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After turning heads at the 2011 Oregon Manifest, the Faraday Porteur is coming to market. The electric-assist utility bike, named for Michael Faraday, the 19th century physicist who helped pave the way for safe, modern electric motors, draws inspiration from delivery bikes of the 1940s. The high-end city bike is designed to appeal to a wide array of transportation cyclists and features integrated front and rear LED lighting, a quick release front rack, wood fenders, a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal gear hub, Brooks B-17 leather saddle and a 250W motor providing an added boost to the front wheel.
Pre-orders were taken starting July 17, 2012 through Kickstarter. Complete bikes were available for $3,500 USD.