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Klever X brings an alternative look to the e-bike market

Klever X brings an alternative...
The X series includes features like regenerative braking and anti-theft tech
The X series includes features like regenerative braking and anti-theft tech
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Klever's battery pack fits neatly in the X frame
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Klever's battery pack fits neatly in the X frame
Power comes from the Biactron rear hub drive
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Power comes from the Biactron rear hub drive
Klever X closeup
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Klever X closeup
The X series comes in single-, 10- and 11-speed models
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The X series comes in single-, 10- and 11-speed models
Klever X closeup
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Klever X closeup
Klever X closeup
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Klever X closeup
Klever X closeup
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Klever X closeup
The Clever X Limited Edition features electronic shifting and a few carbon fiber components
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The Clever X Limited Edition features electronic shifting and a few carbon fiber components
The X Commuter is a 10-speed urban commuter bike
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The X Commuter is a 10-speed urban commuter bike
The entry-level model of the X range, the X Raw is a single-speed pedelec
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The entry-level model of the X range, the X Raw is a single-speed pedelec
X Raw
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X Raw
This photo looks just like the one for the X Commuter, but Klever has it labeled the X Speed
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This photo looks just like the one for the X Commuter, but Klever has it labeled the X Speed
Klever is debuting the new X series at Eurobike 2016
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Klever is debuting the new X series at Eurobike 2016
The X series includes features like regenerative braking and anti-theft tech
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The X series includes features like regenerative braking and anti-theft tech
X series bikes start at 3,299 euros
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X series bikes start at 3,299 euros
The X series models are designed for different styles of commuter
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The X series models are designed for different styles of commuter
The X series frame provides a snug place for battery storage and offers a lower step-over height than other bikes
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The X series frame provides a snug place for battery storage and offers a lower step-over height than other bikes
Klever launches the X series
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Klever launches the X series
The X series joins Klever's current B and Q lines
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The X series joins Klever's current B and Q lines
Klever debuts the new X series
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Klever debuts the new X series
Klever debuts the new X series
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Klever debuts the new X series
Klever debuts the new X series
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Klever debuts the new X series
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Never one to be satisfied with the basic diamond frame, Germany's Klever Mobility has released what could be called its most striking electric bike design yet at Eurobike 2016. The all-new rear-motored X series houses its battery and some open air in a distinctive pentagonal frame designed to accommodate both lads and lasses. It comes in several variants, including a 600-watt "Speed" version that scoots along at up to 28 mph (45 km/h).

The last time we checked in with Klever at Eurobike 2013, it was busy taking home awards for bikes like the S25 and B25. While still quite distinctive, those low-slung designs might scare off some sensitive male riders, given their resemblance to traditional step-through women's frames. The new X shouldn't suffer from any such image problems.

X Raw
X Raw

The X frame's diagonally-situated frame sits between the head tube and rear wheel and finds a middle ground between traditional men's and women's frames. The angular "loop" shaping looks more like a man's frame, but the downslope of the top tube creates a lower step-over height that should appeal to women accustomed to step-through frames. Like other Klever offerings, it's a unisex bike.

The big, old loop in that aluminum frame also serves as a natural parking spot for the X's "swap & go" removable battery pack and looks like it could be used for other storage, à la the FEDDZ, though Klever makes no mention of such cargo-cramming uses in its materials. All cables are mounted internally, keeping the X appearance super clean.

Each X series model has Klever's Biactron pedelec system with a rear hub motor hooked to the frame-wrapped battery. An available on-demand regeneration feature reverses the course of electricity, recharging the battery via motor braking.

The Clever X Limited Edition features electronic shifting and a few carbon fiber components
The Clever X Limited Edition features electronic shifting and a few carbon fiber components

The X series has four models, including two that could be considered flagships. The €4,899 (approx. US$5,470) X Speed is the fastest and most powerful of the group, an 11-speed with 600-watt motor, 570 Wh battery and up to 28 km/h (45 km/h) of speed. That battery provides enough juice for around 18 to 43 miles (30 to 70 km) of range on this bike. The X Speed's suspension fork helps smoothen the ride when motor-pedaling at speed. This one is technically classified as a moped due to its power and speed.

Those that aren't scared off by €5,000 price tags but don't need to go past 15.5 mph (25 km/h) might prefer to apply the money toward the upgraded bits of the €4,999 X Limited Edition. This 11-speed model includes Shimano's all-new XT Di2 electronic shifting and a carbon fiber fork and handlebars. It has the same 250 W motor as lower level X variants but a larger, mid-level 470 Wh battery pack for between 40 and 62 miles (65 and 100 km) of range.

The other two options are the €3,299 X Raw single-speed entry model and the €3,599 X Commuter 10-speed, both of which are powered by a combination of 360 Wh battery and 250 W motor. That battery offers up to 31 to 43 miles (50 to 70 km) of range, and the larger 470- and 570 Wh batteries can be substituted for a few hundred more euros, bringing range up to a possible 50 to 75 miles (80 to 120 km) with the 570 Wh option.

Power comes from the Biactron rear hub drive
Power comes from the Biactron rear hub drive

Notable features and components on all four members of the X line include 27.5-in wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, an electronic motor lock, an electronic alarm with digital bike coding, and a 2.2-in Bluetooth-equipped LCD. And, of course, there's an app. Klever offers full spec sheets for each bike on its website, in case you're looking to compare specific components – just click the link below.

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2 comments
ChadGray
I just bought a Mogobike e-bike. Plenty of speed and long battery life. I am having so much fun with it. I live in an apartment and it folds down so small I can fit it in my closet.
unklmurray
These people need 2 B glad they have a Euro /UK market they are way too expensive here in the U.S. of A. anything over about $2000.00 is just crap.I can buy a totally cool ''Rad Rover / Wagon cargo Bikes for that and go 28mph for 20-30 miles and what is all this FECES about Boys bikes or Girls bikes the Boys bikes are for boys who don't use their Nadds for sex ,I don't like racking myself so I use a more ''step through''style..............LOL :-)