In the e-bike business, when you think you’ve seen it all, a new model comes along that makes you go, “Hmmm, now that I like.” As its name suggests, the Mod Easy electric bike sidecar is a retro-style electric bike with a practical sidecar. Although Mod Bikes, based in Austin, Texas, produces many e-bike designs, its sidecar version is undeniably the most attention-grabbing.
Choose Between Two Different Colours for The Bike
You can choose between two different colors for the bike: Army Green and Charcoal Black. It rides on 24″ wheels with tire width of 3″, which helps keep the overall footprint to a minimum without sacrificing comfort. It’s hard to miss the bike’s retro style, which is there even though it has many modern conveniences.
The Aluminium Frame and Faux-Leather
The faux-leather and aluminum frame details have a vintage look. Still, the modern touches of LCD, reflective sidewall tires, LED lighting, hydraulic disc brakes, a password-protected unlocking system, and a suspension seat post bring it into the present.
The bike weighs in at a hefty 153.5 pounds (69.6 kg), but it can still reach speeds of up to 28 miles per hour (45 kilometers per hour). Therefore, it is unquestionably a Class 3 electric bike. If you remove the sidecar, the motorcycle will weigh only 88 pounds (40 kilograms), which is much more doable.
Electric Bike: Maximum Speed
With the sidecar attached, there are better ideas than a maximum speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). Mod Bikes advises against going faster than ten mph (16 km/h) while towing a sidecar, albeit this may be because most sidecars carry people’s pets, children, or spouses. It looks like you’ll have no trouble hauling a lot of stuff with the bike’s rear rack supporting up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) in addition to the sidecar’s maximum of 120 pounds (54 kilograms) (or a smaller person and a decent amount of gear).
In the side vehicle, your passenger can sit on a cute tiny seat with a seat belt to keep them safe. A 1,050-watt peak output 750-watt rear-geared hub motor powers the Mod East Sidecar. It gets its power from a 48V, 15Ah battery, giving it a total output of 720 Wh.
The Battery Can Be Locked and Removed for Charging
The 8.5 lb (3.8 kg) battery can be locked and removed for charging in a different location than the bike. This is an excellent feature if you live in a three-story walkup and want to avoid lugging your bike up the stairs every time you ride it.
The vast majority of garage-parking cyclists, 99 percent, presumably leave the battery on the bike. The battery’s advertised maximum range is “up to 45 miles,” or about 72 kilometers, although you’ll go closer to 27 miles (43 kilometers) at top speed. It’s either in the low throttle range or the very low pedal assist range. With a bike this attractive, it could be worthwhile to take your time and enjoy the admiring glances you receive from onlookers.
It’s good that shipping is free (or instead, included in the price) because this isn’t going to fit inside the post office’s eco-friendly-sized envelope. I need to get on one of these bikes to write a glowing evaluation.