OKAI, maker of most sharing e-bikes and scooters, launches retail…
Large electrical two-wheeler producer OKAI has simply launched its first consumer-oriented electrical bicycle, the OKAI Stride. And for a primary shopper e-bike, it comes with surprisingly good efficiency specs like an industry-leading pace of 28 mph (45 km/h).
In case you’ve ever ridden a shared electrical scooter or e-bike like these from Lime, Chicken, or numerous different producers, you’ve most likely ridden an OKAI-manufactured product with out even realizing about it.
The corporate has not too long ago branched out from solely producing gentle electrical automobiles for different manufacturers to really producing underneath its personal label as effectively.
Which means it’s combining its huge manufacturing prowess with its expertise constructing ruggedized private EVs designed to resist severe abuse.
Now we’re getting our first take a look at the fruits of that labor, specifically the OKAI Stride electrical bike.
The OKAI Stride is powered by a 750W rear hub motor from Bafang that blasts the e-bike as much as a most pace of 28 mph (45 km/h).
The corporate claims a most vary of 40 miles (64 km) in low energy mode. Nonetheless, they provide extra sensible figures of a throttle-only vary of 25 miles (40 km), and a pedal help vary at larger energy of 30 miles (51 km). These numbers appear to jive considerably higher with the 48V and 460 Wh battery.
OKAI says they use LG cells within the detachable battery, they usually declare the battery will be swapped out in a single second.
That should require some mighty quick fingers, however even when the battery takes a number of seconds for the clumsier amongst us, I’ll nonetheless hand it to them for what appears to be like like a slick design.
The 64 lb (29 kg) e-bike contains a step-through body for simpler mounting and comes with a Shimano 7-speed transmission in addition to Tektro mechanical disc brakes. There’s no suspension, which is probably going a nod towards its metropolis use in addition to OKAI’s expertise constructing rugged bikes with few components that may break down.
The wheels are 27.5 inch and embody fenders for splash safety.
There’s an fascinating colour show constructed into the top cap that additionally interacts with an NFC chip within the bodily key used to unlock the battery. Merely faucet the important thing fob to the show to electronically lock and unlock the bike, including one other layer of theft deterrence.
That colour show can be customizable through the OKAI app, so you’ll be able to change the skins to make the show look extra agreeable to you.
The app additionally permits you to make different changes to the bike, together with locking the bike, activating the lights, adjusting the journey mode, modifying the regenerative braking energy, and finding the bike on a map.
Different historic information capabilities embody monitoring earlier rides and operating diagnostics, along with displaying present journey information.
The OKAI Stride is now accessible within the US for $1,599, with transport stated to be accessible instantly.
We not too long ago had the possibility to satisfy a number of the OKAI crew in particular person and take a look at their rides on the 2021 Eurobike present. You possibly can see them at 8:13 within the video under.
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