AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 electric bike review: Urban fat tire commuter with off-road capabilities

 
 

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike is a full-size fat tire electric bike with an interesting frame design that’s sturdy enough for the streets and trails alike. 

AddMotoR has a large number of electric bikes to choose from; this one, the MOTAN M-560, feels geared for comfortable urban commutes but is also equipped for some trails rides as well. The MOTAN M-560 has front suspension and fat tires to absorb even more impact, integrated headlight and disc brakes. The battery positioning in the middle of the downtube also keeps the MOTAN M-560 well-balanced and nimble.

Power — 500 nominal watts, 750 peak watts

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has a Bafang hub motor that can crank out a continuous 500 watts of power with the ability to ratchet things up to 750 peak watts of power for hill climbs and quicker acceleration. This motor has 80 Newton meters of torque which also helps with accelerating and climbing hills, and comes in handy for muddy and sandy trails.

Speed  — 20 mph

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has a top speed of 20 mph, which can be reached using the throttle or pedal assist, making this a class 2 electric bike. 

Battery and Range — 48 volt 10.4 ah, 30 miles

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike runs on a 48 volt system and has a 10.4 ah battery for an estimated max range of 30 miles with pedal assist. The battery is located on the downtube, which helps to balance the bike since the motor is in the rear wheel. The battery can be removed for charging and storage. 

Pedal assist sensor — Cadence sensor

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike is equipped with a cadence sensor that measures the rotation of the cranks. Like most cadence sensors, there is some delay from the time the rider starts and stops pedaling to the time the motor activates and deactivates.

Display — Bafang, LCD

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike uses a Bafang display located on the center of the handlebars with an independent button pad located on the left of the handlebars. This is a good display with plenty of electronic feedback including speed, distance, battery level, wattage output and more.

Frame and weight — 6061 Aluminum alloy, 68 pounds

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has one frame size and a curb weight of nearly 68 pounds, which is on the heavier side for electric bikes. 

Suspension —  Mozo spring suspension, 120 mm of travel

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has a Mozo spring suspension that offers 120 mm of travel. It also has compression adjust, preload adjust and lockout, as well as boost hub spacing. This suspension does a good job at mitigating moderate shocks but it’s not well suited for extreme downhill trails or big air.

Gearing — Shimano, 7 speed

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has a Shimano Tourney derailleur with a 7-speed cassette. It uses a Shimano SIS Index thumb shifter on the right side of the handlebars.

Brakes — Tektro, mechanical disc

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has Tektro mechanical disc brakes with a 180 mm rotors in the front and rear, offering plenty of stopping power. The brake levers are equipped with motor inhibitors, which instantly cut power to the motor whenever the brake levers are depressed.

Warranty — 1 year comprehensive

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike has a 1 year comprehensive warranty.

Price — Starting at 1,899

Starting at $1,899, the AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 fat tire electric bike creeps into the mid-tier range for pricing, but does come with some good features including front suspension and fat tires to help provide additional suspension, punched out rims to reduce weight, removable locking battery, steel fenders and rear rack, disc brakes and a enough battery capacity and power for some longer rides with moderate hills.

Who’s it for — Urban cruisers with nearby trails

This feels like a good choice for those who want to cruise along the roads and sometimes on the trails. The motor on the M-560 is powerful enough to be used as a moped with little pedal assistance from the rider, and it can even climb moderate hills without help. The included rear rack is also great for those who need to store cargo during their trips, making this a fun electric bike for running to the grocery store or trekking out into the woods.

 
 

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