Svitch is a brand-new player in the bicycle market. This Indian company specializes in electric bicycles that fold up. Svitch has released two models, Svitch XE and Svitch XE Plus. Already we have seen in detail the Svitch XE foldable electric bicycle and in this article, we will see in detail about Svitch XE Plus which is a powerful 11.6ah battery foldable electric bicycle with an easy-to-use throttle mode.
Design of Svitch XE Plus
The Svitch XE+ that was for a test drive had a fully red frame with black serving as the text’s secondary color. The shining finish on the gloss paint job was neatly applied. The frame of this foldable bike was made with straightforward welds and levers for effortless folding and opening. A bottle cage, a mobile phone holder, and a combination lock that is attached to a holder on the tube are just a few of the extras that are packed inside the handlebar. Both the blue strip type LED rear light on the seat post and the front adjustable White LED light installed on the fork are practical safety elements that look good too.
The Svitch XE Plus is available in 5 different color options: black, red, blue, grey, and yellow.
The folding frame for the Svitch XE+ is composed of 6061 alloys. The Alloy ensures that the weight is in control because electric bicycles are typically thought of as hefty. With the help of a sturdy metal lever, this frame folds down from the center, and the handlebar does the same. Without using a tool, it is simple to open and close these levers. Shorter riders may easily and safely mount and dismount thanks to the low top tube, while riders between the heights of 5′ and 6’4″ can find their optimum riding position thanks to the adjustable seat post and handlebar. The frame is the same for the Svitch XE and Svitch XE+ variants.
A bicycle with both front and rear suspensions, the Svitch XE Plus has complete suspension. The front suspension coil operates smoothly and contributes to reducing the majority of road surface vibrations. The rear suspension ensures that the rider’s saddle does not totally absorb the vibrations of road bumps. It is located behind the saddle on the rear triangle of the frame.
Gears in Svitch XE Plus
The transmission on this electric bicycle is a straightforward 1×8-Speed Shimano Altus. This indicates that the rear derailleur is an 8-Speed model and there is no front derailleur. Generally speaking, gears assist in changing the pedaling pressure. This performance-focused 8-Speed Altus gear is useful for both exercising and making pedaling easier if the battery dies mid-ride. The Shimano shifters were straightforward and simple to use, with distinct gear indicators.
Motor and Battery of Svitch XE Plus
A Bafang brushless DC rear hub motor is powered by a standard 11.6Ah Lithium-Ion battery in the Svitch XE+. This battery is shielded from theft, the elements, and damage from the outside by being safely hidden inside the top tube of the frame. This battery is secured inside and can only be reached from the bottom of the top tube using a key. Folding the frame and unlocking the lock make it simple to remove this battery. Controlling the amount of power provided by each pedal from the battery is made easier by the 5 level pedal aid options. The right-side grip’s simple-to-use throttle enables the rider to move without using the pedals.
The throttle speed is also capped at each level of the five-level assistance. On the color Bafang LCD display on the handlebar, there are indicators for the trip meter, assist levels, speed, and battery life.
This battery can go 60–70 km in pedal assist mode and 55–60 km in throttle mode on a single full charge. Due to the various riding circumstances and rider weight, these mileages will vary. The maximum speed achieved with the throttle alone is 25 kmph, and utilizing the pedal assist simultaneously increases speed. Any typical Indian plug will take 4 to 4.5 hours to fully charge this battery from empty to full. On the left side of the frame, there is a battery charging port. Additionally, the battery may be taken out and charged individually.
Brakes and Steering in Svitch XE Plus
Mechanical Disc brakes with the Tektro brand are used at the front and rear of the XE+ to provide stopping power. Tektro brakes, which are part of the performance line, offered strong stopping power on the test trip.
This bike’s handlebars were the ideal length for a comfortable riding position and simple maneuverability. Smooth and simple to handle, the right-hand grip throttle made accelerating a breeze. This handlebar has a foldable design and a height adjustment.
Wheels and Saddle of Svitch XE Plus
On a set of 20″ x 4″ fat tires, the Svitch XE+ travels. These Chaoyang tires have a lot of tread and roll quickly, making them ideal for both smooth and bumpy roads.
The Svitch Stock Saddle was wide and well-cushioned to keep the rider comfortable when traveling through rough terrain.
Price of Svitch XE+
The Svitch XE+ comes in at Rs 79,990.
Without using any tools, you can easily fold and open this alloy folding type frame. The 11.6Ah battery has strong performance with rapid throttle acceleration, practical 5-level pedal help, and a significant 60-70 kilometer range on pedaling assist. The Tektro Mechanical Disc brakes on this bicycle were strong enough to stop it abruptly at high speeds. It’s helpful to have the assortment of stock attachments that came with the cycle. The Svitch XE+ is a robust, performance-focused foldable alloy electric bicycle that is affordable at Rs. 79,990 (as of 8th November 2019). It is great for commuting and pleasure trips.