Haoqi Cheetah Review –
The Cheetah is Haoqi’s flagship model- a fat tire ebike with full suspension, dual batteries and a massive cargo payload of 400 lbs. This is a serious ebike made for rugged outdoor adventures, much like an Aventon Aventure or a Troxus Explorer.
As far as fat tire ebikes go, the Haoqi Cheetah offers a ton of value at only $1799 (at the time we are publishing this review). This is a bike that you’re going to want to take camping, hunting, or that you might even ride on the beach. It’s got an extremely capable 750Watt (1000Watt peak) motor that generates up to 90 Nm of torque and a range of up to 85 miles due to its dual batteries, one of which is concealed within the frame.
In this review I discuss the pros and cons of this fat tire ebike and why the Haoqi Cheetah might be the perfect bike for true outdoor enthusiasts.
- Price: $1,799.00 / $1,999.00
- Motor Rating: 750W 90nm
- Battery Capacity: Frame integrated 48V 16Ah (extra 9Ah battery for a total capacity of 25Ah)
- Charging Time: 6-9 hours
- Range: Up to 85 miles on a single charge
- Top Speed: 28 MPH
- Tire Size: 26″ by 4″
- Payload Capacity: 400 lbs
- Weight: 73 lbs
- Rear Suspension: FASTACE A8 / 850Bls / 185mm Length – Travel 50mm
- Throttle: Half-twist Throttle (rubber grip)
- Frame Material: 26” * 18” AL6061 M Mode
- Charger: 2.0A Charger
- Brakes: Gemma hydraulic disc brakes
- Pedal Assist Intelligent: 5 Level Pedal Assist
- Transmission: Shimano 7-Speed Gear System
- Recommended Rider Heights: 5.5” ~ 6.8”
Haoqi Cheetah First Impressions
Look, Feel and Design
The appearance and tactile experience of the Cheetah are notable features worth mentioning. With its military-style green matte color (also available in black), the Haoqi Cheetah ebike boasts an aesthetically pleasing design that aligns well with its intended purpose as a full suspension dual battery electric bike. The bike comes with fenders, a rear rack, and a large front light that enhance its overall look. Although the integrated rear light requires installation, it is a straightforward process. In summary, the bike’s appearance and tactile experience make it a great choice for those who want an electric bike that looks good and feels great.
Comfort – Seats and Handlebars
The Haoqi Cheetah offers a comfortable and stable ride with its premium ergonomic handlebars, soft saddle, heavy-duty aluminum kickstand, and mountain bike geometry. The handlebars feature round rubber hand grips that provide a secure and comfortable grip, while the soft saddle reduces pressure on sensitive areas. The heavy-duty aluminum kickstand keeps the bike stable and secure when parked, and the mountain bike geometry places riders in a forward position that is ideal for tackling rough terrain.
Overall, the bike’s comfort features make it well-suited to extended rides and different terrains. The handlebars and saddle ensure that riders are comfortable and secure during their journey, while the kickstand and mountain bike geometry provide stability and control. With the Haoqi Cheetah fat tire ebike, riders can enjoy a comfortable and stable ride that is perfect for exploring new terrain.
The Haoqi Cheetah ebike has a half twist throttle on the right and an integrated bell for added control and safety while riding. The LCD display on the front of the bike shows the rider’s speed, the amount of wattage being outputted, the odometer reading, and the voltage of the battery. The display also shows the temperature in Celsius, which can be helpful for gauging temperature extremes. These features enhance the riding experience, providing riders with important information and features for greater control, safety, and convenience while riding.
Core Components of the Haoqi Cheetah
When it comes to electric bikes, the motor, battery, and brakes are crucial components that can make or break the riding experience. In this discussion, we’ll dive into the specs of the Haoqi Cheetah ebike, which is available in two versions: a single battery version for $1799 and a dual battery version for $1999. The dual battery version features an extra battery on top of the down tube and another battery inside the down tube, providing riders with extended range and power. Let’s take a closer look at the motor, battery, and brakes of this electric bike to see how they stack up.
The Haoqi Cheetah ebike is equipped with a 750 watt motor that can peak up to 1000 watts. In its default setting, the bike can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour with throttle only. However, after tweaking the settings, the bike can reach speeds of up to 25-26 miles per hour with throttle only and up to 27-28 miles per hour with the highest level of pedal assist. These specs demonstrate the power and versatility of the Cheetah’s motor, which can handle a variety of terrain and riding styles.
The Haoqi Cheetah electric bicycle features a 48-volt battery system, with a 16-amp hour integrated into the tube and an additional 9-amp hour battery, giving a total of 48 volts and 25 amp hours. With both batteries, it can provide up to 85 miles of range. However, it takes a while to charge the batteries, and the manufacturer only provides one charger. The bike has 26×4 inch knobby fat tires and a load capacity of 400 pounds, making it one of the largest payload capacity electric bicycles available. It is a heavy bike, weighing approximately 73 pounds, and has a larger frame.
One notable feature of the Hoaqi Cheetah electric bicycle is its full suspension system, which includes front and rear suspension for a smoother ride over rough terrain. In addition, the bike is equipped with hydraulic brakes from the brand Gemma, which provide efficient stopping power. While Gemma may not be a well-known brand, the brakes work really well.
Test Rides on the Haoqi Cheetah
The Haoqi Cheetah provides a smooth ride experience with its powerful 750-watt motor and 90 Nm of torque. Its top speed of 20 mph can be increased to 26 mph with throttle only and up to 27-28 mph with the highest level of pedal assist. The motor and controller are both smooth and not jerky when making changes in the pedal assist levels, which contributes to a comfortable rider experience. With the 90 Nm of torque, the bike performs well going uphill, even better than other fat tire ebikes, such as the RadRover 6 Plus. I rode this on dirt trails, paved roads, and a little bit on the beach, and can attest to the versatility of this fat tire ebike.
One of the key requirements for a bike of this weight and motor power is good hydraulic brakes, and the Haoqi Cheetah did not disappoint in this regard. Despite being a relatively unknown brand, the Gemma brakes provided efficient and reliable stopping power, providing a sense of safety and control at all speeds.
Things we love about the Haoqi Cheetah
The dual battery system on the Cheetah electric bicycle is a standout feature that we really like. It offers peace of mind and eliminates range anxiety, allowing riders to fully enjoy their ride without worrying about running out of power. This is especially important for riders who plan to use the bike for long rides or for commuting. The Cheetah is also one of the first dual battery fat tire ebikes on the market, making it a great option for those who want the latest technology and innovation in their ride.
The second aspect that I found really appealing about this bike is its dual suspension. As someone who hasn’t ridden many dual suspension bikes before, I appreciated the added comfort it provided, especially when riding on dirt trails or uneven terrain. Overall, I think this full suspension bike is perfect for anyone who wants a comfortable ride, particularly on non-paved surfaces.
One more thing that I really appreciated about the Haoqi Cheetah is its motor. It’s a 750 watt motor that can peak up to a thousand watts, and it displays the current watts output on the screen as you ride. While there are more powerful electric bicycles out there, I found this motor to be perfectly suited for the Cheetah’s design and performance.
Another aspect that caught my attention and contributed to my positive experience with the Cheetah ebike was its aesthetic appeal. The bike has a great design and color scheme that stands out and looks really cool. When I was filming the specs, I even received compliments on how the bike looks. Despite the presence of the dual battery system, which could make some bikes appear bulky or unattractive, the Cheetah has a sleek and aggressive appearance that I really like. Overall, the look of the bike is a big plus in my book.
The final aspect that I want to highlight is the comfort factor of this ebike. The combination of the full suspension and the saddle make for a smooth and comfortable ride. While it is possible to further enhance the comfort with accessories such as a suspension seat post or an adjustable stem, I found the ride to be already quite comfortable for my needs and riding style.
Things we don’t love about the Haoqi Cheetah
Certainly there is no perfect ebike so let’s discuss the aspects of the Cheetah that could be improved upon. First, the size of the bike is quite large and can be a challenge for some riders to mount and dismount, even for someone who is 5’11” like me. It may not be the best fit for those who are shorter in height or who prefer a more compact bike.
Second, the weight of the bike is quite heavy at 73 pounds, which can make it difficult to move around or transport on a bike rack, especially with the added weight of the second battery. Although the weight is understandable given the dual suspension and battery system, it may not be suitable for those who prioritize portability and ease of transportation.
The third thing I didn’t like about this bike is the lack of upgraded components for the price point. The thumb shifter and Gemma brakes are sufficient, but we expected higher quality components for the price.
The last thing we didn’t like about the Cheetah is the difficulty in installing the fenders. It is due to a very tight space around the rear tire. I spent around 30 minutes trying to install it, and from what I’ve seen in other reviews, some people have had to remove the tire or deflate it to successfully attach the fender. While living in a place with good weather like Southern California may make the fender seem unnecessary, I still found it frustrating that it was challenging to install.
To sum it up, the Haoqi Cheetah full suspension fat tire ebike is definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a bike with dual batteries and full suspension. It offers excellent value for its price point and you’ll be hard-pressed to find another bike that has all the features it offers. While some of the components could have been upgraded, the bike still performs well with enough power and sufficient stopping power from the hydraulic brakes. It’s a great option for outdoor activities like camping, trail riding, or hunting. Overall, I would recommend the Haoqi Cheetah full suspension ebike to anyone looking for a bike that can handle rugged terrain while providing a comfortable ride.