity recommended for the average adult. For those sick of sitting in the car or commuting with the rest of the population on a bus, evidence also suggests that commuting to work on an e‐bike can have an improved effect on workplace productivity.

Similarly, the study participants reported that e‐cycling increased their fitness and energy levels. So, for all the workers looking to hack their energy systems, it turns out that you are far more energised at work when you ride your e‐bike to get there. Maybe instead of coffee breaks, companies should start offering e-bike rides to their employees to keep them energised and fit. Who needs a caffeine buzz when you can get a healthy endorphin rush? 

Fortis Hybrid Commuter Electric Mountain Bike

We kick our list off with an affordable gem. The Fortis Hybrid Commuter Electric Mountain Bike is a true game-changer, offering the power of a robust electric motor combined with a lightweight aluminium-alloy frame, making it the ideal choice for both daily commuting and biking adventures. With its powerful 250W electric motor and high-performance 36V battery, you can ride up to 55km on a single charge and unleash hybrid electric efficiency. Safety is always paramount when scooting around town on this bike, and the Fortis hybrid electric bike prioritises rider security with reliable mechanical disc brakes and speed control for security.

Plus, we need to throw some respect on the lightweight aluminium alloy frame, making this bike the ultimate all-rounder, transitioning seamlessly from busy city streets to challenging mountain terrain.

Weight: 23.5kg

Battery Voltage: 36V, 10.4Ah

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Phoenix 26 Inch Electric Bike Urban Bicycle e-Bike

Moving into one of the more stylish options, this one will have you feeling like you’re cruising on the Italian coast. The Phoenix electric city bike is both a powerful yet stylish bike offering top-notch performance and comfort to enhance your cycling experience. With a brushless motor, quality li-ion battery and up to 25km/h speed, you can travel up to 40km on a single charge – talk about getting around town. The bike features a comfortable seat, durable wheels and tyres, front and rear disc brakes, and an aluminium alloy frame that can support up to 110kg. Additionally, the vintage basket and sturdy bag rack provide ample storage, while the LED headlight ensures optimal visibility for night riding. 

Maximum distance: 40km

Battery: 36V, 10Ah

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Benelli Bravo Electric Bike 

Looking for an electric bike that packs an even bigger punch? As we move this list into more luxury and quality options, look no further than the Benelli Bravo. With its robust and lightweight aluminium alloy frame and Shimano gears, this e-Bike is built to handle any terrain. But that’s not all – with a 250W centre motor and thicker 28″ tyres, the Bravo can reach speeds of up to 25km/h, and boasts a long haul 90km distance range on a singular charge. It only gets better with its bright headlight and taillight, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, and 3 electric assistance speed levels, you’ll be riding in style and safety. The nifty kickstand, mud guards, and rear rack also subtly make this e-Bike the perfect choice for everyday commuters and city dwellers alike. 

Maximum distance: 90km

Battery: 36V 14.5Ah

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Aspen Fat Electric Mountain Bike

A name that might raise a few eyebrows, once you gaze upon this machine it all makes sense. Those looking for an e-bike that can handle rough, unforgiving terrain with ease should look no further than the NCM Aspen Fat Electric Bike. With its powerful 48V 13Ah 250W motor and massive 624Wh battery, this e-MTB is ready to take on any challenge. Whether you’re commuting to work, hitting the trails, or just cruising around town, the Aspen’s fat tires (hence the eBike name) provides excellent traction and stability when riding on slipper, or unstable surfaces, while the adjustable suspension ensures a comfortable ride. Stretching up to a mammoth 120km on a single charge, you’ll be able to go further and faster than ever before. Users can also enjoy the built in USB port with 5V to charge their mobile phone to keep you on the map when embarking on lengthy treks. 

Maximum distance: Up to 120km.

Battery: 48V, 13Ah

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Lekker Jordaan Urban e-Bike

The Jordaan Urban eBike from LEKKER is truly a game-changer for those who want to cruise around the city with ease, while catching the eyes of jealous onlookers. With its Bafang Hub-Motor and Shimano 7-speed gears, this bike provides all the right power you need to tackle your daily commute, grocery runs, or even a leisurely ride to the beach. But that’s not all – it’s also packed with features that make it a joy to ride. The removable battery gives you up to a mind blowing 100 km of riding per charge, and the front and rear racks make it easy to carry your precious cargo. Plus, the hydraulic disc brakes give you powerful stopping power when you need it most. But what sets the Jordaan Urban apart from other eBikes is its versatility. With its adjustable saddle and simple controls, this bike is perfect for riders of all shapes and sizes. And thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity app, you can keep track of your key rider stats and stay connected while you ride.

So whether you’re zipping around the city or taking a leisurely ride through the park, the Jordaan Urban eBike is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to put the fun back into functional. A little extra add-on – this Jordaan Urban eBike arrives at your house 98 per cent assembled so you can practically get on the go right away. 

Battery: 36v 14Ah

Maximum distance: Up to 100km

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NCM London+ Folding e-Bike

If you’re looking for a sleek and convenient e-bike that can keep up with your fast-paced city lifestyle, the NCM London folding e-bike might just be your perfect match. It can always be a hassle storing large eBikes, especially when you’re living situation offers little to no wiggle room to designate the bike with its own space. However, with this e-Bike, storage is a long-gone concern with it’s lightweight and compact design, this e-bike is easy to fold and store, making it a breeze to take on public transportation or store in small apartments. But don’t let its small size fool you – the ‘London’ packs a sharp punch with its 250W motor and 36V 15Ah battery, providing up to a mind boggling 130km of range on a single charge, think of the distance possibilities! Plus, with its multiple levels of pedal assist and seven-speed Shimano gears, you can customise your ride to match your mood and the terrain.

Battery: 36V, 14Ah

Maximum distance: Up to 130km

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Lekker Amsterdam GTS eBike

The Amsterdam GTS eBike is like having a superpower, with its powerful mid-drive motor, bluetooth connectivity and ultra-thick puncture-resistant tyres. It effortlessly conquers steep gradients, takes on heavy loads and promises a premium adventure at every turn. With a sleek and fuss-free design, this eBike is the perfect blend of style and substance, offering a natural and enduring riding experience. It’s the ultimate ride for those who want to stay in control and enjoy the journey, while looking stylish, of course. One of the standout features of the Amsterdam GTS is its powerful mid-drive motor. The Bafang® mid-engine provides you with 80Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful eBikes available. The torque sensor is designed to sense how much power you put into the pedals, ensuring that the motor delivers power accordingly, resulting in a natural and effortless riding experience. 

Battery: 10.5Ah, 36V

Maximum distance: Up to 100km

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