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M55 expands Terminus e-bike range

M55 expands Terminus e-bike ra...
Luxury e-bike manufacturer M55 has made good on its earlier promise by releasing new editions of its high-end Terminus model
Luxury e-bike manufacturer M55 has made good on its earlier promise by releasing new editions of its high-end Terminus model
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The original M55 Terminus e-bike - now renamed the Classic
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The original M55 Terminus e-bike - now renamed the Classic
Luxury e-bike manufacturer M55 has made good on its earlier promise by releasing new editions of its high-end Terminus model
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Luxury e-bike manufacturer M55 has made good on its earlier promise by releasing new editions of its high-end Terminus model
The M55 Terminus Biceps edition
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The M55 Terminus Biceps edition
The M55 Terminus Biceps edition
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The M55 Terminus Biceps edition
Close up of the patented single-arm front-suspension design of the M55 Terminus Biceps edition
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Close up of the patented single-arm front-suspension design of the M55 Terminus Biceps edition
The M55 Terminus Airbrush edition
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The M55 Terminus Airbrush edition
M55 Terminus Airbrush edition
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M55 Terminus Airbrush edition
The M55 Terminus Royal edition
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The M55 Terminus Royal edition
M55 Terminus Royal edition
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M55 Terminus Royal edition
Each edition benefits from Fox MXR Air shocks at the rear
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Each edition benefits from Fox MXR Air shocks at the rear
The M55 Terminus e-bike makes use of energy-efficient LED lighting
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The M55 Terminus e-bike makes use of energy-efficient LED lighting
Custom made M55 aluminum cranks, a Gebhart-M55 aluminum chainrings and KMC D101 and KCNC chain
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Custom made M55 aluminum cranks, a Gebhart-M55 aluminum chainrings and KMC D101 and KCNC chain
Eye-catching artwork on the Airbrush edition of the M55 Terminus
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Eye-catching artwork on the Airbrush edition of the M55 Terminus
Each Terminus features a CNC-machined aluminum stem with built-in computer
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Each Terminus features a CNC-machined aluminum stem with built-in computer
The M55 Terminus luxury e-bike
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The M55 Terminus luxury e-bike
Customers can now choose an electric assist motor from 250W to 1500W
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Customers can now choose an electric assist motor from 250W to 1500W
The Terminus Royal edition gets some extra sparkle - with lots and lots of Swarovski crystals
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The Terminus Royal edition gets some extra sparkle - with lots and lots of Swarovski crystals
The Royal edition can be covered in genuine gemstones and gold or silver carbon textures
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The Royal edition can be covered in genuine gemstones and gold or silver carbon textures
Sparkling crystals are everywhere on the Royal edition
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Sparkling crystals are everywhere on the Royal edition
The M55 Terminus editions feature a KCNC 1 1/8" semi-integrated headset, KCNC Scandium handlebar and a CNC-machined aluminum stem with built-in computer
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The M55 Terminus editions feature a KCNC 1 1/8" semi-integrated headset, KCNC Scandium handlebar and a CNC-machined aluminum stem with built-in computer
Custom made Gebhart-M55 aluminum chainrings, KMC D101 and KCNC chain and custom made M55 aluminum cranks
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Custom made Gebhart-M55 aluminum chainrings, KMC D101 and KCNC chain and custom made M55 aluminum cranks
The M55 Terminus luxury e-bike
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The M55 Terminus luxury e-bike
The Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 Tandem version at the rear
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The Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 Tandem version at the rear
Shimano Saint front and rear floating disc brakes with Ice technology and a 4 piston design
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Shimano Saint front and rear floating disc brakes with Ice technology and a 4 piston design
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The folks at Budapest's prestigious M55 e-bike studio have been far from idle since we brought news of the launch of the company's Terminus e-bike a few months ago. All of the remaining limited production run editions have now been released - including the Biceps model with the strange-looking front suspension system that's claimed to enhance safety and the "tailor-made" version, where buyers can combine favored aspects of any of the other available designs. Two other models have now been added to the catalog - one featuring customer-specified artwork and the other covered in sparkly gems and gold or silver trim.

The new variations draw many of their technical specs from the original Terminus edition, now renamed the Classic. There's a brushless electric assist motor that's said to be more than 90 percent efficient and delivers up to 110 Nm of rear-wheel torque, that striking CNC-machined 7075 Aluminum self-supporting frame available in 17- to 19-inch frame sizes, an A123 Lithium polymer battery pack and a bunch of top notch components from the likes of Shimano, Rohloff and White Brothers (together with custom-made M55 parts).

The Biceps edition swaps out the White Brothers suspension at the front for a patented single-arm front-suspension design with a CNC machined aluminum base reinforced with carbon-fiber. It's claimed to give this Terminus edition "buttery smooth" travel and eliminate the brake-dive effect. Suspension at the rear is the same Fox MXR Air shocks as other models in the limited 55 series.

Close up of the patented single-arm front-suspension design of the M55 Terminus Biceps edition
Close up of the patented single-arm front-suspension design of the M55 Terminus Biceps edition

As the name might suggest, the Airbrush edition is given a customer-designed paint job to further enhance the vehicle's unique status - from a subtle logo placed on the side, to the rider's name in a creative font, or a full-surface artistic exploration. This edition, like those that follow, features the White Brothers Groove 160 upside down front fork suspension.

Eye-catching artwork on the Airbrush edition of the M55 Terminus
Eye-catching artwork on the Airbrush edition of the M55 Terminus

If a custom paint job just doesn't deliver enough bling, M55 has introduced the Royal edition. Customers get to replace the paintwork with lots and lots of Swarovski crystals, or genuine gemstones, and gold or silver carbon textures are also available as options.

M55 Terminus Royal edition
M55 Terminus Royal edition

Prices for the Biceps, Airbrush and Royal editions start at a reassuringly expensive US$38,500 a piece.

Although every Terminus model is built to order and can be tweaked according to personal tastes, the Prime edition is offered as an anything you want edition. Buyers can take favored bits of other designs and incorporate them into this special personalized edition - as with all of the other Terminus varieties, each production run will be limited to 55 models. The cost of this edition will depend on what's included.

All prices include worldwide shipping, with a production window of up to three months. A donation to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's actions for the preservation of the environment is also included in the asking price.

M55 has raised the bar on what's available in terms of power and range across the board. Customers can now choose an electric assist motor from 250W to 1500W for a top speed of up to 70km/h (43.5 mph), or specify more battery power to give a range increase of up to 100km (62 miles) on a single charge.

As for the original Terminus (Classic) edition, the company told us that the reception for the first edition e-bike has been astonishing, with the first series now almost sold out.

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3 comments
mommus
it looks tough. but must be pretty heavy.
almost $40k... who buys these things?
you could buy an nearly-new Prius and a motorcross bike for that.
Iosif Olimpiu
mommus, if you would read the article you could understand. I still don\'t understant why the bike is equpped with schwalbe? I don\'t think that the tires will faces the life of this great bike...
Dawar Saify
Can it have another motor in the hub in the front, regenerative braking, downhill recharging and variable assist from zero to 100 percent. Is there any other bike with these plus full suspension.