Top Review: 2022 Hiboy P6 Off-Road Electric Bike
The Hiboy P6 off-road electric bike gives you both the ability to take your journeys on a powerful commute or off the dusty path
In this review of the Hiboy P6 off-road electric bike we will enlight all the main perks this bike provides for the rider. This is a mid-price electric bike and it cost $1599, but at the moment you can buy it on a discount for only $1399 on Hiboy online store.
The Hiboy P6 fat tire electric bike is designed for both on and off-road use. Over the last several years, Hiboy have been looking to create the best electric bike to fill every cycling niche. With its P6 fat tire model, Hiboy attempts to create an ultimate all-terrain, do-it-all e-bike at a reasonable price. Have they succeeded? Well, keep reading this review and find out.
Hiboy P6 Electric Bike Main Specs
|Dimensions||74.5” x 43” (length x height)|
|Weight||65 Lb/29.5 Kg|
|Maximum Load Capacity||265 Lb/120 Kg|
|Battery||Hidden Li-ion 48V, 13.6 Ah Battery Pack|
|Motor||750W Bafang High-Speed Brushless Geared Motor|
|Maximum Power Output||960W|
|Maximum Speed||21.7 mph/35km/h|
|3 Riding Modes||Bike Mode(no power) / Pedal Assisted / Pure Electric|
|Maximum Range (Pure Electric/Pedal Assist)||25-30 miles/50-62miles (40-50 km/80-100 km)|
|Max Climbing Capability||15°|
|Tires||26” x 4.0″ Front + Rear All Terrain Fat Tires|
|Shock-absorption||Front Shock Absorbers|
|Shifter||9-Speed Shimano Derailleur|
|Brakes||Power Off – Front/Rear Dual Disc Brakes|
|Charging Time||6-7 Hours|
|IP Rating||Up to IPX4|
Hiboy P6 Electric Bike Packaging
The P6 comes almost entirely assembled in a massive cardboard box. The size of the box is 59.4″ x 11.4″ x 32.7″ and it weighs 83 lbs, so be prepared for some heavy lifting. However, after I opened the box It took me around 5 minutes to prep for riding. Just adjust the seat, flip down the pedals, attach the front wheel and adjust the headset. The bike comes with a hexagon wrench and an installing tool to allow you to adjust the bolts and nuts.
Hiboy P6 Electric Bike Design and Features
With its mountain bike geometry, 26-inch wheels, all terrain fat tires, and suspension fork with optional lockout, I found the P6 to be one of the most interesting and inspiring all terrain electric bikes on the market. Also, its sturdy design make me feel confident and safe to ride on both rough and busy downtown streets, where pavement is often cracked, and off-road trails with lots of rocks and holes. I used the P6 primarily for weekend trips, but also for quick errands around the town. The P6 is an able and maneuverable workhorse with high quality components and carefully executed design.
The P6 turns on and off with a push of the power button, and features three riding modes (Bike, Pedal Assist, and Pure Electric). These modes are activated via a simple thumb toggle and controller unit on the handlebars. A display on the left side of the handlebars shows the battery life, travel speed, mileage traveled, riding mode, and more.
Some riders like to feel they’re being launched like a rocket when they first put foot to pedal, but the Bafang motor at the P6 is much more subtle when it kicks on. Since I was trying to get into the shape and to stretch the battery as far as I can most of the time I spent on Bike or Pedal Assist mode, and only going Pure Electric when I was heading uphill or in heavy traffic. Bike mode works as the normal bike and thanks to a 9-speed Shimano derailleur even the steepest hills are manageable in this mode.
What I didn’t appreciate so much is the fact that the P6 don’t have a rear rack, and fenders as standard. On the other side, it is equipped with powerful 300 lumen headlight. This high-luminance headlight provides safer and more enjoyable environment for night riding. Also, Hiboy only offers the P6 frame in one size. It is recommended for the riders between 5’4” and 6’5”. I’m 6’2” and I felt comfortable while riding it.
Hiboy P6 Motor and Battery
The P6 comes equipped with a Bafang high-speed brushless geared motor with nominal power of 750W and maximum output of 960W. It is powered via an integrated/removable 48V 13 Ah Lithium-ion battery, giving riders a range of about 60 miles on Pedal Assist mode. Maximum range depends on numerous conditions like the style of the ride, terrain, riding mode etc. If you use Pure Electric mode than the maximum range drops to 30 miles on a single charge and this is if you ride it on flat terrains and downhill (uphill ride uses more battery power and drops the maximum range even lower; the same applies if you use full throttle).
When the battery empties you will need up to 7 hours to fully recharge it (4 hours for 80%). Typically, when the P6 got down to one bar, I charged it overnight, and it was completely topped off by the next morning. Thanks to its high capacity when it’s fully charged you can ride it up to 60 continuously, depending on the riding style and mode. Also, the motor provides 80 Nm of torque and thanks to that the P6 glides with ease over the steep hills and develops maximum speed of 28 mph.
For $1,599, the P6 delivers a lot of value, most notably for its 750W Bafang brushless geared motor and high capacity battery. The Hiboy P6 fat tire is an ideal electric bike for individuals who want a bike that can tackle city streets on weekdays and gravel roads on the weekend.
The Hiboy P6 is a versatile, do-it-all e-bike, fun to ride, and it gets me where I need to go across multiple types of terrain.