The Himiway cruiser is an interesting option for those that are looking to cruise around the neighborhood and tackle some light adventures while exploring the land. It's for the beginner, looking to get active, use the car less and discover one's surrounding area a bit deeper.

It's a fat bike cruiser powered by a hub motor and complemented with a bunch of accessories. It offers a lot for the $1499 manufacturer direct price, shipped directly to your door with the last bit of assembly left to the consumer.

Ours came in a huge box and it wasn't super protected like most high-end mountain bike consumer-direct companies. But the package survived and there was a bit of unpacking to be done. They provide tools to ensure the new rider doesn't need to run out and buy the essentials. The biggest surprise is how heavy it is. 72 lbs so it's not easy to get out of the box. We cut open the box to liberate the bike and we chose to work on it upside down as we installed the wheels, pedals, and bar.

It's a full-featured cruiser Class 3 e-bike with a 750-watt brushless hub motor and an 850 wh battery. This can propel the rider who is pedaling in any of five selectable modes that limit the top speed of the bike. On level 5, 28 mph is attainable with the powerful hub motor.

Since it's a Class 3 e-bike, there's also a throttle in the form of a twist grip. In this mode, the rider does not need to pedal to start up and maintain speed.

The power
The power is plentiful and it comes on very strong. As with most hub motor equipped bikes, (the majority of under $2500 bikes), the motor turns on when the rider is pedaling and the cranks are rotating. It comes on strong since it really doesn't know how much power the rider wants. And it keeps the power while the rider is pedaling or until the rider touches the brakes.

As with most ebikes in this price range, there is no torque sensor in the cranks which allows more expensive bikes with mid-drive motors to modulate power as it's needed. Thus in the Himiway, the rider has to get used to the power surge and guard the brakes if needed. In my case, I disconnected the kill motor sensor in the right, rear brake so I can use it to modulate speed during tricky sections and corners while the motor is still running.
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The Throttle
Interestingly enough, there is a twist grip that acts as a throttle. In any mode, the throttle will turn on the motor while at speed or at start-up. And since the twist throttle is modulated and sensitive, it is proportional to the power output by the motor. Thus, the start-up can be modulated with the throttle grip.

It comes with a 7-speed drivetrain that is quite adequate for pedaling up to 30mp and getting up some hills. Front and rear mechanical disc brakes do a good job of stopping this 72 lb bike (plus rider). And there is a suspension for as well. It doesn't offer too much travel and it's undamped with a 'klunk' when returning to full extension.

It has fat tires, 3.8 Kendas and that adds to the versatility of the bike. Fat tires are good for sand, snow, and very loose trails. In addition, fat tires can be used to tune the ride, adjusting air pressure very low (about 10 psi) to get better cushioning or better traction.

  • Battery 48V 17.5Ah Samsung lithium battery
  • Range 35~60 Miles
  • Hub Motor 750W brushless gear motor
  • Total Payload Capacity 350 lbs
  • Recommended Rider Heights 5'3" ~ 6'4"
  • Charger US standard 2.0 A smart charger\
  • Controller 48V / 25A
  • Display LCD display with USB charging
  • Weight 72lbs
  • Pedal Assist Intelligent 0~5 level pedal assist

The bike delivers with extra providing front and rear fenders for wet-weather rider. A rear rack is supplied as well, ready to take on cargo with or without pannier bags.

Something very cool is it comes with direct-powered and remotely controlled from and rear LED lights. The rear light is just a small LED with a reflector but the front one features a 4 LEDs and nice light lenses that actually throw a decent beam one can see with.

The bike also comes with a big LCD display that is easily readable under the direct sun. It also features a USB port to allow the rider to charge any USB device, using the e-bike's battery.


Bottom Line:

It is a great starter cruiser bike for $1499. It offers a pretty good value and the owner can get into riding, use the car less, explore the path, the beach, the sights and get off the beaten path.

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