In recent times, several new electric bicycles arrived for people who want to move around the city or the mountain quickly and easily. Well, now it is the time for the HIMO Z20, a long-range folding electric bike from Shanghai-based brand HIMO, which belongs to the Xiaomi group.
The HIMO Z20 electric bicycle is designed to attract a wide variety of customers since it fits the profile of many users. Thanks to an aluminum frame and 20-inch wheels, its final weight is just 21.6 kg, somewhat less than the average for similar electric bikes available in the market. The three-step folding system allows it to be transported with relative ease. Just unlatch the Z20’s easy lock system on the frame and handlebar stem, and you’re ready to go! It can easily be stored in a car trunk, taken in elevators, offices, etc.
HIMO Z20 has a brushless electric motor located in the hub of the rear wheel that offers a power of 250 W and is powered by a removable 10Ah battery located inside the horizontal tube of the frame. Although, according to HIMO, it is capable of reaching up to 80 km (50 miles) of autonomy in pedal-assist mode, and it drops to 50 km (32 miles) if you spend all your ride at cruising speed.
The maximum speed that can be reached with the electric motor running is 25 km/h (15.5 mph). HIMO Z20 is optimally designed for both electric and manual cycling – and everything in between. Equipped with a casual riding Cool Mode and a quick & sporty Dynamic Mode – HIMO Z20’s dual modes can easily be switched between with the press of a button according to your riding preferences.
Other features include a waterproof, high definition LED display, Shimano six-speed transmission system, CST all-weather tires, a nifty air pump in the seat post, mechanical disc brakes front and back, and an LED headlight and rear reflector combo.
Recently, the Fiido D11 e-bike surprised us with its technical data and price. The e-folding bike from Asia weighs just under 13 kilograms and costs significantly less than the established competition. With the HIMO Z20, the Xiaomi Group is now bringing an opponent to Fiido D11, which is aimed at the European market.
Anyone who orders the HIMO Z20 now – through the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign – pays the reduced price of $699. Later, the regular price of the e-bike is said to be $999. The shipping is estimated to start in August 2020.