Wisper currently has a lineup of some ten eBike models. The UK company has a history of making quality rides. The Wisper line has a reputation for quality, though the prices are not
all that high. We recommend any of the Wisper line.
705: This is the basic Wisper eBike. It is moved forward by a 250 Watt motor, with 350 Watt versions sold outside the UK, and 200 Watt models in Australia. The motor is powered by a 37V 11 AH (407 Wh capacity). The battery pack weighs only 3.16 kg or 7.0 pounds.
Max speed under motor power is 15.5 mph. Range is not given, but likely 25-30 miles or so depending on conditions. Three levels of pedal assist are available. Other components on the bike are high quality and light weight aluminum. The 705 retails for around £1,100 or $1,700 US. The bike comes with a 10 year battery warranty!
805: Wisper offers a folding eBike, of course, the 805. The folder weighs in at a low 44 pounds with a 250 Watt continuous (750 peak) front hub motor powered by a Panasonic 36 volt, 9 amp hour Li-ion battery. The manual power is through an 8 speed cluster, and 2 front chain rings.
The 805 features pedelec, Vbrakes, a range of about 30 miles with a power limited top end of 15.5 mph. The 805 goes for around £1,200 or $1,900 US.
905se SPORT: The Sport features light weight at 23 kg or 50.6 pounds. Front and rear disc brakes are standard gear. The Li-ion battery pack is upgraded to 13.8 amp hours pushing a 200 Watt rear hub motor. Manual pedaling is done through a 7-speed Shimano rear shifter giving the 905 a 35 mile range. Sport and city versions can be had. The 905se retails for around £1,500 or $2,300 US.
906 Alpino: The 906 Alpino is the top of the line Wisper electric bike. It weighs in a little heavier than other Wisper models at 26 to 27 kg, partly due to larger battery packs. Packs
may be had in 9, 11, or 15.5 amp hour sizes.
The motor has the same power as other models, but is upgraded to a high quality Japanese Dapu motor and a new LCD interface. Pedal effort is transmitted to the rear wheel through an 8-speed internal geared Shimano Alfine hub.
The 906 Alpino retails for around £2,000 or $3,100 US. A 10-year battery warranty and also a 300-mile check are part of the package.
There are six other Wisper models to consider. They are all equally well built. We recommend the Wisper eBike line.
X-Treme makes the electric scooters you may be familiar with. They also produce a small line of electric bikes.
XB-300Li: This eBike has a 300 Watt rear hub motor powered by a 24 volt, 8 amp hour Li-ion battery pack. Top speed is given as 20 mph with a range of 15 to 20 miles. Pedal power is through a 7-speed rear cluster shifter by Shimano.
The frame is aluminum with alloy components that keep the bike weight to 52 pounds. The claimed load is 350 pounds, though probably not too far or fast.
The X-Treme eBike is fairly well made and built. The bike can handle average work loads well. However, on steep grades the 24 volt system may struggle.
At around $1,000 US retail it is a good deal for around town use. The bike comes with a 90 day warranty and 1 year battery warranty.
XB-305Li: A 300 Watt pushes the 305Li too. The battery pack is the same as the 300 LI above, as are most of the rest of the specs. The difference is in the frame, the 305Li is a step through model. Price is about $1,000 US.
XB-310Li: This model has the same specs as the 300Li and 305Li. However, the 310Li is a folding mountain bike, pretty cool. The bike also retails for the same amount as the bikes above.
Yamaha PAS-Brace L : Yamaha has an eBike claiming a 39 km or 24 mile range powered by an 8.1Ah/25.2V Li-ion pack. Weight of the bike is 23.5kg or 51.7 pounds. No reviews yet, but Yamaha has a lot of experience making high quality cycles. The price in Japan is about $2,000 US.