Imperial Commuter E-Bike


(1 customer review)

The Imperial, one of our new city e-bike models is getting a bit of a face lift for 2019. An elegant, city commuter e-bike, comfortable and easy to ride. Make your ride around town a breeze with the 500 watt Bafang rear hub motor and 48v 16Ah Samsung battery, plenty of power with a 35-65 km range. Or upgrade to the Imperial Plus model for 20Ah of battery storage for 45-100 km range plus a host of other upgrades.

Located in Victoria? Visit our store for a free test ride. Local customers can pick up new fully assembled bikes at or after their test rides.

Not local and not able to drive in for a test ride? Contact us for a shipping quote.

We also have loads of different bike accessories to go with your purchase, check them out!



Imperial Commuter E-Bike 2019

The Imperial, one of our newer electric bike models is getting a small face lift for 2019. A great commuter e-bike that is super comfortable to ride. Perfect for short and long in town commutes or errand runs, as well recreational riding. Whether you’re looking to get back into riding or extending your riding years the Imperial is there to make it fun, easy, and even affordable!

You’ll come to love cycling again with the assistance of the 500 watt Bafang hub motor and 48v 16Ah Samsung battery. On the Imperial going up hills is a breeze and it’s possible to ride ride further then you may have previously thought possible. Easy to pedal with 7 gears, 5 levels of pedal assist, and the use of the thumb throttle. Easy braking with the 180 mm Tektro disc brakes and Tektro brake levers with a built in bell. The ride is also super smooth thanks to the Suntour NEX front suspension fork and super springy SR Gypsie saddle.

Travel anywhere from 35 km up to 65 km and beyond on a single charge depending on conditions. 35-50 km on battery power alone depending on speed and terrain. 50-65+km with pedal assist, the more of your own power you put in the farther you will go on a charge. *Estimated range.

Now available in a new colour option! Gunmetal grey

  • Comfortable upright riding position
  • Handlebar and seat easily adjust to fit many different people
  • 60 lbs
  • Five levels of pedal assist and thumb throttle
  • BigStone colourful LCD display shows you everything you need to know simply and effectively
  • Integrated front and brake lights for your safety
  • Full front and rear fenders to keep you clean and dry
  • Suntour NEX front suspension
  • Comfortable SR Gypsie saddle
  • 500 watt Bafang motor
  • 48 volt 16 Ah state of the art Samsung battery
  • 20Ah controller with new waterproof connections
  • Speed based PAS via cadence sensor

Like the specs but would prefer a step through? Check out the Regal.

Looking for more range? Get it with the Imperial Plus, Regal Plus or 500XXT. 45-85 km of range with a 20Ah battery.


Additional information


Two year limited warranty


297.2 kg / 60 lbs with battery


48V 16Ah (768 Wh) Samsung Lithium Ion 4.5 kg / 10 lbs


48V 3A quick charger 5-6 hour charge


Bafang 500W Electric Hub Motor


48v 20ah new controller with fewer waterproof connections


BigStone C800S colourful LCD display showing current speed, battery level indicator, pedal assist mode, walk assist, and light on/off

Top Speed

Unlimited with pedal assist, limited to 32 km/h with throttle

Electric Assist

0-5 pedal assist levels plus electric-only mode (via throttle)

Range - Electric Only

Approx. 35-50 km

Range - Pedal Assist

Approx. 50-85+ km


Alluminum Alloy 6061


Shimano Altus Rapidfire Shifter 7-Speed

Rear Derailler

Shimano Acera 7 speed rear derailler


Shimano MT-TZ500 7 speed, 14-28T


48T, ProWheel with outerguard


KMC Rust Buster


26 inch spoked, 40 mm wide


Kenda 26×2.2" tubed with reflective walls and puncture resistance

Front Fork

Suntour NEX

Brake Calipers

Tektro Aries, cable actuated

Brake Rotors

Tektro 180 mm front and rear

Brake Levers

Tektro levers with integrated bell and safety power cut


Promax Adjustable Alloy Stem, adjustable from 0 to 70 degrees


SR Gypsie spring saddle

Seat Post Clamp

Quick release


Full coverage front and rear plastic fenders

Rear Rack

Full-size standard with rat trap


Integrated front and rear brake light


Sturdy aluminum and plastic kickstand with wide base


City pedals with reflectors

1 review for Imperial Commuter E-Bike

  1. Paul Webb

    ABSOLUTELY Love my Imperial Cruiser!!! OK, E-bike. In the first month I put on 200km and saved about $30 in gas. I’ve yet to do a trip so long that I run out of battery but my best so far was close to 50km over 2 days. Going green and getting some nice exercise without over-stressing my heart, due to recent heart attack. Had 1 small issue and RTG really stepped up to assist. They are a great bunch to deal with and highly recommend them to everyone.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.