Interesting for sure, though with discussion about the same motor/Sturmey IGH combination failing on the Luna Babe, it's reassuring Pushkar is testing the bike with a different Shimano IGH
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That is either a misprint or idiotic. The Shimano E6100 system offers chainrings in 38T or 44T, and sprockets for the hub in 18T and 20T. So if the hub is 1:1 in low gear, the lowest low gear available would be a 38T x 20T, or about 57 gear inches with a typical 27.5" wheel. That same combination would have a high gear of about 150 gear inches?! Not even the most macho of 80's road bikes were geared that high.
Dealer manual https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-CASG002-01-ENG.pdf page 7 mentions skipping noise ought not to occur in 1st suggesting that is a direct drive gear. The table on page 8 says to get a 1.4 ratio Shimano are using larger rear sprockets (24/27/30) https://bike.shimano.com/en-AU/product/component/e-bike-e7000-series/CS-C7000.html.That is either a misprint or idiotic.