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Tern upgrades HSD compact e-cargo bike

Published June 7, 2023

(BRAIN) — Urban mobility brand Tern released details on its new HSD compact e-cargo bike. Originally released in 2019, the updated HSD retains its compact size but is now "stronger and smarter," according to Tern.

The HSD is shorter than a regular city e-bike but capable of hauling a max gross vehicle weight of 397 pounds. To handle that weight, the frame is now 15% stiffer at the headtube and 39% stiffer at the bottom bracket, according to Tern. The rear rack now can support up to 176 pounds and offers space to fit an adult passenger.

It's powered by Bosch's latest Performance Line motor, delivering up to 50% more torque compared with the previous HSD model, according to Tern. The HSD also features Bosch's new Smart System; the rider's smartphone becomes the hub to control all aspects, from electronic locking and unlocking, to tuning motor performance, location tracking, and over-the-air firmware updates. The eBike Flow app also can track fitness data like calories, heart rate and watts, map cycling routes, and integrate with other apps like Strava and Komoot.

HSD S-Class models include the Bosch ConnectModule for security features like motion sensors, a high decibel alarm, push notifications, and GPS location tracking.

Models start at $4,299 and the price might vary according to the region. Production already has started, and bikes will begin to arrive in bike shops in Europe this summer and in North America in the fall, with other markets following later in the year.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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