Great hunters set themselves apart by their skills and equipment. When hunting you’ll be scouting, following trails, and constantly checking traps in the great open wilderness.
To do so efficiently, you’ll need a reliable and powerful means to get around rough and steep roads and quickly follow wherever your prey takes you.
The right hunting bike can completely transform your hunting experience and elevate your hunt.
The following BAKCOU Storm Electric Hunting Bike Review will demonstrate how BAKCOU’s Storm can take your hunting adventures to the next level.
The Story of BAKCOU’s eBikes
BAKCOU was established in early 2015 by two hunting enthusiasts. While they’re relatively new to the electric hunting bikes industry, BAKCOU’s eBikes have taken the hunting world by storm (pun intended).
BAKCOU established itself as a strong, reliable brand by continuously delivering high-quality elite hunting eBikes.
The brand carefully designs their bikes for those who love to venture into the great outdoors without disrupting the calm and serenity of nature, making them ideal for hunting.
The Full-Suspension Storm Electric Hunting Bike is one of BAKCOU’s top-selling bikes.
It owes its popularity to several elements, the most prominent being the Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor with torque-sensing so let’s talk more about that.
The Storm eBike has a lot of upgraded elements that set it apart from its counterparts. Here’s an overview of the bike’s key features.
The Smart Bafang Ultra M620 Mid-Drive Motor
The motor is the heart and soul of an eBike and the Storm’s Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor comes in two options: 750 watts and 1000 watts.
Now, the conventional Bafang mid-drive motors are powerful, but the Bafang Ultra mid-drive takes power to the next level with the integrated torque sensor.
In case you’re thinking why bother if the regular motor is already good, here’s what you’re missing out on.
Normally, an eBike’s motor generates a predetermined amount of power when you push the pedals which can sometimes be dangerous, especially if you’re going down a tough terrain where you wouldn’t want to be riding at top speed.
What’s different about the Ultra mid-drive motor is that it’s more flexible and efficient because the amount of power it gives you is based on your needs.
In that case, when going downhill on dangerous terrain, the Ultra motor will sense the decrease of pressure on the pedals and reduce the amount of power to match it, making your ride much safer.
Not only is the Bafang Ultra M620 mid-drive smart, but it’s also very quiet, which can enhance your outdoors experience even more. On a bike this silent with power control this smooth, you’ll almost forget that you’re even riding.
Thanks to the smart torque-sensing feature, riding your Storm will feel effortlessly natural and eliminate much the strain that comes with riding a bike.
As a hunter, you must know that animals survive off their senses which means that loud sounds, vibrations, and smells will send them running.
Not only does the Ultra motor allow you stalk and track your prey silently, but unlike gas motors, it doesn’t produce strong odors that can scare them away.
While an eBike’s motor is essential because it determines how fast the bike can be, the battery’s capacity plays a crucial role in determining how far the bike can go.
The Full-Suspension Storm’s battery is carefully selected to last long and go far with a capacity of 48v and 17.4ah - 21ah. It allows for a range of 40+ miles which means that you can hunt your prey for long distances on a single charge.
In addition to the battery providing a wide range, it's also incredibly easy to recharge. All you have to do is press a handle, take the battery out, charge it, and then put it back. It’s that simple!
The wonder of the BAKCOU Storm Hunting eBike doesn’t stop here. Below are some of the bike’s defining characteristics.
- Frame: 6061 High-quality Aluminum for sturdy lightweight structure
- Size: Medium & large
- Suspension: 120mm BCEB GT MRK AIR front fork & RockShox Monarch rear fork that allows you to climb up without sacrificing speed
- Brakes: Reliable HD E750 Tektro Quad Piston Hydraulic, 203mm Front & Rear rotor
- Tires: 26”x 4” Maxxis Minion FBR, 120 TPI puncture-resistant casing and folding bead for more stability
- Gearing: 9-speed Shimano Alivio transmission
- Display: Full Color Bafang DP C18.UART LCD
- Colors: black and tan
- Handlebars: 700 mm wide for more controlled steering
- Weight capacity: 300 pounds
What We Like
One of our favorite features in this bike is that the pedals are wide and provide a secure grip for your feet, resulting in greater stability and control when riding.
The digital LCD display keeps you updated throughout your hunt and allows you to change the speed limit and sensitivity.
Despite all these upgraded specs, the bike comes at a competitive price and guarantees excellent value for money.
Additionally, the bike is easily customizable. To further enhance your hunting trip, you can choose from a ton of different accessories such as saddlebags for extra bike storage, headlights, and even solar panels.
What We Don’t Like
We weren’t thrilled when BAKCOU discontinued the camouflage option because, to us, it reflected the spirit of hunting in the great outdoors.
However, the matte black and desert tan options are quite good too.
The Bottom Line
Not only is BAKCOU’s Storm great for hunting and getting around on rough terrain, but it can also be used for simple commuting, adding more style to your everyday rides.
If you’re looking for a way to reach your hunting grounds easily and quickly, then the BAKCOU Storm eBike can be perfect for you.
It’ll allow you to do so while carrying all your gear and still go undetected by your prey.
The bike has a lot to offer and with the increasing demand on hunting eBikes, we’re expecting to see even more Storms in the wilderness.
Don’t miss out on the chance to try one out; it’s a total game-changer.