I agree they could have gone for the bigger controller but I'm not really upset about it. The way I see it, nobody that loves their Giant/Specialized/Haibike/Trek or whatever is ever complaining about not enough power and those bikes have nominal ratings of 250w and maybe peaks of 800w with torque ratings never exceeding 85nm.I still find this a disappointing fact about the Rockstar: "However, SONDORS has decided not to push the motors to their full potential, instead operating them with a 25A limit that results in a nominal rating of 750W and a peak wattage figure in the low 1,000s."
If only they'd have put a 30A controller on it, like Frey, etc.
They did do custom programming with Bafang so it's not just a parts bin motor. I am hoping the refinement in the tuning will outweigh the lower peak/nominal numbers.
I'll be sure to let you know when I get mine next month.