A bike from Easy Rider is being revived as an electric motorcycle.
Once upon a time, Spanish manufacturer Bultaco built an iconic motocross bike called the Pursang, which went on to find fame thanks in part to a notable appearance in the film Easy Rider. The company went out of business for good in the mid-1980s…but the legend of the Pursang endured.
Now, a new Spanish manufacturer calling itself Pursang plans to revive the name with a new line of electric motorcycles. They will bring two versions to the market starting this year.
The first, the carbon fiber-bodied E-Track, will arrive in September 2020, and be available in a limited run of 72 bikes at first. The E-Track will use an 11-kW Bosch motor to achieve a top speed of 75 mph and a range of 99 miles. It will sell for €13,700 — a little over $15,000 at current exchange rates.
The second will be a cheaper offering called the E-Street, which will be perfect for the electric motorcycle enthusiast who also happens to be a Bruce Springsteen fan. It will use a 6-kW Bosch motor for a top speed of 62 mph and a 62-mile range. Pursang will sell it for €9,700, currently a little north of $10,000. The website does not provide a date as to when that bike will be available for purchase, however.
Competition in the electric motorcycle space is heating up, with major manufacturers like Harley Davidson competing with independents like Zero. If you’re looking for an EV bike to add to your garage, check out some of our favorite electric motorcycles here.
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