⚡Featuring 750W Rear Hub Motor w/ Auto Cutoff Brake Sensors
⚡Long-Range Battery Tank w/ Samsung Cells
⚡Twist Throttle Powered: No Pedaling Required
⚡Max Assist Speed 28 MPH
Revi OG Cheetah Highlights
The Revi Cheetah is one of the best electric bikes on the market today. It's fun to ride, powerful, comfortable, and outfitted with safety features like hydraulic disc brakes and automatic motor cutoff sensors.
Fun to Ride
Riding your Revi Bikes Cheetah fat tire ebike can feel like you’re on a motorcycle when using the twist throttle only (no pedaling required). The stitched faux-leather throttle grip is located on the right of the handlebar, giving it a motorcycle feel. With its 4-inch fat tires, the Cheetah is great for off-road adventures and will give you hours of riding excitement. It comes in night black with faux leather seat and grip accents, and platinum grey with black accents.
The Revi Bikes Cheetah doesn't just look like a motorcycle, it features a powerful 750W nominal output (1200W peak output) rear hub motor that can achieve assist speeds of up to 28 mph. This motor is paired with a robust 48V battery (13Ah and 17.5Ah options) that will give you a long range of travel per charge. When riding the Cheetah, steep hills and harsh headwinds will not slow you down.
Customer photo showing Cheetah on motorcycle hitch-mount rack with custom detailing. Scroll up to read all the Revi Bikes Cheetah customer reviews.
The Cheetah ebike is designed with comfort in mind. It has a very cushy gel spring-loaded saddle, and you can adjust the fat tire pressure down to 5psi for a more cushioned ride. You can ride the Cheetah like a city bike, or take it off-road for hours of riding without discomfort.
The Cheetah is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, with expertly welded seams throughout. This ultra-strong frame can endure rough off-road conditions without the risk of breaking. Moreover, this classic ebike is outfitted with strong hydraulic disc brakes, giving you authoritative stopping power when it’s needed most. There are also sensors in the brakes that will detect brake activation and immediately cut power to the motor.
This is the best way to transport the Revi Bikes Cheetah Electric Bike, on a hitch-mounted motorcycle rack.
Cheetah Ebike Description
Inspired by the 1960s Café Racer motorcycles, the Revi Bikes(formerly Civi Bikes) Cheetah is a powerful and elegant electric cruiser bike.
If you like to travel in style, fast and wild like its namesake, then the Cheetah might be the electric cruiser for you. It's one of our most popular models, and for good reason.
The Cheetah embodies the aesthetic soul of the British Café Racer motorcycles of the early 1960s, where the bikes were used for short, quick rides between cafés, in Watford at the Busy Bee Café and the Ace Café in London.
Left side grip with pedal assist and headlight controls
The Café Racer represents speed, status and rebellion. It's the preferred ebike of some very famous and rebellious celebrities and entrepreneurs. It features swept-back handlebars with stitched grips, a comfortable saddle with spring suspension, a high-capacity battery built into the teardrop gas tank, and a large LED headlight with a light grill.
Right side grip with mechanical bell, gear shifter, and half-grip twist throttle
Looks aside, the Cheetah electro cruiser is outfitted with some impressive electronics. It features a powerful 750W (nominal output) Bafang rear hub motor, which is paired with a long-range 48V/13Ah (or 48V/17.5Ah upgrade option) lithium battery with Samsung cells and a Samsung battery management system (BMS).
The hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro give the Revi Bikes Cheetah authoritative stopping power, which is essential for a heavy electric bike. There are sensors that will automatically cut power to the motor when the brakes are activated; an essential safety feature.
Drive modes include the 7-speed drive train, which allows you to ride the gears like a conventional bike; a 5-level pedal assist system that will give your pedaling a boost on-demand; and a right-side twist throttle which can propel you up to 28 mph, without even pedaling.
Original Cheetah Café Racer Specifications
MOTOR: 750W Bafang Rear Hub Motor w/ 80 Newton Meters (Nm) of Torque
The twist throttle is active at zero and overrides each of the five pedal assist levels, considering the heavy build of this product and less efficient knobby tires, it’s nice to have help getting started
The 750-watt geared motor and 48-volt battery system really kicks, the bike was able to move Sam with ease, and he weighs 200+ lbs, it’s neat that the frame is rated up to 33lbs while most other ebikes are just rated for 200lbs or 250lbs but do keep an eye on the spokes if you’re a heavier rider, so they don’t loosen up
Very cool styling, everything from the gas tank-inspired battery casing to the large steel headlight and elongated fork resembles a motorcycle and the big tires feel proportional, consider swapping to slick fat tires to make the bike smoother and more efficient (the size is 26″ x 4″)
It’s great that they upgraded to hydraulic disc brakes vs. mechanical because they are more consistent and won’t stretch out over time, you need the extra stopping power with such a heavy and powerful e-bike
Even though this frame only comes in high-step, the minimum saddle height is fairly low and approachable because the seat tube is angled way back, I love longer handlebars that sweep back to meet you, so you can sit upright and comfortable
Padded grips, an oversized saddle with springs, high-volume fat tires, and the longer handlebar all contribute to reduced vibration and make this a comfy ride… even without suspension, consider a 30.4mm seat post suspension for even more comfort
The kickstand is mounted near the center of the bike, which is probably good considering the length and weight of the frame, but far back enough that the pedal won’t lock if you back it up or pedal backward (to work on the drivetrain), I like that it offers an adjustable length
Great choice of pedals here, these things are oversized, extra stiff, provide great traction, and look nice
The display panel is large, bright, and easy to read and interpret in color vs. many others which are black and white grayscale, I like that it has a day/night mode if you hold the + button for a few seconds
In low-beam mode, the headlight has this cool blue circle that is really attention-grabbing, it’s cool that the light is wired-in to run off of the main battery, can be aimed a bit, and has low and high beam
The lower crown of the fork has this big metal pin built into it that stops the handlebars and fork from turning all the way to the right or left, which would scratch or ding the frame… great attention to detail with that
Weighing in at nearly 76lbs, this ebike is heavier than average
This ebike only comes in one frame size, but it’s neat that they offer two color combinations
The extra-long chain can bounce around when you’re pedaling with a high gear and I didn’t see a slap guard, I could hear the chain bounce up into the steel chain cover when going off curbs and this could create scratches that might eventually rust, consider using some clear box tape on the right chain stay to protect it without detracting from the nice aesthetic of the bike frame color
The drivetrain is one step above base level on the Shimano product line and only offers 13 to 28 tooth spread vs. 11 to 32 or higher and that means you can’t climb as easily or pedal as comfortably at high speed, considering the higher top speed potential of the bike and heavier build, it would be nice to have a Shimano Deore with wider cassette
I’m not a big fan of the oversized Shimano SIS indexed thumb shifter used here, it requires more reaching and hand/finger effort to shift, but they probably chose it to make room for the half-grip twist throttle housing, and at least it works well with gloves because the buttons are so large and spread out
The display is nice, but it would be cool if it could swivel a bit more, be removable, or have a USB port built-in to charge phones, additional lights, or wireless speakers on the go
Minor complaint, I love the headlight and wish that the bike also came with a backlight that was also wired in, I would definitely wear a light on my backpack, helmet, or use a rechargeable one on the seat post or seat stays
Even with a nicer sealed 12-magnet cadence sensor like this, pedal assist still lags a bit when starting and stopping and isn’t as smooth or natural as a torque sensor or multi-sensor, I’m glad that the brake levers have motor inhibitor switches built in
It’s great to have battery size choices, especially given the high power use of the larger motor and heavier ebike, but the 2-amp charger is going to take longer to fill than if they had opted for a 3 or 4 amp
Minor complaint, I didn’t see anywhere to mount a water bottle or accessory on the seat tube or downtube, consider an anywhere adapter if you want to mount something here
Another one of our favorite independent ebike reviewers is Brent McCluskey from Electrified Review. This guy knows his stuff, and offers cool insights in all of his reviews. What does he have to say about the Cheetah?
"Ooooowheee! this electric bike is aces. it looks super vintage, like a blast from the past, and cruises like a Harley. Civi BIkes calls it the Cheetah, I call it "fun."
Check out the full video review below.
Civi Bikes Cheetah Assembly Instructions
2022 Cheetah LCD Display Tutorial
In this video, Revi Cheetah owner Rex walks through how to set up the display.
Have you received an Error 9 message on your display? Rex from Revi Bikes is here to help, in this detailed troubleshooting video.
How to set KD58C power assist level
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Now loving my bike after issues sorted. Use it almost daily...commuting...touring and off roading. It is serious fun and attracts lots of attention. Suggest installing titanium backed pads from start...big difference over standard pads. I modified my rear axle fixing by adding a larger nuts and used the original as a lock nuts...wheel stays securely in place now. Bike frame is a work of art and allows for staggering performance. 3,000 miles and still super awesome fun :)
This bike is a delight to ride. Arrived sooner than expected. I really appreciate how communicative Steve was -- the model I originally wanted was out of stock, and he called right away to let me know. He didn't call while I was at work, followed up promptly, and worked with me on price for the upgraded model so I didn't have to wait 2 or 3 months for the one I was originally looking at to come back in stock! If you're antisocial, you may want a different bike - everyone seems to have something to say about it. Lots of questions and comments. My favorite so far is that it looks like Indiana Jones' bike. The accessory bundle is awesome, though a little difficult to assemble - they leave some key details out of the instructions but with a little trial and error it wasn't too hard to figure out. It's a heavy bike with plenty of momentum, but very sturdy. I have crashed it once and there was no damage beyond some scuffed paint (and my busted lip!). It handles really well and makes going up hills a dream. I love being in control of how much exercise I want to put in, and I'm riding it everywhere - it's my go-to transportation for anywhere in town. Very fun, and a great investment. You won't regret it!