Pashley Princess Sovereign with Electric Assist - Buckingham Black

Pashley Princess Sovereign with Electric Assist - Buckingham Black


Our customers love their Pashleys with a fervour normally reserved for their nearest and dearest. But many have commented that this blustery, hilly little country of ours sometimes makes full enjoyment of their two-wheeled work of art a little challenging.

“What about an electric-assisted Pashley?” they’ve enquired, politely. “That way we’d have quality, elegance, style AND less wheezing.”

So, we did a bit of research and found Lekkie, New Zealand’s foremost specialists in electric conversion. We explained our desire for performance and reliability without compromising Pashley’s legendary aesthetics, and Lekkie set to work. And wow did they deliver!

Behold, the Pashley Princess Sovereign with electric assist!

Lekkie’s powerful 300w mid-drive motor drives through your bike’s gears, giving you amazing climbing and great speed. The waterproof system is super reliable and Lekkie’s service teams are available to help you come time for a check-up.

Lekkie’s Summit system is perfect for your commuting and get-around-town needs. The 12.5ah battery offers around 40km to 60km range on a single charge, with an approximate cost of only 20c to charge up.

The Summit system has shift-sensing, which detects gear changes and reduces the motor output for smoother changes that protect your gears and chain.

There’s a plug ready for you to upgrade to lights that run off the bike’s battery.

  1. Classic step-over frame design with elegant upright riding position: an easy to mount/dismount frame with comfortable upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. The frame is hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.

  2. Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.

  3. 5 or 8 speed hub gears: With an easy-shift gear lever, they allow you to tackle hills and glide along gracefully on flatter terrain with ease. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.

  4. Classic wicker basket: this iconic basket sits elegantly on the front of your bicycle and is just the right size for your daily food shop, picnics or even a small dog!

  5. Classic front lamp and rear LED light: a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility rear LED light.

  6. Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.

  7. Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.

  8. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.

  9. Versatile rear carrier: a strong and durable alloy rack with an 'easy-fix' system that allows for quick-release/attachment of Pletscher branded luggage or child seats.

  10. Protective skirtguard: helps to prevent flowing attire from entangling in the rear wheel.

  11. Traditional Brooks B66s sprung leather saddle: One of Brook's most loved saddles, it's classically sprung with double support rails for supreme comfort. The ideal all-rounder for daily city or touring use in an upright riding posture. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.

  12. Convenient frame-fitted lock: secure the bicycle, through the rear wheel, with the simple push of a lever and key-turn, giving security and peace of mind without the need to carry a separate bike lock.

  13. Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tyres need an extra top-up of air.

  14. Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.

  15. Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.

  16. Robust tyres with extra puncture protection and reflective side-walls: Hard-wearing tyres with secure tread design and an inner SmartGuard layer made from a flexible, special rubber that offers extra resistance to shards of glass and pins. A reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.


- High-torque 300w mid-drive motor
- Compact LCD display with battery and trip data
- 36v /12.5ah 450 watt hour “clip in, clip out” secure battery with lithium ion cells and charger
- USB port to charge phone etc, battery protection system
- Integrated controller with pedal and throttle start
- IP 67 waterproof connectors
- Range around 50km in pedal-assist mode
- Assisted speed up to 40km/h (adjustable)
- Gear shift sensor
- Lighting plug
- Handlebar throttle for a power burst whenever you need it.

Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control.
Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Tubular crown, hand-brazed.
Antique brown Brooks B66s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.
Chrome plated raised bar, with authentic black rubber grips, on an alloy and stainless steel stem.
All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims).
26x1 3/8" Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres (22" frame has 28 x 1/2" tyres) with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Classic profile steel guards with hand applied gold lining and rear reflector.
Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Traditional, slender chromed steel cranks.
Chainguard, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, protective skirtguard, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, Pletscher alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame-fitting lock and pump.
Small (17.5"), Medium (20") or Large (22")