Bird Bike: Revamp of the Scooter Brand

Features, Lifestyle I By Justin Cornelison I October 20, 2023
Bird Bike A Frame

Electric bikes, commonly referred to as e-bikes, have been rapidly transforming the way people navigate urban landscapes. With a burgeoning demand for eco-friendly and efficient transportation, manufacturers, both new and established, have been competing to offer innovative e-bike solutions. Bird, a brand that has been making waves in the micro-mobility sector, has recently unveiled its latest Bird Bike models, signaling a fresh direction and a commitment to enhancing urban mobility.

Bird’s previous e-bike models had drawn criticism for their resemblance to those produced by the now-defunct VanMoof. The association with VanMoof’s bankruptcy was something Bird was keen to distance itself from, and this recent release signifies a clean break from the past. The new e-bikes were introduced at the MicroMobility America trade show and are designed to cater to the evolving needs of urban commuters.

Bird Bike V Frame

The foundation of Bird’s new e-bike lineup is built around two distinct platforms: the A frame and the V frame. Both models prioritize lightweight aluminum frames and components from renowned bicycle OEMs, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to quality and durability.

One of the most appealing aspects of these new e-bikes is their versatility. They come with a Shimano seven-speed drivetrain, offering an accessible and reliable range of gearing options for different urban terrains. Additionally, the brand’s website, in collaboration with TradeHubb, hints at the availability of a belt drive system, although the pricing and specific specifications for this version are yet to be disclosed.

Performance-wise, these e-bikes are equipped with a robust 500-watt rear hub motor, powered by a 48-volt, 10.5-ampere-hour battery pack. This combination promises an impressive 50 miles of range on a single charge. Furthermore, the e-bikes meet the rigorous UL 2859 and UL 2771 certifications, ensuring that the battery and drivetrain adhere to industry safety and performance standards, offering peace of mind to riders.

Bird Bike details

Bird places a strong emphasis on safety and security. These e-bikes are outfitted with a 120-decibel alarm system and built-in location tracking, discouraging theft and providing the means to locate the bike if it goes missing. On the road, hydraulic disc brakes and integrated front and rear lighting enhance rider safety. The bikes also feature bright LCD displays that offer essential information for a seamless riding experience.

As of now, Bird has not disclosed all the specifics concerning these exciting new e-bike models. However, the launch is expected in Spring 2024, and they will be available through Bird Bike’s network of dealers. The best part is that these e-bikes will be priced affordably, with a starting price tag of no more than $1,299 USD, making them accessible to a wide range of urban commuters.

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