Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Electric bikes here we come!  (Read 1393 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Amsterdam

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,538
  • Thanked: 126 times
Re: Electric bikes here we come!
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 05:18:44 pm »
If you are commuting then a cheap electrical bike makes sense.  Consider this:
 https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-light-bee-electric/
R40 grand is not cheap... :sip: and after 6 months the battery starts failing... We had 3 chopstix electric bikes at work, they all failed within 12 months and were written off as unrepairable.

Reasonable if it lasts.  Expensive for 6-12 months.
KTM 500 XCW, Husqvarna 701, KTM 1190 Adventure
 

Offline Highsider

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 471
  • Thanked: 47 times
  • I find your lack of faith disturbing - Darth Vadar
    • YouTube Channel
Re: Electric bikes here we come!
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 06:26:31 pm »
My 5yr old son and I ride Osetís together.  Heís on a 16 and Iím on a 20. There is something magic about riding around MTB and public parks, dogs donít even notice you.  Even though I weigh roughly double the bikes recommend limit, the torque is insane to the point of my turning the Ďresponseí down, and thatís only a 1200w 48V motor.  The batteries only lasts an hour or so but by then weíre happy to head for the car.  You get Lipo batteries in the UK which weigh a quarter and last 4 times as long. 
Donít knock it till you try it.
Just my 2c.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's not what you ride, it's how you ride...
KTM 990 Adventure '08
BMW R850R '95
KTM 525 EXC '04