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Brompton ML6 Electric

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling

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2 months 1 week ago

Addendum: Another company (Swytch) also do a conversion : https://www.swytchbike.com/p/universal-swytch-ebike-kit/?gclid=CjwKCAjw__fnBRANEiwAuFxET3h_6o9nksT5BtPYxoZ4iYpXjvndSwatW8R9o9HiovDkeiNUWWBu-BoCudIQAvD_BwE

 

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2 months 2 weeks ago

I have an old 5-speed Brompton and converted it using a 'Nano' kit. (https://www.nanoelectricbikes.co.uk/#&gid=1&pid=1)

One needs to widen the front forks slightly  to fit the new front wheel...but it works well - especially if you already have a suitable Brompton bag.

No connection with the company.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Brompton could not produce a retrofit kit because the bike had to be strengthened to meet e bike regulations. Regular Bromptons are not produced to meet e-bike certifications. 

2 months 3 weeks ago

For years Brompton have claimed "backwards compatibility" as a justification for keeping all manner of parp components on the latest models and now along comes a game-changer and it cannot be retro-fitted to existing B's.  They are really missing a trick in not producing a "kit" that retrofits.

That said the lack of bar mounted controls smacks of a designer who has looked at the e- and not the -bike in e-bike. Maybe they'll get it right on the next iteration.

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