The 36kg Himiway Zebra e-bike is a heavyweight haulage solution

A heavyweight e-bike for hauling loads

Himiway Zebra electric bike
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Himiway Zebra is a specific tool designed for a specific task - shifting big weights long distances. What it lacks in versatility is made up by its performance at doing what it’s designed for. If you’re a delivery driver or need a bike to tow a trailer full of kids around, the Himiway Zebra is right up there in terms of value for capacity. At 36 kg, it’s tricky to manoeuvre and store, though, so make sure you have space and a means of avoiding carrying it up any steps.

Reasons to buy
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    180kg payload with plenty of opportunities for mounting and attaching trailers

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    Good 60-80 mile range

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    Comfortable ride with suspension and fat-bike tyres

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    Market leading value for money when it comes to payload capacity

Reasons to avoid
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    36 kg weight makes manouvering and cornering difficult

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    If it dies while you’re out, the bike is almost unrideable unassisted

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Upon first glance, you might think that the Himiway Zebra is a motorbike or perhaps even a campervan but no, this behemoth of a machine is, in fact, a bicycle. Described by Himiway as an “All Terrain Fat Ebike” with a 400lb (roughly 180kg) payload capacity and huge 4 inch tyres they certainly have created a beast. This does beg the question of who this bike is actually for - perhaps the army could find a use? 

If you want to carry heavy things a long way, this bike is for you. If you’re looking for something to cart kids around on or handle a weekly supermarket shop - this might be a good option, provided you have good bike handling skills and ground-level storage. 

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