McLaren Enters eMTB Market with Extreme 600 and Sport 600

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McLaren, known for their supercars and Formula 1 success, has entered the electric mountain bike (eMTB) market. They introduced the Extreme 600 for $11,950 and Sport 600 for $8,950, claiming these as the most powerful street-legal e-bikes with up to 852W of peak power. These models will start shipping in mid-August.

Mclaren Enters Emtb Market With Extreme 600 And Sport 600

Authentic McLaren Design


Designed by the same team behind McLaren's supercars, these bikes showcase McLaren's signature features such as carbon fiber construction and advanced electrification. These elements promise a high-performance experience synonymous with the McLaren name.

Key Features


Models and Power: The lineup includes four models: Extreme 600, Extreme 250, Sport 600, and Sport 250. "Extreme" denotes the full-suspension version, while "Sport" refers to the hardtail. The number indicates the nominal motor power.
Frame and Suspension: The Extreme model features a 29” front wheel, 27.5” rear wheel, 145mm of rear travel, and a 160mm fork travel. The Sport model has a 29” hardtail frame.
Integrated Technology: A standout feature is the one-piece handlebar with an integrated display and front light, displaying telemetry information like speed, battery life, and range on a full-color LCD panel.

The Extreme model utilizes a Horst-link suspension design, a removable battery, SRAM Transmission gearing, and RockShox Lyrik fork with Deluxe shock. These components emphasize McLaren’s commitment to quality and performance.

Mclaren Extreme 600



Mclaren Sport 600

McLaren eMTB Comparison Table


FeatureExtreme 600Sport 600Extreme 250Sport 250
Price$11,950.00 USD$8,950.00 USD$10,950.00 USD$7,950.00 USD
Power600W mid-drive motor, 161Nm torque600W mid-drive motor, 161Nm torque250W mid-drive motor, 121Nm torque250W mid-drive motor, 121Nm torque
Power ModesOff, Eco, Trail, Sport, RaceOff, Eco, Trail, Sport, RaceOff, Eco, Trail, SportOff, Eco, Trail, Sport
Battery48V / 14.5AH / 720Wh48V / 14.5AH / 720Wh36V / 15AH / 540Wh36V / 15AH / 540Wh
FrameCarbon FiberCarbon FiberCarbon FiberCarbon Fiber
Drive TrainSRAM XX Eagle AXS Transmission, 12-speed, electronic shiftingSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, mechanical shiftingSRAM XX Eagle AXS Transmission, 12-speed, electronic shiftingSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, mechanical shifting
ForkRockShox Lyrik Rush RC, 160mm travelRockShox Pike Rush RC, 140mm travelRockShox Lyrik Rush RC, 160mm travelRockShox Pike Rush RC, 140mm travel
ShockRockShox RS Deluxe Select+, 145mm travelN/ARockShox RS Deluxe Select+, 145mm travelN/A
BrakesSRAM G2 RE 4-piston hydraulic, 200mm brake rotors F/RSRAM G2 RE 4-piston hydraulic, 200mm front rotor & 180mm rear rotorSRAM G2 RE 4-piston hydraulic, 200mm brake rotors F/RSRAM G2 RE 4-piston hydraulic, 200mm front rotor & 180mm rear rotor
WheelsCarbon eMTB-specific, 29" front & 27.5" rearCarbon eMTB-specific, 29" F/RCarbon eMTB-specific, 29" front & 27.5" rearCarbon eMTB-specific, 29" F/R
TiresFront: Pirelli Scorpion Enduro M, 29x2.6" | Rear: Pirelli Scorpion Enduro R, 27.5x2.4"Pirelli Scorpion Enduro M, 29x2.4" F/RFront: Pirelli Scorpion Enduro M, 29x2.6" | Rear: Pirelli Scorpion Enduro R, 27.5x2.4"Pirelli Scorpion Enduro M, 29x2.4" F/R
CockpitCustom carbon fiber integrated bar and stem with integrated digital displayCarbon fiber integrated bar and stem with integrated digital displayCustom carbon fiber integrated bar and stem with integrated digital displayCarbon fiber integrated bar and stem with integrated digital display
PaintCustom McLaren designCustom McLaren designCustom McLaren designCustom McLaren design
WarrantyTwo years comprehensiveTwo years comprehensiveTwo years comprehensiveTwo years comprehensive


Mclaren Extreme 600 And 250

Conclusion


With the introduction of the Extreme 600 and Sport 600, McLaren brings their high-performance engineering to the eMTB market. These new electric mountain bikes aim to provide an unparalleled riding experience, blending McLaren's automotive expertise with cycling innovation.

Last updated on 20-05-2024. Published in US Motorcycle News
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