Designers revisit the classic bike design that started it all.

“Concept 1865” is the modern version of the famous 19th century’s velocipede. German design studio DING3000 and international chemical company BASF brought the classic bicycle back to life, and made sure it was reintroduced with a few improvements. The project serves as a symbol of the technological advancements the world has seen since the Industrial Revolution.

Made of breakthrough BASF plastics, the “Concept 1865” bike features an electric drive, bearings all-plastic pedals, puncture-proof tires, and a detachable seat that contains the battery for the bike’s electric drive.

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