Tern Bicycles Upgrades their Vektron Folding e-Bike Line
Urban transportation and folding bike company Tern announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models. The new Vektron is equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, received a re-worked frame and riding geometry, and is equipped with a robust rack.
The bikes are equipped with new Bosch Active Line and Active Line Plus drivetrains. They are stated to be substantially smoother, smaller, lighter, more efficient and virtually silent. The Vektron has a completely re-engineered frame and frame 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 handling. The updated Vektron also stands up vertically when folded, making it even easier to roll around.
With structural cues from the heavy-duty Tern GSD, 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 much safer when riding with a child in a child seat.
The Vektron also features a new and optional Bucketload pannier. Engineered to fit the 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. And during riding, the Bucketload is roomy enough to swallow a large backpack.
The three new models include the Vektron Q9 at $2995, the Vektron P7i at $3195, and the Vektron S10 at $3595. Shipping to the US will start in fall of 2018.