We offer two varying motor styles to complement the different uses our bikes are intended for.
Our two fat tire models, the RadMini & RadRover, feature a Bafang geared motor while our commuter style bikes, the RadWagon & RadCity, feature a Shengyi direct drive motor.
The direct drive motor is more efficient at higher speeds and offers regenerative braking, which both provide for increased range. The geared motor provides increased torque, so it is the superior hill climbing option and is better for handling heavy loads. While both have long life spans if taken care of, the direct drive motor is likely to offer greater longevity of the two since it has less moving parts that wear down over time.