Zipping around Las Vegas with a genial group of Stromer-mounted cyclists feels like the lap of luxury (pun intended). This is the milieu for those that embrace the finest and I relish the experience of circumnavigating at a pedal-assisted (PAS) speed of 30 mph – easily attained with the mighty 500 watts, three-level PAS motor. My bike, the $10.000 ST2 S, is identical to the vehicle that set the pending Guinness World Record 5,000 mile journey from Wisconsin to San Diego in 34 days. The marvelous e-commuter has the functional accouterments and requisite bling for the glamor of this venue.

The aluminum frame and full carbon fiber fork of the ST2 S is equipped with an industry-leading 48 Volt, 983-Watt hour battery that has a range exceeding 180 kilometers (100+ miles) if used judiciously. Shifting of the 11-speed, 11-40 cassette, is effortless with an XTR Di2 electronic system. The Magura hydraulic disc brakes provide immediate stopping power and the Continental Top Contact II 26 X 2.0 tires provide a solid adhesion when turning and a secure grip when decelerating.

The list of extras would be as long as your arm if your arm were longer and included: custom aluminum fenders, touch screen to activate fully integrated user interface, daytime running light, 1600 lumen headlight, tail light which also functions as a brake light, remote shut down system for theft protection, GPS chip to retrieve your bike if it’s stolen, ability to communicate with and receive directions from smartphones and USB port. The ST2 S comes in three sizes, 17”, 20” and 22”, and has a two-year “door to door” warranty.

Getting acquainted with the Stromer ST2 S was immensely enjoyable. The ride was comfortable, fast and fun, with nothing occurring unexpectedly. We assimilated miles as though we were consuming M&M’s, and gliding along effortlessly on the superb riding and handling machine. It’s recommended highly for those needing an excellent commuter.(www.stromerbike.com $10,000)