Summary: A compact all-rounder with many smart features – in the Q-POWER, Klever has delivered a technically refined pedelec with a striking design.
One thing is certain: this Klever stands out from the other bikes test visually like barely any other pedelec, and the looks polarise opinion! A practical aspect is the mounting of the battery within the bend of the main frame, so that the centre of gravity is very low on the Q-POWER. But weighing 25 kg, it is no lightweight for its size, and without the optional carrier rack there is no good place to hold it for carrying. When riding, however, the weight is barely a concern, as the silent BIACTRON rear motor is very powerful, and it could also tow a trailer. A good feature is the regenerative braking function. Test riders praised the pleasant ride on the flat and moderately hilly terrain, but they felt the Klever was less well-suited to steeper hills, especially because the stability of the ride, thanks to the long seatpost and stem, did not feel optimal at higher speeds when descending. One thing that’s very good, when using it as a short-distance vehicle in combination with a mobile home of boat, is that the stem can fold down, making the bike significantly easier to stow away.
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Copy: Wasilis von Rauch
Online Publication: Angela Budde
Picture: Sandra Winkler
30 March 2016