Bicycles

Eunorau looks to power off-road adventuring with dual-motor fat-tire ebike

Eunorau looks to power off-roa...
The full-suspension Defender S can be had with AWD and dual batteries
The full-suspension Defender S can be had with AWD and dual batteries
View 9 Images
The Defender S features RTS suspension to the front and a DNM spring just ahead of the seat post
1/9
The Defender S features RTS suspension to the front and a DNM spring just ahead of the seat post
The base model comes with a single rear-hub motor, but the Pro variant comes with dual motors
2/9
The base model comes with a single rear-hub motor, but the Pro variant comes with dual motors
A 14-Ah removable battery comes as standard, but upgrades to 17-Ah and dual-battery configurations are possible
3/9
A 14-Ah removable battery comes as standard, but upgrades to 17-Ah and dual-battery configurations are possible
In dual-motor mode, the Defender puts 1,500 watts of motor power at the rider's disposal
4/9
In dual-motor mode, the Defender puts 1,500 watts of motor power at the rider's disposal
The Defender rides with a nine-speed Shimano derailleur
5/9
The Defender rides with a nine-speed Shimano derailleur
In its top configuration, the Defender S can throttle up to 35 mph
6/9
In its top configuration, the Defender S can throttle up to 35 mph
The full-suspension Defender S can be had with AWD and dual batteries
7/9
The full-suspension Defender S can be had with AWD and dual batteries
A 750-W Bafang motor at each hub give you power when you need it
8/9
A 750-W Bafang motor at each hub give you power when you need it
An animated look around the Defender S ebike
9/9
An animated look around the Defender S ebike
View gallery - 9 images

Electric mobility company Eunorau has launched an Indiegogo to fund the production of a new fat-tire full-suspension ebike named the Defender S, which can be had in dual-battery and dual-motor configurations.

There are actually two versions of the Defender S available through Indiegogo, the standard Defender S comes with a single 750-W Bafang rear-hub motor and is likely the most versatile of the two, being able to get you to work in the morning, hit the trail during lunch and transport you on off-road adventures at weekends. But if it's the power to throttle up to 35 mph (56 km/h) that you're after then the S Pro boasts hub motors front and rear for 1,500-W of all-wheel-drive grunt.

Either flavor comes with a single frame-integrated 48-V/14-Ah Li-ion battery, and the option of a second battery for double the per-charge ride. Both batteries can be removed for charging indoors. There are also more capacious 17-Ah modules available, with a dual configuration promising up to 80 miles (128 km) per charge.

The Defender S is built around a 6061 aluminum alloy frame that available in two sizes, sports RST Guide fork with 75 mm of travel paired with a DNM A0-42RC spring shock with 165 mm of travel, benefits from front and rear lighting and rocks a Shimano Alivio nine-speed derailleur.

A 750-W Bafang motor at each hub give you power when you need it
A 750-W Bafang motor at each hub give you power when you need it

It rides on 26-inch rims wrapped in Kenda Sport tires, with stopping power provided by the company's own brand hydraulic disc braking front and back, each with a 180-mm rotor. And a new 1.7-inch color status display is included for checking remaining battery life, keeping an eye on speed, tapping into nine levels of assist and more.

Indiegogo pledges for the base S configuration with a single rear hub motor start at US$1,799, while the dual-motor Pro monster is listed at $1,999. Optional add-ons include that second battery, a fast charger and a fender/rear rack combo, though there are no details of how much extra these will cost you. Shipping is estimated to start in November if all goes to plan. The video below has more.

EUNORAU DEFENDER S Indiegogo Campaign 1500W+1600Wh All Wheel Drive Full Suspension eBike 30% OFF!

Source: Eunorau

View gallery - 9 images
4 comments
4 comments
paul314
Where's the boundary between e-bike and scooter/moped/motorcycle? Is it all about still having pedals?
Michael son of Lester
Very nice, and if it wasn't that this bike is way too powerful to be legal where I live (Ontario, Canada), I would order one. The max power here is one 500 watt motor.
Ginkoweed
@Paul314 It's somewhat dependent on local laws. In some places, I think it's how fast it can go just under motor power(can go faster if including pedal/human power).
Daishi
@paul314 as Ginkoweed pointed out there are existing legal classifications for this. In the US class 1 and 2 are generally legal on most bicycle trails and they can assist up to about 20 mph in throttle only mode. Class 3 will assist up to 28 MPH or use a 750 watt motor and are not technically legal on bicycle trails but in my opinion as long as you are riding the speed limit I don't view it differently than I view a Corvette driving the speed limit on public roads. After 28 MPH you are into "class 4" which is legally the same as a an electric dirtbike even if it has peddles. European rules generally restrict anything considered a bicycle to about 15 MPH and 500 watts I think.