Gazelle targets younger urban riders with CityGo HMS e-Bike

Gazelle’s new electric urban bike, the CityGo HMS, has been designed with a-to-b riding practicalities and young riders in mind.

Tapping into the consensus that it’s becoming harder to stereotype a typical e-Bike rider, Gazelle’s latest electric assist bicycle targets younger generations in terms of design and spec.

Designed to be robust and tough on thieves, the CityGo HMS is capable of taking a knock or two in a bike rack, Gazelle said. The lighting, front and rear, is virtually indestructible, the firm added. The e-Bike features an ART-certified ring lock and there is a storage case fitted on the luggage carrier for an extra chain lock, enabling cyclists to secure the CityGo HMS to rock-solid objects.

The bike features a double top tube with a contrasting colour running through both slender tubes (the men’s model’s contrasting colour is mallard blue; the ladies’ model offers a choice between a top tube in copper or ivory).

A front carrier can be attached to the CityGo HMS, which fits the lighting cover, itself integrated into the frame. The rear carrier ditches bars in favour of an entirely solid construction for the top of the carrier (which the rear light is integrated into).

Gazelle’s CityGo HMS features a Shimano Steps E5000 mid-mounted motor and low-noise system. RRP is £1,899, including the battery (418 watt-hours, located on the down tube. There’s more info for bike dealers on the official Gazelle site.

CI.N visited Gazelle’s manufacturing HQ in Dieren, in the Netherlands earlier this year to see first-hand the factory that produces 250,000-bikes a year.