When the HSD first launch in 2019 it proved transformative, helped replace car trips with bike trips for families and businesses around the world. Today Tern launches the new HSD – still mighty yet mini – but now completely re-worked and upgraded, featuring the new Bosch Smart System. Fans of the original HSD compact cargo bike will be pleased to hear that the new HSD retains the originals compact size and convenient features, but is now stronger and smarter. “The HSD is for people who want the hauling capacity of a cargo bike, in a package that is much easier to ride and easier to handle,” stated Josh Hon , Tern Team Captain. “This new generation HSD adds improvements based on feedback we’ve collected from riders and our own team over the last 4 years. Plus, the new Bosch Smart System is a fantastic upgrade in pure power and also electronic smarts.”
Just the right amount of bike
Traditional cargo bikes are heavy and bulky. Typical city e-bikes, on the other hand, are easy to ride and handle but offer very limited carrying capacity. Riders who want all the benefits of a cargo bike in an easy-to-ride, compact package will find that the HSD is just right—shorter than a regular city e-bike, yet capable of hauling a hefty max gross vehicle weight of 180 kg (397 lb).
Stronger and more powerful
To handle all that weight, the HSD frame is now 15% stiffer at the head tube and 39% […]