Specter 1 s-pedelec arrives with 45 kph top speed and up to 160 km range
The Specter 1 s-pedelec has launched with a top assistance speed of 45 kph (~28 mph). Specter 1 is road legal in Europe; the company is working on certification of the s-pedelec in other countries and offers a custom version without a limiter to non-European markets. The speed pedelec comes with a 700 W or 730 W mid-mounted motor, which delivers up to 100 Nm or 112 Nm of torque, respectively.
The Comfort model has a fully automated gear system, while the Performance version has a 7-speed manual hub gearbox. There are several power modes, such as Boost, Chill and Range. The removable 750 Wh battery provides an average range of 60 km (~37 miles); the longer-range model can achieve up to 160 km (~99 miles). You can fully recharge the battery via a 220 V outlet in 3.2 hours. A display is built into the bike's handlebars, with 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity; you can use the display to control your ride mode and other vehicle settings, plus it can also provide turn-by-turn navigation.
Alternatively, you can control the bike in the accompanying smartphone app. The s-pedelec has anti-theft devices, including an in-frame folding lock, an audible alarm if someone moves your bike and a built-in GPS tracker. Plus, the company claims that the e-bikes are low maintenance compared to regular bicycles. You can now pre-order the pedelec starting from €9,982.50 (~US$10,433). Deliveries are currently estimated for early September.