E-Champ is an electric bike brand based out of Olney, Buckinghamshire, that has supplied e-bikes to a whole host of famous faces. Here is everything you need to know about them.
It is hard to imagine a global electric bike brand being based out of a small shop on the high street of little old Olney. The small town in Buckinghamshire is home to a number of quaint little businesses, from bakeries to florists, and it is the perfect embodiment of a classic, British village.
Whilst the majority of Olney is a snapshot of what life was like in the past, one company based on the high street is very much the future.
E-Champ Electric Bikes, or E-Champ Tech, is an e-bike manufacturer that has already built up quite the reputation in the industry. It’s fat-tyre electric bikes catch the eye of everyone walking past the showroom window, but they have also caught the attention of electric bike enthusiasts worldwide.
The bikes, which are fitted with a 250-watt Bafang motor and a detachable battery, offer a perfect, zero-emission mobility solution, with a fully-electric range of up to 50 miles and an assisted top speed of 25mph.
Inspired by classic British design, the bikes also feature a retro front headlamp with full beam adjustment and a hand-crafted café racer seat, which is produced just round the corner in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
There is certainly a local feel to the company, but it has a global presence, too. Not only are the bikes available in Selfridges, but Formula One driver Esteban Ocon is also an advocate of the bikes.
The Alpine man had his very own E-Champ 66 delivered to him last year for the Silverstone Grand Prix, which he used for making his way around the grounds. E-Champ will also be delivering a limited edition ‘31’ model to Esteban in time for the start of the 2024 F1 season later this month.
E-Champ currently offers three different models, including the 66, the E-Champ RAW and E-Champ JPS.
The 66 model comes in either British racing green, Silverstone racing silver or Laguna Black, and start from £4,990. For the 66, Bafang has kitted the bike out with the display unit, high-tech controller, super sensor and 5 speed electric power pedal assist. The JPS models are painted in Black and Gold, inspired by the iconic JPS Formula 1 car driven by Ayrton Senna and Emerson Fittipaldi.
Both bikes are fitted with a detachable 48-volt battery, with a charge time of just four hours. They are also complete with front and rear Shimano hi-tech disc brakes, and a Shimano hydraulic braking system.
The E-Champ RAW bikes, which are the entry level models, are available in orange, grey or ivory, and start from £2,990. All E-Champ electric bikes come with a five-year warranty, and a lifetime warranty for the frame, too.
The bikes have proven popular all over the world, stretching from the Middle East right to E-Champs’ doorstep, with a number of Northampton Saints rugby legends, including Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and Lewis Ludlam, purchasing their very own E-Champ electric bikes.
They’ve gone down well with other customers, too. The E-Champ website is littered with glowing reviews, with one happy rider describing her bike as “the Porsche of e-bikes.” Not bad, huh?
From the outside, E-Champ Electric Bikes may look like a small showroom situated on a picturesque little high street, but once you step inside, it is a gateway to the future of electrification.