Electric Bikes

12 Fastest Electric Bikes in 2024 (That Money Can Buy)

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Let’s talk about the fastest electric bikes. The world record speed for an electric bike is an incredible 283.182mph (455.737km/h) — but it won’t surprise you to learn that this wasn’t a pedal-powered bike – nor is it a commercially available e-bike.

Nevertheless, most electric bikes can still go pretty fast (at least in theory, more on that later), with the fastest commercially-available e-bike clocking speeds of over 70mph (113km/h).

In this article, we’ll explore the world’s fastest e-bikes, the fastest commercially available e-bikes (though they are very expensive), and discuss why you shouldn’t get too excited about hitting speeds of 60+mph (97km/h) with pedal power on public roads (spoiler alert: it’s illegal).

DISCLAIMER

This post discusses the fastest electric bikes in the world. However, most of these e-bikes are NOT allowed on public roads or land as they are not fitted with a speed limiter, as required in most countries. In the UK, Europe and Australia, this limit is 15.5mph. In the USA, it is 20mph. Learn more about e-bike laws here.

The electric bikes discussed in this post can only be used on private land.

Fastest Electric Bikes in the World

  1. TOP SPEED: 70mph / 112 kph

    Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX

  2. hallomotor fc 1

    TOP SPEED: 65mph / 105kph

    Hallomotor FC-1

  3. TOP SPEED: 65mph / 104 kph

    Hi Power Cycles Revolution X

  4. TOP SPEED: 50mph / 80 kph

    Stealth B-52

  5. TOP SPEED: 50mph / 80 kph

    Delfast Top 3.0/3.0i

  6. hi power cycles recon

    TOP SPEED: 45mph / 72 kph

    Hi Power Cycles Recon

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  7. TOP SPEED: 40mph / 64 kph

    Ristretto 512 A24

  8. nireeka prime 1500

    TOP SPEED: 37mph / 59kph

    Nireeka Prime 1500

  9. nireeka mega 1500

    TOP SPEED: 37mph / 59 kph

    Nireeka Mega 1500

  10. optibike r22 everest

    TOP SPEED: 36mph / 57 kph

    Optibike R22 Everest

  11. nireeka revenant 1000

    TOP SPEED: 35mph / 56 kph

    Nireeka Revenant 1000

  12. backou mule black

    TOP SPEED: 35mph / 56 kph

    Backou Mule



E-Bike Speed Limits

While you might be wondering whether getting a fast ebike is even worth it with these speed limits, remember that they are placed for safety of riders, motorists and pedestrians. E-bikes are very quiet and can be hard to hear coming, and if you’re going fast on two wheels you’re more likely to badly injure yourself if you fall off. Plus, those speeds are generally plenty fast enough whether you’re using an e-bike to commute, for leisure, or as a general mode of transport.

It is possible to delimit, or derestrict, an e-bike. The bike’s pedal assistance limit is placed by the manufacturer, and the bike tracks its own speed so it knows to cut off the motor when it reaches a certain speed. Therefore, the bike can be tuned to allow the full electrical power to be released by essentially tricking the bike into thinking it’s going slower than it actually is.

However, in delimiting an e-bike you stop it from being roadworthy, as only e-bikes which are limited to the local speed limit are legal to ride on public roads.

Man riding a fast ebike.

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World’s Fastest E-Bike (You CAN’T Buy)

The world record for the fastest electric motorcycle is currently held by the Voxan Wattman, which when driven by former pro Grand Prix motorcycle racer Max Biaggi at the Kennedy Space Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, USA, on 1 December 2021, achieved 283.182mph (455.737km/h).

According to the bike’s GPS, thanks to the favorable wind, the bike hit a max speed of 292.204mph (470.257km/h).

The Monaco-made Voxan Wattman has 150kw of power, or 203 horsepower, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds. It was specially created to set new world speed records, so you can’t just go out and buy one.

Another super-fast e-bike that is solely made to break records is White Motorcycle Concepts’ WMC250EV.

It’s not intended to be a road-going machine, and was created to target the world land speed record for electric motorcycles, and also to show that its unusual technologies are improvements over conventional ones.

Its name comes from its intention to hit 250mph (402km/h), but its final top speed may be higher than that. When it was initially tested, just to make sure that its systems and technical elements were working as they should, it got up to 170mph (274km/h) without really trying.

Fastest E-Bike (You CAN Buy)

The fastest electric bike available to buy is the Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX, boasting a top speed of over 70mph and even reaching 74mph in tests. Designed more like a dirt bike, it has heavy-duty tires, world-class brakes, and a wind-resistant windscreen.

The bike offers a 100-mile battery range. However, only 20 units are being produced. While it complies with US Class 2 e-bike laws with a default speed limit of 20mph, modifications can make it illegal for public roads.

1. Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX

Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX Fastest Electric E-Bike
Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX electric bike
  • UK Flag £17,500
  • US Flag $20,000
  • EU Flag €20,000

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 70mph / 112 kph
  • Weight: xx.x kg
  • Range: 160 km
  • Wheel Size: 24”
  • Gears: X-Speed

Heavy-Duty Tyres and World-Class Brakes

Windscreen for High Speeds

100 Mile Battery Range

Hi Power Cycles’ Revolution XX Super E-Bike is an impressive machine with extraordinary performance and incredible top speeds.

The top speed of the Revolution XX is officially listed at 70+mph, and test riders have been able to achieve 74mph on a flat surface – making it the fastest e-bike in the world that you can buy

The manufacturers state that they believe this is the fastest e-bike ever produced that has usable pedals at top speed.

It looks more like a dirt bike than a bicycle, with heavy-duty tyres, world class brakes and even a windscreen — necessary when going at such high speeds.

The windscreen is specially designed to breach wind resistance at top speeds, helping riders gain an extra few mph on the top end, and the suspension system is individually factory tuned to suit the rider who purchases it.

The battery system allows for a nearly 100 mile range, which is more than enough for an off-road speed run.

Only 20 units of the Revolution XX will ever be made, so this is a very exclusive bike.

It is also worth noting that, according to the HPC website, the bike will ship fully compliant with US Class 2 e-bike laws, meaning it will be limited to 20mph. Of course, as we’ve discussed earlier, you can remove speed limiters, but it will render the bike unusable on public road.

Pros

  • Fast, fast, fast
  • The fastest e-bike ever produced?
  • Top-end tires and brakes to match

Cons

  • Speed is costly!
  • Limited edition

2. Hallomotor FC-1

Hallomotor FC-1 Electric Bike
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  • UK Flag £5,300
  • US Flag $6799
  • EU Flag €5,600

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 65mph / 104 kph
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Range: 65-75 km
  • Wheel Size: Not stated
  • Gears: 1-Speed

Top speed up to 65mph

Dual suspension

Various build options

Coming in at number two on our list is the Hallomotor FC-1 electric bike. With a quoted top speed of 65mph, this is most definitely an e-bike that require careful and considerate use.

The power for the FC-1 is derived from an almost impossibly powered 5000W hub motor. Motor manufacturers sometimes have different ways of rating their motors and although Hallomotor don’t state it explicitiy we’d imagine that 5000W rating is the peak power delivered by the motor.

The rest of the bike is like most high speed electric bikes. Suspension front and rear are present and correct as are very large brake discs to ensure the bike can stop from very high speeds.

Pros

  • Very high speed electric bike

Cons

  • Exact specification not stated
  • Single speed gearing

3. Hi Power Cycles Revolution X

Hi Power Cycles Revolution X
  • UK Flag £11,300
  • US Flag $13,000
  • EU Flag €13,000

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 65mph / 104 kph
  • Weight: 35.8 kg
  • Range: 80 km
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Gears: 10-Speed

Top speed up to 65mph

Upgraded motor with increased efficiency and lower weight

Compliant with US Class 2 e-bike laws

Hi Power Cycles’ Revolution X is the manufacturer’s flagship model, which boasts a top speed of up to 65mph depending on which power option you choose.

The Revolution X has a 6,000W power level as standard, but buyers can upgrade to a 7,000W or 8,000W machine to reach the top speeds.

The model was first launched five years ago, but in 2022 the manufacturer has added an all-new motor, a 7% increase in maximum efficiency, a lower weight and less cogging torque.

The bike’s starting price is $13,000, with any added extras like two-stage colours, coloured rims, upgraded power levels, upgraded charger, individually factory-tuned suspension, added lighting etc costing extra.

As standard, you can choose from gloss red, gloss white, matte black or clear coat paint.

You can choose from the Thunderbolt (speed motor) or Striker (high torque motor) depending on what kind of ride you’re after.

The Speed motor blends speed, acceleration and torque in a way that’s perfect for moderate trails and moderate hills. With this motor, you can achieve speeds of 55mph on the 6,000W model, 60mph on the 7,000W model, and 60+mph on the 8,000w model.

The Torque motor is for riders who want more acceleration/torque while sacrificing a bit of top speed. It’s more efficient than the Speed motor in most circumstances, and is better suited to steeper hills and trails. With this motor, you can achieve speeds of up to 45mph with the 6,000W model, 47mph with the 7,000W and 50mph with the 8,000W.

Like the XX, the Revolution X will ship fully compliant with US Class 2 e-bike laws, meaning it will be limited to 20mph.

Pros

  • Sold Class 2 compliant
  • Incredibly high maximum speed

Cons

  • No getting around it – it’s pricey
  • Optional upgrades are more

4. Stealth B-52

  • UK Flag £9,500
  • US Flag $10,400
  • EU Flag €11,000

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 50mph / 80 kph
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Range: 100 km
  • Wheel Size: 27.5”
  • Gears: 9-Speed

2500W continuous power: highlights the power capability

60-mile range: emphasizes the range of the bike

Motorcycle-grade brakes: emphasizes the quality and precision of the braking system.

The Stealth B-52 reaches top speeds of up to 50mph, and is comparatively cheaper than the Revolution models listed above at around £9,500.

It weighs 64kg, has a max range of 60 miles on economy or 25 miles on full-throttle, and a recharge time of 3 hours.

The Stealth B-52 comes complete with motorcycle-grade brakes which gie you precise stopping control with just two fingers on the levers.

A silent, high-torque, brushless DC hub motor gives you fast acceleration, and is coupled with suspension that will give you a smooth ride even on the toughest trails.

It is designed with solid state, digital inverter technology with no moving parts to prevent wear-and-tear and reduce maintenance intervals.

It has a continuous power of 2500W and the peak power is 6200W, and its noise emission is just 65db — quieter than the average vacuum cleaner!

You can get the Stealth B-52 in Pitch Black or Pitch Black Fluo depending on preference, and you can add on front and rear mudguards and a controller cover if you wish.

Pros

  • Dips in under 5 figures
  • High-end brakes
  • 9 gears

Cons

  • Basic hub motor

5. Delfast Top 3.0/3.0i

delfast top 3.0
  • UK Flag £5,700
  • US Flag $7,000
  • EU Flag €7,600

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 50mph / 80 kph
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Range: 321 km
  • Wheel Size: 19”
  • Gears: Single Speed

Full charge range of up to 200 miles

Top speed of 50mph

On-board computer with GPS

With a full charge range of up to 200 miles and a top speed of 50mph, the Delfast Top is a great e-bike for anyone looking for endurance as well as speed.

Some critics say it blurs the lines between electric bicycle and electric motorbike, but as it still has pedals, we’re including it in this list — like many of the other bikes we’ve featured, it looks more like a dirt bike with pedals than a regular bicycle.

There are two models of the Delfast Top available depending on your location — the Delfast Top 3.0, which can be bought in the EU and internationally, and the Delfast Top 3.0i, which is only available in the US.

The Delfast Top 3.0i has an on-board computer and 4G GPS, while the 3.0 has a built-in 3G GPS navigation system. Aside from this, they are functionally the same in terms of speed, range and more.

In terms of speed modes, both bikes will ship as a Class 2 e-bike, powering up to 750W with a top speed of 20mph and a Gates Carbon Drive™ single gear belt drive.

The EU version has a limited mode with a 15mph max speed, which is suitable for road driving in the UK and EU, as well as a 20mph eco version.

Both bikes have an Unlimited mode, which on the US 3.0i model is up to 5000W and 50mph, while the EU 3.0 model can go to 3000W and 50mph.

Therefore, while the top speeds remain the same, the regional versions of the bike are adapted to be road legal in their respective territories while still able to be opened up off-road if you choose — a great bike for all terrains and uses, including commuting.

Both models come in a range of colours, with black or white as standard and orange, red and blue available at an extra cost.

Pros

  • Various models available by region
  • Road legal
  • Packed with technology
  • Massive range

Cons

  • On the pricier side
  • Nearing 70kg in weight

6. Hi Power Cycles Recon

Hi Power Cycles Recon
hi pwer cycles recon folded
hi pwer cycles recon gear 2
hi pwer cycles recon gear
  • UK Flag £3,100
  • US Flag $3,999
  • EU Flag €3,600

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 45mph / 72 kph
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Range: 321 km
  • Wheel Size: 19”
  • Gears: Single Speed

Fast e-bike that folds

Born from a bike designed for military paratroopers

250lbs capacity

The third Hi Power Cycles (HPC) model on our list is the Recon. It may look unremarkable from the picture but this a  is an electric bike with full-size wheels that folds. Not only that, but if you plump for the option with the highest power motor (2000W) this is an e-bike that can be ridden at 45mph!

For the Recon, HPC took the design of the Montague folding e-bike that was initially developed for US army personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan and supersized it.

With a powerful mid-drive motor on board, the Recon can be fitted with a range of gearing systems – all of which the rider can take advantage of – unlike an e-bike with a hub-drive motor.

The bike is finished with powerful Magura hydraulic brakes, a suspension with 100mm of travel and Kenda tires which should perform OK on most surfaces.

Pros

  • The fastest folding e-bike?
  • Various options available
  • Road legal
  • Folds

Cons

  • Fit won’t be everyone
  • Top speed requires more powerful motor option
  • High capacity battery cost extra

7. Ristretto 512 A24

risetto 512 a24 blue background
risetto 512 a24 feature
risetto 512 a24 gear
risetto 512 a24 sideview
  • UK Flag £3,300
  • US Flag $4,200
  • EU Flag €3,800

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 40mph / 64 kph
  • Weight: 40 kg
  • Range: 80-160km
  • Wheel Size: 24”
  • Gears: 1-speed

Class 2 and Class 3 road-worthy

Exclusive ‘Race Mode’ up to 4,500W of power

Range of 45-100 miles on a single charge

The Ristretto 512 A24 wraps a top speed of 40mph in Italian vintage-inspired design for an e-bike that’s both fast and beautiful. It’s a bike that comes in two classes: Class 2, with throttle and pedal-assist up to 20mph, and Class 3 allowing for a speed of up to 28mph with pedal assist.

These modes make it road-worthy in the US. It also has an exclusive ‘Race Mode’, allowing up to 4,500W of power in the motor using the throttle, enabling speeds of up to 40mph. This mode, however, is only for use on private property and race tracks. You can easily switch between the two modes using the bike’s LCD display, so there’s no need to tamper with the bike to remove the speed limiter.

The 512 A24 has a range of 50-100 miles on a single charge, which takes around 5 to 6 hours. It weighs 40kg, comes with an adjustable suspension system that can be customised based on riding preferences, and fat tyres which provide increased stability and momentum as well as a larger footprint for sandy terrain. The bike is produced in 4 different colours with only 400 units available

Pros

  • Standout looks
  • Exclusive
  • Premium features

Cons

  • US only
  • Single-speed gearing

8. Nireeka Prime 1500

nireeka prime 1500 blue background
nireeka prime 1500 sideview
nireeka prime 1500 white
  • UK Flag £2,200
  • US Flag $2,847
  • EU Flag €2,600

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 37mph
  • Weight: 61lbs
  • Range: 52 miles
  • Wheel Size: 26″
  • Gears: 9-speed

Carbon frame

Powerful mid-drive motor

Different build options

Despite being a fairly unknown company (at least to us anyway) Nireeka has a host of unique looking electric bikes in its range and with many stating a top speed of 30mph plus, three of the bikes have made it onto our list.

The first model is the Prime – a bike primarily designed for city use – albeit in comfort thanks to its, large volume 4″ tires.

The Prime takes its power from a Bafang mid-drive motor that has an eyewatering 160Nm of torque. That’s a brilliant figure and one which will go some way to explain the Prime’s top speed of 37mph. The motor torque will also help with accelerating away from a standing start and dealing with climbs and hills on your ride.

The Nireeka website is a joy to browse with a whole host of information about the Prime. If you like the look of the bike, and you have the budget to do so, it can be customised with upgrades like a spare battery or a different gearing configuration.

At the base price, the Prime is a snip at just over $2,500, especially when you consider the price of other e-bikes in this list.

Pros

  • 1500W Bafang motor as standard
  • Two frame sizes
  • Carbon frame
  • Upgrades possible
  • Ships around the world

Cons

  • No suspension
  • Fat tires won’t be for everyone

9. Nireeka Mega 1500

nireeka mega 1500 blue background
nireeka mega 1500 feature
nireeka mega 1500 sideview
  • UK Flag £2,600
  • US Flag $3,299
  • EU Flag €3,000

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 37mph
  • Weight: 66lbs
  • Range: 52 miles
  • Wheel Size: 26″
  • Gears: 9 speed

Full suspension e-bike

Motor delivers 200Nm of torque

Upgrades possible

The second Nireeka e-bike on our list is the Mega 1500. The Mega 1500 shares much of the exact specifications as the Prime 1500, but this frame has been designed around a full suspension layout. With both front and rear travel, this is a fast e-bike that will be more than capable away from the tarmac.

Given the speeds possible on this bike off-road, Nireeka has fitted large-volume Kenda tires, which at 4″ wide are capable across all terrains. On the base model, the Mega 1500 is fitted with standard Shimano brakes, but opt for the uprated version and you’ll get brakes with integrated ABS. If you drive a car you’ll familiar with ABS and how it keeps up braking performance in different conditions and different circumstances.

Pros

  • Two frame sizes
  • Uber-powerful mid-drive motors
  • ABS brakes available as add-on

Cons

  • Looks won’t be for everyone
  • 26″ wheels might be sluggish

10. Optibike R22 Everest

optibike r22 everest blue background
optibike r22 everest battery
optibike r22 everest feature
optibike r22 everest suspension
  • UK Flag £14,900
  • US Flag $18,900
  • EU Flag €17,000

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 36mph
  • Weight: 93lbs
  • Range: 300 miles
  • Wheel Size: Not stated
  • Gears: 14-speed

Long range adventure e-bike

Massive 3260Wh battery

14 speed Rohloff hub gear

The R22 Everest has been named as such because it would be the only e-bike that could climb the height of the great mountain – if there was a road, that is!

Designed and built in Colorado, the Everest is not only fast (36mph maximum) but thanks to two huge batteries that form a total capacity of 3250Wh, it can be ridden nigh on 300 miles before it needs recharging. If you like some serious off-grid adventuring or you’re planning a long-range ride then this a welcome figure.

Unlike many of the e-bike on our list, the R22 Everest has a very fruity Rohloff 14-speed hub gear. Rohloff are known to be the best in the business when it comes to hub gears. This goes some way to explain the slightly eye-watering price of the R22 Everest.

Pros

  • Rohloff hub-gear
  • Huge riding range
  • 190Nm torque

Cons

  • Heavy
  • 1 frame size

11. Nireeka Revenant 1000

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nireeka revenant 1000 colours
  • UK Flag £2,275
  • US Flag $2,897
  • EU Flag €2,600

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 35mph
  • Weight: 59lbs
  • Range: 50 miles
  • Wheel Size: Not stated
  • Gears: 10-speed gearing

Carbon-fibre full-suspension e-MTB

35mph top speed

Unique looking

The third and final Nireeka electric bike on our list of the fastest electric bikes available is the Revenant 1000. Unlike the two other Nireeka’s on our list, the Revenant is fitted with a hub-drive motor rather than a mid-drive motor. This means that whilst the gears onboard are useful ins pedal assist mode, they can’t work in tandem to help you summit hills or speed down descents.

The above said, the 1000W rating of the motor should be than enough to excite most riders, especially when riding with the throttle applied.

Nireeka look to distinguish themselves from their competitors with their standout looks and the Revenant certainly looks the part. The angular carbon frame looks mean and points to the bike’s fast riding ability.

Pros

  • 1000W motor
  • Carbon fibre frame keeps weight down
  • Sensible price
  • Standout looks

Cons

  • 10-speed gearing can’t be fully utilised because of hub motor

12. Bakcou Mule

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backou mule outdoor bike
backou mule outdoor
  • UK Flag £3,700
  • US Flag $4,799
  • EU Flag €4,400

Prices are approximate

  • Top Speed: 35mph
  • Weight: 76lbs
  • Range: Not Stated
  • Wheel Size: 26″
  • Gears: 9-speed

All-terrain hardtail e-bike

Mid-drive performance

35+ top speed

The last model and our list, but by no means the worst. The Mule from Bakcou is fast riding e-bike with fat tires so it can go pretty much anywhere you aim it. Like some other bikes on our list, the Mule uses a Bafang mid-drive motor. With both torque and cadence sensors onboard the motor can detect the exact input from the rider and ration the power accordingly – this way the Mule will feel incredibly natural to ride.

Despite being squarely aimed at the outdoor and hunting market, it’s unfortunate to see that Bakcou hasn’t fitted the Mule with fenders as standard. No big deal, we suppose, but it would be nice to buy a complete package off the bat.

Pros

  • Bafang Ultra motor
  • Various colours in stock
  • Different battery capacities are available

Cons

  • Just one frame size – won’t fit all
  • Not sold with mudguards


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