What’s “NEWT” at Bike Friday

New World Tourist With E-Assist

Bike Friday’s “New World Tourist” has been rolling off the production line for more than 30 years, and taking folks on adventures all around the world. Did you know that this sturdy steed has undergone several quite recent transformations that enhance performance and make it more fun to ride than ever?

New World Tourist With E-Assist

The New Electric New World Tourist (NEWT) sports Bike Friday’s e-assist system that will extend your range and boost your ride. E-assist kit adds only 11 lbs and is disc brake compatible.


In addition to this electrifying news, we have also:

NWT button system

Introduced the “button” stem system that provides a stiffer feel and improved integration along with converting the headtube and headset to industry standard 1-1/8″ threadless.




Front Fork of NWT with Hub Motor

Changed the fork to a straight blade design, saving weight without compromising strength.




Allowed for a larger tire clearance, up to 2″ with disc brakes.



Check out the New World Tourist:


We offer many custom options, then hand build your bike to fit your size and particular riding plans. The New World Tourist has been our most popular bike since its introduction in 1992 and remains our best-seller to this day due to its versatility. 

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