Commuting electrical e-bikes are an effective way to get to work, however you might have considered trying one thing extra versatile and sturdy if you need to sort out a tough atmosphere. Husqvarna’s 2024 Grand Pather mannequin is described because the Swedish firm’s “most customizable and modern touring e-bike” but.
The touring e-bikes are designed to really feel at house on metropolis streets in addition to on rougher terrain. The vary is obtainable because the GP6, GP5 and GP4 – every constructed round a 6061 alloy body in step-over or low-step variants, with an adjustable stem for a extra tailor-made using expertise and inner cabling for a decent look.
The GP6 and GP5 fashions trip a Yamaha PW-X3 mid-motor with 250 watts of energy for 85 Nm (62.6 lb.ft) of torque and 5 ranges of pedal help – plus strolling help – as much as 25 km/h ( 25.5 km/h), in accordance with European rules.
There’s additionally a useful automated mode, permitting customers to concentrate on the street and never fear about what stage of help is required. Versatile gear choices can be found as a Shimano Deore 12-speed (GP6) or 12-speed SRAM (GP5) gear set. And each fashions profit from a 720Wh downtube battery, though no vary estimates are given.
The GP4 taste is provided with the marginally much less highly effective Yamaha PW-S2 motor for 75 Nm of torque however the identical pedal help. There’s a 630 Wh battery within the down tube, and this mannequin comes with a Tektro 11-speed groupset.
All Grand Pathers have an SR Suntour air suspension fork with 80 mm of journey. They roll on 28- or 29-inch wheels (relying on mannequin), wrapped in multi-surface Schwalbe tires “for elevated grip and higher traction.” The GP6’s stopping energy comes within the type of Shimano dual-piston hydraulic brakes, a 203mm rotor up entrance and a 180mm rotor on the rear, the GP5 will get SRAM and the GP4 depends on Tektro.
A 150 lux headlight illuminates the route forward, whereas an LED taillight is built-in into the included baggage rack, which encompasses a MIK HD mounting system for attaching bikepacking gear or youngster seats “with only one click on”. Rounding out the principle specs are all-weather mudguards and a kickstand.
The Grand Pather touring e-bikes have a primary quarter availability window and costs begin at €3,999 (which works out to round US$4,300, though availability exterior Europe has not but been introduced).
Product pages: GP6, GP5, GP4