Haibike, a renowned German e-bike brand has long been identified for its robust and bulky electric mountain bikes. But now with the introduction of their latest Lyke model, they’ve taken an incredibly stylish approach while still delivering outstanding performance. Let’s take a deeper dive into this remarkable machine.
The Haibike Lyke is equipped with an acclaimed Fazua Ride 60 motor, renowned for its diminutive design and lightweight. Thanks to this technological innovation, Haibike was able to craft a sleek frame that weighs no more than 18.5 kilograms in the SE trim level – thus resulting in a 140-millimeter travel electric mountain bike that offers remarkable performance without much bulkiness or heft.
Porsche-owned Fazua Motor Technology is being utilized by more and more lightweight, mid-level assist e-bikes due to its light weightiness and compact design. The Lyke offers a unique feature – the motor is kept upright within the seat tube rather than in the downtube as we are accustomed to seeing. This assures an improved center of gravity for increased stability when riding on technical terrain with optimized traction overall.
Altogether, the Fazua Ride 60 is incredibly light and weighs a mere 4.2 kilograms, with its 430-Wh battery pack easily removable from the frame and adjustable above the bottom bracket. Furthermore, you can even add an additional 210-Wh range extender to increase your total capacity up to 640 Wh of power! Moreover, this bike not only provides an impressive torque output of 60 Nm but also offers three ride modes (breeze, river, and rocket) as well as a convenient walk mode that allows for effortless handling in walking zones.
Haibike Lyke eBike comes in three distinct price points, all of which boast a full carbon frame and the Fazua Ride 60 Motor. The entry-level Leather Orange Lyke 10 begins at £5,699 ($6,894) with an included SRAM SX/NX 12-speed drivetrain and RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock as well as Rockshox Lyrik Select fork. For those who want to up their style game, the Carbon Sand Lime coloredLyke 11 is available for £6,599 ($7,982), while those wanting only the best can opt for Navy Bronze themed Haibike Lyke SE retailing at £8,799 or around $10643.