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Old 09-21-11, 10:49 AM   #1
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Brompton Project X

I can reveal after much speculation - it's an electric B..
INSTALMENT FOUR


Hello

Project X has been running for some months now and we have received a number of enquiries as a result. Guesses of what Project X might be have ranged from a fully titanium Brompton (it’s not), to a carbon fibre Brompton (no again) to a pair of Brompton-branded slippers (definitely not, but full marks for imagination).

We are now in a position where we are happy to reveal to you a project we have been working on for the past six years.

Project X is the code name for the eBrompton. The eBrompton is a Brompton in every sense; it folds to the compact size you have come to expect, it outperforms its peers and it is robust. But it has something extra...

The ‘extra’ comes in the form of pedal-assist, provided by a powerful motor.

Initially, the eBrompton will be made in a limited run and restricted to two territories in 2012: the UK and Germany. If you are in either of these countries and would like to be considered for these early-release bikes you will be able to register your interest for this in the near future.

We are expecting full roll-out, including the ability to retrofit, by 2013.

Excited? We are.

In terms of how the bicycle will work, and its full spec, we’re no pushovers; you’ll have to wait for the next update for more information. Let’s just say, we expect great things…

Best wishes,


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Old 09-22-11, 11:42 AM   #2
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Do you work for Brompton, little pixel, or are you parapharsing a letter/ press release?
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Old 09-22-11, 11:51 AM   #3
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We all got that email who subscribed to updates.

Its been followed and reported extensively in THIS thread.

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Old 09-22-11, 03:25 PM   #4
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After all the build up, anything but a centre motor would be a (personal) disappointment

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Old 09-22-11, 05:50 PM   #5
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we shall see, at least the Brits and Germans, in the next year,
if there is a robust wiring harness on their hub's scheme.

some of the workmanship on China sourced hub motor systems is spotty..
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It's best to wait and see. Brompton are not beyond criticism like any of the companies in the FB sector but they don't tend to release poor quality products. I found their lighter Titanium edition far too overpriced but then it has sold very well to wealthier consumers. To the rest of us the price per kg saving was simply never worth considering. I expect the electric Brompton will fulfil a need to the mobility segment. We await and see with interest.

@folding-bikes (Juan) Why do you always have to assume negative about Brompton?
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Littlepixel doesn't work for Brompton but he should. He built one of the best custom Brommies I've seen for commuting on relatively flat routes.

How are you LP? :-)
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@Francis. I think your Brompton .. love? is making you read too much into things.

I was implying completely the oposite, I expect only the best possible eBike from Brompton, and that is a centre motor one

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Littlepixel doesn't work for Brompton but he should. He built one of the best custom Brommies I've seen for commuting on relatively flat routes.

How are you LP? :-)
Strickly speaking its half a Merc?? Brompton would not be happy!
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