The idea started in 2015 while our co-founder Jon Akers was finishing his Masters of Engineering at Lehigh University. We love bikes and our goal was to create a new kind of electric bike with cutting edge technology while looking at the past for design inspiration. Motorcycles, mopeds and mini bikes of the 1970's drew our attention as durable, fun and timeless. Now located in Southern California, we've got a 4000 sq ft manufacturing space of our very own and are ready to crank out the Super 73', our ebike inspired by the 70's.
There's a core group of four of us here at Lithium Cycles. Between us, we've worked at Honda, Yahoo, P&G, various bike and scooter startups as well as electronic companies and have designed and launched over 20 products.
Risks and challenges
Delivery of the Super 73' is supported by a team who have successfully launched dozens of products through crowdfunding and standard means. We already have the facilities and machines needed to make small batches of the Super 73' right here in the USA and can easily scale if needed. The only real risk comes on relying on outside providers for the batteries which is why we have spent nearly a year on sourcing the parts for this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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