Bakcou Kodiak AWD
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The Kodiak AWD, dual-hub electric bike, is the first of its kind for Bakcou. The Bakcou Kodiak AWD has TWO 500W hub motors, one in the front hub and one in the rear hub. These combine to give you more power and more capability with a hub driven bike than ever before.
At Bakcou, we recognize that not every hunt begins at the top of the mountain. Sometimes your secret hunting spot sits at the end of a long cornfield, miles downstream at the bend in the river, or maybe in those hard to reach cattails on the distant horizon. And sometimes, your hunt finds you traveling snow-packed trails into your stand. Bakcou took all of the high-end components of the Mule and Storm and engineered a hunting tool capable of handling hills, mountains, and winter terrain.
With dual hub motors and AWD capabilities, the Kodiak AWD is built to conquer snow, mud, and sand. While our mid-drive motor eBikes are built to climb, the dual-hub motors are made to push/pull each wheel through the stickiest of terrains.
We combined the power and performance of Bafang’s 500W, high-end hub motors with the same bulletproof aluminum alloy frame and high-end components that you expect in a Bakcou fat-tire electric bike. As with each of our eBikes, it’s all in the details. We use wide handlebars and locking handle grips. We then add wide stance, deep-cleated pedals with wide holes for extra boot grip and space to avoid accumulation of mud or snow. This gives our eBikes a greater base of support.
The LCD display allows for ease of use when flying down the trail, and the unparalleled traction and control of the Maxxis Minion tires allow you to go where you want to go. From our top of the line coil-suspension forks to our drivetrain components, we’ve got you covered.
The all-new Bakcou Kodiak AWD is available in Matte Black, Matte Army Green, and Realtree Edge. The Kodiak AWD is NOT available in a Step-Through model.
Headlight & Front Fender are NOT included with the Kodiak AWD.
MOTOR: Bafang 500W High-End Hub Motor x 2
- BATTERY: Extended Distance 48V 25ah Lithium-Ion
- RANGE: see "eBike Range Explained" below
- PERFORMANCE: 85NM Torque/500W Peak Output per motor
- DISPLAY: Bafang LCD
- BRAKES: Powerful Tektro Quad Piston Hydraulic, 203mm Front & 203mm Rear Rotor
- SUSPENSION: BCEB GT MRK Coil Spring 100mm Fork
- FRAME: High Grade Aluminum Alloy 6061
- SIZE: 18" (Stand Over Height 29.5")
- THROTTLE: Removable Left Thumb Throttle
- MOTOR CONTROL: Switch LEFT = Front Motor, Switch RIGHT = Rear Motor, Switch MIDDLE = Dual Motors
- TIRES: Unparalleled Traction and Control Maxxis Minion 26" x 4.0
- GEARING: Shimano Alivio Hill-Climbing 9-Speed, 40t Front 11x36t Cassette
- STEERING: Wide 740mm Handlebars for Greater Stability
- LOAD CAPACITY: 300lbs
- SADDLE: SR Sport Saddle
- WEIGHT: 68lbs
- TOP SPEED: 25+ mph
Locking Ergonomic Handlebar Grips
- Shock Absorbing Suspension Seat Post
- Front & Side Rear Derailleur Guards
- Aggressive Skid-Proof Wide Stance Pedals
eBike Range, Explained
actors Influencing Electric Bike Range
The range of your electric bike refers to the distance you can ride on a single charge. Assessing the range of an electric bike can be difficult, as it varies from person to person. All electric bikes are advertised as having a particular range, but these advertised ranges are usually inaccurate and some can be quite exaggerated. In extreme cases, advertised ranges could even be four times higher than the realistic range. It's nearly impossible for electric bike range claims to be completely accurate because so many factors depend on the individual rider and the riding conditions.
Factors to consider when estimating range include:
- How much the rider weighs
- The level of pedal-assist the rider chooses
- The riding terrain
- Amount of luggage being towed
- Speed of the ride — a 1/3 faster speed will result in 1/2 the range
- How many times the bike is stopped and started — hill starts, in particular, will drain power
- Wind conditions
- Temperature — on a warm, sunny day, a battery will get about 15% more range than a battery on a cold, winter day
- Tire pressure — just like in traditional bikes, soft tires will be less efficient and will result in less distance for power expended
- The size and age of the battery
- Motor size — while bigger motors are more fun, they will drain more battery power
How to Determine Electric Bike Range
While most people want to have the most powerful bike motor they can afford, it's important to note that motor power only impacts how fast you can pull off and how well you can get up hills. Motor power does not necessarily impact how far you can go. When it comes to electric bike range, the most important variable to consider is the battery capacity.
Battery capacity is usually measured in Watt-hours (Wh), where Watt-hours= amp-hours x volts. The Watt-hours calculation is important because it determines the range of your electric bike, or how far you can go.
1. Bike A has a 24V - 20Ah battery: 24V x 20Ah = 480Wh
2. Bike B has a 48V - 10Ah battery: 48V x10Ah = 480Wh
3. Bike C has a 24V - 6Ah battery: 24V x 6Ah = 144Wh
Bikes A and B have a similar amount of energy. If Bike A and Bike B have equal motors and riders, they will perform in a very similar fashion. The bike with the higher voltage battery will accelerate faster and climb better — but that will be at the expense of some of that energy. On the other hand, Bike C will not take you nearly as far.
Simply put, if you want an eBike that accelerates fast, climbs well, and can travel long distances on a single charge, then you should purchase one with a battery that has high voltage and high amp-hours. A battery with high voltage and low amp-hours will shorten the distance you can travel on a single charge.
It's important to also consider the issue of range with regard to the type of motor you are buying. For example, there is a good argument that mid-drive motors get a better range than hub drive motors because they work synergistically with the gears.
NOTE: When you are looking at adverts for electric bikes, you may find some advertisements where the battery capacity is simply stated in amp-hours. This is an insufficient way to advertise range, as it does not include the voltage and does not accurately reflect the true energy capacity of the battery. If a bike is advertised with a 36V battery and a capacity of 9 amp-hours, then the true capacity of the battery is 324 watt-hours (9x36=324).