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Delfast gets down to business with fleet-ready Partner e-bike

Delfast gets down to business ...
The Delfast Partner has been developed to give small businesses access to fleet management technology without having to invest in their own systems
The Delfast Partner has been developed to give small businesses access to fleet management technology without having to invest in their own systems
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The Delfast Partner has been developed to give small businesses access to fleet management technology without having to invest in their own systems
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The Delfast Partner has been developed to give small businesses access to fleet management technology without having to invest in their own systems
The Delfast Partner can manage around 93 miles per charge of its 25.6 Ah battery pack
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The Delfast Partner can manage around 93 miles per charge of its 25.6 Ah battery pack
The Delfast Partner rides on 17 inch motorcycle tires, and can motor along on pure electric power or provide pedal assist
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The Delfast Partner rides on 17 inch motorcycle tires, and can motor along on pure electric power or provide pedal assist
The Delfast Partner has a top speed of 28 mph
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The Delfast Partner has a top speed of 28 mph
Businesses are provided with access to Delfast's proprietary online portal, allowing them to remotely connect with fleet e-bikes, track them in real time and monitor performance
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Businesses are provided with access to Delfast's proprietary online portal, allowing them to remotely connect with fleet e-bikes, track them in real time and monitor performance
The Delfast Partner includes remote motor blocking and GPS tracking
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The Delfast Partner includes remote motor blocking and GPS tracking

Back in 2017, Delfast launched an e-bike claimed capable of 236 miles of electric range per charge. The Prime was then used to snag the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance by electric bicycle on a single charge. And now the company has reworked that model to create the Partner, which is smarter and lighter and aimed squarely at small-to-medium businesses.

The Partner isn't quite as impressive in the range department as the record-holding Prime. Delfast is quoting 150 km (93 mi) of per charge range from a Panasonic 48 V/25.6 Ah battery pack, with included Bluetooth smart battery management system. Its 1,500 W motor offers a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and riders can choose from four ride modes – one pedal-assist and three all-electric.

The Partner does have the same Enduro frame as the Prime model, but rocks an XCM fork, DNM MM-22LAR suspension and tips the scales at 35 kg (77 lb) – the Prime is 10 kg heavier. The latest Delfast addition rides on 17-inch motorcycle tires, there's a motor blocking feature and GPS tracking – though a SIM card is not included – and the built-in display shows remaining charge and speed information.

The Delfast Partner rides on 17 inch motorcycle tires, and can motor along on pure electric power or provide pedal assist
The Delfast Partner rides on 17 inch motorcycle tires, and can motor along on pure electric power or provide pedal assist

"It has around 100 miles of range, it's lightweight (at least compared to our other models), but the key thing may be the software," Delfast's Dima Buhanevyc told New Atlas. "Our customers are provided with access to our proprietary portal where they can connect the Delfast bikes they use, track them in real time, issue tickets and monitor bike's vital Key Performance Indicators.

"The idea here is to enable small-to-medium businesses and even enterprises that don't possess this technology to have out-of-the-box fleet management, workforce management and Big Data analytics."

You can see photos of the Partner that's been undergoing testing at the company's San Pedro test site in the gallery. The e-bike is up for pre-order now and is priced at €3,499 (a little over US$3,900). The production window is given as 5-7 weeks.

Product page: Delfast Partner

2 comments
paul314
If it's a fleet bike, does that mean it's likely to come home every night? (Or to some other known location) Because then 100 miles of range should get it through one day...
Klubserg
Wtf. I bought a ebikeling 1500 watt rear hub (same power as this hub) with a unit pack power 52volt 20 amp battery on my Gary Fisher tarpon mtb and I can go 40 mph and 50 mile range and I only spent 440 for battery 300 motor kit 200 used bike. So. No thanks. I do like the form and the floating rear end but you can stick that price up your seat post holder