The Scorpion (top pic) is a hand-built in the USA frame and it'll be interesting to see where this bike is priced. There are already two Scorpion models available for $2999.00 and $3999.00, both with PAS and weighing less than 40 pounds. Court's review.
Very interesting moves by ProdecoTech! Most think of Prodeco as only rear battery and throttle only bikes, but they've had the Titanio (Court's review) and Scorpion models for some time now and revamped many other models to include downtube incorporated batteries. This underdog American ebike company is starting to make waves!
It's one of the most innovative bikes I have seen so far.
Sophisticated display console
Supernova M99 headlights
Magura MT5 brakes
Excellent thumb controls
Panasonic motor (nuff said)....
It's great on books and as you said, if it performs just as well, it's a no-brainer.