We’ve seen some good-looking electric fat tire bikes released in 2022, so it was great to see Spokane, WA’s Heybike launch a top-of-the-line all-terrain fat tire ride this week. A well-equipped stunner, the Heybike Brawn promises riders a fun all-terrain riding experience and comes loaded with a 750W rear hub motor, hydraulic front fork suspension, and a removable 48V 18Ah battery.
Bosch also made news this week with the announcement of its new Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition eMTB motor. Built with racing in mind, this lightweight drive is built for tackling challenging trails a steep hills.
Next up, Yamaha announced its new line of e-bikes. The Japanese juggernaut is initially releasing three models, including an electric mountain bike, gravel e-bike, and urban commuter.
Ukraine’s Delfast unveiled its new California electric moped — a 1,000W powerhouse that packs 160Nm of torque and delivers up to 100 miles of range on a single charge.
Lastly, UK-based Dragonfly launched its new Hyperscooter, a 4-wheel electric scooter that’s powered by twin 550W motors.
And now, for this week’s top micromobility news:
- Spokane, WA-Based Heybike Launches Brawn All-Terrain Fat Tire E-Bike
- Bosch Introduces New Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition Motor
- Yamaha Announces E-Bike Range With Three New Models
- Ukraine’s Delfast Unveils California, a High-Powered Electric Moped
- Dragonfly Hyperscooter Launches with 4 Wheels and Full-Tilt Steering
Spokane’s Heybike launched its top-of-the-line all-terrain e-bike, the Brawn, which is powered by a 750-watt rear hub motor and 48V 18Ah battery.
The Heybike Brawn is a class 3 e-bike that delivers up to 65 miles of range, and a full charge takes just four to five hours. The Brawn features a hydraulic front fork suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and 26″ x 4″ Chao Yang fat tires designed for rugged, all-terrain performance.
The bike retails for $1,799 and is currently being offered by Heybike with a $100 pre-launch discount (to take advantage of this special offer, just click here and use coupon code BRAWN when checking out).
As reported by Cycling Industry News, Bosch has introduced its new Performance Line CX Race motor, a high-performance eMTB motor designed for racing and next-level off-road performance. Weighing in at only 2.75kg, this motor is Bosch’s lightest to date, and it’s capable of putting out 85Nm of torque.
Offered in striking graphite gray finish, Bosch’s new motor is reported to deliver impressive performance on challenging trails and steep hill climbs.
Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch’s e-bike division, had the following to say about this promising new electric MTB motor: “As a passionate eMTB rider myself, I know the pain, effort, and excitement of the trail very well. This is why I am particularly proud that our technology enables athletes to compete even more successfully. The eMTB sector is becoming more and more professional worldwide, and we actively support this development.”
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha has announced their upcoming lineup of electric bikes, all three of which are currently undergoing final development.
Yamaha’s new e-bike lineup will initially consist of three models:
- Yamaha Moro 07: A top-shelf electric mountain bike powered by the company’s PW-X3 drive unit.
- Yamaha Wabash RT: A stylish gravel e-bike featuring Yahama’s PW-ST drive unit. Available in three sizes, the Wabash RT will reportedly put out 70Nm of torque.
- Yamaha Crosscore RC: A sleek urban commuter that weighs in at 23.9kg and is powered by Yamaha’s PW-ST drive unit.
All three e-bikes will be available in select European markets toward the end of 2022, and pricing has yet to be announced.
Best known for its military and police-grade electric bikes, Ukraine-based Delfast has unveiled its latest model, the California. A high-performance electric moped that comes equipped with a powerful 750W BAFANG M620 mid-drive motor (1000W peak, 160Nm of torque), the Delfast California weighs in at 66 lbs and is capable of delivering an impressive 100 miles of range on a single charge.
Categorized as a Class 3 ride, the California features a unique design that certainly won’t appeal to everyone.
The California will be available with an MSRP of $3,999, but during the brand’s Indiegogo funding campaign, it will be offered to early adopters at a discounted price of $1,999. Delfast estimates that the California will ship in June or July of 2023, and a 2-year warranty will be included.
UK-based Dragonfly has unveiled its newest electric scooter called the Hyperscooter. A futuristic, 4-wheeled scooter that weighs in at less than 40 pounds and is capable of hitting top speeds of around 25 mph, the Dragonfly Hyperscooter features the company’s patented Full Tilt Steering System which allows riders to carve from side-to-side, similar to what you experience on a snowboard or electric skateboard.
With its large, stable platform, the Hyperscooter is designed to be stable even on uneven surfaces and should be a really fun option for city commutes.
The Dragonfly Hyperscooter is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo at a price of $1,879 with an expected shipping date of December 2022.