Last year in August, Rad Power Bikes unveiled the RadRunner, a fat-tire electric utility bike that was ranked as the most affordable in its catalog and borrowed the designs of the manufacturer’s other bikes. To achieve the price of only $1,299, the company left out many features that typically make for a more expensive price tag.
And now, the company has introduced a new variant of its most economical electric bike, which offers all those advanced features that were missed in the original RadRunner to make for a more comfortable, adaptable, and expensive experience. The new “RadRunner Plus,” maintains the same design and the same mechanical characteristics of the original version.
It will cost about $400 higher, but for that added price, it incorporates a seven-gear shifter, front suspension fork, LCD screen, front and rear fenders, in addition to a resistant LED light and a series of aesthetic improvements, keeping the same aspect. It is still a low enough price compared to the prices at which many electric bikes with advanced features are.
The RadRunner Plus, which is specific for urban use, has the potential to overcome some difficult terrain with its tires. It promises a comfortable journey with its front suspension system and thick sidewall tires.
Just like the original version, it combines the same 20-inch wheels with 3.3-inch-thick Kenda tires of the RadRover, the frame of the RadMini, and the load capacity of the RadWagon and adds the passenger pack (seat, footrests, and protector). The bike has a 750W brushless Bafang geared hub motor with 80 Nm of torque and supports up to 20 mph (32 km/h) speed. It has a battery with a capacity of 48V, 14 Ah (672 Wh), which offers a range of 25-45 miles (40-72 km) per charge, which, according to the manufacturer, takes six hours.
The RadRunner Plus can be pre-ordered from the official purchase page at a price of $1,699and expected to ship in July. The company offers $200 off when you buy any two e-bikes with code 2xEbikeCombo.