New Kemen and Kemen SUV, two ebike models to escape from everyday life
- Kemen owns the city streets, designed for speed and comfort. Leave the traffic behind, enjoy the fresh air on your face and take the long way home.
- Kemen SUV is fully equipped for your busy schedule, and the adventure doesn’t have to stop when the pavement ends. Load up with shopping, or pack a picnic and head down to the beach after work. Life is much, much more than just 9 to 5.
The best tools are ones you use daily — the perfect bike is one that fits seamlessly with your many needs. Tireless, capable and effortless, Kemen goes beyond simple utility by turning ebike rides into delightful mini-adventures. Whizz through the morning traffic, breathe fresh air on your way to work, let Kemen do the job so you don´t break a sweat. After work, take the long way home, escape the bike lane and have an urban adventure.
Power and autonomy without sweating a drop
Orbea has designed both the Kemen and Kemen SUV around the Shimano EP8 motor, with 85Nm of torque. Unlike other ebike models like Rise or Urrun, we’ve equipped Kemen with the standard software to offer great power. You can climb the steepest grades or carry the heaviest loads, even when fully equipped.
Orbea’s engineering team has combined this motor with the 540 Wh battery released in its award-winning Rise. The battery’s interior is comprised of 21-700 cells that optimize energy density. In other words, it houses more energy in less volume. Its complete integration in the frame reduces the weight of the set and improves frame stiffness, which translates into better and easier bike handling.
All this also results in unbeatable efficiency, achieving high autonomy ranges of up to 5 hours of pedaling. Additionally, Kemen and Kemen SUV come with the option of mounting a 252 Wh Range Extender.
To charge both batteries, the internal battery or the Range Extender, it is only necessary to use Orbea’s smart charger. This charger extends the life of the battery up to 30% by adapting the charge to 2 or 4 amps based on different factors such as temperature, the state of the cells or the number of charge cycles consumed.
All-terrain geometry and premium aluminum frame
The geometry of a bike is what makes it stable or twitchy, balanced or unstable, and is especially important for a bike designed to carry loads. Kemen offers a comfortable and stable position, with easy and intuitive handling.
Both Kemen and Kemen SUV have two frame versions, Top Bar and Mid Bar, which have different advantages. The Top Bar version offers maximum frame stiffness, ideal for the roughest trails and heaviest loads. The Mid Bar frame makes life much easier when the bike is fully loaded, while improving accessibility to the bike. The Top Bar version is available in sizes S, M, L and XL, while the Mid Bar version is available in sizes S, M and L.
The premium aluminum frame is manufactured through Orbea’s hydroforming process and uses triple butted tubing. Thus, the wall thickness is perfected at specific points of the frame to reduce weight and reinforce any areas subject to greater tension.
As if that wasn’t enough, Orbea has applied polished welding technology, giving an impeccable finish and improving the performance of the frame. All this is in addition to the frame’s standard lifetime warranty.
Distinct smart solutions
Kemen brings with it several cutting-edge technologies aimed at simplifying design and removing unnecessary weight from the entire bike. The integrated battery eliminates weight and allows for a slimmer, better-looking design.
One of the most striking features of the new Kemen is the cable integration in the handlebar area. The display and control cable are routed inside the handlebar, while the brake wiring is routed through a cover on the stem.
To move safely through the streets, both versions include lights at both the front and rear. Additionally, the rear light emits more lumens when braking to warn drivers of your actions. To complement these lights, an additional spotlight is included and is controlled from the handlebars.
Kemen also comes standard with a kickstand strong enough to support the bike even when loaded. All Kemen models feature Shimano Linkglide drivetrains — use-specific drivetrains for this style of bike, where smooth shifting and durable components are prioritized over other factors like the weight or shifting speed of the gears.
Kemen, ready for the city
Kemen’s natural habitat is within the city. Designed for speed and comfort, its intuitive and confident handling means you won’t have to worry if your journey includes any roads or trails outside of the city.
Kemen comes equipped with longer fenders to ensure you don’t get wet or dirty. It also incorporates a lightweight rack with ample mounting points and load options of up to 18kg — ideal for transporting anything around the city.
To ensure speed on the streets and the best grip even on the worst roads, Kemen features wide, 2.25” tires specifically designed for this purpose.
Kemen SUV, prepared for streets and country
Kemen SUV is ready for any adventure, thanks to its more aggressive tires and a rack suitable for heavier loads and roughier roads.
Its rack has a shorter and wider design than Kemen’s, incorporating a fender to stop mud. The rack supports loads up to 27kg, including large loads or a baby seat.
Kemen SUV’s tires have also been carefully selected, with a very generous width — up to 2.35” — and a more aggressive pattern that ensures grip on any dry or wet road.
Now available to buy or reserve
Through Orbea’s Rider Connect program, you can now reserve a Kemen near you or find one at your nearest store. You can find more information on the Orbea website.
Reserving a Kemen through Rider Connect will directly enter visitors into a giveaway for a cycling trip to Italy for two people to discover the Italian countryside on their new bike without limits. Those who purchase a Kemen will also receive a 10% discount on the 252 Wh Range Extender, and the first 100 people to register their bike on the Orbea website will receive free saddlebags.
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