The German made Grace Ebike is simplistic in design and yet beautiful in its simplicity.
A bion-x hub motor pumped up to 1300 watts drives the bikes at speeds of up to 35mph.
The bike features a cnc frame wtih the batteries built into the bike frame tubing. A slick belt drive (but single speed), a custom front headlight, a motorcycle style center kick stand, and nice bicycle components all the way around.
Recently Grace teamed up with Mercedes benz and the folks at Smart Car to build the new Smart Ebike.
You can see how much of the smart e-bike was developed through ideas in the Grace urban Ebike.
The Grace Urban Ebike was a hard sale starting at $8500. Time will tell if the Smart Ebike will sell better at the $3800 price mark.
motorcycle style center kickstand [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_grace3.jpg]680
the bike frame is made up of cnc'ed aluminum tubing, batteries are contained within [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_grace4.jpg]610
custom dashboard [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_grace6.jpg]690
Belt drive is one of the signatures of the grace bike [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_gracebionx.jpg]670
Bionx 500 watt motor overvolted [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_graceheadlight.jpg]650
custom cnc headlight design [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_grace11.jpg]640
street commuter version of the Grace [img src=http://www.electricbike.com/wp-content/flagallery/grace-ebike/thumbs/thumbs_grace1.jpg]540
rear hubmotor, lipo cells contained in downtube