by Micah Toll
And that’s just what the Cafe Cruiser does, in addition to combining some sexy styling with a comfortable cruiser-inspired ride. And to top it all off, the bike has some darn good performance as well.
Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Tech Specs • Motor: 750W continuous-rated hub motor • Top speed: 28 mph (45 km/h) • Range: 30-50 miles (50-80 km) • Battery: 48V 15Ah (720Wh) with 21700 Samsung cells • Weight: 65 lb (29 kg) • Load capacity: 300 lb (136 kg) • Rear rack capacity: 130 lb (59 kg)
Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Tech Specs (Cont'd) • Frame: Aluminum alloy • Brakes: Dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes • Extras: LCD display with speedometer, battery gauge, PAS level indicator with five-speed settings, odometer, trip meter, Shimano 8-speed transmission, front and rear LED lights, included high-quality rack and fenders, optional passenger package • Price: $1,595
The new model is not a full-blown stereotypical California cruiser as it maintains a number of commuter-friendly components like front suspension, fenders, rear rack, hydraulic disc brakes, built-in LED lighting, and the ability to carry your friend along with you on the back.
But it still has the comfortable laid-back seating position and swept-back bars of a cruiser bike, not to mention the motorcycle-inspired top tank frame design to add a neat little accent to the bike’s top tube.
The beauty of the Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser is that it rides like a relaxed cruiser bike, yet offers the performance of a fast and sportier-feeling electric bike. And as the rider, you have the ability to choose how you want to ride it each day based on your mood or needs.