Ruff Cycles’ “The Ruffian” Electric Cruiser

BY Cameron Newland

Ruff Cycles has unleashed a new electric cruiser/chopper bike called “The Ruffian” at Intermot 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

Ruff Cycles "The Ruffian" Electric Cruiser/Chopper Bike

The bike will compete with existing retro-styled cruisers from Oto Cycles, ItalJet,
and Vintage Electric.

Ruff Cycles "The Ruffian" Electric Cruiser/Chopper Bike

The German bike maker has selected Bosch’s Performance Line CX motor to power the bike alongside Bosch’s PowerPack 500 battery, and the bike is equipped with Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano Alfine 8 internally-geared hub. The bike retails for €5,499 in Germany.

Ruff Cycles "The Ruffian" Electric Cruiser/Chopper Bike

Like most chopper-style bikes, The Ruffian has no suspension, however, this bike is more about style than utility, so we doubt anyone will really care about the omission.

Ruff Cycles "The Ruffian" Electric Cruiser/Chopper Bike