Nakto Classic Review – $749

Nakto Classic Review – $749 The Nakto Classic is a new step through cruiser ebike from a company looking to take over the entry level market, with bikes such as this their focus seems to be extremely competitive price points matched with a list of features and customer support and a US headquarters for peace of mind with fenders, rear rack, front basket, and battery integrated headlight for just $749 USD. 6 speed Shimano Tourney derailleur, 14-18 tooth cassette with a 44 tooth chain ring in the front, rim brake in the front and drum brake in the rear, brakes have better stopping force in the front, complimented with motor inhibitors to cut power to the motor when stopping. Driven by a 250 watt rear hub-motor with both a thumb throttle and cadence based pedal assist, features a 36v 10.4ah battery secured via lock and key, and easy to use controls with a battery charge level read out display in the cockpit. Some generic parts like battery, motor, and brakes, does poorly in unpaved conditions, keys have to stay in to operate, brake levers switch from what US market is used to, smaller crank arms may be uncomfortable for taller people, and there is no real display of any kind. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at:

Readers Comments (38)

  1. The brakes are reversed because a lot of people in China still ride manual motorbikes/mopeds and now switching to electric bikes and scooters. It kinda makes sense for having the same layout on all two-wheelers, I don’t why we in the west went the other way. I’d blame the British for it, I blame them for everything haha

  2. Very nice Ebike šŸ‘

  3. Front tire installed backwards – directional arrow pointing the wrong way. Easily fixed.

  4. TWO WHEELS GOOD Bicycles February 27, 2021 @ 9:53 pm

    Very good review! Interesting bike. I like the retro-look. Any experiences concerning the hub and the gearing?

  5. Omar Maldonado Aguilar February 27, 2021 @ 9:53 pm

    natko is a very recommendable bike
    perfect for the city
    its components are of high quality
    and the best price
    100% recommendable

  6. Great ladies bike , not complicated so easy to ride šŸ™‚

  7. Missing from review – quick stop at 20mph…how is a rim brake going to work? Little details about rear brake

  8. It would be interesting to have someone do a long term test with this bike.

  9. Nice review on another step through
    ebike from Nakto.

    I can’t wait to see your review on the
    step over Nakto speed green

    and the all aluminum nakto Ranger.

  10. Robert Broderick February 27, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

    Anyone notice around the 3:59 mark the tire looks to be mounted backwards ? Shouldn’t the arrow point forward ? My experience w/motorcycle tires is the manufacturer shows you forward rotation for front or back tire .

  11. ā€œEvery millimeter countsā€ – thatā€™s what she said

  12. Your front tyre is on backwards šŸ™‚

  13. Why buy an expensive ebike when technology will probably advance in next few years? Like how ebr even reviews the cheapies.
    However there are some rear motor ebikes that cost between $1000.00 – $1500.00 that have decent components. Nice review!

  14. SilicaWickedFILMS February 27, 2021 @ 10:01 pm

    Well thought out budget bike.

  15. To all those who ask for lower priced bike reviews…. behold, this is that for which you asked.
    Breathe deep the gathering gloom.
    This is what happens when you shoot for a retail price point for an entire bike that’s about the same as the retail for the batteries on other bikes. You get what you pay for and you don’t get what you don’t pay for. Though they probably ought to have just upped the price a bit more and used decent rim brakes on both ends.

  16. With a brand name battery and a pedal assist controller it’d be pretty sweet

  17. lead acid battery ?

  18. I returned mine. The inferior 250 watts motor can not ride up a hilly street. I’m looking for another step through ebike with the best power of 750 watts motor and a thumb throttle which is the safest way to control the speed. I might have to spend a little bit more money but worth it.

  19. How many levels of PA??

  20. nice, but super long review, could of been condensed to be half as long.

  21. I’m looking for a commuter bike to and from work (about 18 miles back and forth) would this be good for that. (I’m 5’0 so I’ve been having a hard time finding a bike that doesn’t feel like it was made for a bigger person)

    Alternative suggestions also accepted. I used to take a bus to work but I would rather limit bus rides after this qurantine is over.

    Edit: I’m looking into Nakto bikes cause I live in LA, so I would like something with a close local branch.

  22. Tha motor sounds stained, I would want to take a chance on its longevity.

  23. That net over the basket will keep Toto from running off.

  24. FWIW, I just bought one of these for my wife, and for the money it works very well. And the brakes aren’t reversed any more, they’ve apparently made a change for the U.S. market.

  25. Here in the UK this bike brakes are set correct

  26. Can you upgrade the motor? And mattery?

  27. You had me at the crank. My wife is near 5’11" and this bike too small.. Also, the tires too narrow for our desert, heat and possible pebbles here and there. I look at it and think she would be all crunched distance from seat to bars not much space. I do wish you would show how well you sat on the bike. As I said wife is near 6′ and know if peddling all crunched or you can extend ones leg .

  28. A 25.4 mm seat post, in reality, is not entirely "odd", it happens to be exactly a 1 inch post. You remember inches, don’t you?

  29. Like the Camel model, this Classic uses a scooter style band brake on the rear

  30. Thank you for the video. I just bought this bike and love it thus far except for one thing, because the auto assist is continually engaged, I find there are times when I want to slow the bike down to "meander" a bit; how can I control the speed; in other words, slow it down?

  31. Michael McLaughlin February 27, 2021 @ 10:30 pm

    1970s looking bike but I like it youā€™re right itā€™s nice…!!!

  32. Very cool look upgrade

  33. What if it starts raining while cycling? Will it damage the battery

  34. I know this area..great place to ride!!

  35. What does the battery weigh?? I would remove it while on my bike rack on the back of my 5th wheel trailer…..

  36. Is the pedal assist variable speed? My Camel has only one speed …… full on and it is worthless. I use only the throttle.

  37. Love the bike, but, my basket hasn’t arrived yet, but the bracket won’t line up with the basket. Does it come with an adapter ?

  38. 1) Your review help confirm my purchase of two of these bikes.
    2) Your review delivery/commentary narration was professional, concise, well spoken and spot-on.
    3) Your knowledge of bikes came across as expertly.

    Thanks & Cheers

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