An Electric BMX is Finally Here

Good for 60-odd kilometres and a top speed of 40km/h

By Bryan Hood 03/02/2020

It’s no secret that electric bicycles have exploded in popularity in recent years. Whether you’re riding to work, on the trails or around the track, there are myriad pedal-assisted options to choose from. So far, though, the same isn’t true for those in need of a dirt-friendly Electric BMX bike. But one motorcycle builder aims to change that.

Next month, CSC will begin shipment of the FT750-20 (pictured above), a do-anything e-bike with fat tires that will warm the heart of anyone who once rode a GT, Redline or Mongoose in their youth. While not a BMX bike per se, the bike features the same frame style and low profile of the versatile off-roader.

Of course, the FT750-20 is a whole lot more cutting edge than the bike you grew up riding to school and back. It gets its boost from a 750-watt Bafang rear-hub motor that’s powered by a 13.6-Ah Samsung battery, according to a press release from the brand. The set-up results in anywhere from 40 to 65 kilometres of range, depending on how much work you’re willing to put in. The powertrain also allows the bike to reach a top speed of 32km/h without pedalling or 40km/h if you do decide to pitch in yourself.

CSC's FT750-26 electric bike

CSC’s FT750-26 electric bike CSC

The FT750-20’s advanced features don’t stop with its powertrain. It has a 6061 aluminium frame, a telescoping fork with nearly four inches of travel and eight levels of dampening, front and rear Shimano brakes, a Shimano 7-speed Freewheel gear set and Tourney derailleur and, of course, some fat Kenda Juggernaut tires. The bike also includes a handlebar-mounted LCD display that monitors speed, pedal-assist rate, battery charge, trip information and ambient temperature.

If BMX bikes aren’t your thing, there’s also a larger version of the bike, the more traditional FT750-26, that features a larger and different frame style and 26” tires. Both bikes can be purchased right now for approx. $2,500, with deliveries set to begin next month.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Bentley’s First EV Will Come With An Electrifying Claim

The EV could become the fastest accelerating production car of all time vehicle when it debuts.

By Bryan Hood

19/05/2022

Style Meets Exploration Aboard This New Superyacht

Inace’s new Aventura 164 could hit the seas in less than three years’ time.

By Rachel Cormack

18/05/2022

McLaren Is Joining Formula E Next Season

The British automaker will take over the existing Mercedes-EQ team.

By Tori Latham

17/05/2022

Onboard This Solar-Electric Trimaran Concept

The vessel goes by the name of Domus, which means “house” in ancient Latin.

By Rachel Cormack

16/05/2022

First Look: Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

The famed marque’s crowning achievement gets a subtle and sophisticated makeover.

By Robert Ross

13/05/2022

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected