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E-Bike Brands in Australia

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In this Canstar Blue guide, we highlight some of the brands available in the Australian e-bike space to help you on your shopping journey.

Thinking about investing in an electric bike but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! In this guide, we list some of the electric bike brands available in the Australian market. We also share some of the models available from each brand and what you’ll need to fork out to get your hands on their products.

Not sure what an e-bike is? You may want to pop over to our e-bike buying guide first before tackling this list head-on. Those ready to hit the ground running can click on the brands listed below to get all the details.

What e-bikes can you get in Australia?

The list below shows some of the brands available in the electric bike space in Australia for 2023. Please note, the types of e-bikes available from each company and the costs may vary based on your location. Other retailers may be available in your area. Always confirm with the company directly before making a purchase decision.

Cleverley

Cleverley Commuter S e-bike 2022.

Founded in Brisbane, Cleverley offers Aussies high quality, mid-drive electric bikes at an affordable price. Equipped with the efficient Bafang M420 motor and Samsung cell batteries, Cleverley’s e-bikes are built for comfortable use within city and suburban areas, taking riders up to 110km on just one charge, depending on the battery type.

Cleverley has just two models currently in market; Commuter S and Commuter C, which sit about the $3,500 price mark. Interested riders in Brisbane and Sydney also have the option to book a test ride before making a purchase decision.

Dyson e-bikes

Dyson Adventure e-bike

Dyson e-bikes has been servicing Australians with its range of affordable e-bike products since 2013. With a selection of new e-bikes, accessories, spare parts and even apparel, Dyson is able to help Aussies with all their e-bike needs. In terms of e-bikes, Dyson offer a wide variety of bikes to fit the beginner all the way to the advanced rider.

Dyson currently has five products on offer to Australians: Adventure, Bondi, Hard Tail, Mixte and Tilba. The retailer also sells bikes from the overseas brands Benno and Yuba, including the crowd favourite for its cargo abilities; Yuba Spicy Curry. Dyson’s e-bikes will generally set you back around $2,000-$3,000, but some of the overseas brands offered may take you back almost $8,000.

Electra e-bikes

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A subsidiary of popular bicycle retailer Trek, Electra has been around since 1993, specialising in ‘cruiser’ style bikes. Since then, the company has hopped aboard the e-bike train, adding a motor and battery (amongst other parts) to some of its more popular models. In 2019, Electra introduced its first mid-to-high range e-bike, integrating the battery into the frame for a more streamlined riding experience.

With this bike retailer you get what you pay for, with the higher-priced models offering more power and battery life. Electra currently have one model available, the Townie Go!. Broadly speaking, one of these e-bikes will set you back by up to $2,500.

eTourer e-bikes

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eTourer is a relatively new brand, specialising in e-bikes, that is backed by famous Aussie cyclist, Stuart O’Grady. It has entered the Australian market with five e-bikes, which target entry-level electric bike enthusiasts with their lower range prices. What you can expect from eTourer are Bafang and Aikema hub-drive motors, with batteries generally capable of assisting up to 30-40km.

These bikes don’t break the $3,000 threshold, with the cheapest coming in at just over $1,500. Here’s a list of the bikes available from eTourer: eTourer F1, eTourer M-Series and the eTourer M1.

FiSHAW e-bikes

FiSHAW TX450 e-bike

FiSHAW Electric Bicycles is a subsidiary of FiSHAW Technologies and is said to be an Australian-born e-bike brand. The manufacturer offers a selection of e-bikes for all occasions and settings, including urban, trail, mountain and folding. FiSHAW uses a selection of BAFANG motors across its e-bike series and offers a number of accessories from rear view mirrors to anti-theft locks and even kids trailer prams for e-bikes on its website as well.

Its bikes sit in the mid-range when it comes to costs, sitting around the $3,300-$4,300 mark. FiSHAW also allows customers to book a test ride at its Southport location in Queensland. Please note, this is by appointment only.

FOCUS e-bikes

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FOCUS is a German bicycle manufacturer that specialises in e-bikes, racing bikes and mountain bikes. It was founded in 1993 by cyclocross world champion, Mike Kluge. This manufacturer has everything from urban e-bikes to mountain e-bikes, with its current range including: Thron², Jam², Sam², Jarifa²and Aventura².

From FOCUS you can expect to find a range of commonly seen quality parts such as Bosch and Fazua drives, as well as higher battery capacities when compared with standard commuter e-bikes. These extra features push the price bracket of this brand from about $6,000 to $15,000.

Giant e-bikes

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Giant has been around since 1972, established in Taiwan and considered amongst the ‘big three’ bicycle brands in North America. Well known for being one of the first bike brands to introduce aluminum frames to its range, Giant is now considered by many to be a world leader in design. This brand offers riders Yamaha drive systems and is known for being durable and reliable.

Its current models are the Fastroad E+ EX, Roam E+, Talon E+, Talon E+ 26, Trance X E+, Trance X Advance E+, Reign E+, Explore E+ and Stance E+. The cheapest of these sits at just below $3,500, with prices reaching up to $18,000 for a higher quality make.

Kalkhoff e-bikes

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Kalkhoff is originally from Cloppenburg, Germany, where its bikes are still made to this day. This is a point of pride for this retailer, where its self-proclaimed high standard of workmanship places this brand in the high-end bracket.

Whilst you won’t find Australia-specific information on the Kalkhoff website, we’ve compiled a list of the more-commonly seen bikes coming from distributors: Endeavour 3.B Move, Image 1B Advance, Endeavour C.B Move, Entice 3.B Move, Image 3.B Advance, Endeavour 1.B Move, Endeavour 7.B Move and Entice 5.B Season. For these e-bikes you’ll roughly pay somewhere in the range of $3,500 and $8,000.

Leitner e-bikes

Leitner Venice Cruiser e-bike

Leitner claims to be ‘one of Australia’s fastest growing electric bike retailers’, offering a wide range of affordable and accessible bikes across the country. As a 100% Australian-owned e-bike brand, Leitner takes the middleman out of the process, running everything from the manufacturing to the selling of these bikes. What makes Leitner stand-out as an e-bike brand however is its ability to create e-bikes that are extremely accessible to all. With the option of step-thru, step-over, folding and lightweight bikes on offer, Leitner has an e-bike to fit all Aussies.

These are the current e-bikes on offer at Leitner; Berlin Cruiser, Venice Cruiser, Ultimate, Libelle, CrossX, SuperT, Aria, Tirol, Milan Cruiser and the High Power Off Road. Leitner is probably one of the more affordable brands for e-bikes, with its cheapest e-bike available for just $1,279. The most you’ll pay for a Leitner e-bike is $2,300.

Lekker e-bikes

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Whilst Lekker is a primarily Australian bike retailer, it has origins tracing all the way back to Amsterdam. In 2009, its founder brought the Dutch-style bikes to Australia, where since then it has expanded to offer e-bikes.

This brand focusses on urban e-bikes, with only one ‘all-terrain’ bike in its lineup. On the Lekker website, you’ll see a few options for e-bikes, namely the Amsterdam+ & GT, X and Jordaan+ & GT. If you’re interested in buying a Lekker e-bike, it’ll set you back about $2,900 to $4,500.

Merida e-bikes

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Merida has been around since 1972, founded and designed in Germany and primarily manufactured in Taiwan and China. Unlike other e-bike brands, Merida’s bikes are exclusively powered by Shimano drive units and batteries. With more than 10 e-bikes currently on its online store, catering to both the average commuter as well as long-range, tough-terrain enthusiasts, Merida seems to have all of its bases covered.

In its 2023 range, Merida is offering the eSPRESSO, eSPRESSO City, eSPRESSO CC, eSPRESSO Urban, eBIG, eONE-SIXTY, eSCULTURA, eSILEX+ and eSPEEDER. These models come with different variations in both specifications and aesthetic preference. An entry-level e-bike from Merida sits in the $3,000 to $4,000 range, with the more powerful models costing up to $12,000.

OVO Energy Electric Vehicle Plans

Here are the OVO Energy EV plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the OVO Energy EV plans on our database for SEQ. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the OVO Energy EV plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the OVO Energy plans on our database for NSW south coast. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Endeavour Energy network in Sydney’s Greater West but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4913kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Norco e-bikes

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Founded in 1964 in British Columbia, Norco made its humble start out of a converted chicken coop. Fast forward to the present day, the company has made a name for itself, well known amongst mountain cyclists and casual riders alike.

Norco’s current e-bike range covers all the bases, with two options currently available to those planning on keeping their ride on the pavement. These are the Scene and Indie. Its mountain electric bike range includes: Range, Sight and VLT. Norco isn’t exactly a low-priced retailer, with prices generally between $4,000 and $12,000.

Reef e-bikes

Reef 'Invisitron' e-bike

Reef is a 100% Australian owned electric bike brand that began operating in 2005. Reef e-bikes has six products on offer, including the option of a tricycle. It offers ergonomic and affordable e-bike solutions for each and every kind of Aussie.

These bikes won’t break the budget, with prices sitting between $3,000-$4,000. Here are the products currently on offer from Reef: Bullshark, Invisitron, Predator, Iceberg, Seahorse and Escape.

Reid e-bikes

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Reid claims to be the ‘largest Australian-owned bicycle brand’, distributing bikes to more than 35 countries around the world. From the founders’ beginnings selling bikes from a garage in 2009, this brand has expanded to both an online and physical presence across four Australian states. With this bike brand you can expect to see a variation in parts at different price points, from the Shimano Steps mid drive to the Bafang rear hub motor, as well as different battery brands.

A more recent entrant in the electric bike market, Reid is currently offering five e-bikes catered to the average commuter: KADe, Vice, City Pulse, Vintage, Blacktop, E-Trail and Urban+. Reid is a popular choice for those looking for a basic, affordable e-bike, with its prices starting at $1,000 and not exceeding $4,000.

Riese & Müller e-bikes

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Started in 1993 by two friends, Markus Riese and Heiko Müller, Riese & Müller had its beginnings in Germany. This brand works closely with Bosch, with a range of electric bikes powered by Bosch Performance CX motors. With some of the highest quality parts on the market, a Riese & Müller bike is well regarded and some models even offer two batteries built in for extra range.

This company offers commuter bikes, mountain bikes and even the not-often-seen cargo bike to Australians. The models available to you will depend on your local Riese & Müller stockist, though you’re more likely to come across these ranges: Charger, Tinker, Nevo, Roadster, Homage, Delite and Load. As mentioned, a high-quality bike won’t come cheap, with prices starting at the $7,000 mark, reaching well above $15,000.

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Specialized e-bikes

specialized ebike

Specialized has been around since 1974, where its founder started out by selling Italian bike parts to the US market.

Although this company was one of the first to introduce a streamlined integrated battery design, it has still come a long way since then, with its current line up featuring over 20 variations of e-bike. Here are the current collections available: Vado, Como, Levo and Kenevo. An everyday commuter-style e-bike from Specialized costs between $4,000 and $5,000, with some of its higher-end models costing upwards of $15,000.

TEBCO e-bikes

TEBCO 'Carrier' e-bike

The Electric Bicycle Co (TEBCO), incorporated in 1995, has been providing a wide range of electric bikes to Australia since 1999. In addition to nine different bike products, including one tricycle, TEBCO also offers conversion kits to customers who may wish to DIY an existing bike into an e-bike instead of purchasing a new ride.

With battery distance capacities between 60 and 100km, TEBCO e-bikes are built to go the mile, costing riders anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000 for a new strider. These are the products currently available on the Aussie market: Suburban, Discovery, Voyager, Crosstrail, Explorer, Wanderer, Carrier, Transporter and Journey.

Trek e-bikes

trek ebike

Trek is one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers. Founded in the USA in 1976, this bike brand extends to a range of subsidiaries, including Electra as mentioned above. This company was one of the first to manufacture electric bikes, eventually partnering with Bosch in a bid to offer bikes with quality motors.

On the Trek website you’ll see 14 varieties of e-bikes: the Fuel EXe, FX+, Dual Sport+, Rail 7, Rail 9 and Rail 9.8, Allant+, Powerfly 4, Verve+2, Domane+. Prices start at about $3,600 and end up closer to $18,000.

XDS e-bikes

xds ebike

XDS entered the Australian market in 2010, claiming to bring the first ‘modern retro/vintage’ commuter bike to our shores. This company has teamed up with Bafang electric motors to create affordable electric bikes more easily available to everyday people. Offering both hub-drive and mid-drive motors, XDS is a brand that caters to most preferences.

Here are the current electric bikes you’ll find from XDS: E-Volve, E-Spresso, E-Merge, E-Rupt, E-Cruz, E-Voke, E-Lectron, E-Conic, E-City and E-Street. Availability will depend on your local stockist, unless purchasing online. On the more affordable side, XDS has bikes within the $1,500 to $3,000 price range.

Red Energy Electric Vehicle Plan

Here is Red Energy’s Electric Vehicle Plan on our database that includes a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here is Red Energy’s Electric Vehicle Plan on our database that includes a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here is Red Energy’s Electric Vehicle Plan on our database that includes a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here is Red Energy’s Electric Vehicle Plan on our database that includes a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

A final note on e-bikes

As you can see, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to e-bikes. Your decision will ultimately come down to how far your budget will take you as far as bike specs go.

If you’re not looking to break the bank with your purchase, you won’t have to look far to find some decent bikes at an affordable price point. But if you’re willing to spend a pretty penny, we’ve also highlighted the brands offering high-quality electric bikes with better performance and durability.

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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley was a content producer at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, most recently as an Energy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

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