Invoice Murray resurrected his position in Groundhog Day for Jeep’s 2020 Tremendous Bowl industrial, which additionally featured the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and an upcoming ebike from the enduring auto model.
We obtained to drive a 2020 Gladiator pickup final yr, and had about as a lot enjoyable as Invoice Murray seems to be having within the Tremendous Bowl advert. However at across the 40-second mark within the video under, there is a fast flash of a thriller fat-tired ebike. Few particulars have emerged since, however here is what we do know.
The ebike is being made in collaboration with Colorado’s QuietKat, Inc. Actually, it seems to be very very similar to QuietKat’s Fat Tire Ridgerunner mannequin, however the place the battery unit sits atop the downtube on that mannequin, the Jeep ebike’s battery seems to be to be absolutely built-in and drops out from the underside just like the S-Electro 29 Sport from Silverback. Vary per cost is given as as much as 40 miles (64 km).
Jeep says that the upcoming ebike would be the “most succesful off-road electrical mountain bike there’s.” It encompasses a 750-watt mid-drive electrical motor, rides on 4.8-in CST Roly Poly fats tires, and smooths out the bumps courtesy of one thing known as Fireplace-Hyperlink suspension. If that is the identical as on the Ridgerunner, it interprets to 150 mm of journey from the RST Air entrance fork suspension and Rockshox 4 bar linkage suspension to the rear.
Elsewhere are disc brakes and a series drive. And that is about it. Extra data will seem within the run as much as the Jeep ebike turning into obtainable from June. Pricing hasn’t but been revealed however related QuietKat fashions are going for round US$5-6k – and that is some huge cash in at present’s ebike market.