Does anyone know how long the rear-hub, 170-195 mm compatible G06 series motors have been available? It's offered in 250/350/500 & 750W power ratings - were the 350W versions available before the 500/750W ones?
I'd wager that the 500W motor will reach such limits before a 750W motor would
Jim, I might be mistaken, but I think the RR was offered both in the U.S. and Canada and Canada's nominal watt limit is 500. Possibly the limit must be labeled that way for up north, but max watts of well over 750 is just fine. I wouldn't get too hung up on the number game, if the bike is up to the level of performance you want. Distance, cruise speed and hill climbing ability are far more important metrics in my book.Thanks for the input. The Radrover comes with a display that includes wattage, but I don't think it shows temps - I'll double check on my next ride. I was seeing peak reads of over 800W during my last trek on it, but my local trails have up & down options so I can avoid long climbs. I assume that pushing any motor too hard can fry it, and putting more leg into hills is better for me, too.
Sondors' LCD reads temps, but they advertised 350W and that's what's stamped on the motor, so I'm satisfied with that purchase and am less concerned about overloading it. And I'm not dissin' the RR; it's a quality product that I hope to enjoy immensely for many years! I just wish they installed the Bafang motor that's labeled 750W as advertised.
I assume that pushing any motor too hard can fry it, and putting more leg into hills is better for me, too.
I'm sure that they meant either Freewheel or cassette. My G06 On my 2020 Voltbike Yukon 750 is a Freewheel version. Also it's the G060.500D motor. On the screen you can see the power output. In stock its set to output 780w ish. I can crank it up 19A. On a full battery it's just over 1000w out of the motor. I will keep an eye on temperature but so far all I notice is more power, torque, and battery consumption lol. I want to know if the 750w version is physically different at all from the 500w. Is there any benefit to running it.? If I were to run the 750w version at the same amperage and voltage levels as the 500w motor. Will I see any benefit using the 750 vs the 500? Or is it just a matter of driving the motors at different power levels to achieve the rated output? I'm worried over powering say a 500w to 1200w etc will damage it. But I guess it's really just a matter of temperature no?