On August 10, a new electric bike called Xiaomi HIMO C16 appeared on Xiaomi crowdfunding platform. This is an electric bike for family rides, because it has two seats. Perhaps, this is the first family electric bike on the market.
In addition to the rear seat, Xiaomi HIMO C16 received a retro design, a maximum speed of 25 km per hour and a large battery for rides up to 75 km.
In this article we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the new Xiaomi HIMO C16 electric bike. Let’s start with design, and then talk about features and price.
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Xiaomi HIMO C16: Design
We think you will not argue that HIMO C16 bike looks very stylish. Unlike the previous HIMO C20, Xiaomi has chosen a classic retro design for its new electric bike.
The case is made of aluminum alloy, and it does not fold. Dimensions are 150 x 61 x 100 cm. Unfortunately, you will not be able to fold the bike and bring it in the elevator or the car.
Also, Xiaomi HIMO C16 is heavier than most other electric bikes – 32.5 kg. As you undestand, it is very difficult to lift and carry, or even impossible.
From other side, both an adult and a teenager can use an electric bike.
Judging by the dimensions, Xiaomi HIMO C16 is not the electric bike that you can put in the trunk of a car. This electric bike is designed to ride with a child to kindergarten, to a store or to a park.
HIMO C16 is available in three colors: white, black and beige.
The main and rear seats are made in brown. The rear seat is designed to carry passengers, or to be precise, the children. For the convenience and safety of the passenger, the rear seat has a soft back. This is especially important if the passenger is a child.
The maximum load capacity of an electric bike is 100 kg. This proves once again that the rear seat is for children. Xiaomi HIMO C16 is simply not able to take away two adults.
Under the rear seat is a small platform to place the feet while riding.
The driver’s seat is large and soft; it is easily adjustable in height. A foot platform is also available next to the pedals. If you don’t want to pedal, just put the feet of platform and enjoy the ride.
Above the top wheel is a large wicker basket. It is also made in brown. The basket is designed to transport things, products from the store, etc. It makes Xiaomi HIMO C16 even more cozy and elegant.
Despite the retro design, on the right side of the steering wheel there is a small display and buttons for switching riding modes and lights. The display shows the speed, time, distance and battery level.
We really like how the new Xiaomi HIMO C16 electric bike looks. It is not only practical, but also looks very nice.
Xiaomi HIMO C16: Specifications
The new electric bike from Xiaomi is powered by 250 W brushless motor. It allows you to reach speeds of up to 25 km per hour. This is more than enough to ride around the city or suburbs with a child.
Like most other electric bicycles, HIMO C16 has three riding modes: electric, mixed or pedal. The distance an electric bike can ride on a single charge depends on the mode selected.
- In fully electric mode, one battery charge is enough for 75 km.
- In mixed mode, HIMO C16 can ride up to 55 km.
- In pedal mode, you can ride as long as you have the strength.
Speed and distance can be controlled using the display on the right side of steering wheel.
Xiaomi HIMO C16 is equipped with 16 inch wheels. They are wide enough and provide good slip resistance. On rainy days, riding is as safe as on a clear day.
The braking system is dual, both for the front and rear wheels. The manufacturer promises that the user does not have to additionally maintain the brake system.
LED lights are installed on the front and rear wheels. Front lights are white, while rear – red. Both of them are equipped with a high beam function.
As for the battery, Xiaomi HIMO C16 is equipped with a removable 12 Ah lithium-ion battery. To charge the battery, it must be removed from the bike and connected to the power supply. To get the battery out, you need to tilt the driver’s seat forward, unlock the lock on the battery and pull it up.
By the way, the battery can not only be easily pulled out and charged, but also replaced with another one if necessary.
Xiaomi HIMO C16: Price
Xiaomi HIMO C16 electric bike is available on Youpin crowdfunding platform at a price of $283.
We are sure that Xiaomi HIMO C16 will quickly collect the necessary money on the crowdfunding platform, and it will go on sale. This is a great bike for riding arount the city with children.
On a single battery charge, you can take the child to kindergarten or school, ride to work, visit several stores and return home. A powerful battery provides 70 km for riding around the city. The removable battery allows you to charge the electric bike not only at home, but also in the office or cafe.
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