It is certainly not new that Xiaomi proposes products that have nothing to do with the smartphone world, indeed in the same way they contribute to making the company known globally and bringing substantial economic income into the company's coffers. Among the novelties presented today we also find one new electric bike, the HIMO V1, proposal on the crowdfunding platform for the price of 1699 yuan (about 228 euro), in two color variants such as white and orange, beginning shipping to date 30 July 2018.
The congestion of city traffic or the simple desire to get in touch with the surrounding environment, enjoying the urban landscapes or simply enjoying the sun and the breeze of the wind on your face, are the elements that push a user to evaluate the purchase of an environmentally friendly vehicle, such as the HIMO V1 electric bike which adopts a design similar to what the market already offers us, like the DYU D1 of which we have spoken to you in ours Full review. In fact we find a saddle positioned downwards that helps a correct posture by distributing ergonomics on the whole body, ie arms on the handlebars and legs on pedals.
Among the features we find a integrated lithium battery module from 6AH and 36V with conversion rate of 85%, which it recharges in about 6,5 hours, time that will give an autonomy of over 50 kilometers of travel for over 500 charge cycles. All statistical data can instead be displayed on a comfortable display, through which with a simple key we could switch from electric to assisted mode, it will also be possible to view the distance traveled, the instantaneous speed, the residual charge but above all we should not worry about rain or splashes as there is the IP54 certification.
One of the strengths is the fact that the HIMO V1 electric bike it can be folded up on itself and easily transported. In fact, the handlebar with a lever can be folded on itself and hooked to one of the pedals so that the lifting of the bike takes place without hindrance. We have measures equal to 1080 x 510 x 1020 mm and a weight of 16,7 Kg net of a frame made of aluminum alloy specifically designed to withstand soil and soil stresses brushless motor from 250 W contained in the hub by 12 inches of the rear wheel.
And always on the rear wheel we have a disc brake system high efficiency able to perform a 4 meters away on dry soil conditions and at 6 meters in the wet. Finally, the lighting system is assigned to gods LED headlights at high brightness, but it is not clear if the same can be activated only manually or if with the decrease of ambient lighting the same are activated automatically.
Finally they guarantee comfort while driving a comfortable one saddle made of waterproofed PU foam. In addition we find a kit to tighten the bolts and the integrated charging cable so you always have it at hand. The maximum cruising speed is 20 Km / h while the maximum weight supported is 100 Kg. We just have to leave you to the promo video of the HIMO V1 and our test of the DYU D1 so that you can appreciate the qualities of an electric vehicle.