Addmotor E53 City Pro electric bike review: Testing a commuter e-bike with 125 miles of range?!?

by Micah Toll

Addmotor E-53 City Pro Tech Specs Motor: 500W continuous rear hub motor Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph) Range: Claimed up to 200 km (125 mi) in lowest power mode Battery: 48V 20Ah (960Wh) Weight: 33 kg (73 lb) Max load: 113 kg (250 lb.) Frame: 6061 aluminum Suspension: Suspension fork with 100mm travel

Addmotor E-53 City Pro Tech Specs (Cont'd) Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes on 180 mm rotors Tires: 26″ x 2.3″ Kenda GIGAS tires Extras: LCD display with speedometer, wattmeter, battery gauge, PAS level indicator, odometer, tripmeter, front and rear LED lights, turn signals, 7 PAS speed settings, half-twist throttle, included aluminum fenders and sturdy rear rack, 7-speed Shimano shifter, kickstand, bell

Addmotor tells us the bike can go 125 miles on a charge, though if you read the fine print then you’ll discover that range is only possible at 8 mph (13 km/h) in pedal assist level 1 on flat ground with a lower than average weight rider.

Suffice it to say that you will likely not achieve the full 125 miles of range, but that the huge battery will still take you farther than most other e-bikes. On throttle only at 12 mph (20 km/h), Addmotor claims a 90-mile range (145 km). If you push it to the top speed of 20 mph on throttle only riding, expect closer to 40-45 miles of range (64-72 km).