We've seen many futuristic e-bikes claiming to be the thing of the future come and go during our time reporting for eBikeTips, the most recent being the Stajvelo RV01 made of injection-moulded plastic... but has this crazy contraption from Delaware-based Rayvolt took things to another level again?
The X One is described as "The First of a New Generation" of e-bikes, with multiple patented technologies within its fully integrated exterior. The fully flush front end includes a built-in touchscreen powered by Android, that has facial recognition software to unlock it. When it's spotted you, all the controls for the bike can be customised with a few swipes.
The frame is aluminium composite paired with a carbon fork, and the total weight is 22kg - not bad considering the size of the thing. the EU-legal X One Smart offers up to 50km of range from a 42 volt, 16Ah battery that is fully integrated into the frame.
There is also regenerative braking tech included, which allows you to slow the bike down by slowly back pedalling. An integrated gyro sensor is activated when you're going downhill to engage the regen for "a seamless riding experience" according to Ravvolt.
Other tricks up the X One's sleeve are integrated lights, turn signals in the ends of the handlebars and an ergonomic saddle with a central cut-out for plenty of comfort. The colours to choose from are Original Copper, Devil Black, Urban Grey and Neon Graphene.
So far, Rayvolt have raised almost double their original £39,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding target to bring the X One into full production - and the campaign still has 58 days left to go. The X One smart can be pre-ordered for £1,557, a 50% discount on what will be the full RRP. The Xone Smart + is also 50% off with an Indiegogo backing for £1,635, and the Power + with 750 watts of power is £1,713 (RRP £3,427). Head over to Rayvolt's campaign on Indiegogo here to check out the bike in more detail.