Addmotor MOTAN M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 Folding E-Bikes

This will be a first, covering together in one review the Addmotor MOTAN M-150 R7 (high step) and Addmotor MOTAN M-140 R7 (step-through) folding fat tire e-bike models. Both carry identical specs with the only difference being the folding frame style.

Addmotor was originally founded in 2011 and has been designing electric bikes for a diverse community of riders. Addmotor’s flagship store is located in California, however, they also sell their e-bikes through a network of dealers.

Addmotor M-150 R7 / M-140 R7: Motor and Battery

Right from the start the Addmotor M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 use a powerful custom 750W rear hub motor with 80nM of torque. This rear hub motor is more than capable of riding you up most hills and rough terrain as well as easily speeding up to 28 mph (unlocked of course).

The 750W rear motor is well supported by a 48V 16Ah lithium battery. While the manufacturer claims this battery can provide 65 plus miles of juice we think that would probably be the limit assuming you are partly peddling.

Like most folding fat tire e-bikes these both weigh in at close to 70 pounds so the size of these batteries and hub motors are needed.

Addmotor M-150 R7 / M-140 R7: Tires and Brakes

The Addmotor M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 both use mag rims and Kenda 20″ x 4″ tires. We have seen manufacturers of late substitute parts so if Kenda is important to your riding then you should confirm this spec before ordering.

Addmotor folding e-bikes use Tektro MD-M300 Mechanical Disc brakes with 180mm rotors and motor cut-offs for their stopping power. The debate goes on about mechanical versus disc brakes, especially for the speeds these Addmotor electric bikes are capable of obtaining, but it’s nice to see the upgraded rotors.

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Addmotor M-150 R7 / M-140 R7: Gearing

Both the Addmotor M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 are equipped with a 7 speed (14-28T) cassette, Shimano Altus derailleur, trigger shifter, and 48T front sprocket. While this will get the job done at some point you may find it worthwhile to upgrade the front sprocket to a 52T or 56T.

This is a more ideal setup for a folding e-bike sporting a powerful 750W motor. That is of course unless you are more of a full-throttle rider.

Addmotor M-150 R7 / M-140 R7: Conclusion

Addmotor has been at this e-bike game for a number of years which is a good thing. We already have seen a number of e-bike brands come and go which leave the consumer with nowhere to turn when an issue arises.

The Addmotor M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 are great looking folding fat tire e-bikes with powerful 750W hub motors. The M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 have well designed specs, and are at an affordable prices for fat tire folding e-bikes that include front and rear integrated lights, a rear rack, and fenders.

Depending on your riding abilities you may find a larger front sprocket more suitable for these e-bikes, especially in the higher gears.

The Addmotor M-150 R7 and M-140 R7 both offer a full range of color choices. By and far the Army Green, with its similarity to the Amp Rides Limited Volt DS, would be our color of choice.

Addmotor M-150 R7/M-140 R7 Folding E-Bike: Pricing and Specs

The Addmotor MOTAN M-150 R7 (high step) and Addmotor MOTAN M-140 R7 (step through) folding fat tire electric bikes are currently priced at $1,599 and 1,799 USD respectively and include free shipping. If you are looking to shop locally check our map of Addmotor dealers.

The Addmotor M-150 R7 and Addmotor M-140 R7 folding e-bikes come mostly assembled as shown in the video below. Tools are provided to install the typical front fat tire, handlebar stem, and folding pedals. Addmotor offers for all their e-bikes a 1-year all-inclusive (non-transferrable) warranty from manufacturing defects from the date of purchase on accessories and hardware components. Please review all warranties before purchasing.

The main features are as follows:

MOTOR Addmotor 750W rear hub motor, 80 Nm Torque
BATTERY 48 volts 16 Amp, 800 Charge Cycles
RANGE Up to 65+ miles
PEDAL ASSIST 5 levels of PAS, Cadence sensor
MAX SPEED 20 mph (Class 2), can be unlocked to 28 mph
DISPLAY Addmotor 5 Inch LCD Display with USB Port
THROTTLE Variable Speed, 1/2 Twist Throttle
FRAME 6061 Aluminum alloy folding frame
FORK Addshox Spring Suspension with 70mm of travel, adjustable and lockout
BRAKES Front/Rear Tektro MD-M300 Mechanical Disc brakes with 180mm rotors and motor cut off
GEARS Shimano Altus derailleur with a 7-speed cassette (14-28T), thumb shifter
HANDLEBARS Low Rise, Aluminum Alloy
STEM Adjustable Height
RIMS Mag Rims
TIRES Kenda 20″ × 4″ Fat Tires
PEDALS Aluminum Folding
SADDLE Addmotor saddle
SEAT POST Quick Release 30cm
LIGHTS/RACK Front and rear lights powered by main battery,
WEIGHT 69 lbs
FOLDING SIZE 42.5″ L x 29.5″ H x 21.5″ W (M-150-R7), 44″ L x 29″ H x 21″ W (M-140-R7)