Developed in Ireland and produced in Vietnam, the Modmo Saigon + and Saigon S are now available for purchase. The Saigon is billed as a ‘modular’ e-bike, with the option to slide different accessories onto the front and rear racks, and it is said to offer a range of up to 200km.
The Saigon + is described as a high-tech, high-performance all-utility bike.
The EU version has a 250W front hub motor and a 666Wh battery, plus a Gates carbon belt drive, hydraulic disc brakes and a nifty display integrated into the handlebars.
The software is designed to set up a 5m perimeter between your phone and your bike, and if the bike is moved outside the set boundary, it will send you a notification through the Modmo iOS or Android app so that you can track your bike’s exact location.
There’s a front light built into the handlebars and a rear light within the seat post.
Various cargo accessories are also available that slide onto the front and rear racks.
You can get a basket and wooden box for the front and a child seat, pannier and box that can go on the back.
The Saigon + is priced at €2,499.
The pared-down Saigon S features a smaller 378Wh battery and no built-in GPS technology. It’s normally priced at €1,799 but is currently listed at €1,599 on the Modmo website.