Two models of the 2011 Kona Ute will release, both under the SimpliCITY series, but one will launch as a traditional city bike, and the other is a electric bike.
First up, we have the Kona 2011 Ute city bike, which is fitting for anyone commuting with the “more than average” load. In 2011, Kona added two panniers made of waterproof vinyl, with plastic on the bottom for stability. Also added is a hand plat handlebar, 7 inch front brake rotor, and a new designed alloy fork. If you enjoy weekend rides with your children, the Ute is compatible with the Xtracycle Pee Pod LT child seat. MSRP is $1049, and comes in black/blue/green-white.
The 2011 Kona Ute electric bike is battery assisted, and can haul up to 100kg. Using a 24 volt x 13AH 250w battery with 700c tires. The motor is Pedelec, and has a life cycle over 700 rides. While your in power mode you can ride up to 30km, and in power assist mode, riding can hit 57km. Battery has a 100km range. Retail price is bit heftier at $2599, and comes in metallic pewter/blue/green-white.