If you’re on the hunt for a pedal-assist e-bike with retro-cool charm, you’ll likely already have stumbled across Vintage Electric. The new 2020 Cafe model brings some new tech to the party, including something called the 2020 Vintorque Drivetrain.
“The 2020 Cafe was not engineered in relation to other pedal assist bike,” said company founder Andrew Davidge. “It was benchmarked against our powerful 3000-W throttle bike line. We wanted to ensure that all of our models could ride together in a class of their own.”
The 2020 Cafe model features a curvy chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame that boasts either maple or walnut laser-etched inlays, and sports a 750-watt hub motor with Vintorque will help you get to 28 mph (45 km/h) without breaking a sweat. That fancy-sounding drivetrain technology includes a Bluetooth-enabled controller that gels all of the components together and the company’s “most finely attuned torque sensor ever” to deliver power precisely when it’s needed.