I've also looked at the Explore E+ 4 and am disappointed that that's the only model they sell in the U.S. I would readily spend more for the features that are on the higher level models.
Take what the computer suggests for range with a grain of salt. You really need to actually ride the bike to get a feel for the range. That model has the EVO on it? You are aware I hope, that different size tires will affect the accuracy of the readouts for both speed and distance. It's a shame that Giant didn't give us a way to re-calibrate for different sizes.I got my giant road e Pro 2020 about 2 weeks ago it has maxxis 32 mm tires on the wheels.I charged the battery to 100% and on eco mode it gave me 100km on my computer that came whith the bike.I didn’t like the look having small tires on the bike because of the big battery tube at the bottoms of the bike,so I ordered tires from giant called crosscut 50 mm for the looks and the 250watts extended powerpak for more mileages,I calculated about 33km for each 125 watts of riding. So I think the bike will do around 150 to 160 km on both battery’s.so I am gonna do about 35% off road and 65% on paved road.
Here in Tracadie-Sheila the train railway has bin paved in new going to Shippagan and Lameque and Caraquet all in the woods and by the sea and coming back to Tracadie will give us at lease 140kmMe I live in the Acadien Pininsula in New Brunswick and there is a lot of snow so I’ll have to wait until the spring to get on my bike.my battery extender 250watt will only be here in middle of February it comes whith the plate to fixit on the bike and a bag for the battery for 700 dollars i no that the mileage will be affected whith the big tires that’s why I ordered the second battery.I am hopping to get at least 140km for the range of both battery’s whith my tires pomp up at the maximum pressure on pavement.
Très belle région! Je suis allé en vacances sur l'île Miscou en 2011. Vraiment génial!Here in Tracadie-Sheila the train railway has bin paved in new going to Shippagan and Lameque and Caraquet all in the woods and by the sea and coming back to Tracadie will give us at lease 140km
I've been told buying an Explore with a 500 battery adds $1000 to the cost ($2500=$1000), true? If so wonder if it is no more expensive to buy a second 400 battery?In my humble opinion only, you are absolutely going to want a 500kwh model. I can cover these distances (up to 60 or so) dependably on flattish terrain on my ToughRoad, but that is with the 500. The crushed stone surface really adds a lot of drag also, which is a range killer. A nice feature of the Yamaha system is the lack of appreciable drag when riding with the power off, which you can do across flats easily at least on a paved rail trail... it really adds to your range. But if you're out riding by yourself, like I usually am, you tend to ride faster than if you're just tooling along with a friend, and that impacts range also.
The last time I rode with a couple of friends on a gravel trail through the woods we went twenty some odd miles and I think I used maybe five percent of my battery. If it's just me it would look more like twenty percent, because I would have be in Eco all the way and be going a heck of a lot quicker.
If your favorite distance is 50 or higher, 400 won't get it. You'll be a nervous wreck from watching the range all day. My own favorite distance is 30 - 35 which is nothing, even if I go in Normal (middle range) mode the whole way. My last bike had a 400kwh battery and I would never have attempted to go that far without the charger in a pannier on the back. Big part of why I got this one!