KTM Macina Aera 671 LFC leads the pack in e-bike test by Stiftung Warentest
Stiftung Warentest has tested and ranked nine SUV e-bikes against one another. The German consumer organisation said that it felt only seven of the bikes were good, with no model proving to be a true all-rounder.
The nine SUV e-bikes can tackle asphalt and gravel, and each sells for €3,330 to €5,350 (~US$3,477 to ~US$5,636). Included in the test were models from companies such as Cube, Flyer and Kalkhoff. Each tested pedelec weighed between 26 and 29 kg (~57 and 64 lbs).
The overall winner of the test was the KTM Macina Aera 671 LFC, with a total score of 1.8. The 27.5-in e-MTB uses a Bosch PowerTUBE 625 Wh battery and is powered by a Bosch PT-CX6I4 motor, assisting you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph). The e-bike weighs 27.5 kg (~61 lbs), with a maximum payload of 148 kg (~326 lbs). An LCD provides information about the vehicle and your ride, and the bike is fitted with 150 Lux Litemove LED headlights.
You can buy the KTM Macina Aera 671 LFC for €4,399 (~US$4,634). Plus, you can review the full results of the test on the Stiftung Warentest site for €3.50 (~US$3.7). According to the company, nearly every other bike sold in Germany currently is a pedelec.