KTM has long had an e-bike line-up almost as broad as their standard pedal bikes. But for 2018 they are adding a few unique e-commuters for zipping around town. In a big move they have a prototype Macina Fold folder that that should shorten that ride to work. And if that doesn’t get you moving fast, the dropbar Macina Flite might still be up your alley…
Macina Fold compact e-bike super commuter
The new Macina Fold puts the normal folding bike hinge in between a Bosch Active e-bike drive motor at the bottom bracket and the battery pack housed in the oversized downtube. Then a large Gates CDX belt drive transmission turns a Shimano Nexus internally geared hub out back. Ultimately the 20″ wheeled folder will pack down to 84x68x40cm (33″x27″x16″), and is expected to sell for just over 3000€ when it is available in the summer of 2018.
Macina Flite dropbar all road e-bike super commuter
The Macina Flite Street 11 is another curious e-bike, slated for a springtime 2018 arrival. Here is starts with an aluminum fat tire road/gravel frame with an integrated downtube battery and a Bosch CX motor. Oh and besides hydraulic disc brakes, don’t forget the 40mm of headshock suspension under the headtube.
Then the 3700€ flight gets a SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain, deep section aluminum rims, a wide flare dropbar, full coverage fenders with integrated Busch & Muller LED lighting, and a low-profile rack brace on the back so you can clip on your pannier-style briefcase for the ride to work.