An electric bike with extreme range
Held for 48 kilometers before it passed.
Suddenly we could sneak around in the traffic on small, hard wheels, and in good time before the holiday we also had a total of outside.
While others took a well-deserved rest in the heat, some people used the holiday to travel in distant lands to find even better models.
Some of these are behind the Bydue.no website and the electric parking bikes by the same name. The idea behind this is that the scooters – just like the dolls – could be numerous and move quickly and smoothly around our towns.
Completely, at least they did not. As of today, Bydue.no has two bikes in the assortment: Bydue Model 1.0 and Bydue Model 2.0. We have tested the latter, which are both stronger, heavier and have longer range.
We can start this test with a small “spoiler”: Bydue 2.0 is without doubt the strongest and hottest electric kayak we have tested so far.
With high ground clearance, high battery capacity and weight, we really experience this as a sort of SUV model compared to the others we’ve tested .
Since it looks like a bit different, and it’s been a while since we drove our overall test, we’ve chosen to test Bydue Model 2.0 all for itself.
A lot of battery means high weight and that you are relatively high above the ground.
A lot of battery and a lot of weight
Bydue Model 2.0 comes in two versions, the difference being only the size of the battery pack. The model we got tested was equipped with the busiest battery, which will then have a capacity of 21 Ah with power. The price tag of this is NOK 8990.
If you want to save a chief and get a bike that is a few kilograms easier, you can also go for the version with 15.8 Ah battery.
It may be fine if you do not usually drive so far anyway. For our test sample we have a weight of 18 kilograms, well above what you want to drag with you up and down for many floors.
The handles can be folded in and the height of the steering column can be adjusted. Our test sample has a slightly early version of the logo on the steering wheel, it should now be replaced with a larger and reflective type.
At the same time, the bicycle can be made relatively compact, as it has both folding handles and adjustable steering column, which we have only seen on the E-twow S2 Booster Plus. But the latter is something you can carry more with one hand.
The test object also differs from most other electric parking bikes by having the engine and the brake on the rear wheel. There is also no possibility of braking using the rear screen, but it is perfectly fine for us – the brake lever on the handlebar works well and gives good control of the braking system.
The bike has suspension both front and rear, which is better than nothing, but this does not give much loss during normal driving. Therefore, we are pleased that at least the eight-inch front wheel is air-filled. This helps in comfort when we are over small curbs and other roughnesses.
But with a hard rear wheel, the surface of the bridge is still a trial. Thanks to a softer suspension, the E-twow S2 Booster Plus performs better there, even with two hard wheels.
Of equipment, there is little we miss on Bydue Model 2.0. Here we get both brake and driving lights, as well as red marker lights that may be good at evening. In addition, it is regulated with a signal horn that can scare the wits of the fist on the flatmark.
This electric park bike has a 500 watt engine and three driving modes: regular, low-speed and hissy. Most people will use the latest mode, as this is the only one who gets the bike up in top speed.
«Due» is not the first thing we thought when we jumped on this and gave gas for the first time. Here, there might be a water trap, which may also thrive in urban areas.
We soon found out that it did not have to be the center of gravity too far behind commissioning, and that it’s nice with a slightly nasty “gas finger” to avoid surprises, especially in crowds or dense traffic.
Bydue Model 2.0 has the power to keep it – in the original version it has a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour or so. In the legal version we have tested, it is simply electronic locked at 22 km / h.
But it has the same powers and the same as the untouched version, so it’s fast to get up at top speed. It’s not a slight downside – it actually drove us up our test drive in less time than even the Troll S5 with a motor on every wheel.
So here we have both speed and effort whether it goes straight or up. But its high self-weight also goes away in the downhill runs. Here, by the way, there are no opportunities to regenerate power by slowing down or limiting speed.
When we’re in brakes – it does this evenly and well on dry asphalt, but the hard rear wheel otherwise limits the fastening. This is a model we would advise you to take care of if rain should occur.
We drive and drive …
Then that’s the reach, then. We have tested the 21 Ah battery model, which Bydue believes will last for up to 70 kilometers. But one thing we’ve learned is that “up to” means driving under near ideal and very flat conditions.
Therefore, we would drive Bydue 2.0 through the same test exercises that we used in our overall test . The only problem was that our range test was not exactly dimensioned for a 21 Ah battery. We therefore had to run the test over several days.
After the first 2.5 miles on the bike – something we would have needed an extra battery to handle – our enduring pigeon had only gone from five to four “power pads” on the battery.
But at the same time had we noticed that it was no longer quite so feisty in the worst slopes. This is also the case to a greater or lesser extent with all the electric road bikes we have driven, ie they are not as strong when the battery starts to drop.
In order to avoid driving the same loop nauseam , we took some more freedoms on the second day of the racing test . After all, there is more to see of Oslo than the immediate area around Akersgata.
We therefore went in the direction of Sankthanshaugen and then towards the Maridalen, but for some reason ended up at Sognsvann. Then we went to Rikshospitalet before we returned to the center via certain detours.
Even after three and four miles, Bydue 2.0 kept itself at quite good speeds, both up and down.
Bydue 2.0 trills as mentioned well, but with headwinds even downhill we were not particularly lucky at that point. We still got back to the starting point and decided for a final bonus round, but in a sad backstroke with a lot of start and stop, the engine broke down and said thank you.
Fortunately, the office was not far away at that point.
At the end of the battery we had driven for exactly 48 kilometers. It’s a piece from “up to 70 km”, but now the bike had also tasted some slopes and height meters. However, this is more than twice as good as we got out of some of the electric parking bikes in our overall test – although these results are not directly comparable.
Results compared to the cycles from the assembly test:
|Bydue Model 2.0 (21 Ah)||CityBug SE||E-twow S2 Booster Plus (7.5 Ah)||E-wheels E1||Nextdrive 2.0 (10.4 Ah)||Ninebot City Segway Kick Scooter ES1||Troll S5||Xiaomi MiJia M365|
|Measured range||48 km||12.1 km||22.1 km||15.1 km||19.4 km||13.1 km||19.0 km||20.7 km|
|Time 115 meters||15.0 sec||17.6 sec||15.7 sec||16.3 sec||17.1 sec||16.4 sec||16.1 sec||14.2 sec|
|Time climbing ladder||12.3 sec||17.2 sec||15.5 sec||17.7 sec||With motor only: 45 sec.
With kicking aid: 20 sec.
|24.1 sec||13.5 sec||16.5 sec|
|Measured speed||22 km / h||21 km / h||22 km / h||21 km / h||21 km / h||22 km / h||22 km / h||26 km / h|
Of the above results, we can clearly see that Bydue 2.0 flies up and past most other bicycles we have tested. However, it loses the Xiaomi MiJia M365 in the leap, but this Xiaomia is also illegally fast with its top speed of 26 km / h.
The biggest “problem” we had was really the brake test, where we had to pass through a couple of attempts and relocation of the center of gravity before we stopped the regulated five meters.
Summary and conclusion
Bydue Model 2.0 is the electric parkbike we have driven in accordance with the regulations that have given us the most in terms of speed, power and range. Here you have a doning that gets you from A to B to C and back again without sweating – and at a price that hits many of the options.
This is what we can simply call a lot of electric motorbike for the money.
But of course you do not get in both bag and bag. With its significant weight, Bydue 2.0 is a powerful bird that lacks some of the “playfulness” of certain smaller and lighter models. And even if it can be packed, it may not be perceived as portable – if you do not appreciate the training you can get by carrying this up and down stairs.
The slightly harsh throttle and acceleration also means that this is not the easiest model to drive. You just need some exercise with it before you get familiar with the temperament.
And even if you might drive this for five miles, then you will undoubtedly want to take some breaks along the way – it provides a little stiff suspension for. We therefore appreciate that at least the front wheel is airy.
But the few, then, buy an electric scooter to drive for miles. Large battery means you can charge less and / or drop range and once you’ve learned how to control the forces that live in this bike, it will ship you quickly and efficiently around the asphalt jungle.
All in all, Bydue Model 2.0 works like an electric scooter that will be great for many, especially people who travel a lot in the city and want a dope that keeps the pace on the slopes. But should we take it daily with us such as train or bus, we would probably look for a slightly more portable model.