340km Range for New Swiss e-Bike

Fehratorf, Switzerland

Two new bikes by Swiss start-up Opium are raising the bar for e-bike range, with its 6 LR promising a maximum range of 340km on a single charge.

Its 1,670Wh battery can be complemented by a 470Wh range extender, which is necessary to achieve the full 340km range.

On the eve of the bikes’ official unveiling at Eurobike 2022 in July, the company is claiming its more standard Opium 6 has a range of 256km, eclipsing other long-range e-bikes on the market.

Opium’s brushless hub motor
Opium’s brushless hub motor has a nominal power of 850 watts, which put it outside the Australian 250 watt road-legal limit. Photo credit: Opium

It has the same 1,670Wh battery as the LR version, but does not have the option of the ranger extender.

Both models have an 850-watt brushless motor.

Unfortunately for Australian buyers, Opium has confirmed it will be focussing exclusively on the larger European markets.

Leave a Comment