Most Expensive Electric Bikes
We all know that top-of-the-range bicycles can get pricey, especially with some of the incredible new mountain biking technology available.
When you add the cost of a battery and motor to the mix, you’re looking at some of the most expensive electric bikes in the world. With lightweight carbon frames, high-quality components, and powerful motors, these e-bikes will take you anywhere you want to go, quickly and without hassle. They’re fast, fun, and effortless – that’s what you get when you’re willing to pay top dollar for the best of the best.
Down below you’ll find 9 of the most expensive electric bikes
– Road / Mountain / Gravel
Class 1-3 Legal, Class 4 needs to be
- Class 1 – Pedal-assisted e-bike with a max speed of 20mph.
- Class 2 – Throttle & pedal assisted ebike with a maximum speed of 20mph.
- Class 3 – Pedal-assist (with an optional throttle)- max speed of 28mph.
- Class 4 – Motor power up to 750W and over. Max speed 28mph and over.
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Orbea Rise M-Team
Price: $9,999 Jenson USA
The Orbea Rise M-Team is actually rather affordable compared to some other expensive electric bikes on the market.
Built for trail and all-mountain riding, it features a rock-solid Carbon OMR frame with front and rear suspension, Shimano groupset, and Maxxis Rekon tires with hydro disc brakes. The wheelset uses a 2.6″ front tire mixed with a 2.4″ rear, ideal for tackling rocky descents and rough trails. The groupset features a 1×12 setup, combining an excellent 32T e-THIRTEEN direct-mount crank with a Shimano XTR cassette and Shadow Plus derailleur for reduced slap.
This is all driven by a Shimano EP8-RS motor powered by a 360Wh internal Orbea battery. Pushing out a moderate 60Nm of torque, this motor offers decent pedal support without removing the natural feel of mountain bike riding. Overall, it’s a top-spec bike for a price that leaves little to be desired.
- Frame – Carbon OMR frame
- Fork – Fox Float 36 Factory GRIP 2, 150mm
- Shock – Fox DPX2 Factory Rear Shock, 140mm
- Shimano XTR drivetrain
- E*Thirteen E*Spec Direct Mount 32T boost crankset
- Shimano M9120 hydro brakes
- 250W Shimano EP8-RS motor
- Orbea RS Internal 360Wh battery
Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenovo SL
Price: $15,000 Mikes’ bikes
The Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL is probably the most expensive electric bike on the market. It has all the bells and whistles of the exceptional S-Works Enduro trail bike combined with a super light Specialized SL 1.1 motor and 320Wh fully-integrated battery.
The customized 240W motor reaches 20mph (32km/h) and delivers an adequate 35Nm of torque, but this really is just of minor assistance. The true value of this bike comes in its traditional MTB values, from the wireless SRAM XX1 Eagles AXS drivetrain to the 170mm of travel on both front and rear Fox Float Factory suspension.
Naturally, the quality doesn’t stop there. You get a featherlight FACT 11mm full carbon frame fitted with Traverse SL 29 wheels and a wireless RockShox dropper post to really finish things off. This is not just any eMTB, this is a fully equipped professional-level mountain bike that just happens to have an added motor.
- Frame – ACT 11m full carbon
- Fork – Fox Float 38 Factory 29, 170mm travel
- Shock – Fox Float X2 Factory
- SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
- Traverse SL 29 wheels
- RockShox Reverb AXS dropper post
- Motor: Specialized SL 1.1 custom
- Battery: 320Wh Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated
Rambo Bikes Venom
Price: $8,000 Rambo bikes
The Venom from Rambo Bikes is one of the least expensive electric bikes in our list but still, at $8,000, it’s not exactly cheap. Designed as a hunting bike, it features a camouflaged aluminum frame with a thumb-operated 1000W mid-drive motor that pumps out an astonishing 160 Nm of torque.
Fishermen will appreciate the fat 4″ tires that make a breeze of cycling on sand, and hunters will love the silent motor that lets you get up close and personal with wildlife. The back wheel features a low-maintenance Rohloff 14-speed rear hub and braking is supplied by 4-piston Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. Unfortunately, all this power does chew through electricity, so you only get about 40 miles (64km) from a single charge of the 17Ah battery.
- Range: Up to 40mi
- 1,000W (Peak 1,500W) – Torque: 160Nm
- 48V 17Ah battery
- 1,000W mid-drive motor
- Weight: 71 lbs
Trek Rail 9 X01 AXS
Price: 13,050 Trek bikes
The Trek Rail 9 is one of the most expensive electric mountain bikes available today, and we can see why. Not only does it look incredible but it’s a powerhouse of parts and components that most cyclists only dream of. The OCLV carbon frame floats over the trails, benefiting from a RockShox Super Deluxe shock paired with a 160mm RockShox ZEB Ultimate air-sprung fork.
The 250W Bosch Performance Line mid-drive motor is powered by a removable integrated battery, providing 85Nm or extra torque to the wireless SRAM X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain. With carbon wheels, carbon crank, and carbon handlebar, the Rail 9 X01 weighs only 50 lbs (22kg) – almost as light as your wallet will be after buying it!
- Frame – OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame
- Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate, 160mm
- Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3
- Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
- Removable integrated battery
- Bontrager Line Pro 30 OCLV Mountain Carbon wheels
- SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
- Weight: 50 lbs
Price: $7,099 QuietKat
The QuietKat eMTB is just what you would imagine from off-road car manufacturer Jeep. Dominated by massive 4.8″ tires and a custom wide fork, it almost looks like an off-road motorbike. When you push the thumb throttle and the 1000W motor kicks you into motion with 160 Nm of torque, it almost feels like one too! Whether on sand, snow, or mud, this Jeep e-Bike can tackle the toughest terrain in wet or dry weather.
A true mountain-climbing machine, it boasts a 9-speed drivetrain with 10-levels of motorized assistance, allowing you to perfectly tailor the ride to your needs. Weighing in at a moderate 70lbs (32kg) and able to hold 300 lbs (136kg), the QuietKat will carry you and your luggage up to 58 miles (93km) on a single charge of it’s long-range Panasonic battery. A real beast of a bike at a decent price!
- 750W – 1,000W motors (Peak 1,500W)
- 160Nm toruqe
- 10 levels of thumb assistance
- SRAM 9-speed drivetrain
- Range: Up to 58mi
- Configurable as Class 1 or Class 2
- Fork: QuietKat Custom Inverted Air Fork, 150mm travel
- Shock: RockShox Monarch RL, 150mm travel
- 26×4.8″ tires
- Weight: 300lbs
Pivot eVault GRX Carbon
Price: $10,000 Backcountry
Road, Gravel, Touring, Commuting
This versatile all-rounder from Pivot looks like a lightweight speed machine, but the hollow-core molded carbon frame is strong enough for gravel riding, touring, and commuting. That said, it certainly wouldn’t be out of place tackling the steep climbs and terrifying descents of Europe’s greatest Etapes.
The electronic 12-speed Shimano GRX drivetrain delivers effortless shifting, with 28mph pedal assistance provided by a 250W Fazua Evation mid-drive motor. Add a carbon wheelset to help keep weight to a minimum and you get the perfect bike for long, comfortable days in the saddle. Sure it’s pricey but a bike like this is a lifelong investment, serving as your sole mode of transport wherever you need to go.
- Hollow-Core molded carbon frame
- Shimano GRX Di2 Electronic Shifting
- Motor: 250W Fazua Evation – Max speed 28mph
- Battery: 250W Fazua Evation
- Reynolds ATRx Carbon wheels
Price: $8,000 Backcountry
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The Dyodo from Pinarello is a carbon fiber e-bike designed purely for road racing, with similar geometry to the GT-winning Dogma. It’s a Class 1 ebike with a max pedal-assist speed of 20mph (32km/h), and features all the high-quality components that Pinarello is known for.
The tiny, lightweight 250W EBikemotion rear hub motor is barely visible in the back wheel, activated by a 2×11 SRAM Force drivetrain and complemented by flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes. Road bike enthusiasts will appreciate the killer wheelset, consisting of Mavic Aksium rims running Pirelli Cinturato Velo tires. Sure, it may be an expensive electric bike, but it rides and feels just like a podium-winning race bike.
- T700 carbon fiber
- EBikemotion X35 motor, 250W
- SRAM Force 22
- Max speed: 20mph
- Class 1 eBike
Yeti E160 T1
Now here’s an electric MTB that’ll turn heads: mountain biking specialists Yeti have unveiled their first eMTB, the E160 T1. This race specific e-MTB is built to compete at Enduro World races, with Yeti’s famous Turq Series carbon frame, Fox Factory shocks and 170mm of fork travel. Both front and rear wheels are 29″ DT Swiss with SRAM Code R disc brakes driven by a 12-speed Shimano SLX drivetrain.
The E160 T1 looks just like any enduro MTB, with the 250W Shimano EP8 mid-drive motor barely visible and the 630Wh internal battery neatly concealed in the downtube. Despite a 15mph (25km/h) limit, the EP8 motor has received praise from pro enduro racer Jared Graves for continuing to elevate performance beyond this speed.
- Frame – Turq Series Carbon
- Fork – Fox Factory 38 GRIP 2
- Rear Shock – Fox Factory Float X2
- 29×2.5″ & 29×2.4″
- 12-speed Shimano SLX
- Motor – Shimano EP8
- Battery – Shimano 630Wh internal battery
Santa Cruz Bicycles Heckler
The Santa Cruz Heckler is another professional-level eMTB with the top-quality specs of a competitive trail bike. The full carbon frame benefits from Santa Cruz’s patented 150mm VPP suspension with a RockShox Super Deluxe shock and Fox 36 E-Float fork. Driving the DT Swiss hubs and carbon rims is an SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, further supported by a 250W Shimano E8000 motor and 504Wh integrated battery.
That’s a pretty impressive selection of components that make the $12,000 price tag almost seem like a steal. Not to mention, carbon handlebars, Maxxis Minion tires and SRAM Code RSC hydro disc brakes. It’s everything you could want in a super-fun, lightweight trail and enduro MTB, with some added electronic assistance that takes the effort out of hill climbs.
- Frame – Carbon CC
- Fork – Fox 36 E-Float
- Rear shock – RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
- Drivetrain – SRAM Code RSC
- Wheelset – Santa Cruz Reserve DH Carbon Rims
Laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs
- Shimano 504Whh Integrated battery
- Motor: 250W Shimano DU-E8000
Bakcou – Carbon Alpha
This lightweight e-bike has premium electronics, including a high-power, high torque Bafang M600 mid-drive motor, which delivers exceptionally smooth power. This motor combines with a 14Ah battery to provide max ranges of up to 60 miles.
The carbon fiber frame on the Alpha ensures the best stiffness to weight ratio possible. This frame, combined with top-quality suspension, makes for an efficient ride going up or down the mountain or cross-country.
The suspension system used is RockShox 155mm with a fully adjustable Monarch RL with DebonAir in the rear and an air spring Lyzik Select fork.
The Alpha Carbon e-bike has excellent traction, agility, and control thanks to 4-piston SRAM G2 RS hydraulic disc brakes, Schwalbe Smart Sam 27.5″ x 2.8″ tires, and progressive geometry.
Finally, it’s worth noting that this bike uses SRAM’s basic SX 12-speed group, which is quite disappointing for this price range.
- Three sizes – 16″ / 18″ / 20″
- Frame – Carbon
- Motor – 500W Bafang M600 Mid-drive, 120Nm torque
- Battery – 14Ah
- Range – Up to 60mi
- Brakes – SRAM G2 4-piston Hydraulic
- Fork – RockShox Lyrik Select DebonAir
- Rear Shock – RockShox Monarch RL
- Derailleur – 12-speed Shimano SLX
- Weight – 49lbs
> Backcountry.com/ – eRoad, eMTB (Up to $13,300)
> JensonUSA.com/ – EMTB / Gravel (Up to $10,100)
Why are electric mountain bikes so expensive?
Even normal mountain bikes are very expensive because of the strong carbon frames, front and rear suspension and high-quality gearing components. Furthermore, eMTBs require very powerful mid-drive motors with high torque and these are typically at the high-end of the price range.
Why electric bikes are so expensive?
The parts required to build motors are expensive and this cost is doubled when trying to make the motors small enough and powerful enough for bicycles. The same goes for batteries – it’s costly to make them light enough but with enough power to go a long distance.
Are eletric bikes expensive?
While you can get electric bikes for less than $2,000, it’s not advisable. Cheap electric components break frequently and are costly to replace. In the long run, it’s better to spend a bit more when it comes to electric bikes.
What is the most expensive electric bike?
The most expensive electric bike we’ve found is the Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL at $15,000.
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