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European E-Bike Technology Introduced in Japan

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TOKYO, Japan – The Tokyo Motor Show was selected by Tern and Bosch to enter the Japanese market with the next-generation of Bosch’ e-bike technology, showcased on an all-new folding e-bike. 

European E-Bike Technology Introduced in Japan
The next-generation of Bosch’ e-bike technology was showcased on an all-new Tern folding e-bike at the Tokyo Motor Show. – Photo Tern

“Japan is the country where it all started with the e-bike,” said Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. “Moderately powered ‘mamachari’ e-bikes are widely used by parents sending kids off to school. But with the recent e-bike boom in Europe and North America, e-bikes have evolved in power, capability, and sophistication. We are excited to partner with Bosch to bring forward-thinking designs to Japan, and get even more people out riding.”

Tern’s new concept bike takes the Vektron technology and combines it with Bosch’s 2018 Active Plus system. Compared with the previous generation hardware, the newest Bosch system is lighter, more compact, quieter, and more efficient.

Competitive Japanese market

“Tern’s bike features a strong and stiff integrated rack, more convenient battery placement, and comes in under 20 kg. That makes it ideal for multi-modal commuting, family transport, and personal transportation,” continued Hon. “Changing consumer perception and habits in the competitive Japanese market won’t be easy but we couldn’t have a better partners than Bosch and our local distribution partner Akibo Corporation.”

Next to Tern also Bianchi, Corratec and Trek partnered in the Bosch product launch at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The Tokyo Motor Show takes place from 27 October to 5 November.

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