What it's built for:
The Electric Ute is Kona's dedicated longtail cargo offering, built to be a true car replacement for those who aspire to live the bike-first lifestyle. It's a long, sturdy, and ready-to-ride machine built for all the challenges of daily use. The massive carrying capacity, thanks to the integrated rear cargo platform, lets you load up with the kids, work supplies, shopping, and so much more. Now, every trip can be taken by bike. Of course, carrying that much payload can get a bit heavy so Kona didn't skimp and provided riders with the category-leading Bosch Performance CX motor, giving you unparalleled power and torque to easily get the Ute going in even the most adverse conditions.
Why we love it:
We brought the Ute into the shop because it strikes a unique combination of elements found nowhere else. It's a full-on longtail yet it still sits upon fast-rolling 27.5" wheels, the associated carrying capacity is sky-high and that's why we love that Kona pulled no punches and put the Bosch CX motor on the bike. They complete the kit with great touches to help you ride every day like full-wrap fenders and bright, integrated lights. There are only a couple of truly great longtails out there in the world, but none strike quite the rider-focused balance that Kona has with the Electric Ute.