Brompton Electric

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
4 Hours
Maximum Range
45 Miles
Top Speed
15.5 Mph
Watts
250 W
Volts and Amp Hours
36 V 8.55 Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
6, 2
Weight
33.97 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Brompton Electric. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • When folded, the Brompton Electric is compact, portable and lightweight to carry.
  • Testers say this e-bike is easy to fold in 20-30 seconds, after minutes of practice.
  • Brompton says their Electric bike can attain a maximum range of 45 miles.
  • The bike’s battery and charger are neatly contained within one removable bag.
  • Critics and users say the Brompton Electric is supremely convenient on multi-modal commutes.
  • This e-bike is admired for its hand-made, premium quality and durability.
  • The Brompton Electric’s hill-climbing abilities are lauded by many reviewers.
  • This little e-bike boasts a 300% gear range across a 6-speed (2x3) drivetrain.
  • Testers describe the Brompton Electric as being “agile, zesty and nippy”.
  • When folded, the Brompton Electric locks securely into place.
  • It only take 4 hours to fully charge the Brompton Electric.
  • You can charge your devices using the provided 5V 1.5A USB port.
  • Busch & Müller front and rear lights run off the Brompton Electric’s main battery.
  • This e-bike comes fitted with full fenders that feature wide, rubberized flaps.
  • Brompton provides riders with interconnected apps, on iOS and Android.
  • Two handlebar options are available, to fit riders from 4’6” to 6’8”.
  • The Brompton Electric is available in a range of attractive colors.
  • Testers say the electric Brompton also rides well without power.

6 reasons not to buy

  • The Brompton Electric’s maximum speed is only 15.5 mph.
  • Some testers feel that electric assistance is not always smooth or nuanced.
  • Because the Brompton Electric is a premium hand-build, it is priced highly.
  • Reviewers say the Brompton Electric’s design is more practical than elegant.
  • The bike’s battery bag tended to rattle on rides over uneven surfaces.
  • This e-bike’s front-wheel hub-motor can spin in wet conditions.

Bottom line

London-based Brompton are known for their pedigree, as makers of refined folding bikes for the last 46 years. The Brompton Electric is the latest iteration on this design. Compared to other folders, it’s lightweight, compact and easier to fold and carry. Most testers say this e-bike’s power is ample and hills are climbed easily. Testers over 6'0" were comfortable on the Brompton Electric, even on longer rides. Some reviewers feel that electric assistance is smooth, others say it isn’t. It’s definitely well-built and durable. For that, you will pay a premium.

Expert Reviews

77/100 based on 14 rated expert reviews
100
Electrifying

Gocycle GXi v Brompton M6L Review

The Brompton wins me over, they’re everywhere in my home town! It’s easy to live with, easy to use and I now understand why ‘Bromptonites’ are so passionate about them.

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90

Brompton Electric Bike Review

On the bike, I really cannot fault the electric Brompton. It became indispensable when I had it on test. Vital to any short journey and the envy of my colleagues. I found it a bit of an ordeal carrying it around.

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90

Brompton Electric Review: E-folding Bike With a Touch of F1!

The materials used are so robust and of such high quality that cycling becomes intuitive and safe despite the relatively tiny wheels. The sheer degree of flexibility that the bike offers and the high fun factor speak for themselves.

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90
Pocket-lint

Brompton Electric (M6L) Review: A Commuter’s Dream

This is a folding electric bike just as it should be – supremely convenient and useful. A sure-fire way to make journeys more relaxing – especially thanks to the easy folding mechanism. However, the significant price tag can’t be ignored.

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80

Brompton M6L Electric Review

A premium pedal power experience that’s all the more impressive thanks to battery assistance and a hub motor. Manufactured to a high standard, the Brompton M6L Electric boasts some clever features, but comes with a sizable asking price.

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User Ratings

80/100 based on 54 ratings
  • 5 star
    63%
  • 4 star
    13%
  • 3 star
    4%
  • 2 star
    6%
  • 1 star
    15%

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