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 + Buy Programme

It is one thing to see something in a store, but why not try it for 24 hours first?  Pay the ‘rental’ fee and take your prize out, if you want to keep it we will credit the trial fee to the purchase price!


“I need a bike today!”

Lay-By Programme

No sweat.  Cairns Electric Bikes has you covered.  Pay a $600 deposit to secure the bike you want and take home a rental bike today until your payments are complete!  Return the rental bike in good condition and pay only a $99 + $15 per month service fee!  That’s the best lay-by programme in town mate!


Rental Programme

Check out our rental page for more details and prices to help you make the perfect memory!


Buy & Sell your bike to us!

Buy a bike from us and travel around and then sell it back to us!  Talk to us today.


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