WOW!!! Wonder if they are using the same motor as in Turbo Levo? I hope it's more color option then silver grey. Matt black and red is pretty awesome cool that they keep them two color option. I don't like the kickstand on the back, I like the double fork kickstand much better. And looks like the fender is much longer too.
From what I gather this will change the Turbo line from 'fast' and 'faster' to a 'slow' and 'fast' model. The current Turbo is capable of >40kph restricted to 25 in Europe, whereas the new entry level one will be 25kph with a more expensive 45kph model.
I dunno. I'm not a big fan of the extended teardrop shape of the downtube now. I much prefer the angular parallel lines of the previous generations and even the Levos. It looks less "stealth" than previous models. I guess, I don't care yet as I already got my Turbo X.
No chain retention device on the new ones, hope the chain stays on because it looks like quite a tight gap between chainring and frame. Hate to see the chain jammed in there.
Otherwise looks like a nice clean design, an IGH would be even nicer.
And is looks like +- button for speed is back. In my opinion joystick in 2015 2015 models is good for navigation on display meny but it doesn't feel right for controlling speed with. I don't feel confident when I have gloves on I have to double check most of the time to see if I pressed correct.
type approval is required
insurance is mandatory (evidence must be displayed on the bike)
moped driving licence is required
must be ridden on the road (no cycle paths!)
suitable protective helmet (most likely a motorcycle helmet)
beefier braking system, lighting and signalling and tyres (as specified in EU directive)
rear view mirrors
500W maximum power
Here's the preview video from @JayVee's link with some nice shots of the new bikes and test ride footage. (German)
The new display on the VADOs is what really caught my eye. It looks way nicer than the current gen Turbos (in my opinion, the worst part of my bike). The big shot of it says 2.2" LCD Display, w/USB charge port & touchscreen. Bluetooth connection to Mission control and handlebar remote. Looks like it will have the ability to show you our cadence and watt input.
There are now 5 status LEDs on the battery next to the power switch. I'm guessing the display and remote get their own check?
Here are some screen grabs of the video:
Here is another video with much closer views of the grey "city" style bike with rack/fender kit.
They will be able to keep all of the wiring in the main tube with the exception of the rear lights. It will probably reduce manufacturing assembly time and quality problems. (I added a front light and handle bar bag to my Turbo S which necessitated moving the front light which meant opening the wiring.) Having all of the main power connectors in one compartment has got to help a lot and reduce the number of connectors.
I looks like they got the front fender designed correctly this time too.
Interesting, but, a 508 Watt/hour battery pack.
May not be a deal breaker.
At least the manufacturers are figuring out that people want larger capacity battery packs and 400 Watt/hour units will not be attractive in the future.