Hero Lectro C7 Plus: Recently Hero Lectro has launched a series of new electric cycles, and C7 plus is one of them. C7 Plus is designed for office goers and those who love city commuting as well as off-roading. The new C7 plus is more aesthetic, more powerful, and equipped with some new features which you should know before buying the bike.
Design And Build Quaility:
The new C7 plus has the same tripical Lectro frame design that Hero electric cycle is known for. It also comes with two new colour options, pearlescent blue and grey. Although both the colours are attractive but the pearlescent blue looks more premium and aesthetic. As for the build quality, the 18″ frame is made of 6061 aluminium alloy which is not only stronger but lighter in nature, and that is why the bike weighs only 18.4kg. The ideal payload of C7 Plus is 100kg.
Motor, Torque, And Speed:
C7 Plus runs on a 250w BLDC rear hub motor, and it’s a 36v motor that generates up to 40nm of torque. The top speed of the bike is 25kmph as per government regulation.
Battery And Its Range:
In earlier models, the company used to provide a 5.8Ah battery pack, but now finally the company has increased its battery capacity to 6.36Ah on their recent models including C7 Plus. This is a highly efficient battery made by Panasonic, and it lasts around 3 years with 800 to 1000 charging cycles. With this new C7 Plus, the company has introduced a new charging port. It’s a magnetic one that gets closed securely to prevent the entry of dust.
For charging, the company is providing a 2A standard charger. The battery takes 4 hours to charge and once it gets charged fully you can ride this bike around 20km – 25km on throttle mode. Whereas, on Pedelec mode this will give you a range of 30km – 35km.
PAS And Riding Modes:
C7 Plus comes with 12 magnets PAS, and has 3 levels of assistance that can be controlled with an analogue LED display. The company is also providing a silicon protective case for this LED display to prevent dust and rain. As for the riding modes, it has a total of 4 modes including throttle, pedelec, manual and walk mode and the same can be controlled through the LED display. On the Pedelec mode, you will get a maximum of 90% assistance from the motor.
Wheels And Suspension:
C7 Plus is equipped with 27.5″ wheels and combined with 2″ tires by Spur. The tires are heavily treaded and specialized for electric cycles. It has good traction on the road and performs well on rough roads too. The bike comes with a front fork suspension that has a travel of 60mm. The performance of the suspension is good on bumpy roads but not made for extreme off-roading.
Gears And Brakes:
C7 Plus is a multi-speed geared electric bicycle. It has a 7-speed gears system that comes with an SRide rear derailleur and a thumb shifters. The shifting of gears on this bike is really smooth and quick. SRide is a well-known manufacturer of specialized gears system for bicycles. The bike comes with 160mm dual mechanical disc brakes by Clarks. The stopping power of the brakes is great and performs well even on wet surfaces. Clarks has a remarkable footprint in the making of braking systems for bicycles. They have been producing quality brakes for bicycles for a very long time.
Price And Availabilty:
The C7 Plus is priced at ₹32999, whereas, the base model C7 is priced at ₹30999. C7 is designed for city commuters. The only difference with the C7 Plus is C7 has no suspension system instead it is equipped with a rigid fork. Both the models are available at Hero Lectro stores, or on third-party, eCommerce sites like CMB. All the electric equipment comes under 2 years of warranty, but to avail the warranty, you need to register the bike on the company’s official website.
Verdict, The Final Thoughts:
As per the specs and features, the bike looks quite promising. It has better components than before, it is equipped with a bigger battery pack, comes with an excellent build quality, it is lighter, stronger, and aesthetic, it has much better tires, suspension and a comfortable seat which altogether gives you better performance than before. But still, there are few things which can make you disappointed, like there is no headlight, horn or mudguards that comes with the bike. It has no security system like an RFID lock or ignition key, even charging the bike is very slow, it takes almost 4 hours to charge. So this could be much better if the company provided a 3A charger. So these are the things you may need to compromise with, otherwise, for city commuting, fun riding, or for office goers this can be an ideal choice to consider. So if your daily commute is limited to 30km – 35km, and if you are a brand conscious then you should definitely consider this electric cycle.
NOTE: The components mentioned in this article may vary with the actual product as this can be changed or replaced by the company without giving any prior notice.