The new 2014 Specialized Turbo-S e-bike gets a stronger battery, ergonomic and electronic improvements and a new all-black color scheme.
Introduced in 2012 for the European market, the powerful and very quick Turbo made news for its 45km (~28mph) top speed and sharp looks. In 2013 it made it Stateside, and now dealers are getting ready to welcome the upgraded 2014 model as its replacement.
The new battery bumps power by 30%, going from 342 Wh to 504 Wh. Anecdotally, we’ve heard that boost combined with improved electronics could yield almost double the run time (we’re waiting on official word from Specialized). Fortunately, Specialized will be sending the new battery to shops for any 2013 Turbos still sitting on the showroom floor. Charging time bumps from 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours to fill the larger tank.
Other improvements include safer one-handed control thanks to a new joystick controller that handles all settings and bike functions. There’s a sleeker integrated rear light in the saddle and a matte-black color option. They’re available to order now, and dealers should have a test bike on hand. MSRP is $5,900.
Check the new black paint scheme below…