First Look: Haibike sDuro Yamaha eBikes for 2016
New Haibike 2016 sDuro range of Yamaha powered eBikes coming to UK shores soon. Here we give an overview of the growing sDuro electric bikes set for 2016.
Last year we saw a whole new range come to Europe from Haibike as they collaborated with Yamaha to bring a totally new range of electric bikes to the continent. The Yamaha system proved to be hugely popular, most models sold out shortly after announcing the new range.
The 2016 range continues to grow, now with lots of new additions to complement the popular existing models. We see a new things like a kids 24″ eBike, new ladies specific hardtail, enduro, cross, 27.5+ wheel eBike and even a full suspension fat bike!
This tops the range to a staggering 15 models over last year’s 6 model line up! Wow!
Yamaha 2016 eBike system
There have been some small improvements to the Yamaha eBike system situated on all the 2016 model across the range. The biggest addition are a new Eco+ mode of assistance.
Before we had just 3 modes – Eco, Medium & High. Now with the addition of the Eco+ mode ranges can be extended with this more conservative mode of assistance.
Haibike have told us that the Yamaha 400Wh battery can now extend to 30% more than previous. Tests have shown Eco+ mode to offer powered assistance up to 170km (105 miles).
Also the control buttons see a revamp, now with more stealthy buttons which will last the rigours of mountain biking without fading the what was previously white symbols.
The control also now features a micro USB for 2016 so the user can recharge phones, mp3 players etc whilst out on the ride, directly off the Yamaha eBike battery. Neat Eh?
Now the new features are out of the way, let’s talk about some of the new 2016 models!
Every bike is listed below with a brief description, you can click the link on each to learn more including the full overview, specification & prices.
Please Note: All of the images below are artists impressions and some of the specification in the pictures is not 100% accurate. Please refer to the full specification on each bike page.
Haibike sDuro HardFour RX 2016
The smallest of the 2016 sDuro eBikes, a kids 24″ wheeled electric bike! Now they won’t get worn out half way through the day. Let the family go on a proper full day ride out!Price: £1,749 Wheel Size: 24″ Sizes: One Size
Haibike sDuro HardSeven SL 2016
The entry level Haibike sDuro for 2016. The HardSeven is your everyday hardtail eBike built on 27.5″ wheels and budget components. Now with 10 speed, even better than last year!Price: £1,894 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 35, 40, 45, 50 & 55cm Frames
Haibike sDuro HardLife SL 2016
Same spec and price as the HardSeven above, but now in a new ladies specific variant for 2016. With narrower bars, revised geometry and new colour scheme, it looks good.Price: £1,894 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 35, 40, 45 & 50 Frames
Haibike sDuro HardNine SL 2016
The Hard Nine is the same specification and price as the two models above. But this time in a 29″ wheel variant. Now for the first time ever we have both option of wheels on the SL.Price: £1,894 Wheel Size: 29″ Sizes: 35, 40, 45 & 50 Frames
Haibike sDuro Cross SL 2016
The first ever Haibike sDuro hybrid bike. The Cross SL is capable of light off road riding and road, this versatile bike comes in at a wallet friendly price point with good components.Price: £1,949 Wheel Size: 700c Sizes: Unisex 44, 48 &52cm Mens 48, 52, & 56cm Frames
Haibike sDuro Trekking RC 2016
Similar to the Cross model, but more orad inclined. The 2016 Trekking RC is fully equipped with all the necessaries, it can be used on roads, bridle paths and light off road paths.Price: £2,349 Wheel Size: 700c Sizes: Unisex 44, 48 &52cm Mens 48, 52, & 56cm Frames
Haibike sDuro FullNine SL 2016
The new FullNine SL is the entry level full suspension model within the Haibike range. Built with 100mm of travel and a 29’er wheel for a fast rolling XC mountain bike.Price: £2,499 Wheel Size: 29″ Sizes: 40, 45, 50 & 55cm Frames
Haibike sDuro AllMtn SL 2016
The entry level eBike within the Haibike all mountain range, built on 27.5″ wheels & 150mm travel, the spec on this bike brings us a new all mountain bike in at sub £3k!Price: £2,699 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 40, 44, 48 & 52cm Frames
Haibike sDuro AllMtn RC 2016
The next one up from the SL, the AllMtn RC. Based on the same frame but offers a better spec base. This Yamaha AllMtn model was a popular one for us last year.Price: £3,099 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 40, 44, 48 & 52cm Frames
Haibike sDuro AllMtn RX 2016
Let’s go up again within the AllMtn range. The RX offers a supreme level of components, this difference on this one is the electronic suspension! Read the spec to find out more.Price: £3,699 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 40, 44, 48 & 52cm Frames
Haibike sDuro AllMtn PRO 2016
The top spec model features the Ei Electronic Suspension as the RX above, but now with the full XT, Mavic wheels and more burly components you can really put through its paces.Price: £4,299 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 40, 44, 48 & 52cm Frames
Haibike sDuro AllMtn Plus 2016
The new tyre size to hit the UK by storm – 27.5+ What is it? It utilises a 27.5″ wheel on 3″ tyres to bridge the gap between standard trail bikes and fat bikes. More grip = More Fun!Price: £3,499 Wheel Size: 27.5″+ (650B) Sizes: 40, 44, 48 & 52cm Frames
Haibike sDuro NDURO RX 2016
Part of the new enduro range within the Haibike sDuro’s – The NDURO RX, fully equipped with 650B wheels and 180mm of travel to take whatever you throw at it. Amazing machine.Price: £3,599 Wheel Size: 27.5″ Sizes: 43, 45, 47 & 49cm Frames
Haibike sDuro NDURO PRO 2016
Built on the same frame as the RX above. The PRO version takes the specification to a whole new level. Say hello to the new breed of enduro electric mountain bikes. Beautiful.Price: £4,399 Wheel Size: 27.5″ Sizes: 43, 45, 47 & 49cm Frames
Haibike sDuro Full FatSix 2016
What can we say about this one?.. It’s absolutely awesome, a full suss fat bike! This is plain crazy OR makes perfect sense. We can’t decide, but would love to take it on the trails!Price: £3,499 Wheel Size: 26″ Sizes: 42, 46, & 50cm Frames
What do we think?
The new range of sDuro bikes for 2016 looks set to be pretty mega! Some of the new models are a warm welcome and actually finish off the range of bikes quite nicely.
We think the 24″ kids bike will be popular as this market has never really been properly catered for before. The Yamaha system is revised on this model to make it safer for kids, you can read more by clicking the link above.
The new NDURO bikes are highly anticipated, now riders have the option of either Bosch or Yamaha on these bikes. It also means that you can hit the trails on a 180mm travel enduro bike without breaking the bank.
The Full FatSix is growing on us, at first it was a little bit of a shock, but then that’s precisely what its all about. It does make sense to have the added grip and comfort together. We like the new 27.5″+ model too for anyone pondering over getting a fat bike, this will be the perfect inbetweener.
Haibike have clearly been very busy putting this new 2016 sDuro range together!
When can I get one?
We have decided to release details of the 2016 range early so anyone who missed the boat, can get in quickly and reserve a Haibike sDuro model for 2016.
We have actually already started taking orders. All can be ordered now on a first come first served basis with pre-ordered bikes starting to arrive around October 2015.
View the full Haibike 2016 range here. Pay in full or reserve today with a £199 deposit.
Please Note: All of the 2016 model images above are artists impressions.
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