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Greyp trades power for range with street-legal G12H e-bike

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The Greyp G12H trades in the power of the G12S for a much greater range
The Greyp G12H trades in the power of the G12S for a much greater range
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Meeting new European laws on e-bikes, the Greyp G12H is street legal and designed for everyday commuters
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Meeting new European laws on e-bikes, the Greyp G12H is street legal and designed for everyday commuters
The Greyp G12H's battery boasts a capacity of 3 kWh and provides a range of up to 240 km (149 miles)
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The Greyp G12H's battery boasts a capacity of 3 kWh and provides a range of up to 240 km (149 miles)
The Greyp G12H adds a new Supernova headlight and a pannier rack
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The Greyp G12H adds a new Supernova headlight and a pannier rack
The Greyp G12H trades in the power of the G12S for a much greater range
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The Greyp G12H trades in the power of the G12S for a much greater range

The Greyp G12S was a beast of an e-bike, but its power kept it mostly in the dirt. Now, Greyp has toned it down with the G12H, a street-legal version that trades in the 70 km/h (43.5 mph) top speed of its predecessor's Power mode for a battery with twice the capacity and a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).

Aiming for the best of both worlds, the G12S's Power mode was built for messing around off-road, but to placate the safety spoilsports, a Street mode restricted it to 25 km/h (15.5 mph), which is the legal line drawn by European Union law between electric bicycles and electric motorcycles.

Unveiled this week at Intermot in Cologne, Germany, the G12H is designed to be more of an everyday e-bike for commuters. That means it's been toned down to fall in line with new laws that came into effect in Europe on January 1 this year, with its 45 km/h (28 mph) top speed and 4-kW motor allowing it to roam the streets under the category of a moped.

The Greyp G12H adds a new Supernova headlight and a pannier rack
The Greyp G12H adds a new Supernova headlight and a pannier rack

Along with the newfound freedom to ride it to work, the G12H boasts a better battery. Its capacity is up to 3 kWh, double that of the G12S, which in turn doubles its range from 120 km (74.5 miles) up to an impressive 240 km, depending on the configuration of the bike. Recharging still takes only 80 minutes from a standard power outlet.

On the outside, the new model looks much the same, but a new Supernova headlight will brighten up a dawn or dusk commute, and a mounted pannier rack lets some luggage hitch a ride. Other than that, the G12H carries across the features of the previous iteration, including the fingerprint sensor that can be used to activate the bike and allows the prints of different fingers to be assigned to different riding modes. That allows different riders to touch on for custom preferences, or one rider to jump across various modes by scanning specific fingers.

Greyp hasn't announced any pricing or release details for the G12H yet beyond "coming soon," but it's likely to be in the ball park of the G12S, which sells for €8,300 (US$9,250).

Source: Greyp Bikes

5 comments
Purple-Stater
This is very cool stuff, but still reasonably useless in the big scheme of things until prices come into range for the average Joe. Especially for places where such toys are not usable for substantial parts of the year.
Milton
cool concept (electric bike as a moped) but I question all of the unsprung weight you would have if you loaded anything onto the rear-rack. You already have the large hub-motor back there too. A variant of this concept, but with a mid-motor cargo bike would be very useful.
ljaques
Ten grand for a glorified bicycle, and it comes without any amenities? (like fenders (so you don't get water or mud on you on the way to work/play) Yeahright. Here in Oregon, you'd have to get a motorcycle license/reg/tags to ride it because it goes faster than 20mph and has more than 1,000w of power.
Leonard Foster Jr
Price is way out of Line!!!
aWintersTale
The stand-over height is nonexistent. One forward get off will leave me pitch-perfect but about perfect three octaves higher.