Known for its supercars and hypercars, including the McLaren P1TM, luxury supercar maker McLaren ushered in the “era of the electric hyperbikes” with today’s debut of its range of e-bikes.

The new limited-edition four-bike range extends McLaren’s performance-focused design and technology into the electric two-wheeled world for the first time.

Designed by the same teams responsible for the electrified lightweight McLaren Artura hybrid supercar, the first McLaren e-bikes offer signature features, including carbon fiber construction and next-gen electrification to deliver “an authentically McLaren high-performance experience.”

The e-bike’s powerful motor enhances its high power-to-weight ratio, “a pivotal attribute mirrored in the development of McLaren supercars.” Designed with torque figures that “surpass the standard of other premium e-bikes,” the McLaren e-bikes are engineered for “class-leading performance.”

Further reinforcing the link to its supercars, the McLaren design team designed a digital display whose graphics mimic the cars’ driver displays. Telemetry information, including speed, battery life and range, is found on the handlebars in a full-color integrated LCD panel.

Four models, Extreme 600, Extreme 250, Sport 600, and Sport 250, each offer two-wheel rides on city streets, off-road tracks, or mountain trails.

The flagship McLaren 600 versions “vie for the title of the world’s most powerful street-legal electric mountain bike, with its Race mode delivering up to 852W of peak power and a top speed of 20mph/ 32kph,” said McLaren.

Two electric mountain bike models are available in limited numbers—a 29-inch hardtail version and a full suspension version with 29-inch front wheel, 27.5-inch rear wheel, 145m of rear travel, and 160mm of fork travel.

Four models complete the range, each with “seamless power transmitted to the rear wheel via a 12-speed drivetrain, SRAM electronic XX Eagle AXS on Extreme models and SRAM mechanical GX Eagle on Sport models,” reported McLaren.

McLaren Sport
The all-purpose mountain bike offers integrated components and a minimalist frame design. As with McLaren cars, there is a choice of power modes, selectable via the digital display on the integrated cockpit. Power modes include:

  • Off – No motor assist
  • Eco – Energy conservation for long rides
  • Trail – A set-it-and-forget-it balance of power and efficiency
  • Sport – Extra power output for when the trail demands more
  • Race – Max power and max torque

McLaren Extreme
The Extreme is a full-suspension electric mountain bike designed for “maximum off-road performance, control and comfort.” All five power modes are as per the McLaren Sport. 

The Sport and Extreme models come with Pirelli tires. Availability of McLaren e-bikes is limited. For more product information, go here.

Images courtesy McLaren