In this post with videos we bring you news of the launch of a new urban e-bike that is set to become an attractive alternative transport means for many people – the Modmo Saigon. Weighing in at just 17 kg (37 pounds), this e-bike comes fully loaded with a full system of accessories. With a claimed range of 200 km (124 miles) range, it could take you pretty much anywhere you want to go.
Modmo Saigon can be ordered with an European Union legal 250-watt motor with up to 5 power levels.
A Stealth E-Bike?
The Modmo Saigon has a front hub motor, and is not obviously an e-bike. In this video, you can see that most people would not realize that the Modmo Saigon e-bike is an e-bike.
Modmo Launches the Saigon E-Bike
In spite of COVID-19, Modmo has launched the Saigon, and has in fact exceeded all expectations. Modmo hit their 1-year target in just 3 months and has accrued over €1,500,000 in pre-orders to date. The first 100 bikes will be delivered by the end of September.
MODMO was born in Ireland, the brainchild of Jack O’Sullivan. Now the company aims to do 100% of production in Vietnam. In order to do that, they are planning to establish a new R&D Centre. They hope to have it open by September in Ho Chi Minh City. And they plan to recruit 25 engineers to continue innovating and developing products.
Modmo Saigon – Tested for Strength and Durability
During the past months, Modmo has worked to ensure they have a high-quality bike that will last a lifetime. They designed 7 tests for fatigue, impact, bending, and stress tests, and repeated these tests 100,000 times to ensure strength and durability. This level of testing far exceeds industry and international standards. As Modmo say’s:
“We didn’t set out to create just another e-bike. We set out to create the bike that will replace your car.”
This factory video shows you the bikes being made:
Check out these photographs of the Modmo Saigon hitting the street.
The Saigon is only available on the Modmo website, which you can find by clicking here.
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