KBO Ranger Review: A Powerful Electric Bike for Long Range

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The KBO Ranger scores exceptionally well on the range and power. The 840Wh, 48V 17.5Ah Lithium-ion battery and the 740W hub motor work together to boost your long-distance travel confidence. Additionally, this people carrier and cargo e-bike boasts quick starts and top speeds. 

The KBO Ranger is an improved version of the KBO Commuter Electric Bike and was introduced in 2022 as the new Ranger electric bike. KBO or Killer Bike Option offers mobility solutions at cost-effective prices. 

The cargo e-bike model serves a meaningful purpose by helping riders replace their SUVs and other four-wheelers for running regular in-the-city errands.

KBO Ranger: a long-range e-bike designed for carrying heavy payloads

No distance is far off when the KBO Ranger is at hand 

This one is a powerhouse of performance! The KBO Ranger has a 750W brushless hub motor that works perfectly with the 840Wh removal Lithium-ion battery. The powerful engine is a big reason to smile because it makes your work of carrying heavy loads or steep hill climbs easier.

The battery can take the rider up to 60 miles (95 km) per charge, though how you drive the e-bike does make a difference. It has a lifespan of around 900 charge cycles and has LG/Samsung cells. The 48V 3A Smart Charger provided in the pack takes about 5 hours to charge the battery fully. Just the right two-wheeler to pedal around town!

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Features that enhance rider’s comfort & safety

As per the brand, the KBO Ranger can easily accommodate riders within the height range of 4 feet 11 inches to 6 feet three inches, which is quite an impressive range. Moreover, with the help of the spacer placement, one can change the height of the handlebar.

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Furthermore, the handlebar grips are made from faux leather, offering solid hold. At the same time, the adjustable saddle is sufficiently padded for comfort.

Using the e-bike at night is safer with the 48V headlight. The integrated brake LED rear light is illuminated as soon as you apply the brakes, making riding safer at turns, inclement weather, and bad road conditions.

Read also: How much can an e-bike carry? And, Can an e-bike pull a trailer?

The Shimano 7-speed derailleur assists while changing gears suitable for different kinds of terrains. The front and rear mechanical 180mm disc brakes offer enough force when the brakes are applied to support you in handling the toughest of conditions.

The wider-than-usual 20 x 3 inches CST tires help on all terrains. Expect a stable and smooth ride, always. The tires are made from a good-quality rubber material that can resist punctures. 

The plastic fenders at the front and back are large and viable to keep your clothes and the KBO Ranger from dust and street sediments.

A utilitarian e-bike

Forget taking out your four-wheeler to run errands like grocery shopping, dropping your kid at school, or even camping nearby. The KBO Ranger has been ergonomically designed, and there are a whole lot of practical accessories that make it the best fit to be your functional beast.

The adjustable wood-topped aluminum rear rack and accessories like the running boards with wooden toppers for foot support, luggage racks, and carriers help carry people and cargo nimbly. The rear rack can bear a load of about 120 pounds (55 kg). 

Plus, there’s an intelligent mounting bracket in front for carrying an extra weight of up to 50 pounds (23 kg).

Read also: How to select the best cargo e-bike (with examples)? And, How much does a good cargo e-bike cost?

KBO Ranger datasheet

Motor750W brushless hub geared motor
Number of electric assist levels0 – 5
Battery48V 17.5Ah Lithium-ion battery with LG cells
Autonomy announced35-60 miles / 55-95 km
Charger3.0 Amp Quick charger
Luggage rackyes
Total payload capacity400 lbs / 180 kg
E-bike weight77 lbs / 35 kg
BrakesMechanical disc brakes
Recommended rider heights4’11” – 6’3″ / 150 – 190 cm

What could be improved in KBO Ranger?

Certain things are missing, and we must mention them here.

Firstly, the adjustable handlebar stem is absent but can be bought as an accessory. 

Secondly, the e-bike does not have a deflopilator – the battery compartment is on the downtube underside. The deflopilator is a part that helps in keeping the front wheel straight when the e-bike is on its kickstand. 

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Another accessory that could be useful is a toddler bike seat. The LCD Display is average but functional. The energy bar displaying the battery life is certainly there. The other displayed metrics include the current speed that shows up in big numbers, along with the pedal assist mode, odometer, and trip counter clocks.

Lastly, the KBO Ranger is smaller than most of its competitors, which means that its cargo-carry capacity is affected by its size.

The price is a super cost-saver, though, which is why you might be okay with the slightly smaller size. Overall, the KBO Ranger is a great cargo electric bike as it is a good combination of low price and an impressive range.

About KBO Bike

The Killer Bike Option company is driven by the passion of offering affordable cleaner alternative transportation methods to the general public. With KBO e-bikes, riders can effectively support a carefree and healthier lifestyle.

The innovative team at KBO is thoroughly focused on customer health and satisfaction. The designs of their e-bikes reflect the same. Working towards being lifetime family-like partners, the brand offers add-on services like a 2-year warranty, seven days a week of customer support, and the advantage of direct-to-consumer pricing. 

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Igor Karni

Igor is a sustainable mobility and green energy advocate. His mission for Easy E-biking is to help make electric cycling simple, practical, and fun. Follow him on Facebook and LinkedIn.



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