As summer slowly begins transitioning to autumn, the desire to cruise the streets may shift towards biking through trails lined with fall-foliage. The standard eBike may not be the best when it comes to tackling rough terrain, but that isn’t even a slight concern for the Speedfox AMP, which is fully-equipped to handle all the great outdoors can throw at it.
BMC Switzerland is by no means a newcomer in the vehicle game, having a strong line-up of electric on and off-road bikes alike. With its latest entry, the Speedfox AMP looks towards expanding the company’s mountain bike offerings with a ride designed from the ground up to better handle off-road conditions.
This time around, the company has really broken away from the typical eBike design to offer a model that adopts more of the traditional stylings of a mountain bike. Thanks to 29-inch wheels along with a low and centered riding position, the Speedfox AMP offers enhanced performance and control when taking on outdoor trails.
But just because BMC Switzerland has opted for a more compact, streamlined form-factor for its latest eBike doesn’t mean the interior specs don’t shine as well. Based around what is said to be a state-of-the-art drive system, the Speedfox AMP is able to pack the battery and other components into the carbon frame without any extra bulk.
Focused around the Speedfox’s Shimano E08000 Drive system, the eBike is then accompanied by a 500 watt-hour battery; a combination which is said to be among the most efficient on the market. It also offers three driving modes depending on how much pedal assistance you’d like during a given ride. Unfortunately the Speedfox AMP wasn’t able to do away with the heaviness associated with typical eBikes. Weighing in at just under 50 pounds, it isn’t ideal for transporting when not in use.
BMC Switzerland is currently aiming for an early 2018 release for the off-road electric vehicle. As of now there’s no information available as to how much it could cost come next year. But taking a look at some previous eBikes which aim to tackle similar goals; the Speedfox AMP won’t be the most budget friendly option. Although with its more traditional design, riders may be more willing to pay a little extra to ditch the standard eBike look.
The Speedfox AMP has been created for trail riders who just can’t wait… to ride in the great outdoors, to get lost, to discover new trails or just go out and play. Its powerful engine and versatile character blur the lines of what a modern trail bike is capable of. Close that 4-hour epic loop in just 3, go on that killer multi-day single-track adventure with your buddies, or simply level the fitness playing field and focus on the fun. A state-of-the-art drive unit and seamless battery integration improve the Speedfox AMP’s functionality and give it a streamlined look, while its full-carbon frame and tailored APS suspension have been refined to deliver the ultimate performance for those who choose to boost their trail experience. At home on every terrain, the Speedfox AMP is ready to turn that impossible dream ride into reality and amplify adventures beyond imagination.
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