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What's New With The HSD Gen 2?

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What's New With The HSD Gen 2?

Interested in learning the difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 HSD models? Let's go through the differences together!

New HSD vs Old HSD

OUR FIRST SHIPMENT OF GEN 2 HSD BIKES IS HERE! (As of Oct 14th)

Tern is releasing a new, updated Gen 2 HSD family of bikes, and phasing out production on Gen 1. If you were previously interested in purchasing an HSD and want to know the differences, or if you've already got one and want to see what's new, I've put together a chart for you to easily go through some of the new features, and see what's new and different!

Here are some of the key features on the Gen 2 HSD:

  • The frame is now stronger and stiffer, allowing for a higher weight capacity!
  • The Gen 2 has a new Bosch Smart System, featuring Bluetooth phone connectivity, built-in alarm, and GPS on S-Class models.
  • There is a fully reverse compatible accessory lineup, except for the Duostand Kickstand Gen 1 – There is now a Gen 2 update.

Other differences have been highlighted below in this handy chart, with things that are different highlighted in red, things that are similar highlighted in yellow, and things that are the same highlighted in green.

If you've got any questions about the chart, pop them in the comments below!

If you'd like to get in touch for a test ride, book it here!

 

GEN 2

GEN 1

397 lb MGVW

374 lb MGVW

176 lb rear rack capacity

132 lb rear rack capacity

Can carry almost any adult (176 lbs)

Can only carry smaller adults (132 lbs)

Top tube EasyAccess Charging Port

Mid-frame Charging Port

New charge port style (not reverse compatible)

Old charge port style (not reverse compatible)

Rear wheel frame lock with matching battery key

Front wheel frame lock with matching battery key

Fenders

Fenders

Front and rear integrated lights

  • (S-Class) 700 Lumen Ignis front light, Ultrawide Hi-lo beam / Rearstop always-on brake light
  • (P-Class) 190 Lumen Valo front light / Herrman's H-trace rear light

Front and rear integrated lights

  • 190 Lumen Valo front light / Herrman H-Trace rear light

(S-Class Only) Thudbuster Seatpost

Thudbuster Seatpost

(S-Class Only) Bosch E-Bike Alarm and Connect Module

No Alarm

(S-Class Only) Bosch Kiox 300 Colour Display

Bosch Purion

(P-Class) Bosch Intuvia Display

Bosch Intuvia Display

Walk Assist

Walk Assist

eBike Flow App

AUTOMATiQ shifting app

Folding Handlepost

Folding Handlepost

Vertical Storage

Vertical Storage

Chain drive and belt drive models available

Chain drive and belt drive models available

Remote

No remote

Powerpack 545 Battery

Powerpack 400 or 500

Arleigh from Bike Shop Girl also has this fantastic walkthrough posted on her YouTube channel if you want to check it out below. She's an expert on Tern bikes, so this is a fantastic introduction to the HSD Gen 2!

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