The RadRover 6 Plus is a heavy-duty cargo-carrying beast that will take on almost anything short of a large tornado or hurricane. It might even handle a New England Nor’easter complete with a foot of snow or two! Its strong, sturdy looks make for a heavy bike, coming in at over 73 lbs before you sit on it.
Most people won’t want to do 50 miles in a day on an e-bike. With the RadRover 6 Plus, you’ll get nowhere near that, so no problems there! You will, however, be able to carry up to 275 lbs of weight. That could mean a large-framed person carrying 75 lbs of gear wherever they need to go by e-bike.
When we say, “wherever they need to go”, this could be across a plowed field or over heavy snow thanks to the fat, 4-inch tires. The bike’s 7-speed gears aren’t as nimble as a bike like the Haibike FatSix series, but they’re still good enough for getting you through various terrains.
Reasons to Buy
If you want a bike with real presence on the road, this is definitely one for consideration. Its sturdy looks and comfortable riding position as well as large cargo capacity make for a machine that will get you and your gear around the city or suburbs in comfort.
On the standard configuration, you get high-quality hydraulic disc brakes, a 7-speed drivetrain, fenders, and lights that make for a great-looking beast of an e-bike. Not everyone pedals electric bikes, and the throttle will allow you to get you and your cargo around with complete ease.
We also like having the option of either step-thru or high-step frames.
Things to Consider
Range is a big issue. While a European e-bike with a 672Wh battery like the Haibike Trekking 9 could comfortably get 60+ miles, this machine doesn’t even try to get those numbers, with a realistic 35 miles even with pedal assist. Many riders of this machine won’t even bother with pedals most of the time, so expect a generous 25 on throttle alone.
The optional extras can blow a massive hole in your budget too. The basic machine’s list price is $1,499, but the All Terrain Adventure Kit takes it to $2,345.