Is there any way I can get hold of one of these in the UK?

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
Robinm
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Is there any way I can get hold of one of these in the UK?

Postby Robinm » 22 Feb 2019, 5:25pm

Motobecanne Jubilee FS and West Coast specific kit for this bike.
Seems a great combination and I'm looking to buy and build something like this.

Your advise and experience would be much appreciated, I'm a newbie.
Here's a video of the kit and build:
https://youtu.be/mLoQg27Y24E

Robin.

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Tinnishill
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Re: Is there any way I can get hold of one of these in the UK?

Postby Tinnishill » 23 Feb 2019, 9:57am

Your video is describing an electric motorbike. If you were to build something like that you would need to have it type approved (in the same way as a DIY kitcar; there is a procedure), registered, pay the relevant vehicle tax, insure it, fit a number plate and wear a legal motorbike helmet. There are electric motorbike forums which could help with advice on these things. Not doing these things would make you vulnerable to arrest, confiscation, fine and jail.

You might want to look at these pages,

http://www.atob.org.uk/electric-bikes/e ... lation-uk/

https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/electric-bik ... -bike-law/
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