Written by Jack
I had the chance to test the KETTLER E-SCOPRIONS FS in the Livigno bike park.
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The bike proved to be a really handy (19.4 kg) and fun bike. The brand new 250W Shimano Steps E8000 allows us to have quite a smoothe ride. Compared to other engines, Shimano Steps did not give me the "empty" feeling that other e-bikes have.
The ride mount is automatically controlled by a unit, which is currently the most lightweight and efficient on the market.
The system includes a small computer that mounts to the handlebar, allowing the rider to cycle through the three engine modes: ECO, TRAIL, and BOOST.
The engine runs up to 25 kmh.
I was a little disappointed with the battery life. When we returned the bikes the onboard computer showed a battery level with 6 km Boost, 9 km in Trail, and 12 in Eco remaining (we rode in a bike park and We did not use the engine much!).
I found the WALK function very useful. This mode allowed us to receive assistance when we had to push the bike while walking.
The XT DI2 electronic shifting system really surprised me. It was silent, accurately displayed the gear in use. As a suspension kit the bike was outfitted with a RockShox Revelation RL AS 140 mm fork, and the rear shock was a RockShox Monarch RT.
The Magura MT5 brakes for the front and MT4 for the rear are powerful and perfect for bringing the bike to a stop, but I was not so impressed with some aspects of the brakes. The levers were set very far from the handlebars and did not make me feel safe.
The bike really surprised me. The agility of an Enduro bike, with the engine's readiness, make this bike one of the most fun I've ever tried.
A tip: do not use the BOOST mode on jumps ... you could take the flight!
State-of-the-art drive technology, electronic shifting and the outstanding performance of the Rock Shox chassis combine in the KETTLER E-SCORPION FS to create a superior combination of power and control.
Full suspension and Shimano E8000 drive combines a perfect response, which provides optimum kicking support for maximum control even on demanding ground.
With the Di2 electronic circuit, the E-SCORPION has a further highlight, which guarantees a gear-free gear change in every driving situation at the push of a button.
Rounded by the high-quality Magura disc brakes, the E-Fully offers the latest generation of performance and driving pleasure for the highest demands.
Engine manufacturer: Shimano
Engine Model: himano Steps E8000
Engine Type: Mittel.-bottom bracket
Engine power: 250 watts
Engine Support:Up to 25 km / h
Battery Manufacturer: Shimano
Battery Type: Lithium ions
Battery capacity: To 175 km
Battery Voltage (Volts): 36 V
Battery Capacity (Ah): 13.4 Ah
Battery Capacity (Wh): 500 Wh
Battery Charging Time 100%: Approx. 3.5 hours
Battery charging time 50%: Approx. 1.5 hours
Frame material: Aluminum FS Pro 6061
Gear lever: Shimano Deore XT Di2 SW-M8050
Courses: 11 Gear chain shifting Wheel Size: 27.5 inches
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Wheel size: 70-584 (27.5 x 2.8)
Fork: Rock Shox Revelation RL AS suspension fork
Handlebars: Competition aluminum
Saddle: Ergon Crankset: Shimano FC-E8050§
Brake lever front: Magura MT5
Brake lever rear: Magura MT4