Privateer tease the E-161 – The 161 will get the ebike therapy
After a name for a coaching bike from the manufacturers’ EWS rider, Matt Stuttard, Privateer has teased the E-161, an enduro e-bike with some significantly progressive geometry and Shimano’s new EP8 drive unit.
The E-161 borrows rather a lot from its analogue sibling, the 161. It will get the identical 64° head angle, 445-515mm attain and the 78.7° seat tube angle nevertheless it’s constructed round Shimano’s new EP8 motor.
The brand new motor is designed to cut back drag by 38% and with a brand new clutch mechanism, permits for a smoother minimize off when pedalling over 25km/h. It additionally provides extra torque. Our Jon has managed to swing a leg over the new motor, here’s what he thinks.
Privateer has opted for Shimano’s long-lasting 630wh battery to maintain you looping these descents.
The bike additionally comes with its personal app. Dubbed E-Tube, the app permits the rider to regulate the best way to EP8 motor behaves, do you have to need kind of energy.
The model is aiming for a £5,000 value level and the bike will come as a full construct solely.
Sadly, a launch date is not but identified, nonetheless, we are able to anticipate a date and extra particulars to come back to mild within the coming months.
For now, although, we are able to solely admire how rad the E-161 appears.