Tern Vektron D8 Folder
The Tern Vektron D8 is a 20″ wheel, fully folding electric bike, powered by the new and highly acclaimed Max Drive from Bafang. Designed for a multitude of uses, the Vektron D8 is equally at home in the urban jungle or on the boat, caravan or motorhome.
Powered by Bafang’s super strong crank drive motor, the Vektron D8 delivers a smooth yet strong pull on even the most demanding terrain and steepest of climbs. A large 400Wh battery ensures immense range. This little beast will provide endless hours of enjoyment. It’s so portable, and simple to fold. It’s lightweight aluminium frame ensures strength as well as maneuverability. A simple yet reliable mechanism known as the ‘OCL+™ Frame Joint’ allows the Vektron D8 to become half its size in a matter of seconds. This unique piece of engineering is so strong that it exceeds ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. The Vektron D8 uses ‘N-Fold™ Technology’ allowing a complete and fast fold in three easy steps. Retaining straps ensure the bike stays folded. Nothing could be simpler. Furthermore, with the handlebar folded to the outside of the package, the Tern can also roll when folded for easy transport.
Part of the Vektron D8’s genetic makeup features an ‘Andros™ Stem’. This is Tern’s patented adjustable stem that allows the rider to rotate and set the handlebars as required without the need for tools. It takes seconds to adjust, and means the bike’s geometry is a perfect fit for all. A telescopic seat-post ensures further flexibility. There’s more clever design too with a specially designed saddle that allows the bike to be carried comfortably via the shoulder. The underside of which has an integrated shoulder pad that also acts as a grip when rolling while folded.
It has its own side-stand as well as an ‘A’ support underneath the motor on which to rest the bike in its folded state.
Gearing is delivered smoothly and accurately via a nice Shimano Claris 8-speed derailleur. ensuring excellent hill-climbing. Braking is highly effective thanks to hydraulic disc brakes front and rear, and ensure the Vektron D8 responds when asked. Keeping the rider fully comforted are the highly absorbing Schwalbe Big Apples. No need for suspension forks on this little gem! These huge balloon tyres ensure every bump and hollow are eaten up effortlessly.
Lighting is provided via a powerful 41 lux, 150 lumen Valo Direct lamp sited inside the handlebar stem. This ensures it’s safe from knocks, bumps, and theft as well as being protected while folding.
The Vektron D8 is indeed the perfect solution for those seeking a compact folder and powerful motor at an unbeatable price.