McLaren unveils the most powerful trail-legal mountain bike

‘Extreme 600’ — 119 pound-feet
of hill climbing torque available

(May 17, 2024) Renowned for game-changing supercars and hypercars such as the McLaren P1, luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive is ushering in the era of the electric hyperbikes with its debut range of electric bikes unveiled today. Taking inspiration from the company’s award-winning supercars, the new limited-edition four-bike range extends McLaren’s extreme performance-focused design and technology into the electric two-wheeled world for the first time.

Designed by the same teams responsible for supercars like the electrified lightweight McLaren Artura hybrid supercar, the first-ever McLaren e-bikes embrace signature McLaren attributes such as carbon-fibre construction and next-generation electrification to deliver an authentically McLaren high-performance experience.

The e-bikes’ powerful motor enhances their high power-to-weight ratio, a pivotal attribute mirrored in the development of every McLaren supercar. Designed with torque figures that surpass the standard of other premium e-bikes, the McLaren e-bikes have been engineered for class-leading performance.

McLaren hasn’t revealed much about the motor, including who manufactures it, but the flagship model’s claimed 161Nm (119 pound feet) of torque should make for punchy acceleration on steep terrain.

Further reinforcing the link to supercars, the McLaren design team devised an innovative digital display whose graphics mimic those of the cars’ driver displays. Ensuring maximum rider engagement and user-friendliness, telemetry information including speed, battery life and range is shown on a full color integrated LCD panel on the handlebars.

Four distinct models — Extreme 600, Extreme 250, Sport 600, and Sport 250 — each offer the ultimate two-wheel ride, whether on city streets, off-road tracks, or mountain trails.

The flagship McLaren 600 versions vie for the title of the world’s most powerful street-legal electric mountain bike with its Race mode delivering up to 852W of peak power and a top speed of 20 mph.

Two electric mountain bike models are available in limited numbers: a 29” hardtail version, and a full-suspension version with 29” front wheel, 27.5” rear wheel, 145mm of rear travel, and 160mm of fork travel.

In total, four models complete the range, the Extreme 600W and Extreme 250W feature SRAM wireless XX Eagle Transmission 12-speed drivetrain and the Sport 600W and Sport 250W feature mechanical SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

McLaren Sport 

The ideal, all-purpose mountain bike that is just as at home off the beaten track as on aggressive single track, with integrated componentry and minimalist frame design for pure McLaren style.

As with McLaren cars, there is a choice of power modes, selectable via the digital display on the integrated cockpit:

    •    Off – No motor assist
    •    Eco – Energy conservation for long rider
    •    Trail – A set-it-and-forget-t balance of power and efficiency
    •    Sport – Extra power output for when the trail demands more
    •    Race – Max power and max torque

McLaren Extreme  

The Extreme is a full-suspension electric mountain bike designed for maximum off-road performance, control, and comfort. All five power modes are as per the McLaren Sport. The Sport and Extreme models are both shod with Pirelli tires.