Just over 7 years ago, Tern launched in Taiwan and today they announced an upgrade to their Vektron folding ebike line. The upgrades include
- New Bosch drivetrains: Bosch’s new Active Line and Active Line Plus drivetrains are substantially smoother, smaller, lighter and more efficient – and they are virtually silent.
- Updated frame: Features a completely re-engineered frame and frame geometry: cockpit is longer for improved comfort for taller riders; frame has been designed with additional forged and machined elements for additional strength without extra weight; battery now reclines backwards, keeping the center of gravity as low as possible for superior handling; also stands up vertically when folded, making it even easier to roll around.
- Robust rack with GSDna: With structural cues from the heavy-duty Tern GSD, the new Vektron rack has been massively strengthened and increased in size to reduce flex for more secure handling. Plus, the center of gravity has been lowered, making it much safer when riding with a child in a child seat.
- Bucketload pannier (optional): Engineered to fit every configuration of the Vektron, it can be used even when the upper rails of the rear rack are taken by other gear, such as a child seat or a basket. The Bucketload folds flat when not in use or when the bike is folded. It is also sized to provide excellent heel clearance without interfering when the bike is folded or being rolled. And during riding, the Bucketload is roomy enough to swallow a large backpack.
The upgraded models will ship to the US later this year and I’ll ride one of them soon. The Vektron Q9 costs $2995, the Vektron P7i is $3195, and the Vektron S10 is $3595. The reason the Vektrons have been popular is the midmount Bosch drivetrains…the bikes are very balanced, zippy, and practical.
Learn more about them from Tern’s website.
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