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Heybike's $800 Cityscape Aims To Balance Classic Looks, Modern Tech, and a Low Price

As technology advances, something beautiful takes place: that tech becomes more and more accessible. This idea seems true for the e-bike industry because we can now purchase machines like the Cityscape for what we used to typically pay for a non-electric two-wheeler.
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Folks, the vehicle in front of us has been dubbed the Cityscape. While its name may tell you a bit about where you should be using this bike, it doesn't point out why you need to consider spending all $800 (€800 at current exchange rates) of the asking price for this trinket, and that's what we'll explore today.

Yes, $800 is all we're being asked to dish out on this electric two-wheeler, but is it worth it? Well, let's start things off by analyzing the frame style. This helps determine the level of safety and comfort you can look forward to, not to mention capability.

Typically, this is the point where I would mention the sort of material used to build the frame, but because the manufacturer's website doesn't display this information, I can't do that. However, I can mention that based on the bucks, it's probably aluminum, possibly even steel. All in all, you're looking at an e-bike weighing 58.4 pounds (26.5 kilograms).

Cityscape E\-Bike
But, weight aside, the frame geometry has been optimized for city use and comfort, as I mentioned. Part of the comfort comes from the frame being a step-through. With this feature, mounting and dismounting should be of no issue, and if anything unexpected arises during traffic, you can easily set your feet down to keep your balance. More comfort is also accessed due to those beach cruiser handlebars, a large seat to cushion your bottom, and generally, you'll be riding in a rather upright position.

Since aerodynamics are typically a killer in this position, you'll be glad you have the electronics to look forward to. These features are also the reasons why I chose to bring this trinket to light. Future owners can look forward to a 350-watt motor that boasts three levels of assist. Yes, top speed should be limited in accordance with your local laws and regulations, but you can reach up to 19 mph (31 kph). Once the motor is connected to a 36-volt, 10-amp-hour battery, you can look forward to around 40 miles (64 kilometers) with pedal assist. If you're too tired to pedal after work, a throttle function lets you kick back and relax, but you'll only achieve a range of 25 miles (40 kilometers) like this.

Cityscape E\-Bike Cockpit
And no, Heybike – the minds behind the bicycle - doesn't stop there. As I explored more of what the Cityscape has to offer, I realized that it's designed to take things a tad off-road or likes to get its hands dirty. I say this because this two-wheeling EV is fitted with a suspension fork at the front, slightly wider tires than your average city bike, and at the rear, a cargo rack. The cargo rack is essential if you're looking to take this bugger on Saturday adventures that end on Sunday, possibly even Monday. Fenders will be helping you stay clean and a headlight to navigate through the dark.

Sounds like a steal for 800 bones, and the team to make this possible is Heybike. But who the heck is Heybike? Well, much about this crew isn't available on the internet, but what else do you really need to know? The Cityscape displays this team's ideals just fine; capability and comfort, and all on a budget. I think we can skip the introductions and just start riding.



Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Images in the gallery showcase an array of extra features not standard in the inital purchase of a Cityscape.

 
 
 
 
 

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