There’s a new kid in town… the NIU UM (Pro/SL). “UM” like “U-Mini”… and that really fits. With just 40kg and an 800W rear hub motor (from Bosch, as usual) it’s said to be capable of about 40km/h (~25 mph). … Continue reading The NIU UM – NIU goes naked-bike
Ok, this is not a usual post… it’s more a kickstart for a thread which more or less affects all of us: Wintertime! It’s getting cold, slippery and wet – personally I’m still trying to use my N1s as much … Continue reading Driving in Wintertime?
In case you haven’t heard NIU filed its initial public offering in the U.S on October 19th for a $150 million – starting at $6.85 it’s at roughly $9 as of writing. Many of you fellow NIU riders are probably … Continue reading Should I buy NIU stock?
2 days until they start the pre-sales of the new model N-GT on Indiegogo where early birds get an 500€ discount (300€ for the M1+) and a stack of extras… But personally I’m still a bit undecided about this model… being faster … Continue reading Does the N-GT make sense?
Around mid-year 2018 NIU finally started to release a much better version of the App than the one before… which – and we all agreed on this – was a piece of crap (Post from 2017). But now we have a … Continue reading The App is fab!? Share your ideas!
Ok, NIU really means it… they’re on a mission, and the mission is a good one: A flagship store in Europes major “traffic cities”. So it does not mean it always will be a country’s capital, but cities suffering most … Continue reading Houston, we have a Flagship store!
Ok, NIU is rolling out the 1st OTA firmware update… sooner or later you’ll get an alert in your NIU App asking to go through a certain procedure to get your firmware to the latest version. There are different firmwares … Continue reading To update or not to update?
While I initially thought it will be redundant to offer a forum on MyNIU.org the increasing number on comments and discussions in some posts showed that there’s a demand for a forum with an international spin. The market is simply … Continue reading MyNIU got a forum
In November 2017 at the EICMA show in Milan, NIU unveiled their new models for this year, here’s a [quite lengthy] recap… Updated 2018 models There are some updates to the existing models we know from 2017: As you’ve learned … Continue reading The 2018 models
Are you nagged by the flimsy saddle hinge, especially when having the storage compartment open and both hands full? You were busy in the storage compartment and the saddle fell on year head or even jammed your hands? You need … Continue reading Seat holder and opener
The original of this report is written by Wu Yueming, View the source URL, and was translated into English by me. Cited facts and figures are most likely not up-to-date and have changed over the last year – this post is … Continue reading A Tour through NIUs factory (2016)
The original of this report dates from 08/31/2015 by “Pretending to be a geek” aka “geeker_ding” (who somewhat seem to retired in 2016) and was translated into English by me. Cited facts and figures are most likely not up-to-date and changed … Continue reading The first NIU factory tour (2015)
[UPDATE: New version for Europe has been released – scroll down to the bottom of this post] It is very disappointing that NIU enters the international market with a product with one of its key features -connectivity- completely crippled. So … Continue reading The App is Crap
NIU who? Having a look at the NIU homepage, they call themselves ‘Niu Technologies Group Ltd.’ and you can read all about the team behind that company – but who is NIU, really? Looking around, you get a sort of Apple’ish … Continue reading Who is NIU anyhow?
The side-stand can be a major annoyance at least – if not a dangerous source of disaster! It’s placed a bit low and angled out too far, so chances are high it will touch ground in a sharp left turn … Continue reading Fixing the side-stand
When love strikes… there’s no waiting. The moment I saw/test-rode the N1s I knew that I want one – and my dealer just sold the last one. To make things worse, he added “I think we’ll have to wait until … Continue reading Ordering a NUI online
If you consider to order and import an extra battery from China so save some serious money… think twice! Batteries are considered Dangerous Goods in professional transportation lingo. This means it’s a nightmare to get them shipped – no matter … Continue reading Importing a Battery from China?
Your N1s is behaving strangely after some time in the rain? Maybe there’s water in your N1s battery compartment – the front edge of the battery compartment lid is prone to letting water into the compartment . So open it, pull … Continue reading Got water in battery compartment?