Meet the HSD

The HSD is a mighty-but-mini e-bike that’s ideal for fast local deliveries or for tourism businesses that want to offer guests a premium bike experience.



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Tern HSD

Customize it for YOUR business

We’ve got a huge range of accessories to customize the HSD to your business. So whether you need to carry backpacks of food, deliver kegs of beer, or carry precious kiddie cargo, the HSD is ready to haul.

Heavy hauler

Carries a Load

Despite its diminutive stature, the HSD offers some serious hauling capacity. With a maximum gross vehicle weight of 180 kg (397 lb) and an XL-sized Atlas H Rack rated to 80 kg it’ll easily deliver a week's worth of groceries or a stack of 10 pizza's (plus beer) for the weekend football game. Used for bike rental, it'll carry a child or adult, a change of clothes, and supplies for an impressive picnic.

HSD rider fit illustration

Adjusts to Fit

The HSD resizes in seconds to fit riders from 150 – 195 cm tall (4’11” – 6’5”) without tools, so riders of all sizes can get a comfortable riding position. Your business benefits by stocking fewer bikes (imagine if you needed 5 frame sizes to fit different riders), achieving higher fleet utilization, AND having happier riders.


Excellence in Motion

The HSD is made from high-quality parts like the best-in-class Bosch motor system, Shimano or Magura hydraulic disc brakes, and Schwalbe puncture-resistant tires. Premium components and precision engineering make for a better ride, fewer repairs, and a longer service life. Your riders will enjoy the premium riding experience, and you’ll enjoy lower maintenance costs and less downtime.

Vertical Parking

Safe Storage

Storage space costs money but the HSD has a secret power; the HSD flips up for convenient Vertical Parking and takes up about as much floor space as a bag of groceries. Store a small fleet indoors for safety, without having to invest in new parking infrastructure for the bikes.

HSD flat folds

Easy Transport

Just five seconds and the HSD transforms into a flat package that's perfect for fitting inside SUVs, vans, or pickups — no bike rack needed. Fit 5 into the back of a Ford F-150 or 18 in a Sprinter van. We call this FlatFold technology and it makes it easy to move bikes around to wherever they're needed, whether that's a different warehouse, a different hotel, or to the starting point for your customer's day of adventure.


Easy Handling

The HSD is shorter than a standard bicycle, with an extra low center of gravity, making it a breeze to handle in city traffic. Add in the HSD’s Easy-Step frame design and comfy upright riding position, and you’ve got very happy riders.

UL Certified

Certified for Safety

An e-bike is a complex electrical system that must be protected from safety hazards, such as fire. Especially for e-bike fleets where multiple batteries are charged and stored in the same vicinity. To ensure electrical and fire safety, the Quick Haul battery, charger, drive unit and display have all complied with the rigorous testing protocols of UL 2849, the gold standard for safety for e-bike systems.

A Smarter Bike

The HSD is a smart, connected Bosch e-bike that can be conveniently managed through your smartphone. Monitor your battery level, range, and distance traveled. Over-the-air updates can be automatically installed to update your HSD with the latest functions and features, making bike management easy. Additional features include a digital lock, as well as GPS tracking and alarm options.


Tough and Tested

A good bike for business needs to be able to take a beating. To make sure the HSD is up for the challenge, we've partnered with EFBE Prüftechnik GmbH, one of Europe's leading bicycle test laboratories, to test the HSD frame and fork to 180 kg (397 lb) according to the rigorous new German DIN 79010 cargo bike standards.

HSD with Carla

Power Couple

Need to move stuff instead of guests? You don't need a van to help with logistics. Add a Carla Cargo to your HSD and you've got a modular cargo solution that can handle XL loads of bulky luggage and irregularly shaped cargo.

Tailor Your E-Bike Solution to Fit Your Needs

Take Advantage of Tern Accessories and Customization Options

Tern provides a diverse mix of custom accessories that can be mixed and matched to meet a wide range of prices, cargo volumes, and weight requirements. And even our accessories can be customized, say if you need a specialized rack to carry a non-standard-sized crate. So let us know if you want to add company decals, logos, or even a personalized frame color. We are here to match your creativity and ambition.

Cargo Hold 37 Panniers

Cargo Hold 37 Panniers

Transporteur Rack

Transporteur Rack

Shortbed Tray

Shortbed Tray

Captain's Chair

Captain's Chair


Models, colors, and specs may vary from market to market. Contact us for more information.

General Info

  • Colors
    Dune, Dark Blue, Blue-Green, Satin Black, Dragon Fruit, Sea Breeze, Orange, Shake Polish
  • Weight
    27.9 kg (61.5 lb) - 29.4 kg (64.8 lb)
  • Suggested Rider Height
    150 - 195 cm (4'11" - 6'5")
  • Max Rider Weight
    120 kg (264 lb)
  • Max Gross Vehicle Weight
    170 kg (374 lbs)

Bike Info

  • Frame
    Tern HSD, 6061-AL, patented design, Tern sliding dropouts, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 180 kg
  • Motor
    Bosch Performance Line motor
  • Battery
    Bosch PowerPack 545
  • Range
    545 Wh: 51-121 km (32-76 mi)
  • Frame Lock
    ABUS lock, keyed-alike with Bosch battery