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422 Alpha
Fastest Sub-100 lb Vehicle in History (modified): 85.9 mph
Electric Bike World Speed Record (modified): 85.9 mph
12 Hour Electric Bike Distance Record: 173 miles
Pike's Peak Electric Bike Course Record (30 mph avg speed)
Mt. Evans Electric Bike Course Record
Mt. MItchell Electric Bike Course Record

Built for your adventures...

Ride up to 165 miles on a single charge
Feel the power with a top speed of 40 mph
Recharge the battery completely in under 3 hours
Zero emissions and costs only 25 cents per 100 miles

Price: $11,995.00

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"What can I say...these trikes are totally awesome. This counts as my favorite test ride of any production electric bike ever. Outrider trikes are so much fun to ride, that anyone spending a day on one in the right terrain on a good day will probably not forget that day for the rest of their life. Everyone should have one..."
- Electricbike.com

"Let's just say the Outrider USA recumbent electric trikes are high performance vehicles. The Outrider adventure vehicles could be used for everything from commuting to long rides in the country/mountains."
- Electricbikereport.com

Top Speed: 40 mph
Range: 165 Miles / 111 Miles (with / without pedaling @ 20 mph)
Power: Three selectable modes: Assist (750 Watts), Economy (2100 Watts), Power (4200 Watts)

Included Features
Crankset: Schlumpf High-Speed Drive 40T
Wheels: Industry 9 Premium Trike Wheels (Aluminum Straight-Pull Spoke)
Front Light: Cycle Lumenator (1000 Lumen LED)
Rear Light Arizona Whip (6 ft. Flashing LED Flagpole 2-Sided, Red/Yellow)
Rear Rack: Axiom Journey Heavy Duty
Pannier Bags: Axiom Randonnee Aero 40 (Waterproof)

Chances are, you've been looking at all types of lists and reviews that rank the top ebikes, and you might be wondering about how Outrider stacks up. To answer this, we took the 422 Alpha to Colorado for the Pike's Peak Pedal Electric Hill Climb in 2012 - which is one of the steepest, twistiest, and most challenging roads in the United States. It took 1st place overall with a staggering new course record of 23:32 (almost 10 minutes ahead of the previous pedal-electric record) at an average speed of 32 mph. The 422 Alpha had so much power left that we took it back to the start and ran the whole course again all the way to the top - full throttle - without recharging and still had more to spare.

Transition Series models can be operated in three modes: Pedal only, electric only, or pedaling with electric assist. This allows you to be able to ride in whichever way feels most comfortable for you.

All Outrider ultralight adventure vehicles are recumbent, which means that you get to enjoy the ride from a comfortable reclined position that puts less stress on you neck, back, wrists, knees and shoulders than a typical diamond frame bike. This recumbent position also translates to less wind resistance and therefore greater efficiency.

Bottom line: The 422 Alpha is a no holds barred pedal-electric trike, designed to excel in the worst of conditions.

Availability: Call for current lead time. We crate and ship each trike fully assembled anywhere in the lower 48 United States. When it arrives at your driveway it will be ready to ride right out of the box.

We put our pedal-electric technology through brutal real-world testing again and again to ensure that only the very best, most reliable components make the cut. Visit Our Story to learn about the Outrider USA difference. Remember... our expert team is here for YOU! Call or e-mail (Find Us) and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Electric Bike Speed Record
Electric Bike 12 Hour Record
The 422 Alpha Winning the Pike's Peak Pedal-Electric Hill Climb 2012
Outrider in Colorado
  • Full 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Free 6-Month Full Tuneup (we'll reimburse your local recumbent shop if you're not local)
  • Illustrated Owner's Manual
  • American-made Motor and Drive System
  • Hand-built in the USA
  • Maintenence-Free Premium Brushless Motor

Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Couldn't Be Happier August 21, 2013
Reviewer: David H.  
I LOVE my 422 Alpha!  Scary power and acceleration (I'm a Greenspeed non-electric trike rider), a guilty pleasure...
Great fit and finish (as would be expected for a product at this price level, BTW)
I don't worry that I'm in Austin, Texas - and that you guys are rocking Fletcher, NC... and I'm confident that we can find a way to get the battery pack replaced if that becomes necessary in a decade or so :)
With you guys, and the good bike shops in Austin - should be good mechanically...
Really happy with the crating and shipping... nice job...
Overall, I really couldn't be happier...

Thanks again for a great product and service !!!!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Thanks Outrider August 21, 2013
Reviewer: Chris C.  
At last, a vehicle that lets me feel like Batman leaving the Bat Cave every time I take a ride.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Update: December 2012 December 3, 2012
Reviewer: Lynn N. from Buena Vista, CO  
My FFR 422 Alpha has gone another 900 miles for a total of 2600 miles. I'm even more impressed now than I was 900 miles ago. Even more trips to the river, store, work and just cursing around town. 2600 miles of not driving my truck and I don't miss driving it at all and in fact I've not been able to ride recently and it's killing me. The best pat of the last 900 miles for sure was the "Pikes Peak Cycling Challenge". What a hoot and proof my FFR 422 Alpha is one amazing machine besides being way too much fun to ride. Other great rides include Independence Pass, and Cottonwood Pass just outside of BV... I ride Cottonwood pass weekly for sure... What a beautiful ride and fast.

I'm not a writer or a professional product reviewer, and not really that technical so describing my FFR in flashy terms or technically is not really an option. Bottom line for me. I love it. It's an amazing machine and it adds some new twists to riding and makes transporting yourself and your goodies around just too much fun.  I got to meet the FFR Team in Colorado and ride with them. I did not do the race but ran up Pikes Peak taking photos of the race. It was wild riding thru the pack at 28+ and hearing the cheers of the other riders as I blazed past them and the ride down… Wow!

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Thanks...Thanks...Thanks!!! October 19, 2012
Reviewer: Lynn N. from Buena Vista, CO  
The 422 Alpha is not like any other bike or trike. This is a serious and very innovative machine. We've also hauled tons of gear on a modified trailer. Shopping, hauling BoogieBoards and gear down to the BV River Park for some fun, and our Dog Kama sure likes to ride. We've hauled up to 70 lbs all over town and never a hesitation on the part of the FFR trike.  Mostly I've averaged about 50 miles + on most of my daily rides and all have been easily obtainable on a single charge averaging about 28 mph.

It responds to our needs effortlessly and will thrill ya every time guaranteed. Almost 1700 miles and no problems.  This spring is going to be great. My plan has been all along to park the truck and this will sure be true for this year.

I'd have to say my favorite ride last Summer and Fall was "Cottonwood Pass" (elevation 12126'). The ride has 4161' of climbing and the 422 Alpha just eats up grades with no hesitation. In fact is was quite an odd feeling to pass so many cars and trucks on the way up that were hauling trailers.  THANKS... THANKS... THANKS! Great engineering, Function, Form and Freedom!!!

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