After six months of searching and hanging out on numerous ebike forums today we placed our order for two new step-thrus. We wanted a cruiser step-thru so was considering Motiv, E-Lux, Surface604, Juiced, Rad and probably a few others I have forgotten about. I looked at hours of Cort's reviews and any others I could find. For whatever reason the Townie was overlooked even though it was a top choice in the Cruiser category. I am a bit surprised how little activity there is here as well as on Facebook. The FB RAD owners group has over 4k followers. I really thought we would get the new RAD but after seeing the Townie with the mid drive Bosch/Shimano drive train we made our decision. Really looking forward to our new bikes!