The Motorino LTb is a “step-through” variation of the highly successful Motorino LTi, sharing an “integrated” design approach and delivering the same combination of low-profile, non-electric looks with ample power when needed. Not just a “ladies’” bike, the open frame design makes the LTb especially well-suited to commuting in any attire and allows the rider to get on and off easily even if there are packs on a rear rack.
The low-profile appearance of the oversized-tube all-aluminum frame is enabled by the long, slim battery pack that is neatly concealed in the down-tube. With the highest “energy density” currently available, the surprisingly light and small 48V 10 Amp-hour Lithium-Polymer pack can power a 25km range in regular city riding, without any pedaling. Of course, range can always be greatly extended by the rider’s pedaling input.
The Motorino LTb features a high-torque 500W (the highest power allowed in its class) motor, providing ample torque to handle the steepest roads. It also features high-quality components including a Shimano trigger-shift 24-speed drivetrain, 180mm Tektro disk brakes front and rear, and a Zoom front suspension.
The Motorino LTb has two control modes: “power-assist” provides five user-selectable levels of assistance that are automatically engaged when the rider pedals, or there is “power on demand” delivered with just a twist of the throttle-grip. Mode, battery voltage, speed, instantaneous wattage, trip distance, and odometer distance are indicated on the bar-mounted backlit LCD display panel.
Like all Motorino e-bicycles, the LTb is built to meet European Union EN 15194 safety requirements.