This Storta Electric Bike From Officine Riga Has Us Prepared to Leave Our Cars At Home
It’s like a two-wheeled fashion statementby Jonathan Lopez, on
Electric bikes are a nice compromise, offering both health-boosting self-propulsion and convenient, eco-sensible transportation. Granted, it isn’t a segment we explore very often, but this latest design from Officine Riga caught our eye all the same.
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The frame was bolted together, rather than welded, which lends it a mechanical, form-meets-function sort of appearance.
The wild-looking eBike you see here is called the Storta, and it was created by an Italian firm named Officine Riga. The first thing that caught our eye was that crest-like light up front, which mirrors the outline of Riga’s brand and uses LEDs for forward illumination.
Moving down the line, we come across a large open frame in orange and topped by a svelte green seat. Made from CNC machined aluminum and rocking an anodized finish, we think the frame looks pretty good. What’s more, the whole thing was bolted together, rather than welded, which lends it a mechanical, form-meets-function sort of appearance.
Riders sit atop a leather seat, while contrast stitching and Riga branding give it an upscale sort of vibe. Big, knobby tires grip the ground, while hydraulic disc brakes haul it down. And check out that exposed rear suspension - sweet!
All told, the Storta is expected to go as far as 35 miles on its own while achieving a top speed of around 25 mph
Bike Bikee did the DC electric motor, which is juiced by a 48-volt, 11.6-Ah, 550-Wh battery. All it is mounted low in the frame to assist in handling.
All told, the Storta is expected to go as far as 35 miles on its own while achieving a top speed of around 25 mph. The bike will also come with an app that lets you monitor performance and energy consumption.
Of course, buyers will be able to get theirs in a variety of alternative colors as well, with several customization options expected to be on the table. There’s no official pricing available as of yet.