Consistency is key
The ORCA Ebike is the first LTA Approved 48V ebike to be released in the market. I am really fond of it as it travels at a constant speed of 24.7 km/h regardless if it’s going on flat ground or going uphill. This is the first time that I’m reviewing an ebike that not only feels very stable to ride, but is also fun to ride due to it’s constant travel speed as well as it’s 3” fat tyres.
This ebike has a 48V 240W DC geared motor and uses 14Ah Samsung battery cells. It has 3 levels of electric assistance mode to choose from. The ORCA Ebike adopts the traditional single vertical pivot folding mechanism at the center and measures 80cm when folded. It is suitable for public transport or storage inside a car boot. In addition, the ORCA fat tyre ebike has a built-in rear rack to allow food delivery riders to mount their thermal bag at the rear.
Theoretically, the ORCA can travel up to 70km per full charge, however, based on my review video, I could complete 16 trips when doing GrabFood inclusive of grouped orders which is quite impressive!
There are many excellent features to talk about for this ebike. The ORCA is the one and only ebike that has 3” fat tyres, and when travelling on uneven ground, it “cushions” the impact, hence the rider would not feel much impact and experience much less discomfort compared to normal 1.95” tyres.
Secondly, the LED control panel accurately displays how much power it’s outputting. This may not be the most important, however, it is a useful feature to have, especially when one is travelling up a very steep hill and it’s good to know if one should be pedalling more to increase the output of the motor.
Thirdly, the ORCA ebike comes with built-in signal lights which allow drivers to understand your intention of which direction you’d like to turn.
The ORCA uses magnesium sports rims, and it seems like the newer ebikes are phasing out the spokes rim and adapting magnesium sports rims which would eliminate the problem of broken spokes and having to replace 1 or 2 spokes each time it breaks.
After testing out this ebike, I was excited to write this review for the ORCA as if I was doing food delivery as much as before, without a doubt, I would be replacing my current ride to the ORCA Ebike due to it’s very consistent speed and stable riding experience. My only concern would be its hard and stone-like seat and the pick up which would needed 3 rounds of pedalling before the pedal assist kicked in. Other than that, I really liked it’s hunky appearance and very great riding experience!
Although the Jimove MC is still the go-to ebike when it comes to distance, for those that are also considering the aesthetic of the bike, I would definitely recommend the ORCA ebike and most importantly, for food delivery riders, it comes with a built-in rear rack!
I would rate the ORCA Ebike 4.8 out of 5 and the 0.2 points would be because of the stiff seat and slower pick up. All in all, it really is a fun and stable ebike to ride and I can assure you that you will have no regrets purchasing this ebike!
See also: ORCA Ebike Review by GrabFood Rider
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