The new Xiaomi bike with electric drive, Xiaomi HIMO Electric Bicycle hit the crowdfunding platform today. In just a few hours he reached 366% of the amount needed. You can see that the product appealed to the people of China and there is a lot of demand for it.
Xiaomi HIMO Electric Bicycle
The bike is available in two color versions, both are color mixes. The first variant is a combination of cfrom white, second option black with orange. The bicycle frame is forged from an aluminum alloy, unfortunately it is compact in size. The wheels are only 12 in size, I would prefer something bigger. There is a disc brake on the rear wheel. The electric bike weighs 16,7 kg. To facilitate transport, you can bend the steering wheel in half. Of course, there were also serial assemblies LED lighting both front and rear as well as brake lights. The saddle is made of impregnated polyurethane foam. The maximum weight of the cyclist is 100kg. The whole is waterproof, has IP54 and you can ride in the rain.
Xiaomi HIMO Electric Bicycle is powered by a brushless 250W electric motor. The battery used by Xiaomi is 6AH 36V. The charging time is 6,5 hour and will allow you to overcome 50 kilometers, the lifetime declared is 500 charging. In order to improve the appearance, all the wires were routed inside the frame.
On the left hand side of the steering wheel there is a screen with multi-function buttons. With their help you can switch from electric mode to fully manual, foot-operated. There are three levels of electric "help" to choose from, depending on the current traffic situation. When we have to overcome a steep climb, it is possible to set the electric motor to work with full power, which will make driving much easier. On flat terrain, in turn, we can rely on the strength of our own legs. The screen fulfills the role of the bicycle meter showing the current speed, the distance traveled, the distance traveled by the hour and the battery charge level. A big plus for the first generation is English, not just Chinese bushes. The predecessor suffered from poor visibility in a large light, I hope that Xiaomi has also improved. However, in order to check it, I have to wait until I have a bike at my place.
Xiaomi HIMO Electric Bicycle was priced at 1699 yuan, $ 265. The electric bike will be sent to the first customers from the 30 in July.