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September 21, 2009

New electric motorcycle company, Blindspot Cycles, sets up shop in Colorado

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Blindspot Electric Cycles – Click above for image gallery

There’s so much that’s cool about how Blindspot Cycles created the “Drag N’ Bag” motorcycle in the picture above, it’s hard to know where to start. Is it that Blindspot Cycles’ owner Chris Ravana gets his supplies (mostly) from junkyards around his home of Ford Collins, Colorado? Is it that he replaces the fuel-sucking powerplants with all-electric drivetrains? Is it that he has a sense of style that just forces you to pause and go, “whoa”?

Whatever you think is the right starting point, Blindspot Cycles is beginning its own public journey this weekend with an official launch at the Sustainable Living Fair in Fort Collins. Blindspot makes nothing but custom bikes from “resurrected and recycled motorcycles,” starting at around $5,000.

The Drag N’ Bag bike uses a 1980 Suzuki GS 250 as a base and now sports a 72V electric drivetrain that can get up to 70 mph and go for 50 miles. Other bikes in the stable include The Red Racer, based on a 1977 Yamaha XS400 Special, and El Chopper, which used to be a 1986 Honda Rebel 250. See more in the gallery below.

Gallery: Blindspot Electric Cycles

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