2023 VTUVIA FT2 Review

The FT2 is the only trike currently offered by VTUVIA. It comes with all the goodies we'd want a trike to come with and has an affordable (for trikes) price tag of just $2,500. What sort of specs can we expect to get for that chunk of change? Well, let's dive into the specs and find out!

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Detailed Specs

Price: $2,500
Minimum Range: 20 Miles
Top Speed: 20 Miles Per Hour
Electronics: 624Wh Battery, 500W Front-hub Motor
Suspension: Hardtail
Gearing: 7 Speed, Shimano Tourney
Brakes: Logan Mechanical Braks, 160mm Rotors
Cargo Capacity: 80 Pounds

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Written Review


"Welcome back, e-bike enthusiasts. Today, we're analyzing the VTUVIA FT2, an e-trike with its own unique charm. Let's dive into the details."


"Propelling the FT2 is a 48V, 500W geared motor. Geared motors are typically lighter and offer more torque than their direct-drive counterparts. They're ideal for stop-and-go scenarios, which is exactly what you want in a trike. You’ll usually be slowing down for corners, and being able to get back up to speed is a plus here."


"Powering this is a removable 48V 13Ah LG lithium battery. Removability is a feature I always appreciate. It allows for indoor charging and with a Trike, that has a larger footprint, this is awesome to see. On a full charge, the FT2 promises a range of up to 40 miles, though actual mileage may vary based on factors such as rider weight, terrain, and level of pedal assist used. I see most people likely hitting 30, but 40 doesn’t seem out of the question."


"Speaking of pedal assist, the FT2 offers five levels. While some might see this as excessive, I find that more levels offer finer control over your output and battery usage. The twist throttle, on the other hand, is there for when you need instant power."


"The trike configuration allows for broader, more stable tires. The ride feel of 2 fat tires is pretty sweet, so 3 of them? Well, it’s pretty dope. FT2 utilizes front 24”x4” and rear 20”x4” Chao Yang tires. They provide an excellent grip and help improve the overall stability of the e-trike, essential in various weather and road conditions."


"The hydraulic suspension on the front fork is a welcome feature. It helps to absorb shock from bumpy rides, making the journey more comfortable. A smoother ride also means less strain on the frame and components over time. These are entry-level forks, but even a little extra cushions can improve a ride feel substantially."


"The Shimano Tourney 7-speed rear derailleur is a solid choice for a multi-terrain e-trike. It allows riders to optimize their pedaling effort depending on the terrain. Paired with the Shimano SiS Index Thumb shifter on the handlebars, this is an easy-to-use, intuitive setup for riders of all skill levels."


"Stopping power is handled by Tektro Mechanical disc brakes. We’ve got 160mm rotors for those brakes to clamp onto. Now, we’d love to see hydraulic brakes on bikes of this weight, but the FT2 doesn’t go terribly fast, so let’s say they work, and add better brakes to the wishlist."


"Weighing in at 82 lbs, the FT2 isn't light, but that's to be expected from a trike. It can accommodate riders from 5'0" to 6'2", and can handle up to 265 lbs of weight."


"The FT2 retails for $2,499. While that's not cheap, for the features and build quality it offers, it's certainly competitive as far as trike go. It's an interesting entry into the e-trike market and a worthy consideration for anyone seeking stability and utility over speed."

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