What we like
- first-class assembly, perfectly routed cables, high-quality components
- powerful engine, balanced driving performance and driving safety
What we do not like
- clearly heard at lower speeds hum of the engine
- Gear does not fit the sporty concept
Until now flyer especially as manufacturers particularly convenientand pedelecs a term. Now ask the Swiss first one emphasizes sporty racer on narrow tires. In balanced, slightly sporty seating position we went in our test quickly forward, the straight, only slightly benthandlebar grip. As engine the Swiss engineers continue to rely on the proven Panasonic motor on pedelec cranksets who devote more muscle power used by a maximum of 200 per cent – and leaves hear his typical twang. Even less sporting natures while making for tremendous pace and allows average speeds above 30 km / h. When accelerating the Alfine hub switches in test mode soft and accurately, to approve increases when switching to lighter transitions typical of Gear pause for thought. Sporty drivers therefore are more effective for the version with Shimano XT derailleur: Thus the blank mountains with smoother gearshifts storm – and the larger range of gear ratios goodness, even with significantly higher cadence.
With best lateral grip the flyers pedelec curled in the test through fast curves well dosed brake delay at all times. Comfort donate good handles, thefilters only minor strokes. A suspension seatpost is available as an option.
Specifications of the test: R Flyer Urban
|Price Replacement Battery:||na Euro|
|Motor:||Panasonic bottom bracket motor, 250 Watt|
|Battery pack:||26 Volt / 12 Ah Lilon (312 Wh)|
|Circuit:||Shimano Alfine twist shifter / Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub|
|Suspension system:||Fork Headshok / suspension seatpost optional|
|Brake:||hydraulic disc brake Shimano Alfine front and rear|
|Lighting:||B & M Cyro IQ headlights|
|Test score Comfort:||good suspension fork, great grips, no suspension seatpost|
|Test-driving safety rating:||good brakes, directional stability and excellent directional stability|
|Test Score Range:||27.6 km at a leisurely pace and mix of stage 3 and 4|
|Test Evaluation Test Evaluation Battery Handling||the reference: perfect charging station insertion and removal excellent|
High quality equipment combined with excellent driving performance: The Urban R Flyer is a giant step forward as our pedelec test shows.Sporty drivers choose the XT variant and optional 16 Ah battery.