Over the last decade, as eBikes have massively grown in popularity alongside electric motorcycles, we’ve seen an ever-increasing number of hybrid moto-eBikes, with brands like Monday Motorbikes and SUPER73 leading the charge. And while the established players in this space have already offered up some incredibly capable and thoroughly competitive models, that hasn’t stopped Canadian upstart Lyric Cycles from tossing its hat into the eMoped ring with its all-new Voodoo eBike.
The Voodoo eBike is constructed around a trellis frame that’s been paired with a conventional motorcycle fork up front and a mono-shock in the rear. Kicking along the bike is a 3,000-watt hub motor with a maximum output of 18kW (or 24.1hp) and an ASI BAC 4000 controller that delivers exceptionally smooth power delivery. Taking the capabilities of last-mile vehicles to new heights, this in-hub motor affords a top speed of 65mph while delivering a range of between 55 and 65 miles.
Drawing inspiration from vintage motorcycles — namely cafe racers — the Voodoo also sports a circular LED headlight, a retro-style faux tank cover, cafe-style clip-on handlebars, and a two-up-friendly scrambler-style seat with a hooped subframe. Though the Voodoo comes equipped with pedals, these items can be upgraded to fixed moto-style pegs. Other details include a full-color LCD display, regenerative braking, a USB charging port, a 400-pound weight limit, and DOT-approved indicators, horn, head and taillight, and mirrors that collectively afford the eBike full street-legal status.
Available for reservation now with a deposit of only $100, the 2023 Lyric Voodoo eBike starts at $6,999 and is scheduled to begin deliveries in the Spring of next year. Alongside the regular model, Lyric is also producing a limited run of 305 GHOST edition Voodoo eBikes that feature scrambler styling and upgraded long-travel suspension with a USD fork — for a price of $7,499.