The Motorino LTb is a “step-through” variation of the highly successful Motorino LTi, sharing an “integrated” design approach and delivering the same combination of low-profile, non-electric looks with ample power when needed. Not just a “ladies’” bike, the open frame design makes the LTb especially well-suited to commuting in any attire and allows the rider to get on and off easily even if there are packs on a rear rack.
The low-profile appearance of the oversized-tube all-aluminum frame is enabled by the long, slim battery pack that is neatly concealed in the down-tube. With the highest “energy density” currently available, the surprisingly light and small 48V 10 Amp-hour Lithium-Polymer pack can power a 25km range in regular city riding, without any pedalling. Of course, range can always be greatly extended by the rider’s pedalling input.
The Motorino LTb features a high-torque 500W (the highest power allowed in its class) motor, providing ample torque to handle the steepest roads. It also features high-quality components including a Shimano trigger-shift 24-speed drivetrain, 180mm Tektro disk brakes front and rear, and a Zoom front suspension.
The Motorino LTb has two control modes: “power-assist” provides five user-selectable levels of assistance that are automatically engaged when the rider pedals or there is “power on demand” delivered with just a twist of the throttle-grip. Mode, battery voltage, speed, instantaneous wattage, trip distance, and odometer distance are indicated on the bar-mounted backlit LCD display panel.
Like all Motorino e-bicycles, the LTb is built to meet European Union EN 15194 safety requirements.
Bafang BPM 500W 48V Rear, Hub, brushless, geared, 73Nm torque at stall
48V 12Ah high energy-density SAMSUNG 26F lithium-ion cells
48V, 15A Nominal 22A Max current 12 MOSFETs Sine-wave programmable via panel
Power assist, 5 levels (via built-in crank sensor), power-on-demand (via throttle grip)
Three-button control pod
Backlit LCD Display with indicators for speed (inst, avg, max)
Power assist level
Automatic, 100-240V AC input
TIG-welded, oversized aluminum alloy tubing
51cm (20”) (measured from center of pedal axle to top of seat tube), 80cm (31.5”) stand-over height
26” double-walled Alex alloy rim, stainless-steel spokes, alloy hub, quick-release skewer
26” double-walled Alex alloy rim, stainless-steel spokes, motor hub
26”x 1.95” Kenda Kwest
ZOOM Professional Al Alloy
MTB NECO 90mm adjustable
VELO Wide, gel-padded
PROMAX 320 mm x 30.3 quick-release height adjustment
ZOOM Forgo – adjustable
200mm PROWHEEL Forced Alloy
NECO Sealed bearing cartridge type
WELLGO cast alloy large-platform
SHIMANO 7-Speed Tourney Hyperglide
SHIMANO Tourney FT55 7 Speed shifter
180mm Tektro Auriga hydraulic
180mm Tektro Auriga hydraulic
KMC 7-Speed chrome plated
19.8kg (52 lbs) net weight, + Battery pack 4.2kg (8 lbs)
32 km/h (20 mph) using motor power only (governed according to regulations)
30km per charge without pedaling; Up to 70km with pedal assist