Bakfiets and Long John cargo bikes are two popular types of cargo bikes used for family transportation. Both types originated in Europe and are designed to transport children, groceries, and other cargo.

Here are the main differences between the two:

  • 1.Design: The most noticeable difference between the two is the design. Bakfiets have a cargo box located at the front of the bike, while Long John cargo bikes have a cargo platform located between the handlebars and the front wheel.
  • 2.Cargo Capacity: Bakfiets typically have a larger cargo capacity than Long John bikes, as their cargo box can hold more items. This makes them ideal for families who need to transport multiple children or large amounts of cargo.
  • 3.Maneuverability: Long John cargo bikes are more maneuverable than Bakfiets due to their shorter length and more compact design. This makes them easier to ride in tight spaces or on narrow streets.
  • 4.Stability: Bakfiets are generally considered more stable than Long John bikes due to their low center of gravity and wider stance. This makes them more suitable for transporting larger or heavier cargo.
  • 5.Riding position: Riders on Bakfiets sit in an upright position and have a clear view of the road ahead, while riders on Long John bikes have a more forward-leaning position and may have more limited visibility.

Here i want to introduce 2 popular model bakfiets and long john cargo bikes as below.

GT806 bakfiets

It is generally equipped with a 250W motor and a 36V battery. This configuration is sufficient on ordinary urban roads. If you live in village, we suggest you choose a 500W motor and a 48V battery. At the same time, we also have brand configurations, such as Bafang motor, LG battery, Shimano transmission, etc. these brands have special after-sales services all over the word, If you encounter problems that require after-sales service, you can go directly to them. There are two styles, electric and non electric. When you choose the pedal mode, it can be an effective way for you to exercise. There are two stools in the carriage, two children sitting on one side, and four safety belts, so that children can sit on it safely. We also provide soft cushions, so that when you pass through bumpy roads, you won’t feel bumpy and uncomfortable when you sit on the cushions seats. When you feel tired, you can switch it to electric mode, so that you can combine work and rest and match it perfectly.

GT816 long john cargo bikes

The configuration of this model is basically similar to that of the GT806. The motors are 250W and 500W, and the batteries are 36V and 48V. There are also Bafang brand motors, LG batteries, and Shimano gear. There are also two modes, electric and non electric. But it is two wheel long john cargo bikes.