German brand GRACE employs Formula 1 and fighter jet technology to create the impressive GRACE ONE E-bike, one of the most advanced electric two-wheelers available today.
The GRACE ONE E-bike is made in Germany and according to Grace it is the world’s first e-motorbike. With an aircraft grade CNC-aluminum frame, a custom made 1.3Kw brushless electric hub motor and a 70 lithium-ion battery-pack nicely integrated into its frame, the GRACE ONE certainly looks the business. Grace classifies its creation as an e-motorbike, because its performance figures greatly exceed those of conventional electric bicycles and are closer to gasoline powered scooters. The GRACE ONE has a top speed of 45km/h. Grace has also developed a Race version of the GRECE ONE in order to demonstrate the potential of the vehicle. The race version is capable of a top speed of 70km/h but sadly it is strictly demonstration only and not available for sale.
The range of the vehicle is between 20km and 60km depending on how it is used. Built quality is the heart and soul of the GRACE ONE.
Along the underside of the downtube is the specially developed IP67 water resistant controller housing. This contains the 48V DC to 12V DC converter, charger plug, fuses, horn and plugs. The smart control unit is based on CAN bus digital communication which was developed specifically for the GRACE ONE. The controller can be linked to a computer for maintenance and servicing and the diagnostic software supplied shows all critical information. The circular connector used is a Souriau Formula 1 grade circular connector, while the power switch is a rather expensive ETA switch, same as those used in the A380 airliners and Euro-fighter jets.
The cockpit of the GRACE ONE is a large central display located between the handlebars. All of the important information is accessible at a glance and this innovative e-motorbike is activated by your RFID card. The display offers excellent readability as well as high contrast. The speed indicator is a central element of the display and the rider can choose between 3 riding modes (SRT, CTY and ECO). All important information such as the battery status, voltage figures, and the power supplied to the motor can be presented to the rider in comprehensive diagrams.
The rear wheel hub motor from “Ultra Motor Company” is produced with the use of the most modern manufacturing processes and is built to last forever. Due to the brushless and direct working principle it works without wearing and is highly efficient. The rider controls the motor with the Magura electric throttle handle on the right handlebar. It’s still up to you whether you want to step on the pedals as well, you don’t have to. The full throttle handle that occupies the entire width of the grip enables you to activate it in a relaxed and accurate manner.
Each GRACE ONE comes with SRAM gear system, Magura Jolie HP 203mm hydraulic disk brakes and two halogen headlamps that ensure optimal visibility and unmistakable appearance. But there are also plenty custom options, such as pedal choices, an uprated “Rock Shox Domain” hydraulic fork and a choice of 64 different powder coating color options and three anodized color options.
The GRACE ONE is definitely a peek into the future of urban transportation. It possesses all the qualities of a bicycle, being light, ecological and efficient, but it also has sufficient power to move quickly and effortlessly when you are in a hurry to go somewhere, or you just do not want to sweat. It is available for sale with prices starting at 4,200 € for a basic model and reaching as high as 8,400 € for the top models of the range with full options.