SmartMotion Essence

The SmartMotion eMetro is a wonderfully spec'd bike on a budget. Lightweight and stylish The SmartMotion eMetro is a wonderfully spec'd bike on a budget. Lightweight and stylish.


Helping you out

Try Before You Buy

Want to try a SmartMotion electric Bike for a while before deciding if it’s something you would like to buy.  At Cairns Electric Bikes we have the SmartMotion E-City, Essence, E20 and E-Urban bikes in our rental fleet. Book one for 2 hours, a day or even up to one week.  If you choose to purchase we will refund 50% of the hire fee as a credit towards your new bike.

For other bikes, you are still able to trial them around the block with the assistance of our sales staff.


Price Match

Our prices are set to country standards. If you see the price cheaper on our supplier site? Then let us know and we will match the price. (Note: price match will need to be assessed individually and price match is granted at CEB discression). This applies to all bikes and e-scooter we sell.



As a small business we offer the long standing traditional layby option. Pay of the bike in installments and collect the bike once the price is fully paid out. Time frame for layby is up to 2 months. Talk to us if you would like to make arrangements for a longer time frame.


SmartMotion Essence

Try + Buy a SmartMotion eMetro for FREE*

NB. The retailer has personally trialled this make and model for over 100km before writing the product overview to give the best overview possible.


The SmartMotion eMetro is a wonderfully spec’d bike on a budget.  Lightweight and stylish with the of a step through frame, the simplicity of 3 speed Nexus hub gears, the comfort of a suspension seat post & security of an integrated lock you couldn’t ask for any more at this price. It also features an integrated USB charge port in the battery for charging cell phones, etc.!  Now that is a useful bike!

Developed for NZ Post!

The SmartMotion electric bicycle range has its heritage in the SmartMotion eDrive system designed to be robust enough for the delivery needs of NZ Post, which has been using SmartMotion-powered electric bikes for three years now. The SmartMotion electric bicycle range expands on the success of the eDrive system and keeps the same design ethos: super-reliable, yet affordable.

Being designed for NZ’s weather, you can ride comfortably and confidently every day, rain or shine

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Suggested upgrades:


  • 2 years warranty on battery and motor,
  • 6 years on frame
  • 12 months other parts


* Try before you buy programme

Here at Cairns Electric Bikes we understand that electric bikes each have their uniqueness and it is important for the customer and the bike to be matched.  So we let you take it out for 24 hours for free!  How it works:

  1. Decide which bike you are interested in and pay the determined pre purchase trial bond fee for that bike.
  2. Take the bike out for a spin
  3. Return the bike and complete the purchase and the trial bond will contribute to the purchase price:
    1. So you will ‘rent’ your bike for free!
    2. Failure to complete the purchase will result in the ‘rental’ fee being kept by the retailer.

6061 Alloy frame and colour-matched alloy rims.
Frame size
one size fits all
Front Hub Motor
36v10ah advanced lithium polymer battery with USB charging port for cellphones, etc.
Same drive system Anthony designed for NZ Post - industrial-grade components and waterproofing.
Brake front
Tektro front disc brakes, with 180mm rotor for superior stopping.
Brake rear
Tektro V brake
CST Commuter tires, Kevlar guard, 26 X 1.9
Polypropelene mudguards with heavy duty Stainless steel Stays
Hub rear
Shimano Nexus 3 speed internal hub gears and revo shifter
Velo plush comfort seat with suspension
Centre-mounted adjustable kickstand
21kg inc. battery