Described as "the extreme electric bike that you could probably pass as a motorbike", the all new Delfast Top 2.0 adds an even more powerful motor compared to the original version that was crowdfunded into production following their successful Kickstarter back in 2017. It's now even quicker off the mark, and has a huge 5000 watt rear hub motor.
Previously a courier company based in Kiev, Delfast started life by crowdfunding their original Delfast Prime, an e-bike with a huge 236 miles of range. The Partner model has a much smaller range and mechanical disc brakes, while the Top is the fastest with a 50mph top speed and a claimed 174 miles of range.
Delfast don't say what the range is on the Top 2.0 (we assume it's the same or close to the same 174 miles on the original) but the main difference is that the power of the rear hub motor has jumped up from 3000 watts to 5000 watts. They've also revamped the brake system and enabled even faster acceleration - in fact Delfast say over a quarter of a mile, the bike will be able to keep up with most cars fairly easily. The new engine can also maintain the top speed momentum for much longer to avoid overheating, and it has IP54-rated weather protection so you can ride it in any conditions.
The build includes hydraulic disc brakes, motorbike tyres and a portable saddle. Delfast say the double disc brakes on the front fork (similar to cross-country motorbikes) and better firmware make the ride safer... however safe you think riding an e-bike with top speeds of 50mph is! Most importantly, they've also given the bike more "aggressive-looking wings” to complete the intimidating look of the bike.
While you'll need to licence the bike like you would a motorbike on UK roads, Delfast do say that they can supply a version with pedal assist and a speed/power limit of 25 km/h/250W to meet the standards of UK legislation. Delfast also say: "from the other side, our bikes have a 'no limits' mode for those people who would prefer to use our eco-friendly transport and want to register the bike as a motor vehicle".
The version of the previous Delfast Top is still listed sale on their website costing from 3,479 euros, although we're not sure if mark 2.0's will start shipping straight away. To find out more, head over to Delfast's website.