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McLaren Launches the Most Powerful Trail-Legal Electric Mountain Bike Ever

McLaren is well-known as a supercar manufacturer and Formula 1 team. But today, the iconic brand unveils an electric mountain bike.

McLaren electric mountain bike(Photo/McLaren)
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McLaren, being McLaren, didn’t just release an e-MTB. The brand claims it’s the most powerful trail-legal mountain bike ever.

The British brand claims two of the four models it releases today, the Extreme 600 and Sport 600, are “the most powerful street-legal electric bike.” Its Race mode pumps out a claimed 852W of peak power and 161Nm of torque. Editor’s note: Under federal law, 750 W is the maximum allowable.

4 McLaren E-Bikes

McClaren electric mountain bike
(Photo/McLaren)

The four bike models McLaren launches today represent its first foray into two-wheeled vehicles. They were designed by the same team that produced the $275,000 McLaren Artura Spider hybrid supercar.

The four e-MTB models are dubbed Extreme 600, Extreme 250, Sport 600, and Sport 250. The 600 versions boast the “most powerful” peak output of 852 W and a top speed of 20 mph. The flagship Extreme 600 has 145mm of rear travel coupled with 160mm forks, a mullet 29er front wheel, and a 27.5-inch rear wheel. Of course, the frame is carbon fiber. The Sport 600 is a dual 29-inch-wheel hardtail.

The 250 versions, as the name implies, use a less powerful 250W motor with the same dual suspension and hardtail configurations.

Every model has five power modes:

  • Off: No motor assist
  • Eco: Conserves energy for longer rides
  • Trail: A balance of power and efficiency
  • Sport: Extra power output when the trail demands it
  • Race: Maximum power and torque

McLaren shod the Extreme versions with SRAM electronic XX Eagle AXS and the Sport models with SRAM mechanical GX Eagle.

Oh, That Display! The Paint Job!

McClaren electric mountain bike display
(Photo/McLaren)

In keeping with its luxury supercar roots, McLaren put a digital display on its bikes with graphics worthy of the brand. A large, full-color LCD panel integrated into the handlebars (as is a headlight) informs the e-MTB pilot of all crucial metrics, including battery life and range. You gotta manage the pit stops!

McClaren electric mountain bike headlight
(Photo/McLaren)

And F1 fans will revel in the race-team-inspired finish on each McLaren electric mountain bike. Go, Lando Norris!

How to Get a McLaren Electric Mountain Bike

Rider wheelie on McClaren electric mountain bike

Like its supercars, McLaren offers a limited number of each of its four E-MTB offerings. To secure yours, hop over to the McLaren Bikes website. Prices range from $7,950 to $11,950.

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