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Electric Flyer

Los Angeles automaker Icon is best known for creating classic-looking 4x4s for well-heeled off-roaders. Its latest offering, however, has just two wheels and is made for the pavement. Icon’s E-Flyer, developed in concert with Silicon Valley–based Vintage Electric, is roundly retro—all WWI-era motordrome racer lines topped with a Brooks leather saddle—but it’s boosted by a thoroughly modern electric motor. The rear-hub-mounted drive has two settings: a 750-watt mode for tooling around at 20 mph and (if you sign a waiver) a 3,500-watt mode that’ll let you zoom down country lanes at 35 mph. It takes two hours to charge, weighs 69 pounds, and has a range of about 30 miles. Just 50 E-Flyers will be built, and with a sticker price of five grand, this electrifying ride will also shock your wallet.

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