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Juiced taking pre-orders on wild 40-mph HyperFat HF1100 e-bike

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The HyperFat 1100 from Juiced Bikes is an 1,100-continuous-watt, 40-mph fat-tired beast
The HyperFat 1100 from Juiced Bikes is an 1,100-continuous-watt, 40-mph fat-tired beast
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The HyperFat 1100 from Juiced Bikes is an 1,100-continuous-watt, 40-mph fat-tired beast
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The HyperFat 1100 from Juiced Bikes is an 1,100-continuous-watt, 40-mph fat-tired beast

Like the look of the RipCurrent S but have issues with megalomania? Check out the new fat-tired HyperFat 1100 from San Diego-based Juiced Bikes, which peaks out at 1,800 watts and 40 mph (64 km/h). It's far from road legal, but you wouldn't notice that at a glance.

Juiced's new HyperFat gets a 100-watt jump in continuous power from 1,000 to 1,100 watts, out of a MAC geared 12T hub motor. Peak power is an impressive 1,813 watts on a burst basis and limited by overheating.

The battery in this case is a big one too: 52 V and 19.2 Ah for a capacity just under a kilowatt hour. It'd get you a distance of well over 60 miles (98 km) in another bike, but who knows what kind of range you'll get belting this thing around at full throttle and fighting the wind at its 40-mph top speed.

Motor control is through a torque sensor and HD cadence sensor, as well as a separate throttle you can use up to 35 mph (56 km/h). There's adjustable air suspension in the forks, which can also be locked out, and some additional bump handling care of the 4-inch fat racing slicks.

Like the RipCurrent bikes, it gets a nice LCD display, a 1,050-lumen built-in headlight, nine speed Shimano gears and a super quick 8A charger that can be programmed to charge slower if you want to keep your batteries in optimum shape for longer.

The elephant in the room is, of course, the fact that it's too fast and powerful for legal use on most roads. This has hardly stopped gear-head e-bike riders in the past; enforcing these laws and working out exactly what e-bikes have got under the hood can be difficult. But at some point – and it may be this point – standard bicycle helmets stop cutting the mustard. Food for thought.

The price is US$3,299, with deliveries beginning in September for the black ones and November for brushed aluminum. That's not bad, considering that it's only US$300 more than the RipCurrent S, and Trump's 25 percent trade war tariffs on Chinese-built e-bikes and components are about to drop.

Check out the HyperFat 1100 in the video below.

Source: Juiced Bikes

HyperFat HF1100 - 40 mph Fat Tire E-Bike

3 comments
Daishi
I have the 1000 watt version of this. My max throttle speed is 20 mph for class 2. My peak wattage is like 1600 and change and I can get pretty close to 40 but not quite on flat ground. I have off road tires too so I believe this will do 40. It's one of the coolest toys I own. If you lower the assist it's bike trail legal and it will save battery for long trips.
warmisgood
Hub drives are not ideal for climbing hills. I know from burning mine out. Around here off-road means hills. If you ride flat off-road stuff should be fine. Go to Luna and get 2500W mid drive for the same or less money. More abuse and still works awesome.
QuimperPen
I'm an e-bike gearhead, and in general an incurable one at that. We own a RipCurrent S and this Hyperfat. We are in our mid 60's and use these in a hilly region of the Pacific Northwest. The build is great, very good components which are common to many e-bikes and also to many mountain bikes at the mid and high end, they need some slight weather proofing for us rainy day riders but not much. They do fine on the hills, and I doubt we will burn them out as rear hub drives do fine if you don't hot rod them electric only on the steep stuff. But... Juiced Bikes like Luna, RadBike, and a few more become brain dead when it comes to after sales service. I've had first hand experience in this category, and the e-bike industry direct to consumer better wake up. My guess is that the company that produces a good product at a fair price AND masters the art of after sales service will end up on the top of the heap. And perhaps factory direct sales is not such a good idea for the average consumer, but dealer network might be better?