Lincoln-based e-bike brand Batribike have announced they have fallen victim to thieves, with a delivery of their bikes including two of the brand new Vista models stolen from a lorry. The saving grace is that the bikes were nicked without their unique batteries that fit specifically to the Batribike frames, so hopefully they won't go very far.
The three bikes stolen from a guarded lorry park were a step-through Vista-S in blue (main image), a Vista-X in matte black (above) and a Delta Plus mid motor MTB in black and red. Batribike's MD commented: "The team at Batribike is devastated. This is not how we wanted to announce our new model."
The thieves will hit a major stumbling block when trying to shift the three bikes, because all of them are without batteries that are specific to the Batribike frames. Batribike have asked dealers and the general public to be vigilant, as it won't be possible for others to be on sale, nor would a Batrbike ever be sold without its battery to a customer.
Anyone who might come across the bikes have been asked to contact Batribike by email at email@example.com, or by phone on 01427 787774.