E-bikes are currently almost as popular as e-cars. That’s why we’re happy about every new announcement. A brand-new bike that is apparently in the starting blocks is the Stealth Overlander. Among other things, it wants to convince with an impressive drive. It offers a torque of 100 Nm even in the strictly regulated EU. US drivers can even look forward to 110 Nm.
Stealth Overlander relies on crowdfunding campaign
The Urtopia Carbon One (test), among others, has proven that exciting e-bikes can result from crowdfunding campaigns. The Stealth Overlander, which is also very sporty, is heading in a very similar direction. This is not only because the manufacturer Stealth Electric Bikes has started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogoe especially for its ambitious project. The looks are also very reminiscent of the Urtopia. Thus, both offer a very sporty design.
However, a closer look then reveals clear differences. For example, both models clearly have their respective hobbyhorses. While the Urtopia weighs an ultra-light 14 kg thanks to a frame made entirely of carbon, the Stealth Overlander weighs 21 kg with its aluminum frame, according to the manufacturer. However, the focus of the sporty e-bike also lies elsewhere. So it wants to offer plenty of performance.
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While the Urtopia should be miles ahead in terms of weight, the Stealth Overlander offers one very distinct advantage that should make many potential buyers overlook the seven extra pounds. And that is the power of the electric motor. According to the manufacturer, it should be able to provide 100 Nm of torque. Experience shows that the support is limited at 25 km/h, but the acceleration up to the top speed should be impressive according to the technical data. For comparison: the Urtopia offers 35 Nm of torque. Users in the USA can even look forward to a so-called R version of the two-wheeler. As with automobiles, the letter of course stands for more sportiness.
In this version, the Stealth Overlander then offers 110 Nm and a maximum speed of 45 km/h. The other technical components also read well for now. Thus, the standard version of the e-bike should be able to offer an 800 Wh battery, which should be able to lift a range of up to 100 km. Hydraulic disc brakes and a gear shift with ten gears round out the equipment. The motor offers a total of five support levels and also a pushing aid. With the latter, it facilitates pushing up a hill, for example. Remaining battery, speed and other statuses are always kept in view with the help of a 3.5-inch display.
Price and availability
As mentioned, the Stealth Overlander is a campaign on the Indiegogo platform. Those who want to support Stealth Electric Bikes and buy the e-bike will have to dig quite deep into their pockets. However, experience shows that the campaign price is significantly lower than what you would have to pay at market launch. The EU version with 100 Nm is available from $3,323. The R version of the Stealth Overlander, on the other hand, costs 3,656 US dollars. However, the latter is uninteresting in our area anyway, since the motor should not be used to its full potential and a smaller battery would have to be accepted. According to the manufacturer, the delivery of the e-bikes will start in May.