Electric bike company Himiway this week teased three new e-bikes set to debut this fall, including a “softail supreme,” a “multifunctional e-bike” and a “premium all-terrain e-bike.”
Very few details are public about the bikes aside from a very brief description and a ballpark price point of each bike, though it appears at least two of the bikes — the “softail supreme” and the “multifunctional” bike — will be brand-new to the Himiway lineup. The third bike, the “premium all-terrain e-bike” looks like it could be a successor to the ultra-popular Himiway Cruiser electric fat bike, though it just as well could be an all-new variation of an all-terrain e-bike — it’s tough to tell this early.
The announcement of the new bikes comes so early that Himiway hasn’t set a formal date for the hard product launch, only saying the new bikes are expected sometime this fall.
Though we expect more specific details will be made available in the coming months, Himiway has given a peek at what we could expect from the new bikes:
The Softail Supreme e-bike promises to be the most innovative e-bike built by the company with “first-notch” suspension (presumably front and rear, based off the softail designation) at a price point somewhere between $2,099 and just under $3,000 — Himiway has teased the price at “$2,?99.”
The Multifunctional e-bike is touted as an all-rounder capable of grocery shopping, ferrying children, making deliveries or really anything else you’d like. Teased at “$1,?99,” we expect this bike to fall into the über popular utility bike category alongside bikes like the Rad Power Bikes Radrunner and Magnum Pathfinder.
The Premium All-terrain e-bike is a crossover between an electric cruiser and eMTB. The brief description says it’ll have an extended battery life (the existing Himiway Cruiser has a very large battery) and a stylish design. Touted at “$1,?99,” the new all-terrain bike makes no mention of fat tires, so it could well be an all-new e-bike from Himiway, but the rest of its description sounds very similar to that of the existing Cruiser electric fat bike.
Affordable E-Bikes: The Race Is Heating Up
Himiway’s announcement this week is the latest sign that the race to build the best affordable e-bike is getting hotter.
Several affordable e-bike manufacturers have launched new bikes this year, including the popular and all-new Aventon Aventure and the totally redesigned Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus. Not only were those new bikes from some of Himiway’s major competitors, they were each huge steps forward in affordable electric fat bike design that raised the bar for what can be expected in that category. It only makes sense Himiway would have new bikes in the pipeline to meet their challenge.
While two of the three e-bikes teased this week are clearly new models coming to Himiway’s lineup, the third — the “Premium all-terrain e-bike,” leaves a little room for interpretation. Is it a successor to the ultra-popular Himiway Cruiser and a direct answer to the new bikes from Rad and Aventon? Or is it something new and fresh? Himiway currently only deals in fat-tire e-bikes and prides itself for focusing exclusively on that genre, so it’ll be a surprise if they move away from that with any of these new bikes (none of the teasers actually reference tire size).
I guess we’ll all have to wait and see until the fall.
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