RadRover 6 Plus e-bike launched by Rad Power Bikes with new battery, dual screens, and more
By Micah Toll
July 20, 2021
RadRover 6 Plus
The newly released RadRover 6 Plus marks the biggest update Rad Power Bikes has ever launched and showcases brand-new components like upgraded hydraulic disc brakes, new dual-screen displays, and a totally redesigned semi-integrated battery.
RadRover 6 Plus tech specs
• Motor: 750W geared rear hub motor • Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph) • Range: 45-72 km (25-45 mi) depending on throttle or pedal assist • Battery: 48V 14Ah (672 Wh) • Max load: 125 kg (275 lb) • Frame: 6061 aluminum, high step or step-thru
Tech specs continued
• Suspension: 60 mm travel spring suspension fork with preload adjustment and lockout • Brakes: Nutt hydraulic disc brakes • Extras: dual displays, higher accuracy battery gauge, front and rear LED lights, 5 speed settings, half-twist throttle, USB charging ports (optional), mounting for front and rear racks, fenders included, redesigned battery, higher torque motor
Let’s begin with the new batteries. It’s a brand-new design developed by Rad and it’s a big improvement. The batteries are semi-integrated so they sit down in the frame tube instead of resting on top. That buys you more space in your frame and simply looks sleeker.
Next we’ve got a new motor that is torquier and thus offers better hill climbing. Terms like “better hill climbing” are a bit relative though, so Rad hit us with some hard numbers and says that the new motor helps the RadRover 6 Plus maintain a 25% higher speed during hill climbing.
The buttons are also much bigger, which is great for when you’re bouncing around off-road and need a big target, or for when you’re wearing gloves in the winter. Older riders will especially appreciate the larger buttons and larger readout.