3 Budget (but Cool) E-Bikes

Californian brand Super73 is renowned for its super cool electric bikes that look and feel like dirt bikes with pedal power.

The brand “fuse[s] motorcycle heritage with youth culture” to create a recognizable, impressive product that’s loved by a huge, passionate customer base including celebrities, athletes and those who love an intensely fun riding experience powered by electricity.

Super73 offers a fantastic range of bikes which are all equal parts beautiful and impressive, but they do, sadly, come with a rather large price tag.

In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons why Super73 electric bikes are so expensive, whether they’re worth splashing the cash, and give you some recommendations for more budget-friendly alternatives.

Why Are Super73 Bikes So Expensive?

Super73 bikes are premium electric bikes made with high-end components and materials with top-class features, which naturally drives the price of the product up.

The cheapest Super73 bike is the SUPER73-Z1 at $1,495, and at the top-end of the range is the SUPER73-RX Malibu at $4,800.

The bikes are kitted up with, depending on the model, removable batteries, various pedal-assist modes, a display showing range and top speed, and the brand offers a large selection of accessories and customization options so you can really make your bike your own .

Super73 bikes are a fantastic premium option whether you’re looking for a thrilling weekend ride on an e-bike that looks like a motorcycle, a more sustainable commute, or simply a new way to get from A to B. However, their price tag unfortunately makes them unattainable for many.

Are Super73 Bikes Worth It?

If you’ve got the cash to splash, Super73 bikes are so worth it — the brand wouldn’t have the reputation it does if it didn’t create brilliant products. However, you don’t need to feel left out if the range is a bit too pricey for you, because there are plenty of alternatives.

Super73 bikes offer power, style, reliability and comfort, with intuitive use of materials like aluminum frames, premium and reliable components like hydraulic brakes, batteries that can offer over 100km of range, smart displays with navigation functionalities as well as guidance on speed, range and more, and tires designed to withstand whatever your ride throws at them.

But they’re not the only option out there. Read on and discover some excellent e-bikes that are comparable alternatives to Super73’s range, but without such a hefty price tag.

What is the Cheapest Super73 E-Bike?

At $1,495, the SUPER73-Z1 is the cheapest Super73 bike. It comes in a range of colors including Jet Black, White, Millennial Pink and Astro Orange, and has an integrated battery and a throttle display which offers a user-friendly experience.

It comes pre-programmed in the Class-2 mode, which means the bike is powered by electricity up to 20mph. At this speed, you’ll get 15+ miles of range, and the motor is capable of outputting up to 900 watts of peak power.

The SUPER71-Z1 weighs under 30kg, the lightest in the range. It has an easy-to-use thumb throttle on the right handlebar, so it couldn’t be easier to power, and its 4” wide tires help with sturdy handling on urban terrain.

It is a single-speed bike with a steel frame, mechanical brakes and no suspension, so it is best suited for city riders and commuters.

As with the other bikes in Super73’s range, the Z1 is customizable to your riding preferences with accessories and apparel helping you find your signature style.

Super73 Alternatives [Top 3]

  1. NewGen 345-S [REVIEW]
  2. Juiced Bikes Scrambler [REVIEW]
  3. C3STROM Astro [REVIEW]

Best Super73 Alternatives in the UK

1. NewGen 345-S

Engine: 750W
throttle: No
Weight: 32kg
Ranges: 64km
WheelSize:
20″
gears:
8-Speed
Price (approximate):

  • 🇬🇧 £2,850
  • 🇺🇸 $3,240
  • 🇪🇺 €3,250

The 345-S is the top of the range model for NewGen, which designed its 345 range to “combine the look of a motorbike and the lifestyle it offers with the ease of use and accessibility of a bicycle”.

Its bikes are designed and built in the UK using the best of British craftsmanship, so you can expect a lot of bang for your buck with the £2,850 345-S.

With a 750W motor and a range of up to 40 miles, this motorbike-style e-bike is packed with plenty of power to tackle steep hills and rough terrain. Its pedal assist, soft suspension and large leather seat means your ride will be very comfortable indeed, while the large tires and powerful motor mean no adventure is off-limits with the 345-S.

The e-bike comes in two colours, black and chrome, and each comes with a handcrafted maple cargo shelf in the frame, integrated front and rear lights and mudguards as standard.

It has an 8-speed Shimano gear system, Magura Hydraulic MT Trail brakes, and the motor can reach speeds of up to 23mph. Plus, with a charging time of just 5 hours, there’s never long to wait for the next adventure.



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2. Juiced Bikes Scrambler

Engine: 750W
throttle: Yes
Weight: 35kg
Ranges: 70km
WheelSize:
20″
gears:
7-Speed
Price (approximate):

  • 🇬🇧 £1,405
  • 🇺🇸 $1,599
  • 🇪🇺 €1,600

The Juiced Bikes Scrambler has all the good looks of Super73’s range with a lower price tag of just $1,599, and plenty of incredible features to boot.

With top speeds of up to 28mph and a 45+ mile range, this is a real adventurer’s bike. The 750W motor packs a punch, and the twist throttle gives you the motorbike sensation with all the fun of pedal power.

The Scrambler comes in two models: the CampScrambler and the CityScrambler. The former has knobby tires for on- and off-road adventuring, while the latter has mag wheels and street tires designed for urban travel.

The G2 52V battery is industry-leading with an excellent riding range, and provides optimum hill-climbing torque. Meanwhile, the 750-watt rear gear hub motor means no riding route is too ambitious for the Scrambler, and the 1300 watts of peak power it offers makes it one of the most powerful rides for a sub-$2,000 e-bike.

It has seven-speed transmission which is perfect for both steep hills and smooth high-speed rides, and you can rely on the hydraulic disc brakes to keep you safe no matter your adventure.

If you so choose, you can also bring a passenger on board the Scrambler thanks to the large saddle, but do bear in mind that the weight capacity of the bike is 275lbs.



3. C3STROM Astro

Engine: 750W
throttle Yes
Weight: 42.6kg
Ranges: 80km
WheelSize:
20″
gears:
8-Speed
Price (approximate):

  • 🇬🇧 £2,499
  • 🇺🇸 $2,499
  • 🇪🇺 €2,499

With top speeds of up to 32mph in off-road mode, the C3STROM Astro is a motorcycle-style e-bike that really packs a punch.

Its 4-piston hydraulic brakes are reliable whether you’re riding on-road or off-road, and the Lux headlight system means you can ride whenever, wherever.

The puncture resistant tires are thick and sturdy, and the half-twist throttle gives you the motorcycle experience while still having all the fun of pedal power.

With a max range of 50 miles on a single charge thanks to the large 780WH lithium-ion battery, you can trust this bike to take you on an adventure — and you can get a full charge in 4-5 hours, so you’re ready to go again in no time.

The extra-long silicone-filled saddle reduces vibration for a smooth ride, so despite the hefty 750W motor, you’ll be as comfortable as can be.

Plus, you can switch between the multi-class ride modes with ease, so whether you’re going on an off-road adventure or trying to get from A to B on tarmac, you can legally ride without a licence, insurance or registration by selecting the appropriate speed limiter.



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