TERN is celebrating its 10th Year as a designer and producer of some of the greatest Traditional and Electric Bicycles available today.
The TERN Vektron is a product family, led by the top of the line S10 model.
If any model defines what TERN is as a company, it would be the Vektron series (with some DNA from the Verge series). The Vektron combines all the elements of a Great Frame Design, Folding Mechanism, Top Components and the Bosch eBike Systems motor setup. Their products are greater than the sum of the parts!
The Vektron was the first eBike Product that TERN produced back in 2016.
At eBike Central, we did a whole of research, and continue to monitor the best eBike Products available. Our favorite key words are Durable, Reliable and Dependable, from manufacturing companies that have Stories, Histories and Reputations. TERN products are at the top of our list.
Diving into the Vektron, it is a product based on a Great Frame Design with an integrated Folding Mechanism. The Folding Mechanism is a primary focus on this product. It uses a unique Hinge that TERN has developed to exceed testing requirements. Fits easily on buses, subways and taxis for electric multi-modal commuting. Built to fit under a desk or confined area so you can take it inside, and not have to lock it up outside.
Because it’s a One Size Fits All design, TERN has created a Double Seat Post with an angle that increases the reach of the rider as the seat goes up, fitting riders from 4’10” to 6’5″.
The Components are added to increase comfort and confidence when riding, while also reducing issues and maintenance. Built to be a daily rider.
Here are more details on the TERN Vektron S10 Gen 2 model:
ROBUST FOLDING TECHNOLOGY
A heavy-duty update to our iconic OCL frame hinge, the OCL+ is built to exceed ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. Leveraging the hinge design of the long-tail Tern Cargo Node, the OCL+ features a single-shaft design, advanced welding techniques, and robust gussets, so it stays stiff and strong during even the fastest commutes.
- FRAME – RE-ENGINEERED FOR A BETTER RIDE
With a re-worked frame and frame geometry, the updated Vektron is now even better. The cockpit is longer for improved comfort for taller riders. The frame has been designed with additional forged and machined elements for additional strength without extra weight. The battery now reclines backwards, keeping the center of gravity as low as possible for superior handling. And the new design allows the Vektron to stand up vertically when folded, making it even easier to roll around.
FULL STOP – Magura MT4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Hydraulic disc brakes give you excellent stopping power, working effortlessly even in rain, snow, or mud. All it takes is the gentle pull of just two fingers. With mineral oil-based brake fluid that is gentler on the environment than most hydraulic brake fluids, and Magura’s Easy Bleed Technology, your Vektron is ready for a safer ride.
- CAREFREE RIDING – Bosch Active Line Plus
With a little more torque for smoother acceleration, the Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit can take you up to 25 km per hour (20 mph in the U.S.) and operates dependably—day in and day out. The new generation of the Active Line Plus is also 20% lighter and 25% smaller than the previous one, maintaining its excellent performance and low-levels of vibration while delivering an even quieter ride with less pedal resistance.
COMPACT CONTROL CENTER – Bosch Purion Control Panel
The on-board computer lets you switch between five different riding modes, and feeds you handy information like speed, battery level, and distance. It optimizes shifting actions and constantly updates you on the remaining range, just like a typical German car. Best of all, it’s now more compact and robust than ever.
- AN ULTRA-ROBUST RACK WITH GSDNA – Atlas Rack
With structural cues from the heavy-duty Tern GSD, the new Atlas Rack has been massively strengthened and increased in size, with a load capacity of 27 kg (59 lb). This reduces flex for more secure handling when the bike is loaded. Riding with your little one? Add a Thule Yepp Maxi or Nexxt Maxi child seat—no adapters needed. The Atlas Rack is also KLICKfix-compatible, and can hold panniers of different sizes—including the Bucketload Pannier, which was designed to fit every configuration of the Vektron.
Below is a Video and Photos of the incredible TERN Vektron S10 Gen 2 model: