Raleigh's expanded Motus e-bike line offers more power and range | Engadget

The base Motus now starts with a 400WH Bosch Active Line motor (up from 300WH) and, accordingly, a bump from 60 miles to 80 miles of range. You can also expect four levels of electric assistance, a seven-speed gear system and hydraulic disc brakes.More demanding riders have more options, of course. Raleigh claims up to 100 miles of range.All the bikes are available in the UK and Ireland with either a crossbar frame or an easier-to-mount low step design. How does a veteran bicycle maker like Raleigh survive an increasingly crowded e-bike market? The company has revamped its strong-selling Motus hybrid e-bike line with more power and range. You shouldn't have as much trouble blasting up a hill or completing a lengthy commute. Expect higher prices in return for the added performance, however.
How does a veteran bicycle maker like Raleigh survive an increasingly crowded e-bike market? By promising more oomph, apparently. The company has revamped its strong-selling Motus hybrid e-bike line … [+1421 chars]