Today, electric bikes have become more familiar and you can find a ton of choices online. Choosing one for your requirements can be cumbersome. You need to consider its weight, payload, speed, power, and whatnot. To aid you in your choice, we have compared two of the most popular electric bikes from Rad PowerBikes i.e Rad Runner Plus vs RadRover 6 Plus. Both of these eBikes are powered by a 48V 14Ah battery coupled with a 750W geared hub motor.

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The exact models being compared in this article is given below. Make sure you are checking out the right one.

RadRunner Plus Electric Utility Bike Check Price
RadRover 6 Plus Electric Fat Bike Check Price


RadRover Comparison

First Impression

RadRunner Plus is a classic eBike that takes you to the 70s era. It is a perfect blend of the old look and the latest technology. Although most people don’t love this look, I am sure that there are some classic lovers out there who might find it interesting.

Coming to RadRover 6 Plus, it is completely designed for your off-route adventure with a sporty look and standing tall at 30″. RadRover is simple and elegant.


RadRover’s fat tire aids you in irregular terrains

Fat Tire of Rad Rover
Fat Tire of Rad Rover

Physical Features

RadRunner Plus RadRover 6 Plus

Electric Utility Bike

Electric Fat Bike
Type Utility eBike Off-Road and On-Road
Frame 18″ Aluminum 18″ Aluminum
Brakes 180 mm front and rear Mechanical Disc 180 mm front and rear Hydraulic Disc
Weight 77 lb (with battery)
Battery: 7.7 lb
73.4 lb (with battery)
Battery: 7.7 lb
Gear 7-speed gear 7-speed gear
Tire Size 20″ x 3.3″ 26″ x 4″

Weight and Payload Capacity

Weight and payload capacity is a must-consider factors when it comes to eBikes.

Both RadRunner Plus and RadRover 6 Plus feature an aluminum body. RadRunner weighs about 77 lbs which is quite heavy considering its size. But it has an inbuilt rear rack adding to the weight. On the other hand, RadRover 6 Plus weighs 73.4lbs which has a standover height of 30″ compared to just 16.5″ of RadRunner.

Also, RadRover has a tire size of 4″ wide which is a fat tire and makes it a perfect companion for your outdoor adventures. RadRunner is more of a utility bike where you can take your kids and have some fun rides or so.

Coming to the payload, RadRunner Plus has a capacity of 300lbs while RadRover has 275lbs. Both these electric bikes have a rear rack (Optional in the case of RadRover), so you might well consider if you want to have a double ride.

RadRunner Plus
RadRunner Plus with a rear rack

Technical Features

Have a look at the technical comparison between the two electric bikes

RadRunner Plus RadRover 5
Battery 48V 14AH Lithium-Ion 48V 14AH Lithium-Ion
Motor 750W Geared Hub 750W Geared Hub
Max Speed 20mph 20mph
Mileage ~45miles ~45miles
Charge Time ~6 Hours ~6 Hours
Pedal Assist 5 levels with cadence sensor 5 levels with cadence sensor

If you look at the above table, technically there is no difference between these two eBikes. Both of them are powered by a 48V 14AH battery coupled with a 750W gear hub motor. RadRunner Plus and RadRover 5 fat eBike both have a pedal and throttle assist with a top speed of 20mps. On a single charge, you can get a mileage of ~45miles (* mileage always varies depending on the mode and terrain). Both RadRunner and RadRover do not have the fast charge capability which in my opinion is a nice feature to have. Also, they both lack torque sensors and rely on cadence sensors for pedal assistance.

RadRunner Plus vs RadRover 5: Which one to consider?

Most of the features are the same and both of these electric bikes are manufactured by Rad PowerBikes. So choosing one among these two comes to a simple choice.

If you are looking for an off-road electric bike, choose RadRover 6 Plus. If you are looking for a city commute, choose RadRunner Plus.


RadRunner Plus Electric Utility Bike Check Price
RadRover 6 Plus Electric Fat Bike Check Price

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