I got this bike about a year ago. I hadn't been on a bike in years and wanted the bike I dreamed of when I was a kid! Also, I have a wife, 2 kids, and 1 car. My wife's job, the kids school and our home are all within walking distance of each other. My job is about 7-8 miles across town. I live in Oakland and our traffic can you an hour round trip to my job and back on a bad day. So now I got the Luna Banana BBSHD with a 52 volt 13.5 AH battery. Comfy. Beefy. Looks like it goes faster that it does. I get to work or home from work in about 20-25 minutes. Charge once a day after a round trip. I'm 6 foot 1 and weigh about 205 lbs, so I'm working this thing out! From my job to my kids school/wife's job is about 7 miles and a 2.5% grade, easy, fun, city riding. Than if I ride from my wife's job or kids school to my house it's about 1 mile and a 25%grade, one hell of a climb, but only about 10 minutes. I've only had a couple flats(I use Stanz now), and only had my battery die once(definitely learned that in my first week). No battery, no good in my neighborhood. I've added fenders, front/rear bike racks, and lights. This ride is awesome! Some bikers don't like me but screw it. I got to get to work or little league or ballet practice or whatever and this day in age, I enjoy the comfy seat and fat tires not hurting my ass after all day at work. I only wish I had a longer lasting battery.
Well made and fun bike to ride!
I have owned the ruckus for about 2 months or so now, and i have really enjoyed it! its a well made bike, with a very comfortable seat. the motor is solid and the range is about as expected. currently with some light pedaling i get about 10-15 or so miles on a 52v 13.5ah battery, assuming you keep it below 80%. if i want the bike to go about 18-21mph with some petal assist it draws out about 7 amps (i think its amps?) according to the display. and about 10-12 on setting two when going 25-30. not sure if those numbers help anyone! im guessing a regular road bike is probably more efficient but i really like the ruckus because the tires feel like they are pretty thick and resilient, and its a more casual ride
one thing you should realize tho is because of the unusual shape of the bike and frame a lot of typical bike accessories are going to have issues fitting onto the bike, for example the light i bought from amazon had to be put on sideways and can be difficult to adjust properly. the rack i installed on the back has to lean slightly back (just get the rack from luna if you need one),. due to the placement of the seat. also keep in mind it may prove challenging to find replacement tires, thankfully i have not had to look into it extensively but from some limited research they are a quite unconventional and may require purchase from coast cycles, which is located in singapore (high shipping).
i had some issues with the battery that i was able to get a lot of help from luna about, they walked me through troubleshooting and have been very responsive in emails. they are always willing to help it seems, and they are very knowledgeable and patient with novices like me.
but if your looking for a head turner of a bike, or a confortable casual bike. i would highly recommend this bike. it can also fancy itself as a commuter bike like i use it for just fine with a little fiddling with the accessories