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Tern to release updated Vektron folding e-bikes at Eurobike

Published June 18, 2018
The Vektron P7i.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern has announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models.

The new Vektrons are equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, a re-worked frame and riding geometry, and come with an "ultra-robust" rack similar to the rack on Tern's heavy duty GSD model.

"The new Vektron is lighter, stronger, quieter, and more comfortable to ride," said Josh Hon, Tern team captain. "Andtwo of the new models sit at lower price points as well. No matter how good a product is, you can always make it better based on feedback."

The new Vektron models range from $2,995 to $3,595.

The updated Vektrons maintains the original's compact folding size and riding characteristics, and adds a number of improvements.

The new Bosch Active Line and Active Line Plus drivetrains are smoother, smaller, lighter and more efficient than before, the company said. 

The Vektrons feature a completely re-engineered frame and geometry. The cockpit is longer for improved comfort for taller riders. The frame has been designed with additional forged and machined elements for additional strength without extra weight. The battery now reclines backward, keeping the center of gravity as low as possible for improved handling. The updated Vektron also stands up vertically when folded, making it easier to roll around.

The new Vektron rack has been strengthened and increased in size. This reduces flex for more secure handling. In addition, the center of gravity has been lowered, making it safer when riding with a child in a child seat.

The Vektron also features the new and optional Bucketload pannier. 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 heel clearance without interfering
when the bike is folded or being rolled. 

"Quality matters when choosing a bike for transportation," said Hon. "With strong sales of the Vektron, it's great to see that consumers are recognizing Tern and Bosch as the top choice when they look for a portable e-bike."

The three new models include the Vektron Q9 at $2,995, the Vektron P7i at $3,195, and the Vektron S10 at $3,595. Shipping to the U.S. starts in third quarter of this year. 

More information: TernBicycles.com.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike, Eurobike

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