Retro-styled electric bike from Vallkree promises eco-friendly offroad freedom

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill

Vallkree

Modern-day engineering technology meets 1920’s board track racer style in a dual-motor electric bike concept developed in Australia.

Made by New South Wales startup Vallkree and called The Mechanism, the bike is billed as a high-performance, eco-friendly mode of transport, equally at home on offroad trails or congested city streets. 

Conceived and engineered in Byron Bay the bike is fitted with a Samsung 20AH battery, and dual front and rear 500W motors, giving it 1000W of power on tap. That allows the bike to achieve off-road speeds of up to 50kph with a range of 45km on a full charge. 

Retro-styled electric bike from Vallkree promises eco-friendly offroad freedom
The Vallkree Mechanism 26″.

While the Vallkree resembles a vintage bike it makes for an electrifying alternative to a traditional mountain bike. The company says riders can tackle beach dunes, mountain trails or hill roads.  

The dual motor range comes in three different styles: The Mechanism 26” at A$6350, and The Mechanism 24 and Dope Lemon 24″ both $6200. Colour options include Matte Grey, Planet Green Matte, Desert Storm Matte, Very Black Matte and Silver, and Dope Lemon.

Founded in 2013, Vallkree started out making a more traditional single-engine bike. 

Retro-styled electric bike from Vallkree promises eco-friendly offroad freedom
The Vallkree Mechanism 24 in Matt Black.

Terumi Iwagami, CEO at Vallkree, says the progression to dual motors positions the bikes as a simpler alternative to riding a motorbike.

“We call Vallkree bikes ‘freedom machines’ because they are incredibly fun and easy to use. With dual motors, you don’t need a motorbike license, registration, petrol, or even a destination. Just a helmet, the desire for adventure and the freedom to ride off-road”, said Iwagami.

Retro-styled electric bike from Vallkree promises eco-friendly offroad freedom
The Vallkree Mechanism Dope Lemon.

Vallkree’s 1920s style is guaranteed to draw attention from passersby – and several celebrities are supporting the bike, including Game of Thrones actor Jason Mamoa, surfing greats Kelly Slater, Tom Carroll, and Dope Lemon’s Angus Stone.

The Vallkree dual-motor bicycles are now available for preorder from the company’s website and through selected resellers in New Zealand, the UK and Sweden. 

The dual-motor Mechanism is the first bike of its kind to be made by an Australian owned and operated company.

Retro-styled electric bike from Vallkree promises eco-friendly offroad freedom
The Vallkree showroom in Byron Bay, NSW.

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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is a content writer with more than 30 years of experience in five countries. His style has built upon award-winning success in news and features in the print media to leadership in digital communication, spanning news websites, social media, magazines, brochures, and contributing to books. Recognising the devastating impact of consumer behaviour on the planet and wanting to help make a difference Robert launched Viable.Earth as a platform to celebrate positive contributions by brands, companies and individuals towards reducing environmental impact and improve sustainability – especially in the fields of fashion, beauty, food, lifestyle, and transportation.

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