In a significant update of its flagship ebike, Seattle’s Rad Power Bikes introduced the new RadRover 6 Plus today. The new entry comes replete with new and updated features, from the increased hill-climbing capability to a new frame redesigned around ergonomics. The head unit interface is also brand new.
“Rad Power Bikes is on a mission to radically challenge the ebike status quo” said Redwood Stephens, Chief Product Officer at Rad Power Bikes. “Over the last seven years we have made incremental improvements, but this is the first top-to-bottom redesign. The end result is a completely next-level riding experience that screams ‘I am an electric bike and proud of it’.”
Here’s what to expect from the brand new RadRover 6 Plus.
Recharged: Power and Performance Updates
The 6 Plus builds on the success of the company’s flagship fat tire series. The series has a reputation that links quality with affordability, with users typically reporting easygoing rides.
For its new bike, Rad Power cranks the performance up a notch with new hydraulic disc brakes and a custom geared-hub motor that climbs hills 25 percent faster than its predecessor. The original 750-watt motor cranked out 80 Newton meters of torque; expect improvements for the new iteration.
The bike is also the company’s first to feature hydraulic disc brakes, which it claims give it an edge in stopping power over the previous mechanical setup. It also upgrades the brake pads to longer-lasting ceramic.
RadRover 6 Plus User Experience
Rad Power paints its new bike as a versatile workhorse: “Whether you’re commuting to work, hauling groceries, or headed on a weekend adventure, the RadRover 6 Plus is your durable, rugged, comfortable and—most importantly fun—everyday ebike.” said founder and CEO Mike Radenbaugh.
To broaden the 6 Plus’s user utility, the company builds it in step-through and step-over frame styles, updates the user interface, and introduces a few new accessories.
The company designs the new frame to both catch eyes and increase function. The step-through frame makes it accessible to a wider range of cyclists, and the new battery design helps it pop in and out more easily.
Similarly, Rad Power designs the new head unit interface for intuitive use across experience levels. It shows all the usual stats like power output, trip mileage, time, and a headlight on/off indicator. But it adds an intelligent battery charge display system to give riders more accurate, confidence-inspiring charge information.
Finally, the company expands its “ecosystem” of accessories for the Plus 6. New accessories designed to increase commuter utility include a rear rack, battery terminal cover and case, and a USB Charger.
MSRP and Ordering
Rad Power launches the redesigned RadRover 6 Plus today at MSRP US $1,999, CA $2,399. It’s available now on preorder, and as of this writing, delivery scheduling could not be confirmed. Check out Rad Power’s website for more details.