BATRIBIKE AND PROMOVEC LAUNCH TEN
By Sue Coulson
The First Throttle Driven, Centre Motor Bike On The Market. This month, Batribike is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an industry first and the announcement of a new exciting limited-edition centre motor throttle driven e-bike.
The new Batribike Ten, named for the landmark birthday of the company, has managed to make the connection between its high torque centre motor, and a throttle drive system for the first time allowing the combination of the two to deliver a sophisticated and smooth center motor e-bike experience.
This now allows those looking for the smooth and refined ride that a centre motor delivers, to be combined with the half grip twist control for easy access to walk assist or for a boost in power whilst pedalling.
Before now, centre motors have been exclusively coupled with pressure rather than rotational sensors, limiting the power assist to periods of active cycling, however this new system designed for the Ten, gives those needing an all-important boost to get up and riding from a standstill start, the ability to take advantage of an initial unsupported boost up to 4mph, before it then smoothly adds power to the riders pedal rotation for the rest of the ride.
The technology developed for the Ten combines a Promovec 70 Nm centre motor, a hidden 10.4Ah (375Wh) Sanyo or 13.6Ah (490Wh) Panasonic battery hidden in the frame, and a large central LCD with a twist grip control similar to Batribike’s Perdu and Delta models.
The new Batribike Ten will have an exclusive run of 100 bikes over two styles built in Europe and available at the beginning of November. Sue Coulson, Batribike marketing director adds; "This is such an exciting new bike to the range which not only offers a great new ride, but also is bringing something truly new to the market for those who enjoy a centre motor ride. Its the perfect way to celebrate out 10th anniversary. "
With a RRP of just £1849, it is competitively priced below many of the other centre motor e-bikes on the market today, and includes a 3-year warranty on the Pro-Movec motor, an additional year on the industry standard warranty period.
Batribike Ten Specs
• ProMovec 70Nm centre motor with 3 year warranty
• Battery upgrade options 10.4Ah or 13.6Ah – option to upgrade battery warranty to 5 years
• Battery in frame
• Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
• Shimano Deore 9 speed gearing
• Schwalbe tyres
• Transferable warranty
• Datatag and free one month Lexham insurance