New e-bikes launch nearly on a daily basis. Now, A Seattle e-bike company, Rad Power Bikes has released its newest electric bike called the RadRunner. It is the most fun and most affordable commuter in Rad Power Bikes’ lineup and is upgradable to carry passengers or a heap of cargo.
The new bike is a part moped, part cargo bike
This new bike is a combination of a two-seater moped and an electric cargo bike. It comes with a step-through frame design, with battery on the downtube, integrated front, rear and brake lights, fat 20-by-3.3-inch heavy-duty Kenda tires, a center stand, and a rock-solid rear rack.
Designed to be adaptable for multiple uses, the RadRunner can carry up to 300 lb (136 kg) with up to 120 lb (54.4 kg) – a passenger or cargo – on the back rack.
The RadRunner takes the best of the company’s all the previous models and combine them. It comes with a 750-watt geared hub electric motor and a 48-volt, 14-Ah removable Lithium-ion battery with a 672-Wh energy storage capacity that is enough for a travel range of 25-45 miles (40-72 km) per charge, depending on how you ride it.
You can pedal the bike with an electric assistant or use a twist grip throttle only with no pedaling. The 29.5 kg (65 lb) RadRunner can reach the maximum speed of up to 20 miles per hour, and charging takes 3 to 7 hours. This fast and fun bike has a single-speed drivetrain, which is easier to maintain and allows new riders to get on and go.
Along with all these features, the e-bike has mechanical disc brakes, upright handlebars, a dual-leg kickstand. Besides, a simplified LED control panel is there means one click on and one-click off, with additional buttons for lights and pedal assistance. It also displays your charge level and pedal assist level.
As it is designed for multiple uses, the bike comes with a series of accessories – a cargo bucket that attaches to the front frame and can run with or without a lid. Then there is the Passenger Package, which puts a padded rear seat on the back rack.
Additionally, a universal front rack, big delivery boxes, and everything else in the company’s accessory catalog can be added to the bike as per your requirement.
The RadRunner will go on sale in the U.S., Canada, and Europe in September for $1,299. And for the additional accessories mentioned above, you will have to pay an extra $99. Get more details on the Rad Power website.