Nakto Camel Review

Robb Dorr
Written by Robb Dorr
Co-founder, Cycling Enthusiast

22 mi


20 mph


4 hrs


75 lbs


Rear Hub


Nakto Camel Review: Takeaway

Fun to ride and practical with its rear rack, fenders, and front basket, the Natko Camel electric bike could be just the thing for getting out without using your car.

Not ideal for very hilly terrain, it is nonetheless a chance to get some fresh air and exercise on a sunny day. It will flatten out most hills and get you back on two wheels thanks to its motor and 360 Watt-hour battery. You don’t even need to pedal due to the half-twist throttle!

Ideal for...

Seniors getting fresh air without great exertion
Riding to get your shopping or to see friends
Commuting on shorter distance routes
Enjoying family bike rides

E-Bike Overview

A great value electric bike for light commuting and getting around town, the Nakto Camel is notable for its quality components and low MSRP. With a range of up to 22 miles per charge on the 250 Watt motor version, for a day’s riding between engagements, this is an ideal basic electric bike.

Coming with a rack, fenders, front basket, and lights as standard, it also has a comfortable double-sprung saddle. To add to the comfort, it has a 63mm travel sprung front fork that will help on multi-use paths.

You can choose from the 350W motor that delivers extra power or the lower-cost, 250W motor that will still get you about at sensible speeds on throttle alone. It can be ridden with pedal assist or on half-twist throttle only.

Reasons to Buy

If you want a low-priced, sensible electric bike with fenders, rack, and front basket, this e-bike could be your ideal machine. Made of rustproof steel, the Nakto Camel is solidly built, too.

Though definitely not for any overlanding riding, the 1.75” wide tires on 26” wheels will take on multi-use paths comfortably. With low rolling resistance, the bike will accelerate quickly to top speed.

The half-twist throttle with three power assist settings allows you to ride without pedaling at all if you choose. If you want pedal assist, simply pressing a button allows you to get some exercise as you ride.

Things to Consider

The first issue to consider on the Nakto Camel is the weight. With the battery, it weighs 75 lbs and could be difficult for frailer riders to lift if it falls on its side.

For pedal-assist riding, it only has one level to use. If you want to ride economically on a longer route, this could limit your maximum overall distance.


Rear hub, options for 250W or 350W
360 Watt-hour 36V 10 Ah
6 speed, 14-18 tooth rear cassette
Rim brake at front, expansion brake at rear
Rust resistant steel
Dual spring, comfort saddle
Steel spring, 63mm travel
Basket, rear rack, fenders, lights

The specs above come from the manufacturer and may vary from what you’ve experienced. Notice something that needs correcting? Let us know.



The Nakto Camel comes with an optional upgrade to a 350 Watt, brushless geared-hub motor. Choose this option if there are a lot of big hills in your area. Even with the smaller 250W motor, it will flatten out most hilly routes — exactly why most older people get an e-bike in the first place.

The tires offer low rolling resistance, and this means that most of the power from the motor will end up in forward motion.


Let’s face it, 22 miles isn’t a huge distance. On a hilly out-and-back route, we’d recommend you travel no more than seven miles out to allow for the ride home, particularly on throttle mode.

If you’re feeling energetic, you can use the pedal assist mode which will extend your range considerably.


Sat in an upright, city bike position, you won’t put any pressure on your upper body as you ride. The dual-spring, amply cushioned saddle will absorb most of the bumps on the road, too. The fork has 63mm of travel, meaning you won’t be shaken too much on rougher paths.

The 26×1.75” tires are a bit narrow for anything more than a mixed-use path but are perfect for most roads.


The steel frame and heavy-duty components like the expansion brakes and front caliper brakes make this electric bike a bit of a tank. It will get about with minimal maintenance, though we would recommend oiling the chain at least once a month if heavily used.


With its classic looks, basket, lights, fenders, and rack, the Camel is a great-looking electric bike. We like the proportions of the wheel and frame. They make the bike stand out by simply blending into the background.

The removable battery at the rear is another sensible element, as this can be removed when the e-bike is locked up so you can make potential thieves think twice.

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Robb Dorr
Written by Robb Dorr
Co-founder, Cycling Enthusiast
Robb is a massive cycling enthusiast who has more than 20 years of non-motorized cycling experience. He started to lower the barrier of entry to cycling and reduce the intimidation people can experience when getting into the cycling world.

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