About The Tern Folding Bicycle

Tern is a privately held company that designs, manufactures bicycles
Tern is a privately held company that designs, manufactures bicycles.

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Tern Folding Bicycle

Tern is a privately held company that designs, manufactures
Tern is a privately held company that designs and manufactures bicycles.

Tern is a privately held company that designs, manufactures, markets, and sells bicycles for everyday use. The company is based in Taipei, Taiwan, and has offices in the US, China, Finland, and the UK. The company’s primary products include folding bicycles, electric bicycles, and cycling accessories, which are currently sold in 65 countries.

History of the Tern Bicycle

The company was named after the Arctic tern, which has the longest migration of any migratory animal and is light and small, qualities the company attributes to its bicycles. The website favicon for Tern is an origami tern taking flight. The company was founded by Florence Shen and Joshua Hon, the wife and son of David T. Hon, founder of the well-known Dahon brand of folding bicycles. Originally, the company was the subject of litigation between Dahon and the founders, but a settlement was reached in 2013.

Tern’s public debut at Eurobike 2011

Tern currently has ten bike lines: GSD, HSD, Quick Haul, NBD, Vektron, Short Haul, BYB, Verge, Link, Eclipse, Node, and Roji. Each bike line offers different models with different specifications. Tern also has an accessory lineup, which includes its sister brand, BioLogic.[5] In August 2014, Tern announced its first electric bike, the eLink. The eLink weighs 21 kilograms (46 lb) and folds in under 10 seconds. It is equipped with mudguards, a rack, chainguards, lights, and a Shimano Nexus

In September 2015, Tern and cargo bike specialist Xtracycles announced the product through a Kickstarter campaign, raising US$153,638 to help fund the project. The result was the Cargo Node, a folding cargo bike that uses the Tern Node bicycle and Xtracycles’ rear cargo extension attachment.

Dahon lawsuit

On April 2, 2013, industry media reported that Dahon unilaterally declared its legal disputes with Tern were settled. Tern was the subject of litigation between Dahon North America, Inc. and Joshua and Florence Hon. Specifically, the lawsuit charged that Joshua and Florence Hon. violated their fiduciary duties as Dahon officers to start the competing companies Mobility Holdings and Tern.

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