Nakto Electric Bikes Brand: Complete Model Lineup Review
July 02, 2022
Introduction: Nakto Electric Bikes
Ebikes are growing in popularity, in part because they offer an affordable alternative to the single family car.
But with prices ranging from as low as $600, to well over $10,000, ebikes are still quite a significant investment.
The last thing you want to do is waste a bunch of money on a new ebike that stops working or falls apart in less than a year.
Here at Really Good Ebikes, we try to carry the brands that produce the highest quality ebikes, and who are ready, willing and able to help customers if something ever goes wrong with their electric bike.
We recently added Nakto USA Ebikes to our family of brands, and we believe that their lineup of ebikes is not just the most budget-friendly on the market today, but that their US-based service facilities are world-class.
In this Guide, we will discuss each of the Nakto electric bike models, and which one might suit you best.
In between, we have fat tire folders, comfortable Dutch-style cruisers, and even a cargo bike with buddy seat.
Nakto bikes can be found on Amazon, Walmart, and other online retailers, but I would not recommend buying your new electric bike from a megastore. I would also be very cautious when considering other Amazon ebike brands like Swagtron, Eahora, Addmotor, Maxfoot, and Samebike.
When you shop at Amazon or Walmart, you may be purchasing from some faceless 3rd parties who is using their platform to sell cheap Chinese imports.
What happens if you have questions before you make such an important decision They are not ebike experts, and they will not be able to help you.
What happens if something goes wrong once you put your new bike together - will they be there to provide the customer service and support you are entitled to?
Therefore, once you decide which model you’re interested in, you need to decide where to make your purchase. Of course, we may be biased, but we think that you should buy your next Nakto USA ebike from us, Really Good Ebikes.
We are a small family business, started in 2017, dedicated to providing the best online ebike shopping experience in the US. Our verified customer reviews attest to this goal.
So let’s dive in and get to know the full lineup of Nakto USA electric bikes, the best and cheapest ebikes on the market today, most of which are under $1,000.
Nakto USA has produced some very impressive fat tire electric bikes at very economical prices. The top-of-the-line fat tire ebike from Nakto USA is the Fat Tire Super Cruiser.
The Fat Tire Super Cruiser is a hybrid ebike of sorts, combining the rugged riding capabilities of a fat tire mountain bike with the relaxed ride of a cruiser. It features a 500W rear hub motor (nominal output), which is capable of propelling the bike up steep inclines.
The 4” fat tires are perfect for off-road riding, where additional surface area contact with the ground will provide enhanced traction and stability.
You can ride the Fat Tire Super Cruiser like a conventional bike, using the 6-speed trigger shifter and Shimano derailleur; and when you are ready to power up your ride, you can turn on the 48V electronics and engage the 5-level pedal assist system (PAS), or just give the right-side thumb throttle a push.
Next up is the Fat Tire Cruiser, which retails for the low-cost price of $999. The Fat Tire Cruiser features many of the same features and components as the Fat Tire Super Cruiser, but with a few important differences.
It has a 350W nominal output motor, compared to 500W, and the electrical system operates at 36V instead of 48V. The battery capacity is also slightly less on the Fat Tire Cruiser, at 10Ah vs. 12Ah for the Super Cruiser.
A 500W motor is very powerful, and for many riders it can be intimidating, and they worry that the bike could get out of control. So if you’re looking for a fat tire electric mountain bike that costs under $1,000, you should definitely check out the Nakto Fat Tire Cruiser. It comes with disc brakes, fenders, a headlight, LCD display, and a tool kit.
One of our favorite ebikes in the Nakto USA Ebikes lineup is the OX. This is another weird and wonderful hybrid ebike, combining the stability and off-road riding capabilities of a fat tire bike with a low-step folding frame.
But there’s more, a lot more. The OX has high-rise handlebars, which allow the rider to maintain a natural, relaxed posture while riding; and with the low-step frame design, you do not need to lift your leg over the seat to get on and off your bike.
This is especially welcome for older riders who may have limited hip and knee mobility. The OX features a very robust 500W rear hub motor, which can be controlled using the pedal assist system or the right-side twist throttle. The 6-speed Shimano drivetrain incorporates a trigger click shifter, for smooth operation.
And with a 48V/12Ah removable battery, the OX will give you a long range of travel with every charge. It comes with fenders, headlight, rear rack, kickstand and tool kit.
Last up in the fat tire category is Discovery, a 20” fat tire electric mountain bike designed for shorter riders. Discovery features 20” x 4” fat tires mounted on aluminum rims with cutouts to reduce weight. These tires can be inflated from 5 psi to 30 psi, depending on surface conditions and rider preference.
The 350W rear hub motor is quite powerful, and can be engaged using the pedal assist system (PAS) or thumb throttle (located between the trigger shifter for the gears and the ergonomic grips).
Although we love how the battery is fully integrated into the downtube of the bike, to do so meant shaving precious amp hours from the battery capacity. If you plan on long rides, you might take a spare battery with you just in case. Discovery features an intuitive LCD display panel with all the essential readouts; it comes with a suspension fork, and we really dig the orange-colored aluminum accepts on the grips and headset. While fenders are not included, there are attachment points if you want to get them after-market.
Nakto USA is know for their cruising electric bikes, and there is no better electric cruiser to start our review than the Santa Monica.
The Santa Monica electric beach cruiser is simply stunning. From the smooth curves of its custom frame, to the smooth curves of the cruiser handlebar, this bike is cool.
And at just over $1,000, it’s quite affordable.
The Santa Monica has 26” x 3” balloon tires, perfect for riding along the beach boardwalk or downtown to meet a friend for lunch. With a 6-speed drivetrain, you can ride the Santa Monica like a regular bike, with the extra comfort of a sprung gel saddle.
And when you need a little boost or don’t feel like pedaling, you will have the confidence to deploy the 500W rear hub motor and electrify your ride. The 48V/10Ah battery is fully integrated into the downtube, adding to the bike’s sleek lines and aerodynamics.
It will give you hours of riding pleasure per charge, and is removable for remote charging. If you are looking for a classic cruiser, look no further than the Santa Monica.
Next up is the City Stroller, a low-cost electric step-thru cruiser. The City Stroller is all about comfort, from the easy access frame to the angled handlebars and spring-loaded saddle.
If you want an ebike which is super easy to operate and very comfortable to ride, you should definitely add the City Stroller to your list. The 1.75” wide tires are suitable for city riding and light trails, although you should be cautious not to turn too quickly on gravely surfaces.
The City Stroller features a 350W motor paired with a 36V/12Ah easy access battery. The battery can be charged on or off the bike, and will give you about 25 miles of range per charge.
The Nakto Classic Step-Thru cruiser is simply stunning, and it’s about half the price of other ebikes in this category.
We love the cream color of the frame and rack, and how it contrasts with the faux leather grips and saddle.
The Classic is true to its name. It has the classic Dutch low-step frame design, with sweptback cruiser-style handlebars, front and rear racks, and a front basket.
The Classic Step-Thru is meant for casual riding, with an upright riding posture and extra comfort from the spring-loaded sponge saddle and ergonomic grips. The 250W motor is perfect for city riding, and you will feel confident on the 3”-wide balloon tires.
Next time you want to go to the grocery store, or just a ride around town, imagine the thrill of doing it on the Nakto Classic Step-Thru.
The Camel Step-Thru is perhaps Nakto’s best-known model, having been favorably reviewed by Electric Bike Review.
Yes, it’s a “cheap" ebike, but I like to think of it as extreme affordable at only $739. And wow do you get a lot for the money.
The Woman’s Camel Step-Through Electric Bike has a beautifully designed frame, with the bottom bracket well forward of the saddle, giving you an upright and relaxed ride.
The Camel ST comes with the option for a 250W motor, 350W motor, or 350W motor with LCD display. For most riders, 250W will give you enough power to climb moderately steep hills while pedaling and using the pedal assist system, but don't expect to use the throttle only to climb steep hills. Watts are like horsepower, so if you want more motor power, get the 350W option.
You can ride the Camel ST like a regular cruiser, using the 6-speed drivetrain.
And when you are ready for some action, turn on the 36V battery, give the throttle a twist, and off you go.
The 10Ah battery can be removed for remote charging, and will give you about 25 miles of range per charge.
The bike comes with fenders, a chain guard, front basket, front light, and rear rack.
Camel Cruiser is the Men’s version of the Camel Step-Thru, and it’s the perfect electric beach cruiser.
Of course, with it’s strong rear rack and front basket, the Camel Cruiser is also a great ebike for students, office workers, and anyone who wants the thrill of electric bike riding without breaking the bank.
The Camel Cruiser is outfitted with a 250W (nominal output) rear hub motor, paired with a 36V/10Ah easy access battery.
You can operate the Camel Cruiser using the 6-speed gears (with trigger shifter), the pedal assist system, and the half-twist throttle, finding the perfect amount of human and motor power for every riding condition.
The bike comes with fenders, and integrated headlight, rear rack, chain guard, and front basket.
And like all Nakto ebikes, a tool kit is provided to make final assembly a breeze.
The Nakto Fashion is classic folding ebike, with a central hinge on the frame, and a second folding mechanism at the base of the tiller (the part that holds the handlebar).
We love the Fashion for its simplicity, and its affordable price. If you are looking for a basic folding ebike, add the Fashion to your short list. Its compact folded dimensions make the Fashion ebike ideal for RVers, apartment dwellers, and others with limited storage space.
It also means that you don’t need an external bike rack to transport the Fashion, just fold it up and put it in the back of your car or SUV.
The 250W motor on the Fashion puts out a respectable 38 Newton Meters (Nm) of torque, making it suitable for riding in hilly areas.
The tires are 20” x 1.95”, so be careful if you take the fashion on unpaved paths or trails. The Fashion may be a budget-oriented ebike, but it still comes with fenders, a headlight, rear rack, chain guard, and spring-loaded saddle. Very nice.