Review it – When I evaluate my first e-bike, it is TurboAnt Thunder T1, in 2021, I was immediately attracted to the world of motorcycles. After riding over 1700 kilometers on the Thunder T1, I decided it was time to explore other options in the e-bike market. This is where I found the comment Heybike Brawn e-bike. The Brawn is similar to the T1 but has some key features that set it apart. Let’s find out.
What is it?
The HeyBike Brawn is Class 3 electric bike and motorcycle design. It features a hydraulic front suspension fork, hydraulic seat post, hydraulic disc brakes, and more.
What’s in the box?
- Heybike Brawn
- Weapons weapons
- Front fork covers
- the front wheel
- Head lamp
- User manual
- An example– Brown
- Product Dimensions75.2 × 24.6 × 44.9 (inches)
- Package Sizes– 60.2 × 12.2 × 30.7 (inches)
- Max Load– 400 Ibs (181.4 kg)
- Package Weight-97 Ibs (44kg)
- E-Bike Weight-78.3 lbs (35.5kg)
- High Speed28 mph (45km/h). The standard speed is 20 mph
- Battery/Charger– Input: 100-240V 50/60 HZ; Pictures of 54.6V4A
- Time to pay– 4-5 hours
- Battery power– 48V/18Ah (864 Wh)
- Color– 45-65 miles (Pedal assist) 35-45 miles (Electric)
- Max Grade Ability– 15 degrees
- Tire size26″ x 4″
- Frame materials– Aluminum alloy
- IP LevelIPX 4
- Program– Yes
Design and appearance
For $1549, the Heybike Brawn won’t blow your mind, but it has a lot to offer. The front of this electric bike is the design of a motorcycle. The bike isn’t overly large but is solidly built and has a curb weight of 400 pounds. It sports 26 x 4-inch fat tires and a double front fork. A large headlight on the front of the bike completes the look of the motorcycle.
The handles are straight and have silicone rubber. The front brake cable, indicator controls, hydraulic seat shifter, and horn are on the left. On the right, 7-speed Shimano derailleur, rear brake lever, and throttle thumb.
Heybike Brawn ebike’s multi-color LCD display placed between the handlebars shows all the important information such as battery level, speed, PAS level, and odometer.
The display has a backlight that can be turned on/off using the display controls. And it’s easy to read even in bright sunlight.
The Heybike Brawn is powered by a 48-volt, 18-amp-hour battery. The battery comes with a 4a fast charger that charges the battery in 4 hours, almost twice as fast as a standard charger. A single charge can last up to 65 miles under ideal conditions.
And the battery can be charged inside or outside the bike.
One of Brawn’s most important features is the hydraulic seat post that allows you to adjust the height of the saddle with a push of the seat adjustment lever.
The Heybike Brawn ebike also has a hydraulic front suspension, and there are both dials to lock the suspension and adjust the compression on the front forks.
Brawn has front and rear hydraulic brakes for stopping power. With a top speed of 28 mph, this is a great addition and should be standard on all e-bikes.
If you ride at night, Heybike Brawn has you covered. The front light is very bright and has a sensor that adjusts the brightness depending on how you turn it on. In addition, there are light strips and lights on the tires and multi-functional lights on the back of the seat.
The tail light is removable and has an extra battery. Although it’s nice, I wish it was connected to the bike’s battery. I have a lot of things to pay for already.
There is one app for both IOS and Android. With it, you can turn the bike on and off, set the proximity lock, adjust the PAS level limiter, the user’s maximum speed, and more. You can also see battery life in percentages instead of bars.
It will also record your ride as well. I found the recording function to be hit or miss; sometimes, it was written, and sometimes not.
Overall, the app is easy to use and has a lot of customization options.
The Heybike Brawn arrives already connected. All you have to do is connect the handlebars, pedals, front tire, and headlights. This assembly video from Heybike makes it very easy.
Unfortunately, my bike had a bent front tire brake. I contacted Heybike, and they sent me another one about a week later.
Surprisingly, the Brawn doesn’t come with fenders. Tire bikes throw a lot of stuff on the road, and things can get messy quickly without fenders. Heybike was nice enough to send me some Fender gear, and right now, they’re offering them as a free gift with purchase (while supplies last).
Installing the shutters was a little difficult. They didn’t come with assembly instructions, and I couldn’t find any information on the Heybike website or YouTube channel. I got it but had some issues with the rear fender mounts. As you can see in the pictures below, the bar doesn’t fit where the hole is, so I just tied it behind the bar. So far, so good.
Overall, the Heybike Brawn is fun to ride. It’s quick and responsive, and hydraulic brakes provide powerful stopping power. Heybike says Brawn’s 750-watt motor can reach a top speed of 28 mph, and in my testing, it did. However, I rarely find myself needing to go that fast.
When adjusted, the front suspension does a good job of handling bumps, but the bike could use the rear suspension to adjust. The handlebars are shorter than those on my other e-bike and it took some getting used to. I also wish I could change the length to make it more comfortable.
Battery life is adequate, as I can get more than 40 miles from my first charge under a variety of conditions. And the bike maintained its performance even when the battery power was below 10%. Heybike claims the battery can go up to 65 miles using pedal assist. I believe this can be possible if it is good. But let’s face it, life is not perfect. My advice, charge the battery after use, and it will be fine.
I really like the hydraulic seat adjustment. Adjusting the height of the saddle without dismounting the bike and using tools is great. My only complaint is that the toe shifter is a bit stiff, and the seat sometimes stays.
Although I’m a little picky about the ones I’ve mentioned, I think the Heybike Brawn is a solid electric bike. The 750-watt motor is powerful enough whether you’re using it for commuting or going out. I don’t have off-road options, but I took the Brawn to a local park to see how it handled other than paved roads. Here is a short video of that test.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few of the control issues I had with the Heybike Brawn out of the box. The front and rear brakes made a terrible noise when the bike went downhill, even before I put it on. I couldn’t even put it on the first bike. I can get it, but it immediately drops into second gear after a few revs. Luckily I have a bike shop near my home. I took the bike in, and they were kind enough to redo the front and rear brakes and tighten the tensioners. And they did it for free, so shout out to your local bike shop. I know these things need to be replaced from time to time. However, I do not believe that this should be done immediately, as it takes away the initial excitement of owning a new electric bike. When I went to the bike shop, I noticed the difference and haven’t had any problems since.
Which I like
- Design inspired by a motorcycle
- Fat tires
- Easy to ride
- A beautiful display that is easy to read
- Hydraulic brakes
- Hydraulic seat
- Ability to change settings in the program
- Running fast
What I would change
- Better control
- Inability to change the height of the handles
- Tracks in the app are not compatible
The HeyBike Brawn is a unique electric bike that offers excellent value for money. It offers a great ride and stands out from other bikes in its price range due to its unique design. Although there have been some initial issues in the box, overall, I am satisfied with my HeyBike Brawn and would recommend it.