Check Out The Crazy Hutch Superbike – An E-Bike from the 80’s!December 6, 2017
Speed demons were around before the advent of e-bikes, and here’s proof: a fully-faired six speed bicycle with aerodynamic wheels and a trunk fairing that was sold in 1989 as the Hutch Superbike:
“How fast? Fast enough that the average Joe could technically get a speeding ticket while blasting down the highways and byways of urban America. The SUPERBIKE by Hutch is the most innovative bike to come along in decades. Featuring a full-fairing for minimum wind resistance, and six gears for maximum speed. From downhilling, to F-1’s, to a friendly race with your local bike club, the SUPERBIKE can win races for you. Because of it’s limited nature, and quality workmanship, the SUPERBIKE is a limited edition product. Race on down to your Hutch dealer and find out the solution to staying ahead of the pack – once and for all! Oh, one more thing – on the way home, avoid the radar!”
The bike was on sale in the late 1980s for just $299 (£250) and was capable of hitting speeds above 45MPH (we assume this was on flat ground), but it is still impressive and it looks so 80’s in style that it hurts my eyes!