Designed retro style, these two-wheelers boast an unparalleled spirit sure to turn heads as they speed by
March 4, 2020: As is the characteristic of MAD Gallery, the hub of genius inventions is presenting AVIONICS VM, a handmade electric bike that captures the thrill of flying high while riding on solid ground. Blending minimalistic features into a retro style reminiscent of the 1930s, these two-wheelers are as beautiful as rugged.
This conception hails from Avionics, a business started by two Polish gentlemen, Bartek and Jaromir. “The design of Avionics references vehicles and planes from yesteryear, while its interior technology showcases the twenty-first century,” explains Jaromir.
Offering a unique and striking form built to be reliable and withstand time, Avionics VM is an environmentally friendly alternative free from noise and exhaust, the bike has been created exclusively for M.A.D. Gallery, in a limited edition of 52.
The sweeping lines of the sturdy frame are made with chromium-molybdenum steel, an incredibly strong and corrosion-resistant material, and chrome steel, a standout colour produced specifically for this M.A.D. Gallery collection. Integrated into the frame is an ergonomic seat using leaf spring suspension to provide a smooth ride and a notable design element.
Accents handcrafted from Jatoba wood enhance the AVIONOCS VM’s visual allure with rich, warm tones. The sleek wooden chest located at the bottom of the frame confidentially houses the battery, immobilizer, and electrical components, protecting them from weather and dust while simultaneously adding a touch of class with old-school leather straps. From the saddle and grips to the headlight and fork covers, the hardwood features are exquisite.
The AVIONICS VM has a massive 5,000-watt electric motor harnessing incredible torque (125 newton-maters or 92 feet-pound) with top speed reaching 36 miles per hour (58 kilometres/hour). Featuring a 24-ampere hour lithium-ion battery pack, the bike can travel an estimated range of 74.5 miles (about 120 km) in low-power street mode and can be topped up in two to three hours from a domestic plug socket. Additionally, there is a USB port for charging the bike.
The AVONICS VM e-bike is programmed with various street modes limiting its power to more street-friendly speeds. However, using the force mode of the AVIONICS VM, you can ride like the wind – which is why the ‘M’ in ‘VM’ stands for makani, meaning wind in the Hawaiian language.
Decked out with hardy disc brakes measuring 203 millimetres (8 inches) on both the front and back wheels makes stopping as effective as possible. And the power created from slowing down is recouped and helps charge the battery pack, extending the ride time until you have to plug in. In case the battery runs dry, or for the very sporty, AVIONICS VM is armed with traditional cycling pedals to get back home the old-fashioned way. The chrome-plated headlamp will help guide a night ride with its 1,000 lumens of light while the bike’s taillight offers an output of up to 15 lumens via a bank of 18 COB LEDs.
The AVIONICS VM’s 26 by 3 inch special tires with retro ZigZag tread are able to take on a variety of terrain. The e-bike is also waterproof so you can take it out while it is raining without any worries: simply deactivate the immobilizer and a rear-wheel electric blockade anti-theft system with your key and off you go.