Ride around Singapore on Brompton’s new e-bike

Just months after launching its lightest bike at 7.45kg, cult folding bike brand Brompton is back – this time with a less pedal-heavy version that’s just as compact and durable as the classic version. .

The British manufacturer’s new e-bike and sexy slogan (“Freedom Feels Electric”) is now available in Singapore, and yours starts at $5,900.

The all-steel bike can reach a speed of 25 km/h. It weighs 15.53 kilos – not including a 2.2 kilo, 300wH battery that charges in four hours – making it one of the lightest e-bikes on the market.

There are two versions: the 2-speed Urban for quick trips and the 6-speed Explore for longer trips.

Choose from two shades, Turkish Green or Glossy Black. Photo: Brompton Bike

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Brompton said the launch of its e-bike followed an increase in cycling in Singapore as more people adopted healthy lifestyles. E-bikes are not permitted on Republic sidewalks, but may travel on roads, Park Connector networks, bike paths and shared paths.

“Cities are changing, and Singapore, which has seen a cycling boom amid Covid-19, is no exception,” says Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. “With the Electric you feel like you have the wind behind you all day, it’s so much fun and a bit cheeky to race down Changi’s Jurassic Mile and arrive anywhere can’t wait to go.”

The CEO also hopes that this foray into e-bikes “[lay] the foundation for our future product development” – which we assume means more e-bikes to come.

The Brompton Electric is available in two versions: the 2-speed Urban for quick trips and the 6-speed Explore for longer trips. Photo: Brompton Bike

While we’re not sure of Brompton’s claims that its bikes will allow riders to traverse this sunny island “without breaking a sweat”, the Electric nevertheless packs all the high-tech build specs expected of its price point, including a motor 250 watt hub power. which uses technology from Formula E race cars and smart sensors that measure pedal torque, cadence and bike speed to run pedal assist technology that smooths out rides in changing road conditions.

What about the personal effects you need to carry? Note that the bike’s Essentials clip-on bag isn’t actually for storage, but contains its battery, which you can remove when not riding to prevent theft.

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The 20 liter Brompton Electric City Bag holds a laptop and can charge electronics on the go. Photo: Brompton Bike

For carrying essentials like your phone, laptop and water bottle, consider Brompton’s 20-litre City Bag (sold separately), which provides battery access to charge electronics on the go , and a hi-vis rain cover with wrap-around reflective tape for tropical downpours.

Register your interest in the electric Brompton at https://sg.brompton.com.

(Related: Brompton Bicycle CEO William Butler-Adams on Why You Should Bike to Work)

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