A new urban commuter bike with some handy high-tech features just hit the streets, and it’s called the Urwahn Stadtfuchs. Actually, Urwahn has launched two new electric bike models on Kickstarter, the Stadtfuchs and the Platzhirsch, with the hope of getting both into production later this year. Both models share a similar component set, complete with 11-gears, a durable CrMo steel frame, Continental tires, hydraulic brakes, a Gates belt drive and an aerodynamic design.
The Urwahn Stadtfuchs bike has several unique features that help separate it from the Platzhirsch. For instance, it comes with integrated LED lights on the front and back that help to improve visibility while out on the road. Those lights have been designed for use during daytime riding and while parking too, improving safety at any time of the day. Power is supplied to both lights via a built-in autonomous power system that generates electricity from the bike’s hub dynamo. Energy is created while the rider is pedaling, so there is no need to charge the lights at any time.
Security-wise, Urwahn has given it GPS track capabilities too. The Stadfuchs connects with a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to keep tabs on the bike using a special app. That same app allows riders to receive turn-by-turn navigational cues while commuting, track their rides, and even share duration, speed and distance with friends.
Urwahn is looking to raise $92,500 through its crowdfunding campaign, and if successful, it will officially begin production of both bikes with delivery scheduled for December. At that time, the Platzhirsch is expected to sell for about $3,700, while the Stadtfuchs will carry a price tag of $4,940. Both are available now for early bird Kickstarter backers at discounts of up to 35 percent. Find out more about these urban commuter bikes on the Urwahn website.