9494arnold wrote:I fear a couple of E bike issues.
2/ The development. I am old enough to remember Mopeds, which you could legally ride at 16 .
Problem was that the old Moped Definition actually allowed machines to be developed that could do 100 mph and be ridden by complete novices.
They were limited to 30mph and even if/when you removed the baffles, you'd only get a few more mph. Perhaps you meant 100mpg, which they would do?
Mopeds, without any tweaking, were able to go well above 30mph, though 100mph might be pushing even the best tuning upgrades.
In 1970 the law limited 16 year olds to a 50cc "moped". But, the law overlooked what makers might develop if there is a niche market. So a year or two later and the Yamaha FS1-E appears: capable of 45-50mph or more if tweaked. Some other makers could be quicker still.
In 1977 the rules changed again: the moped maximum power and speed limit came in, and the moped rules started to look like those we have today.