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Radkutsche Rapid*

A distinctly special cargo pedelec 45 – the “Rapid” unleashes tremendous power. Front wheel drive and high quality components deliver important advantages.

*Commercial cargo 50kg+ Very Good, Business Good, Easy Good

Tailwinds are guaranteed with the “Rapid”, even if you’re fully laden or on steep hills. The top quality Rohloff hub gearing is ideal for cargo pedelecs with front wheel drive. In contrast to most of the other test bikes, the motor is controlled by a twist throttle, so you decide for yourself when and how much push is delivered. This co-ordination requires some initial practice, because the huge torque from the motor can easily cause the small front wheel to spin. But at higher speeds it’s especially pleasing that the front motor, which can easily accelerate you to 45 km/h, keeps the bike on track, and resists front wheel shimmy. The “Rapid” has the highest power assist figures in the entire cargo bike test, and also completed the fastest lap of any cargo pedelec. This makes it especially well suited to longer, more mountainous trips. Manufacturer Radkutsche offers numerous modules for child carrying and for commercial use. A “Good” as a Business and Easy Pedelec, plus a “Very Good” award for the cargo pedelec product group Commercial 50kg+ underline the success of its performance!

>> Photo Gallery Radkutsche Rapid (flickr)

+ high power assist levels: tour / hills / city
+ start and push assist
+- insurance and ID plate compulsory

Measured Values & Prices
Range Tour: 51,3
Ø Speed Tour: 32,1
U-Factor Tour: 3,32

Range Hills: 27,5
Ø Speed Hills: 30,1
U-Factor Hills: 2,18

Range City: 49,1
Ø Speed City: 18,6
U-Factor City: 1,03

Vehicle Weight: 50,3 kg
Battery Weight: 5,6 kg

Vehicle Price: 4999 € 
Battery Price: 999 €
Sensor Type
Rotation and speed sensors
Aluminium box optional for cargo or child transport: €599, start assist via twistgrip throttle
Radkutsche GmbH
Auf der Lehr 33
72116 Mössingen
>> Photo Gallery Test 03/17 (flickr)

Text and Image: ExtraEnergy.org

Online Publication: Bruno Brandão

5 May 2017



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