On Orbea’s Kemen SUV electric bike, the rack has a wider and shorter design and has a spoiler to stop the mud. This rack supports a load of up to 27kg, which allows you to equip a baby seat.
(19-5-2022). Orbea dresses up to present its new Kemen and Kemen SUV electric bicycle models. The Basque brand has high expectations for both models, highlighting their efficiency and the durability of their respective batteries.
Orbea has presented its new Kemen ebikes, designed for urban use, as well as its Kemen SUVs, prepared for use on rougher roads. The brand defines its Kemen model as “owner of the city streets, designed for speed and comfort”. As for the Kemen SUV model, he describes it as a model “prepared for your busy schedule, with more aggressive tires and strong racks for heavy loads and hard terrain.”
Kemen is equipped with longer fenders that seek to better protect against stains or splashes of water. It incorporates a lightweight rack with a multitude of mounting points and load options of up to 18kg. This version mounts wide 2.25″ tires “to ensure speed on the streets and the best grip even on the worst roads.”
As regards the Kemen SUV, the rack is wider and shorter in design and has a spoiler to stop the mud. This rack supports a load of up to 27kg, which allows you to equip a baby seat. The tires of the Kemen SUV have a very generous ball -up to 2.35”- and a more aggressive pattern for better grip on both dry and wet roads.
Shimano motor and transmission
Both models carry a Shimano EP8 motor, with 85Nm of torque, and have been equipped with the standard software to offer great power. Orbea highlights that this motor allows “climbing the steepest ramps or getting the most out of it when you have the bike fully equipped and loaded”.
Both Kemen versions have Shimano Linkglide transmissions, specific for ebikes of the use and style of these models. Those transmissions prioritize shifting smoothness and component durability over other factors like lightness or gear change speed.
OPTIMIZED ENERGY DENSITY batteries
The Kemen are powered by the 540 Wh battery, developed by Orbea, which was released for the Rise ebike model. These batteries are characterized by containing 21-700 cells that optimize energy density, that is, they store more energy in less volume. The battery is integrated in the frame, which allows to reduce the weight of the bicycle and improve the rigidity to ensure a better handling of the bicycle.
Orbea assures that “unbeatable efficiency” has been achieved, with very high autonomy ranges of up to 5 hours of pedalling. In addition, both the Kemen and its SUV relative offer the option of mounting a 252 Wh Range Extender.
Both the internal and external batteries are charged with the intelligent charger developed by Orbea, which extends the useful life of the battery by up to 30%, by adapting the charge to 2 or 4 amps based on different factors such as temperature, of cells or charge cycles consumed.
Top and Mid Bar
Orbea presents both models with Top Bar frame versions, preferable for more difficult trails and heavy loads, and Mid Bar, which provides better accessibility. The Top Bar version is available in sizes S, M, L and XL. The Mid Bar version is available in sizes S, M and L.
The Kemen have premium aluminum frames made through Orbea’s hydroforming process, using triple-thickness tubing. This system perfects the thickness of the walls in certain points of the frame to reduce weight and reinforce the areas subjected to greater tension.
Likewise, polished welding technology is applied that improves the finish and performance of the frame. Orbea offers a lifetime warranty on the frame.
The new Kemen integrates the cables in the handlebar area. The display and control cable are routed inside the handlebar, while the brake wiring is inserted through a cover on the stem.
Both Kemen versions include position lights both at the front and at the rear. The rear light emits a brighter light when braking. A spotlight that is controlled from the handlebar control is also included.