A Folding Alloy frame with easy adjustable levers.
The suspension lock-out helps the fork become rigid and ride faster on flatter surfaces.
A Smooth shifting 1x7-Speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain.
Powerful Mechanical Disc brake at the front and rear.
Heavily treaded and fast rolling 20” x 4” tires.
With 1 full charge this battery is capable of giving 50-55Kms in pedal assist mode and 35-40Kms in throttle mode.
EMotorad (EM) has been in the Electric Bicycle market for the past few years. They strive to bring futuristic Electric Cycles at an affordable price for adventure seekers, daily commuters and casual riders. We got the opportunity to test ride the EMotorad Doddle, a folding Electric Bicycle and here is what we thought.
Weight: 24kgs (Including battery)
The EMotorad Doddle is built on a folding frame made of 6061 Alloy. Electric Bicycles are generally heavy and the Alloy material makes sure the weight is in check. This frame folds from the middle with a strong metal lever and the handlebar also folds down using a similar type of lever. These levers are easy to open and close without the help of any tool. The low top tube helps in easy and safe getting on and off for shorter rides and the adjustable seat post and handlebar helps riders from 5’ to 6’4” to find their suitable riding posture.
The Doddle is a Hardtail Electric Bicycle with a front suspension. The front suspension fork with a 60mm travel works smoothly and helps reduce most vibrations of the surface on bumpy roads. The suspension lock-out helps the fork become rigid and ride faster on flatter surfaces.
The Doddle which we test rode came in a full Black frame with Green and White as the secondary colours for the text and graphics. The matte finish paint job was neatly done with a smooth finish. This Folding frame design was simple yet elegant with neat welds and levers which enable easy folding and opening. This Electric Bicycle comes with useful accessories which include a rear carrier, front and rear metal mudguards, a front LED light and a rear LED light.
This Folding Electric Bicycle is equipped with a simple 1x7-Speed drivetrain. This means there is no front derailleur and the rear has a 7-Speed derailleur. This 7-Speed gear system helps in 2 scenarios; for exercise purposes and also to pedal easily if in case the battery power runs out during a ride. The Shimano shifters were basic and were easy to shift with clear gear indicators.
The Doddle from EMotorad is equipped with a 10Ah lithium-ion battery which powers a 36V, 250W brushless DC rear hub motor. This battery is safely concealed inside the top tube of the frame which protects the battery from theft, weather and external damages. The battery can be removed easily by folding the frame and opening the lock. The 5-level pedal assist modes helps in controlling the power generated from the battery per each pedal stroke. The throttle on the right side grip helps the rider move without any pedalling and is easy to use. The cruise mode on the Doddle is a unique and useful feature which can be locked in at any speed and without using the throttle or pedalling, this cycle will move at a set speed. The Black and White LCD display on the handlebar is backlit and has the speed, trip meter, assist levels and battery level.
With 1 full charge this battery is capable of giving 50-55Kms in pedal assist mode and 35-40Kms in throttle mode. These mileages will differ with varied riding conditions and rider weight. The top speed using just the throttle is 25km/hr and the speed can be increased using pedal assist simultaneously. This battery takes 3.5-4 hours to charge from 0 to 100% with any normal Indian plug point. The charging point for the battery is on the left side of the frame. The battery can also be removed and charged separately.
The EMotorad Doodle’s stopping power is handled by Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. This performance focused component provided powerful stopping power during the test ride.
The handlebar on this E-Bicycle was of the perfect length to give a comfortable riding posture and easy manoeuvring. The grip throttle on the right was smooth and easy to use to accelerate. This handlebar is adjustable in height and can also be folded.
The EMotorad Doddle rolls on a pair of 20” x 4” fat tires. These tires are heavily treaded and fast rolling, making them perfect for rough and smooth roads. These tires are also fixed with stock front and rear metal mudguards for protection from dirt and rain for the rider.
The stock saddle from EMotorad was wide and well cushioned to keep the rider sore free when riding on bumpy roads.
This is an Alloy folding type frame which is easy to fold and open without the help of any tool. The 10Ah battery is powerful with quick acceleration using the throttle and a useful 5 level pedal assist. The Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful to bring this Electric Bicycle to a halt quickly even at 20-25km/hr. The stock accessories which comes with this E-Cycle are useful and a good addition. Priced at Rs.79,999 (as on 15th March 2023) the EMotorad Doddle is a powerful folding Alloy Electric Bicycle which is useful for commutes and leisure rides.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.
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