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The Smart Bike: M55 Terminus

 
The Smart Bike: M55 Terminus

Whether you’re powering through the highways of our little island or making your way across challenging dirt roads halfway around the world, you’ll want to give the M55 Terminus a go. Hailing from Urom, an artisanal bicycle workshop in Budapest, this electric bike is anything but a glorified scooter. Yes, it has a motor powered by lithium-ion cells built into its CNC-milled aluminium frame (giving it a range of almost 100km), but thanks to a rotation sensor, it only provides assistance when it feels your legs need a little help. So when you move off an easy, flat track to a craggy upslope, the transition is smooth and you’ll still feel like you’re doing the work, albeit with a boost of mutant like superpower seemingly flowing through your calves and thighs when the going gets tough.

Text by Charmain Leong

This article was originally featured in Men’s Folio Magazine April 2016