European e-Bike Leader Launches Next Generation IONs
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – This years Eurobike is all about e-Bikes and with that the perfect opportunity for Sparta to launch its next generation IONs. The Dutch bike manufacturer which is part of the Accell Group NV, is already for over ten years active in pedelecs and e-Bikes. Its highly successful
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – This year’s Eurobike is all about e-Bikes and with that the perfect opportunity for Sparta to launch its next generation ION’s.
The Dutch bike manufacturer which is part of the Accell Group NV, is already for over ten years active in pedelecs and e-Bikes. Its highly successful ION series of power assisted bicycles was introduced in 2001 and has been updated since then regularly.
Over the years the Sparta ION has turned into the number one selling electric bike, not only in the Netherlands but for the whole Europe as well. This model even caused the breakthrough in e-Bikes sales in Holland because it looked like a normal bike and with that causing a change in people’s perception of this new bike category.
Sparta is launching a complete new ION X-series at Eurobike. At its booth it is showing the X-GT which has one distinctive change with the former ION’s. It now has the hubmotor in the font wheel. That motor is also more powerful compared to the previous ones. Its torque is up considerably from 20 Nm to 33 Nm but kept the 24 Volts. Sparta claims that the new motor is so powerful that it can cause the front wheel to slip. But to prevent that from happening a new traction control technology has been developed and integrated in the new ION X-series.
Available next spring
Next to the placement of the hub motor in the front wheel the new X-series also brings another distinctive new feature and that is the new battery holder. Like at the previous ION’s it is again in the downtube. However, that tube is newly designed and doesn’t look as bulky as before.
The new Sparta ION X-series will be available next spring and the X-GT model as pictured here will be retail priced at € 2,299. With the next generation of ION’s Sparta will bring a wider variety in models as never before. It will feature several options for battery placement; no longer limited to the downtube only.
More interesting is that Sparta is also stepping into other e-Bike categories. The ION will no longer be limited to the pedelec standard with a max. of 250 Watts and 25 km/h. Models with bigger motors for higher speeds will also become available.