Tern Announced Upgraded Vektron E-Bike Series
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The new Vektron e-folder announced by Tern comes in three different models. All are equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, a re-worked frame and riding geometry, and an ultra-robust rack that follows the lineage of the heavy-duty Tern GSD.
“The new Vektron is lighter, stronger, quieter, and more comfortable to ride,” stated Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. “And two of the new models sit at lower price points as well. The updated Vektron maintains its original compact fold and riding characteristics. We also added a number of improvements including Bosch’s new Active Line and Active Line Plus drivetrains.”
The Vektron now features 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 backwards, keeping the centre of gravity as low as possible. The updated Vektron also stands up vertically when folded, making it even easier to roll around.
The rack of the Vectron has been massively strengthened and increased in size. According to Tern, “this reduces flex for more secure handling. In addition, the centre of gravity has been lowered, making it much safer when riding with a child in a child seat.”
The Vektron also features the new and optional Bucketload pannier. It has been engineered to fit every 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 excellent heel clearance without interfering when the bike is folded or being rolled. And during riding, the Bucketload is big enough for a large backpack.
The three new models include the Vektron Q9 which retail at €2,995, the Vektron P7i at €3,095, and the Vektron S10 at €3,395. All bike will be available in Europe and the US in Q3 2018.