RAMY Automotive, has been for decades been synonymous with off-road vehicle modifications and aftermarket parts sales and service. Their passion for off-roading doesn’t end there, it is also followed by strong CSR activities like their #CleanDesertDrive movement under a moto “Leave nothing behind other than tire marks.”
Recently, the United Arab Emirates and in particular Dubai, has been leading the drive to healthy living which is spearheaded by none other than the Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 which took place at the end of 2017 involved thousands of Dubai participants into a common goal of healthy living.
RAMY Automotive understands the evolution of off-road vehicles and wanted to incorporate some of its traits into street bicycles in order to cater to healthy living activities for its existing and new customers, thus introducing an electric assist “fatbike” aptly called the eSandStorm from renowned off-road equipment and accessories manufacturer, American Off Road (AOR).
The eSandStorm is essentially a fatbike, which by definition is an off-road bike with oversized tires that are designed to operate at low ground pressure to tackle soft terrain, like sandy beaches and the desert, but comes with a battery pack and an electric motor to assist the rider. Fatbikes have been the craze in the UAE for the last couple of years as bikers are now able to enjoy the wild terrain of the Emirates and not be confined to just tarmac. Pedaling the thick 4’’ wide tires does take a strain on the body, especially when the pressure have been dropped to 5 psi for easy gliding on sandy terrain. This is where the 750 Watt rear brushless hub motor comes in, powered by a fast charging 48V 11.6Ah Li-ion battery.
At full charge, which takes 4-6 hours, the electric motor would be able to assist the rider for distances up to 70 kms and achieve speeds of up to 40 kmph. The eSandStorm is made of lightweight high grade Aluminum alloy and comes with Shimano 7 gears. Disc brakes are available at both the front and rear wheels as well as full adjustable front fork suspension for rebound and dampening and air shocks at the back wheel. Front and rear lights comes standard as well as a front mounted LCD display which displays important information such as battery power level, speed, gear position and odometer.
Specification of eSandStorm:
Frame: 6061 Aluminium alloy
- Battery 48V 11.6Ah Li-ion battery
- 750w rear brushless hub motor
- Controller 750W 22A
- PAS intelligent pedal assistant system
- Charge Time 4-6 hours
- Max Speed up to 40Km/h
- Range Distance up to 70Kms
- F/R disc brake
- With F/R light light
- NOKEE-LCD display
Fork: front Al alloy fork adjustable suspension and rear air-shock
Saddle: Sport type
Derailleur: Outer 7 speed Shimano