At $1,700 the Himiway Cruiser is several hundred dollars more than other budget friendly electric bikes. Is it actually worth it to pay the additional money, or should you go with a cheaper option? The truth is, it all comes down to how you plan on using the bike. As TailHappyTV pointed out in his full Himiway Cruiser review, this eBike is best suited for somebody who is of larger stature and values long range and strong power for climbing hills. One of the biggest reasons the Himiway Cruiser cost more than other budget friendly bikes is because of the relatively large battery pack attached to the aluminum frame of the electric bike. The battery capacity of the lithium ion cells comes out to 840 W hours produced from a 48 V 17.5 amp hour battery. Other bikes in this price point typically have battery packs in the range of 10 to 15 amp hours, which ultimately gives them less range than the Himiway Cruiser.
Additionally, less expensive bikes typically have smaller motors. In other electric bikes reviews, TailHappyTV points out that the motors are typically 500 W of nominal power. In the Himiway Cruiser review we learn this eBike actually has 750 W of nominal power, which is definitely enough to accelerate this bike from a stop faster than a lot of cheaper electric bikes.
For those of you who want an electric bike with a very high top speed, the Himiway Cruiser may not be the best option for you. This is because the Himiway electric bike only has a top speed of about 22 mph out-of-the-box, however, there are many reports of users modifying the maximum speed with relative ease. The problem with modifying the maximum speed of this electric bike is it will reduce your range due to the increased wind resistance at higher speeds. The Himiway Cruiser is best for what the name of the electric bike implies, cruising around in comfort. You can learn more about this powerful hill climbing electric bike in Matt’s official Himiway Cruiser review on TailHappyTV. If you're considering purchasing this electric bike you may want to see what he has to say about it as well as other electric bikes that are similarly priced