Tern HSD S8i electric city bike

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The Tern HSD S8i proves that a small electric bike can be as practical as a full size bike.

Contact us to arrange a test-ride of this e-bike at your nearest branch.

About the Tern HSD S8i

Small bike...for tall riders?

As you can clearly see from the picture, the HSD S8i is a compact bike: except that it fits riders from 4'11" to 6'5"! The telescopic seatpost and strong frame allow the bike to take all sizes of rider. If you need to share this bike among family members, this is a really good choice.

Easy to maintain

Most people who go for this electric bike will be riding around the city, perhaps using this every day as a commuter vehicle - much cheaper to run than a car of course - so it's vital that it remains as maintenance-free as possible. This e-bike has a belt drive, rather than a chain, plus super tough tyres, so you'll avoid most of the problems associated with those parts.

Storage friendly

The HSD S8i is not a fully-folding bike but its handlebars to fold down with the flip of a single lever on the headstem. This transforms the bike into a super-slim object that'll sit flush against a wall.

Summary: Proving that small can be powerful, this bike is set up to help you live a streamlined, eco-friendly life. Would be excellent for those with flats in the city.

As with all our e-bikes, this is available to test-ride. Contact your nearest showroom to reserve your slot.

Size guide: One size

How do I order this e-bike?

Product Highlights:

A belt drive, hub gearing and tough tyres are hardwearing parts for everyday riding.
Storage Friendly
Fold the handlebars down and store away
Efficient motor
Bosch power for reliable, smooth and strong power assistance.

Key Electric Features:

Motor: Bosch Active Line Plus (Gen 3)
Max torque: 50nm
Motor position: Crank drive
Controller: Bosch Purion
Battery capacity: 400wh
Battery location: Between rear wheel and seatpost
Charge time: 4-6 hours
Range (estimated): 45-65 miles

Full Specification:

Frame Aluminium
Fork Suntour custom fork for Tern
Rear suspension n/a
Gears Shimano Nexus 8
Brakes Hydraulic disc brakes
Crankset Tern HSD crankset
Cassette Gates CDX, precision CNC machined cog
Wheels Tern Atlas H, wide 35 mm
Tyres Schwalbe Big Ben
Saddle Tern HSD
Seatpost Tern Telescopic seatpost
Approx weight 25.4kg

About the brand

Tern is a very modern brand which was born as an off-shoot of the Dahon bicycle brand which you may be familiar with. Tern has taken its inspiration from the Arctic Tern - a small bird which is capable of travelling extremely large distances. Its bikes have the same capability. They're compact bikes - and though they wouldn't be described as 'lightweight' - they do store away easily, pack into cars well and have enough power to go as far as any full size electric bike. 

We like the way they are set up to be utility vehicles, capable of carrying large amounts of cargo or children on the back., The wheels are nice and wide for comfort and traction and yes, believe the hype, we have had customers who have bought Tern bikes and then have been able to sell their cars!


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