Motorcycle guru Erik Buell’s electric bike venture brought us the Fuell Flluid-1S back in 2021. This commuter bike cost $4,995 and had a range of up to 125 miles thanks to its two 500-Wh batteries.
The next generation of Fuell e-bikes will soon include two models that improve upon the original. The Flluid-2 and Flluid-3 are currently crowdfunded on Indiegogo and have already raised over $272,444. With over 4,000 units of the first bike sold, it’s likely that both new models will be successfully delivered.
The new models retain features such as Gates Beltdrive, Tektro disc brakes, Suntour front suspension fork, and Roxim lights while adding Pirelli Angel GT Urban tires. Both models now have a throttle for rider enjoyment and can reach unassisted speeds of up to 20 or 28 mph depending on market regulations.
The e-motor has increased torque for better performance on inclines. The Flluid-2 has an impressive range of up to 225 miles thanks to its two 1,000-Wh batteries while the Flluid-3 has a range of up to 110 miles with its single battery pack. Charging times can be reduced with an optional eight-amp charger and riders can use the Fuell Rider app for remote security features.
Despite improvements and expected high build quality, prices remain unchanged. The Indiegogo campaign lists predicted MSRPs of $5,495 for the Flluid-3 and $5,995 for the Flluid-2. The first 50 buyers can take advantage of special pricing of $3,699 for the Flluid-3 and $3,999 for the Flluid-2.
Electrified Mag’s Take: This is essentially e-bike v2.0. The range, drive hardware, and dual batteries are guaranteed to insure a fun ride, but with added weight and complexity. When you’re dusting off a herd of bikes piloted by guys with shaved legs and “Cinzano” tights, who cares? I like the look and techy vibe of this bike, but for the dough, it should be cool. For now, I’ll stick with my old $1500 Rad Rover and wait til the tech trickles down. For you Silicon Valley techies that want the coolest of cool in two-wheelers, your e-bike has arrived.