KBO Hurricane 2.0 E-bike Review

KBO Hurricane 2.0 E-bike Review

KBO BIKE is on a mission to make “the best value e-bikes for all lifestyles” and strives to capture a confident, carefree life intended for customers by relentlessly inventing creative innovations. In order to provide customers with a more high-quality and affordable road e-bike, we upgraded the KBO Hurricane Bike months ago. With the next-generation KBO Hurricane 2.0 bike, you get an impressive entry-level electric bike that offers an affordable and enjoyable riding experience. This single-speed e-bike delivers a range of features that make it a compelling choice for beginners and those seeking simplicity and value. Here we will delve into the specifications, performance, and overall impression of this stealth e-bike from a review by the YouTube Channel Top5ebikes.

“In terms of design, the Hurricane 2.0 maintains the lightweight characteristic of the original, weighing 36 pounds. Maneuvering through crowded city streets or navigating tight corners becomes effortless and enjoyable. The bike’s straight handlebars provide a comfortable and upright riding position, while the adjustable handlebar height caters to individual preferences. This stealth e-bike is recommended for riders between 5’6″ and 6’6″, making it suitable for a wide range of individuals.”

Hurricane 1.0 vs. Hurricane 2.0

Comparison Hurricane 1.0 Hurricane 2.0
Battery 36V/9.6Ah Lithium-ion battery with Panasonic cells 36V/10.5Ah Lithium-ion battery with Samsung/LG cells
Motor Sustained 250W brushless geared motor with 350W peak Sustained 350W brushless geared motor with 500W peak
Drivetrain Single speed belt drive Single speed drivetrain with a chain


“In terms of the motor, the Hurricane 2.0 features a rear hub motor with 350 watts of nominal power and 500 watts of peak power, surpassing the original KBO Hurricane’s 350-watt nominal power rating. This upgrade translates into better performance on hilly terrains and improved acceleration.”



“The KBO Hurricane 2.0 features a 6061 aluminum frame, similar to its predecessor, ensuring durability and strength. However, the 2.0 version boasts a larger 36-volt, 10.5-amp-hour lithium-ion battery equipped with Samsung LG cells. This offers an improved range compared to the original’s 36-volt, 9.6 amp-hour battery. The upgraded battery provides riders with a range of 18 to 53 miles, depending on the pedal assist level chosen.”


Drive Train

“One significant difference lies in the drive train. The original Hurricane featured a belt drive, which offers reduced maintenance and a quieter ride compared to traditional chain drives. However, the Hurricane 2.0 adopts a single-speed chain drive, providing a more familiar riding experience akin to traditional bicycles. This change simplifies maintenance and may appeal to riders who prefer the conventional feel of a chain-driven bike.”

Ride Feel

“The bike excels in delivering a pleasant riding experience, particularly for urban commuting and adventures on paved bike paths. With its three levels of pedal assist, riders can choose their desired level of assistance, whether it’s a gentle boost or a more energetic ride. The bike’s motor provides adequate power, allowing riders to effortlessly maintain speeds of up to 20 mph, even on slight inclines.

The battery life of the Hurricane 2.0 bike is commendable, with a larger capacity than its predecessor. Riders can expect to enjoy longer rides before needing to recharge, and the bike offers a range that is suitable for everyday commuting needs. While it may not be suitable for extended hill climbing or challenging terrains, it performs admirably for short bursts and moderate inclines. 

When it comes to performance, the bike shines in its simplicity. The absence of gears and the inclusion of mechanical disc brakes allow for a straightforward and intuitive riding experience. While the brakes may not be from a renowned brand, they prove to be more than capable of providing reliable stopping power, given this e-bike’s lightweight construction.”

Final Thoughts

“The 2.0 version builds upon the strengths of its predecessor, offering improved performance and enhanced features. With a larger battery capacity, a more powerful motor, and a signature lightweight design, the Hurricane 2 provides a more enjoyable riding experience, especially on hilly terrains.

While it may lack certain premium features found in higher-end KBO electric bikes, the Hurricane 2.0 bike perfectly fits the criteria for affordability, simplicity, and approachability. With only three levels of pedal assist and a straightforward LCD display, there is no steep learning curve or complicated features to deal with. The bike’s minimalistic design further emphasizes its elegance and simplicity.

The KBO Hurricane 2.0 E-bike is an excellent choice for riders who appreciate lighter, single-speed e-bikes. And at this price, you won’t find many city commuter e-bikes that are this fun, this stylish, and this light on your wallet!”