Looks can truly be deceiving. As badass as the SQI from Niu looks, it’s pretty much all show and no go. The hyper-futuristic vibe of the SQi makes us feel like it’s meant for redlining down the highway. But, you probably won’t even be able to get on the highway with this electric bicycle. You might not even be getting it on the street.
Niu is only releasing the SQi in China at the moment, ranging in price from RMB 8,999 to RMB 9,599, or about $1,330 to $1,420.
A company insider did mention to Electrek that a higher top speed of 45km/h, or around 28 mph, is possible in international markets, but that’s to be determined.