The Brompton Electric folding bike is officially available for reserve in the UK now. It has the same folded size as the non-electric version and will retail at expensive price tags from £2,595 to £2,755.
The bike is equipped with a 250W front hub motor and you have 4 assistive modes, ranging from no assistance to a high level of assistance. At the highest mode, it would help you ride effortlessly and climb long hills easier. Brompton has a minimal approach with this electric bike since it doesn’t have any button to change the assistance level; you just pedal like normal and the motor will kick in automatically when you need it.
The engine is powered by a battery which can be integrated neatly into a shoulder bag. You can also use the battery to charge your mobile devices. The Brompton Electric will come with the standard battery bag (1.5L) but you can also upgrade to the bigger commuter bag (20L) at an extra cost of £130. If you need to carry a laptop, you will need the commuter bag.
The top of the battery has some useful info like the charge level, the assistance level and you can also change settings for the bike’s lights.
The bike is said to deliver a smooth ride thanks to the integrated torque and cadence sensor. They also don’t forget to add smart features which can be accessed via the companion iPhone app.
Now, let’s check out full specifications of the Brompton Electric.
|Folded dimensions||585mm x 565mm x 270mm (23″ x 22.2″ x 10.6″).|
|Colors||Gloss black or Gloss white|
|Speeds||2-speed or 6-speed|
|Lights||20 Lux Busch & Müller LYT|
|Max. load||107kg (including luggage)|
|Brakes||Dual pivot brakes|
|Seat posts||Standard, Extended, or Telescopic|
|Battery bag||1.5L bag included|
|Handlebar type||M type (1015mm)|
|Rear frame||L type (mudguard)|
|Standard charger (included)||2A charger (80% charge in 3-3.5 hours, 100% in 4-5 hours)|
|Fast charger (optional accessory)||4A charger (80% charge in 1.5-2 hours, 100% in 2.5-3 hours) – additional £115|
|Range||25-50 miles / 40-80km|
|USB port to charge portable devices||5V 1.5A|
|Integrated HMI||LED display|
|Assistance modes||4 (0-1-2-3)|
|Sensors||Contactless bottom bracket torque and cadence sensor|
|Type||Brushless DC front motor|
|Nominal output power||250W|
|Cut off speed||15.5 mph / 25 kmh|
|Freewheel||Very low resistance when riding without assistance|