1. ) The 750-watt mid-drive and custom
gearing helps the Nighthawk P+ climb hills
2. ) Swapping the stock knobby tires for
some Vee Rubber street tires makes the
3. ) The Bafang display is clean and very
easy to read.
4. ) The thumb throttle and power selecter
are on the left grip, near the front brake.
With the fairly low overall gearing
and lots of power, the Nighthawk simply eats up the climbs. Fairly stunning
mountain pulls are so easy as to be
almost fun. Naturally, climbing uses
more battery charge than the flats do.
This is one area where you really see
the wisdom in the gearing change that
BM supplies as standard equipment.
8Fun has a few traits that are com-
LIFE ON THE ROAD
mon to these mid-drives. There is a
small delay before assist kicks in when
pedaling and a little run-on after you
stop pedaling. If you backpedal, the
assist power cuts off instantly. Our
bike had the stock Hayes brakes, but
brakes with cutoff switches will be
standard on all production 750-watt
bikes. Our bike could have used them.
We personalized the bike a little to
make it more ideal for our intended
use. We had BM swap out the knobby
tires for Vee Rubber street tires. The
slight tread pattern on the fast-rolling,
almost-slick tires are like little V-twin
engines. That substitution costs $44